Autumn is a glorious time of year to tie the knot. The season provides a backdrop of beautiful earthy hues, hazy sunlight, rich jewel tones and stacks of natural beauty. We take a look at some Autumn wedding trends from ethereal woodland weddings to more abstract modern pastels.
Autumn provides the perfect excuse for a woodland backdrop to your wedding and to indulge in all that the season has to offer. Think rustic wooden crates full of apples and gourds and all the burnt colours of the season. I’ve seen stylists even use props as simple as dried Autumn leaves and horse chestnuts scattered over table centres with pine cones to hold name cards and mossy tree stumps for table names. There is so much natural beauty around so include berries and rosehips amongst traditional meadow flowers for hedgerow style bouquets and centrepieces. If you love wildlife and the outdoors, consider a venue that offers a dramatic display of Autumn leaves which would make a lovely backdrop to your photos and team with tartan rugs, furs and lots of candles for a cosy highlandesque style theme. Our ‘Hazy Woodland’ invitation suite includes a deer and stag that follows through on much of the stationery and is in keeping with this rustic woodland theme.
Rich botanical hues with metallic touches:
For something a little more decadent and upmarket, think about a botanical theme with an Autumn slant. Botanics have been big in 2017 across the board, but alter the theme to suit a rich jewel colour palette with delicate metallic touches. Deep emerald greens with ruby reds and dark purples go so well with shiny gold and feel perfect for the cosiness of Autumn. Think Italian renaissance with ‘still life’ style bowls of delicious purple grapes and gold candlesticks as table centres with dramatic dark blousy roses, peonies, berries, eucalyptus and firs. Adorn your guest’s place settings with sprigs of dark botanical foliage tied to menus and napkins. Perfect venues would be upmarket Georgian country houses with dark old paintings in gold frames to set the scene and create a romantic backdrop to your tables. Add subtle touches of gold foil to your stationery to create the ‘wow’ factor for your guests but don’t go overboard, so save the glitter and gold confetti for New Years eve!
Abstract modern pastels:
If you want to avoid all Autumn cliches and do things a little differently why not consider a really modern look and be inspired by the watercolours trend in a pastel palette. This is popping up all over in fashion and homestyle and it totally works for weddings too. We love subtle colour pops of ombre watercolour shades and loose abstract patterns. Go for candy coloured blooms and make your food a talking point with rainbow meringues kisses and get your caterer to make fun colour streaked marshmallows. Continue the theme with a doughnut wall with iced goodies covered in coloured sprinkles. Use hand died table runners in subtle shades of ice cream flavours and keep the rest of the look simple and white. Team with our modern Brooklyn suite of stationery and we’ll even tweak the colours for free if you like!