There is something magically uplifting and enchanting about the New Forest during autumn and everyone ought to visit to see the magic with their own eyes. With crunching leaves, rich colours and breath taking sunsets, we can’t think of a more beautiful season to get married than autumn!
Take a look at our autumn wedding ideas to get inspired for your big day.
When planning your autumn wedding, there is no doubt that the colour scheme is going to be one of the biggest parts. With rich reds, fiery oranges, deep burgundies, plums, golds and greenery, your wedding will have a bright but sophisticated look. Showcase these rich colours throughout and mix and match your bridesmaid’s dresses. There are no rules to say that your bridesmaid’s all have to be wearing the same, so source dresses in colours which complement each other and enhance your colour scheme.
Don’t forget that colour isn’t everything – think about the textures, shapes and natural elements such as wood and bark that you can incorporate too. Adding foliage to your bouquet and flowers will also create a timeless look.
Autumn is a wonderful time to make use the natural resources of the forest. Logs, conkers and greenery, together with a little bit of creativity can make for wonderful decorations and centrepieces.
With many venues only allowing environmentally friendly and natural confetti, it can be tricky and expensive to find some suitable. With the leaves turning to beautiful, bright colours, why not make your own! Spend an afternoon collecting leaves with your other half – a wonderful memory from your wedding preparations. Then, simply find a hole punch in a shape of your choice (hearts and stars are our favourite) and start punching those shapes! They’ll look fabulous in the pictures and are completely environmentally friendly.
Everybody loves noticing the little details you have no doubt spent hours thinking about and preparing ready for the big day. Details which show you have thought about your guests always go a long way. If your venue is outdoors or has an outdoor area, think about providing umbrellas in case it rains or blankets for when people start to get cold. Leave a sweet message with them that remind people of why they’re there such as “To have and to hold, in case you get cold”.
Photograph by Robin Goodlad.
As the evening draws in and day light disappears, think about how you are going to light your venue. Fairy lights, lanterns and candles all make wonderfully romantic, cosy ways of lighting up a venue, as well as being really easy and inexepnsive to source. They also look fantastic in photos, especially if your photographer likes to get creative!
In need of some more inspiration? Take a look at our Pinterest board.
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