Autumn is the season of golden sunsets, cosy fires and delicious comfort food and it's so exciting to be planning a wedding that incorporates the elements of this stunning season. Rich, warm, tones can be incorporated into your day through decorations, flowers and even your food and drink options to ensure your day really is one to remember. We have explored some of the key autumnal trends that will help you bring the outside in and ensure your wedding really is everything you deserve.
Colours associated with autumn are bold and bright, from oranges and golds to deep purples and teals, there are some beautiful shades that can be brought into your wedding theme. Natural decorations are an easy way to introduce these colours into your day as fruit, flowers, dried leaves and even feathers can be used in table centres, bouquets, elaborate archways and photo walls. For weddings dripping in opulence and glamour, consider peacock feathers, jewel tone fabrics, and flowers to embrace the autumnal theme. Seasonal flowers include antique roses, dahlias, anemone which can be paired with dried ferns, eucalyptus leaves and thistles to create beautiful floral arrangements.
Rustic Food Options
Cosy, warm, comfort food is traditionally associated with autumn and your wedding menu is the perfect place to showcase this. Nothing says home comfort like a traditional carvery and can be a versatile crowd pleaser that all your guests will enjoy. If you would like your wedding meal to be more theatrical, then barbecues can be a fun way to get your guests mingling with a more casual dining option. Evening snacks are always a good idea after a day of celebrating and dancing, freshly popped popcorn creates an incredible fragrance and can be topped with a variety of flavours or for savoury snack lovers, consider sliders and chunky rustic chips. Check out our Wishlist to add a Popcorn or Chip n Dip Station and ask your Memory Maker about our Carvery Theatre and Barbecue Boards to make your day stand out!
Recreating that autumnal glow can really add to the atmosphere of your wedding day. Fairy lights and candles can add warmth to indoor decorations and table settings, whilst light canopies and lanterns can be used outside. Discuss different ways to use lights with your photographer for some unusual wedding shots and encourage your guests to get involved with sparklers for some beautiful photos with your nearest and dearest. As the evenings will draw in a little earlier during autumn, it's a good idea to consider the weather and plan ahead with blankets that match your theme. They can be set out in beautiful baskets for the outside areas of your venue to ensure your guests are comfortable all night long.
Customisable drink stations are a fantastic way to incorporate the wedding theme into your drinks options whether that is through flavour, colours, or even personalised cocktail names. Consider autumnal flavours you could include such as ginger, berries or cinnamon or decorative fruits you could add to prosecco for that little something extra. For a bold, warming choice you could consider hot toddies or spiced gin cocktails - there really is the perfect tipple for every wedding! Check out our Wishlist [link to wishlist] to find out more about our Gin and Bubbly Bars.
When arranging your wedding there are so many different ways you can include the warming tones of autumn into your day, whether you opt for a fully themed day or choose to focus on simple highlights. Discuss your ideas with your Memory Maker and don't hesitate to ask for inspiration! Always remember that the most important part of any wedding is making sure you, your partner and your guests enjoy every moment.