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Gorgeous autumn wedding ideas

by Liz Gatherer

Autumn is such a gorgeous season to get married in and should certainly rise in popularity now that so many couples have had to postpone their wedding to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. With peak-time dates selling out fast, you should certainly take a look at autumn 2021 and 2022 for your wedding day.

There are many positives to an autumnal wedding - from the British weather being more predictable to off-peak prices usually starting in October; to all the comforting seasonal food and the vibrant colours of nature.

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Unique autumn wedding idea

After reading this article you’ll be full of epic ideas for your autumn wedding and you’ll not want your wedding guests to miss out on any of these special autumn wedding details on the day of your wedding.

Here at Wedition, we provide you and your partner with the ability to tell you authentic love story in a unique way. We create luxury booklets for you to give to your wedding guests on the day of your wedding - which tell the story of how you met; the proposal; and share all the details you would like your guests to know. From a history of your venue to the wedding party introductions; your wedding stationery essential such as the order of the day, readings and menu; to fun articles including cross words, Mr and Mrs style quizzes and camera I spy.

Get in touch with to find out more.

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Photo credit: Jacob Malinski Photography

Autumn wedding colour palette

Autumn’s colourful season naturally inspires a wedding palette of reds, golds and oranges. Team with plum and lavender and you’ll have yourself a warm, rich and vibrant colour scheme.

Real Wedition Weddings: H&R teamed burgundy and gold together for their art deco inspired day, their bridesmaids were kept snug with these stunning golden shrugs.

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Photo credit: Jacob Malinski Photography

Seasonal fabrics for an autumn wedding

Tweed, corduroy, velvet linen and wool will work so well with your autumnal wedding colours. Think velvet ties and tweed waistcoats for the groomsmen, linen table runners, and wool cushions on the wedding ceremony seats or wool blankets to keep guest’s knees warm during the ceremony.

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Real Wedition Weddings: Mitzy and Nate had a fabulous rustic weekend wedding with a festival vibe to it. They chose a sage green and lavender colour scheme which they paired with tweed and pheasant feathers. We designed their wedding invitation to match this gorgeous scheme.

Their Wedition wedding invitation booklet incorporated everything their guests needed to know - from accommodation details and RSVP information to the wedding menu, weekend itinerary and an introduction to who was who in the wedding party.

Gorgeous autumn wedding stationery

Flowers for an autumn wedding

Mix dried flowers and feathers with seasonal wedding flowers such as anemones, antique roses, spray roses, carnations, dahlias, eucalyptus, foxgloves, Japanese maple leaves and red berries.  This will create a stunning, relaxed, boho vibe which will beautifully compliment your autumn wedding theme.

Wedition Hot Tip: team a single autumnal wedding flower with tweed, wool or pheasant feathers for a beautiful boutonniere for the groomsmen to wear.

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Autumn wedding reception ideas

There are a multitude of details that you can plan into your autumn wedding day to add that extra element of warmth and sparkle:

  • Serve mulled cider or wine at your wedding reception, this can be on a self-serve basis with your guests, you can decorate the mulled cider or wine station with dried leaves, pumpkins, pears and apples.
  • A popcorn station would be a fun addition to your day, rather than choosing the standard salted or sugar popcorn, you can flavour it with cinnamon sugar, caramel or gingerbread.
  • Extend your cake table into a dessert or sweetie table. A really fun way for guests to select what they would like to eat. Use springs of seasonal foliage and flowers, in-season berries and tea light candles to make the table really appealing.
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  • If you are looking to theme your autumn wedding - Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and Halloween will make ideal ones.
  • Use chestnuts or pine cones around the base of candles.
    • Use wooden slabs as candle bases and bases for flower displays.
    • Use the variety of pumpkins and squash that is available at this time of year as table centrepieces or general decorations dotted around your venue at key places - the cake table; the card and gift area; line outside steps or corridors; and place in the bathrooms. 
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    End your autumn wedding with a bang!

    An autumn wedding is the prefect occasion to have sparklers and fireworks! How romantic for everyone to huddle together outside to “oh” and “ah” their way through a stunning wedding firework display. Firework companies are so skilled with what they do and are able to create a stunning display to music of your choice.

    Real Wedition Weddings: grooms Ally and Alex had a sparkle ceremony at their September autumn wedding, all the guests joined in this magical moment with sparklers.

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    Autumn wedding lighting

    Due to the days being shorter you’ll want to make your autumn wedding venue feel super cosy in the afternoon when the natural light starts fading. You can never have enough fairy lights! They work well in so many spaces, they can be wrapped round seats, tables and or trees. Team with lanterns, pillar candles and lots of tea lights for a wonderfully cosy feel.

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    Photo credit: Hayley B Weddings

    Autumn wedding style

    As the night draws in early on your autumn wedding day there is no need to feel a chill. Choose a feather bolero to keep you warm, a leather look jacket or a velvet shawl to keep you cosy and looking stylish. Pictured is Wedition director Liz who married in October and kept warm with an ostrich feather bolero.

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    Photo credit: Ideal Imaging by Alistair Jones

    Autumn wedding photos

    Embrace the outside colours of nature and create some wonderful memories and moments. The light is great at this time of year and your photographer will be able to capture some impressive golden hour images. Make the most of what you have at your venue and in your surroundings, here is Wedition director Liz and husband Ky enjoying a silly moment in the autumn leaves.

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    Photo credit: Ideal Imaging by Alistair Jones

    Making your gorgeous autumn wedding one to remember

    Celebrate your love story with your guests in a unique way, we create bespoke personalised booklets complimenting your autumn wedding theme and colour scheme. Share your proposal story and favourite photos along with introducing your wedding party and thanking the ones who have helped you be where you are today. Include a beautiful in loving memory article and incorporate your wedding stationery essentials - your menu, order of service, readings and order of the day.

    Get in touch with to book a video call to find out more.

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    Photo credit: Jacob Malinski Photography