Autumn weddings are gorgeous! The warm colours, crisp air, plethora of decoration options make this the perfect time to get married. And if you’re looking for some rustic wedding ideas to make your cosy, country-style stand out, well you’re in luck! We have some great ideas that will turn heads in an instant!
First, set the tone of your autumn wedding with a welcome table. Guests can grab a coffee and blankets or pashminas to keep them warm. Then ask your florist to incorporate foliage into your bouquet and let the colours of the leaves inspire the rest of the blooms. Cold weather ceremonies call for warm refreshments. Also, your guests will appreciate a hot chocolate display, complete with cinnamon, marshmallows and peppermint stick garnishes. And for your signature drink, you can’t get any cosier than a hot toddy featuring your favourite whiskey or cognac. For favours, you could gift miniature versions of your signature drink plus the recipe for them to recreate at home.
If you are thinking of having an outdoor wedding, you may want to pick a heavier fabric for your bridesmaid dresses or have your bridal party wear boleros or pashminas to keep warm on a chilly day. Deep jewel tones, glimmering metallics, and long-sleeved bridesmaid dresses are all lovely options for autumn attire. The groomsmen can get creative with their autumn wardrobe too! How about argyle socks or plaid ties? Smart navy or grey suits are a sophisticated choice with these bold accessories. And let’s not forget the tweed!
The biggest trend in autumn wedding food you might ask? Comfort Cuisine. Both sweet and savoury. We’ve noticed caterers get pretty creative with autumn menus. How about beginning the meal with a creamy soup in a hollowed-out mini pumpkin? A harvest salad featuring butternut squash, dried cranberries and goat cheese would make an excellent next course. For dessert, you may want to consider hot chocolate with cinnamon-sugar doughnuts, spiced toffee apples or event apple crumble & caramel cupcakes. Or anything pumpkin. Obviously.
Autumn wedding cakes are taking a more rustic style, with drizzles of ganache or caramel, ‘rough’ buttercream icing, or no icing at all! Naked cakes are completely devoid of outside icing and look stunning decorated with fall fruits, such as figs. Seasonal favours include apple spiced caked, gingerbread, or, you guessed it, pumpkin spice cake. Red velvet would also be a lovely choice to complement a deep red colour palette. For those in the search for something different, why not go for a cheese cake. And yes, we mean actual cheese. Think brie, vintage cheddar, stilton and some many others all stacked on top of another. It is definitely a cheese lover’s dream.
Autumn weddings are the new summer weddings! October has officially replaced June as the most popular month to get married, and it’s easy to see why. Autumn’s cooler temperatures allow cosy drinks and bonfires, while seasonal produce can provide natural décor (hello pumpkin centrepieces).