Autumn, especially in the UK, is often associated with dreary grey days, rainfall, and a gloomy feeling as we wave goodbye to that precious Summer sun. It’s understandable that people can feel apprehensive when having an Autumn wedding, especially if you’d had to unexpectedly change your date (we’re looking at you Corona!).
Last year we worked with S & C to bring their dreams of a bright and fun Autumn wedding to life. It’s not an understatement to say we are absolutely OBSESSED with this wedding. It was the seasonal celebration of dreams; a day filled with joy, laughter, lots of love, and a vibrant theme to match! Here are the top ways this lovely couple worked heaps of colour into their big day:
Of course, we have to mention the flowers first! S & C wanted flowers to be a reflect the celebration of the day, so both their ceremony and reception were bursting with floral gorgeousness! Although you can have any colour scheme your heart desires, this couple really leant into the season with rich burgundy, vibrant orange, and sunshine yellow tones, all brought to life against a backdrop of luscious greenery. Flowers adorned the aisle, as well as the venue entrances and, of course, the tables at the wedding breakfast.
There is an abundance of stunning flowers available during Autumn that you’d be hard pushed to get any other time of the year, so we always recommend taking advantage of what’s in season. Dahlias are a particularly beautiful flower and are available in an array of colours from pure white and soft pink, to deep burgundy or fiery orange.
A fun (and eco-friendly) alternative to traditional confetti or rice; S & C had their guests wave colourful ribbon wands as they left the church. These made for some fabulous photos and suited the whimsical feel of the day down to a tee!
When guests entered the Great Hall at The Royal Hospital Chelsea, they weren’t just greeted by fabulous table flowers but also table balloons! Balloons, in a mix of pretty colours, were placed down long tables in between tall floral arrangements. The funky shades and playful style of the balloons contrasted perfectly with the elegance of the flowers and grandeur of the venue to create a more informal feel for the wedding breakfast.
The bride picked this fabric out herself and it worked flawlessly with the rest of the décor. Lengths of bright patterned fabric were laid down the centre of the tables to liven up the neutral linin. The rest of the table elements were built around the fabric design, with mustard napkins tied with silk bows, vibrant green glassware and, of course, lots of gorgeous flowers in bud vases.
So, there you have it; the weather in Autumn may be dull but your wedding certainly doesn’t have to be!
Ceremony Venue: Guards' Chapel
Reception Venue: Royal Hospital Chelsea
Caterer: By Word of Mouth
Photographer: Imogen Xiana