Updated: Jan 5
We love autumn weddings, and here are a few reasons why you should too...
As event stylists, we are lucky enough to work our magic on some of the most beautiful weddings throughout the year, season by season. We thought we would share some of our most loved and favourite parts of an autumn wedding and why we absolutely, most definitely would encourage you to have one too. From the harvest hues of autumn right through to the early evenings flooded with golden, luminous light, there are so many reasons to love this time of year. Here are just some of the examples from our recent styled shoot at Eastington Park to show why you should consider swapping the sweltering heat of summer for the romantic feel of fall and begin planning your autumn wedding...
That candlelight glow...
We challenge you to find a single wedding stylist that doesn't have an unhealthy obsession with candles, especially in the months of autumn. Candles are a must have, as these little vessels of light are autumns answer to golden hour, adding the most romantic, warming glow to any wedding decor and illuminating your photographs in a way that no ring light ever could.
Centrepieces bursting with fiery orange dahlias, rich red roses and tails of pampas are just one of the reasons why we are crushing over autumnal wedding florals. Dried flowers are a huge trend in the wedding industry right now, so why not opt for a dried bouquet adorned with autumnal foliage and bursts of amber, green and russet coloured blooms. Dried greenery and preserved flower heads also make for the most beautiful chair drape details.
Extra layers, velvet suits, longer sleeves and boho vibes, its time to level up your outfit! The chill of autumn is the perfect excuse to give your wedding attire a little makeover and add some fashionable, yet practical extras. Burgundy, Plum and Forest green velvet suits are a must have for the gents and a little extra sleeve, lace dress details and even a personalised (swear words are optional) leather jacket are huge autumn hits and give us all the boho feels. Find your style and embrace it!
Smoke bombs galore!
Step 1: Acquire a variety of coloured smoke bombs.
Step 2: Find some handsome groomsmen, an epic cake display and a beautiful wedding venue.
Step 3: Set them off outside, safely.
Step 4: Leave the rest to your photographer.
Thank us later!
Experiment with warmer, darker colour palettes
Nothing quite compares to the rich, deep hues of colour that autumn graces us with each year. From burnt oranges, wines, crimsons and amber right through to deep pinks, forest greens and jet black, they are simply to die for. Channel these colours through napkins, chair drapes and luxurious waterfall table runners and contrast them against rustic wooden trestle tables and cross back chairs to create an autumnal oasis. Paired with metallic tableware, bold stationery and an abundance of candles, you're on to a winner.
Darker nights mean more time to party...
With darker nights drawing in and the sun setting in the late afternoon, autumn really is the season for partying late into the night. Put your efforts into your evening wedding styling and give your guests a night to remember. From flower walls to neon signs, poker tables to larger than life disco balls - add some fun and personality to your wedding and the photos will tell the rest.
A dark lip and mani to match - the perfect autumn accessories
As the weather becomes colder and nature turns darker, it is almost mandatory that our style does too. If there is one thing we have learnt in the wedding industry it is that there is no rule book and anything goes - and we are here for it! We don't know who needs to hear this, but rock the dark lip and own the black manicure, ladies!
If you aren't eagerly searching google right now on the hunt for a wedding venue to begin your autumn wedding planning, then why not?! We hope our autumn wedding styling inspiration has provided you and your Pinterest with lots of ideas of how to transform your autumn wedding and really channel the beauty of fall into your styling. Be sure to check out our Pinterest, Instagram and Website for more inspiration just like this and also all of the wonderful suppliers below that made these epic shots possible.
Styled shoot suppliers:
Venue: Eastington Park
Concept and Styling: Etiquette Events
Photography: Patrick Partridge Photography
Planning: Georgina Rose Events
Videography: The Media Guys
Cake: Baked by Dan
Hair: Lauren Gosling Hair
Make up: Genevieve Turley MUA
Stationery: Junie Poonie
Bouquet: Dried and Tied Bouquets
Jewellery: Holly Robinson Jewellery
Suits: Country Master Tailor
Dress Willoughby and Wolf
Leather Jacket: Ink and Alder