As summer has come to a close we are forgetting August florals and pastel colour schemes and instead our minds are wandering towards rustic style, orange and gold colour palettes and cosy intimate wedding venues. If you are planning a wedding day in autumn then embrace this gorgeous season you have chosen and include some stunning autumn leaf wedding ideas.
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You can tease your guests with what there is to come by sending autumnal wedding invitations. Use deep orange, red and gold tones and keep things rustic by tying all your inserts together with string. If you are getting married in the autumn months then it’s likely you will be posting your invites out in early summer but don’t let that stop you from embracing your wedding season.
With an autumn wedding theme you will be able to have so much fun with your bridal bouquet –your florist can incorporate fallen leaves into the bouquet to give your blooms a rustic edge. Mix this in with deep red and orange blooms to really complete the look. You can then have smaller versions of your rustic bouquet created for your bridesmaids that will look amazing in your wedding photos.
Then order buttonholes for the groomsmen that take influence from your bouquet style – featuring fallen leaves and autumn berries. Team these button holes with a tweed suit or a bold orange tie to really complete the look.
Forget spending all your flower budget on pretty blooms and candles to line the aisle on your big day, a scattering of fallen leaves will look amazing, be budget friendly and is something that your wedding guests won’t have seen before. This looks particularly amazing if you are having an outdoor wedding day – just watch out for any gusts of wind!
You can give Kim and Kanye a run for their money by giving their famous flower wall an autumnal twist – instead of flowers you can create the ultimate backdrop by sticking leaves (real or paper) to a plain card background. It will make a great backdrop for a unique photo booth station.
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Another gorgeous finishing touch for your wedding reception is to swap traditional place cards for autumn leaves – if you want to do some DIY for your wedding then this is a simple task to take on. Collect leaves that have fallen from the trees and use a gold or black pen to write the name of each guest ready for their place setting.
Autumn leaves also make a great backdrop for your ring photos – ask your photographer to take some stunning photos of your engagement ring and wedding rings that you will treasure forever.
When choosing your wedding cake you could embrace some autumn flavours such as pumpkin spice and cinnamon frosting. You can also have great fun with the style of the cake, swap traditional cascading flowers for a cascade of rich orange and deep red leaves.
The leave your wedding in style with the ultimate autumn themed wedding car – frame a ‘Just Married’ sign with deep red and orange flowers teamed with a sprinkling of autumn leaves on the back of your wedding car.
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