Autumn is a gorgeous time of year to get married and its still mild enough to be outside. Those rich autumnal tones make a for a natural gorgeous back drop. Here’s my top tips to planning a country Autumn wedding.
1: Embrace the season. Choose rich colours and use nature as your inspiration. I always say that nature is never wrong! You don’t ever look at the tones of the season and think ‘ewww, that clashes!’ Think rich dark chocolate browns, sage greens and burnt orange with an accent of copper. Or honey gold, bonfire orange and a rich deep burgundy. You can really bring the outdoors in with these tones.
2: Get Cosy! This is a perfect season to get the cosy included! For the venue, if you go for a Tipi you can have a fire pit inside. Looks awesome as well as warm. For outside think fires, and chimenea's, mismatched sofas and snuggly blankets.
3: Details. If you read the blog you will know I LOVE detail, it’s what makes ‘your’ wedding so you! Baskets of blankets, shawls and even hot water bottles, a hot chocolate station with cream, marshmallows and all sorts of dreamy toppings! Make it grown up by adding a good splash of Baileys. Have some marshmallows to toast and chestnuts to cook on the fire pit.
4: Hygge: The Danish word for Happiness….they are well known for their love of candles and Autumn Is perfect to really go to town as it gets dark early so they will be in full effect. Choose a mismatch of shapes and sizes and holders and group together for maximum impact. Don’t forget to think about lighting as well for guests to get to the carpark of the toilets.
5: Flowers and Centrepieces. Try to choose flowers that are in season to save some money, Dahlias are a popular choice for their wide colour spectrum and you could keep the Autumn theme running through the venue with conkers, woodland creatures, moss as the centrepieces with pops of colour in the candles.
7: The Golden hour. Make sure you and your photographer know when the sun will be setting to catch that gorgeous golden hour light. It’s about 45 minutes before and after sunset. Make time in the schedule for lots of gorgeous couple shots in the romantic light.
8: Plan B. I am so passionate about this!! Think about your guests and if they have an area to shelter in case of rain, perhaps you can have some umbrellas on hand for guests. Your plan B should be as good as the Plan A and well though out and prepared, this way you are emotionally ready as well as practically. Be sure to think of the evening if you can’t be outside, what plans do you have instead?