Although summer is a popular time of the year for weddings, there’s something undeniably romantic about autumn. An abundance of colour and low lighting combine to make the season truly magical. Here, we share the autumn wedding trends you’re guaranteed to fall in love with this year.
Dark and stormy hues
When it comes to the season’s palette, top of the colour charts are a classic combination of plum and burgundy. But that doesn’t mean you have to totally turn your back on summer’s sorbet array of pastels. Along with neutral accents, these are interspersed with deeper hues to compliment them perfectly. But these preppy pastels are given a little twist. Blue becomes misty, blush is icy and crisp white becomes ivory for a slightly more Victorian offering. These colours are definitely reminiscent of the season’s changing surroundings, and a welcome addition to any wedding colour scheme.
To take the trend to the next level, add metallics into the mix. This will elevate your choice of colours, offering a true luxurious feel.
Cakes are laid bare
One trend which carries over from summer is the much-loved naked cake trend. The newest cake collection is showing no signs of disappearing anytime soon, which is welcomed by brides with a rustic wedding day vision in mind. Tiers are much more humble in their appearance, while toppers are stripped back, replaced by simple structures. Rather than lashings of lace, fondant and icing, couples are opting for striped back layers, with the cake’s magnificent inner on display.
But that doesn’t mean they’re dull. In fact, these cakes are far from boring. The key is to dress it up with fruit, drizzled chocolate or caramel and adorn with flowers in the season’s hottest hues, for a cake that’s definitely on trend.
Sensational stationery for fall for
There’s an air of whimsy when it comes to fall’s stationery trend. Big, bold signage expertly emblazoned with calligraphy statements are the focus for both the ceremony and reception. Individual paper pieces are quickly being replaced by hard to miss statement stands. Chalkboards serve as the perfect welcome signs, mirrors are adorned with well-wishes and seating plans have been given the stationery makeover. To elevate your signage, nod to another trend this season, by draping it with foliage or garlands for rustic chic.
Dresses of distinction
For wedding dress trends, this season is all about keeping warm, while looking amazing! Long sleeves are always a winner, while separates are the season’s hottest trend. And when it comes to staying cosy, experiment with cashmere, faux fur and even feathers to give your look an unexpected twist. Nod to Olivia Palermo’s fashion forward full skirt and cashmere sweater combination for a chic look.
The second dress trend continues to reign supreme this season too. Slip into something a little more slinky and fun for the reception, when the outdoor photo requirements have been fulfilled.
There’s no denying that blooms are wild and beautiful this season. That freshly picked look is popular for autumn, with wine-coloured dahlias nailing the season’s colour trend. When it comes to centrepieces, the great outdoors is carefully brought inside, with greenery such as succulents, eucalyptus and bay leaf branches proving popular. Add subtle pops of colour through berry, rather than blooms and watch your reception room come to life.
Don’t forget to carry the foliage theme through to your bouquets for an unexpected twist too.
Food to fall for
For food and drink, it’s all about the showcase! Food and beverage stations have become a big deal, with couples choosing to bring their choices into the spotlight. And what’s being offered is definitely distinctive. Everything from create your own cocktails, to build your own burgers are a winner. Getting a little creative with food choices keeps guests on their toes and proves your wedding is out of the ordinary. Look to seasonal and local produce to guide your food choices.
When making your decor choices it’s all about adding height. This is perfect if your reception room is smaller. With little space to work with, building up will effortlessly add tones of drama. Tall candles, elaborate candelabras and centrepieces with height are the perfect way to nail this trend. It’s all about rustic chic and romance this season.
Whatever autumn wedding trends you’ve chosen to highlight for your big day, we’re sure it will leave a lasting impression on guests.