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Autumnal weddings

Autumnal wedding venue decoration tips


Whilst summer weddings remain an ever-popular choice for engaged couples, it seems that autumn weddings are on the rise. Autumn is widely renowned for its unpredictable weather; however, when done right, an autumnal wedding can be incredibly magical. The warmth that autumnal colours and textures offer make up for the dull weather, with toasty fires and twinkling lights to perfectly complement the darker days.

Incorporate autumnal colours

As summer bleeds into autumn, we see a transition from bright, fluorescent shades to rich and majestic, yet understated hues. Burnt oranges and reds mimic the shades of a crackling fire and autumnal leaves, and when combined with deep greens and golden tones, help to create a refreshing nature-inspired theme.

Nature-inspired textures can work to beautifully complement autumnal colours. Try using bark to cover candle holders, and placing deep green foliage around the venue. You could also incorporate woodland features by tying some pine cones or conkers in with the flower arrangements or table garland.


Flower arrangements & bridal bouquet

Many brides often opt for seasonal flowers in their bouquet, and in autumn, shades of orange, red and deep green can work to create a beautifully rustic posy of blooms. Autumn is a season reflective of rich hues and textures – so you can really get creative with your bouquet, adding in woodland elements, dried foliage and herbs.

Dahlias, eucalyptus and snakeroots work beautifully in autumnal bouquets, adding a good balance of colour, warmth and texture.


Offer seasonal treats

Why not incorporate autumnal elements into your menu and wedding favours? If you’re really looking to get creative, you could hire a rustic-style trailer that offers toffee apples, or serve hot chocolate/hot alcoholic beverages in your outdoor space. You could also arrange for mini pumpkins to be transformed into candle lanterns or flower holders.

If you’re looking to offer your guests wedding favours, you could gift them with small bottles of warming liqueur, or pumpkin-spiced scented mini candles.


Weather preparations

Possibly the most important aspect to consider for an autumnal wedding is weather preparations. Of course, you can still take your celebrations outside if you wish, but having a back-up indoor space is essential for possible adverse weather conditions.

You might also like to place an umbrella station in your outdoor space for guests to grab if necessary. Try embracing the cooler temperatures by adding comfortable outdoor seating, twinkling fairy lights and baskets filled with cosy blankets. This is a great way to keep your guest warm, as well as providing them with a beautiful setting for photographs!

At Balmer Lawn, we love helping couples create a wedding that’s synonymous with the current season, whilst also ensuring it stays true to their personality. If you’d like to speak to a member of our weddings team, please click here.