Top Ten Tips for Styling an Autumnal or Winter Wedding – Inspiration and Guidance from Lux Wedding Planner, a luxury UK wedding planner.
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With experience in designing refined and sophisticated large-scale events, I ensure that a couple’s vision comes to life, creating an unforgettable and unique wedding. As a luxury wedding planner, I take huge pride in designing and delivering a seamlessly planned and bespoke celebration that is inspired by my couples and it brings me so much joy to watch one of life’s most poignant moments unfold before my eyes.
Given, the time of year, Georgie shares her top ten tips in creating the perfect seasonal wedding.
With crisp air, vibrant foliage, and warm, earthy tones, autumn and winter are beautiful seasons to host a wedding. The beauty of nature during this time of year can serve as a stunning backdrop for your special day. Whether you’re planning a rustic affair, a romantic celebration, or a more modern event, styling an autumnal wedding can be a truly magical experience.
I recommend embracing the rich and warm colours, such as deep reds, burnt oranges, rustic browns, golden yellows and toffee-like colours. These hues can be incorporated into various elements of your wedding, from the bridesmaids’ dresses to the table settings. Add pops of complementary colours like sage green or burgundy to create a balanced and visually pleasing palette.
Set the tone for your wedding with invitations that reflect the season’s beauty. Consider using rustic designs, incorporating leaves, acorns, or pumpkins into the artwork, and opting for textured paper with warm colour schemes. Copper or gold foil accents can add a touch of elegance.
Choose a venue that captures the essence of the season. Barns, vineyards and manor houses with woodlands can provide the perfect backdrop. The UK offers a wealth of historic estates and gardens that come alive with the autumn charm. I always advise couples to ensure that their chosen venue has good indoor spaces in case of unpredictable weather.
There are a plethora of floral options available at this time of year, including dahlias, chrysanthemums, and sunflowers. Combine these with seasonal foliage like eucalyptus, ferns, and berries to create stunning bouquets and centrepieces. Dried flowers and wheat stalks can also add a rustic touch.
Incorporate natural elements into your table décor, such as wooden chargers, linen table runners, and vintage crockery. Candles or lanterns can also create a warm, inviting atmosphere.
Choose wedding attire that aligns with the season. For the bride, consider a long-sleeved or lace gown in ivory or champagne tones. Bridesmaids can wear dresses in shades of burgundy, deep green, or rust. Groomsmen can complement the palette with matching ties or boutonnieres.
Food and Drink:
Autumn and winter cuisine can be a delight for the senses. Incorporate seasonal ingredients like butternut squash, apples, and pumpkin into your menu. Offer a warm apple cider station and signature cocktails like spiced mulled wine. A dessert table featuring pies, tarts, and caramel apples can be a sweet addition.
Favours and Décor:
Consider giving your guests season-themed wedding favours, such as sloe gin, jars of homemade jam or locally sourced honey. Personalised, hand-painted leaves as place cards can add a personal touch to your décor.
Live acoustic music or a jazz band can set a relaxed and cosy atmosphere. A bonfire with marshmallow roasting or a s’mores station can be a fun and memorable activity for your guests.
This time of year provides a breath taking backdrop for wedding photos. Schedule a photoshoot during the golden hour to capture the warm, soft light and the stunning foliage in autumn. Don’t forget to take a walk through the leaves for some candid shots.
Planning an autumnal or winter wedding in the UK allows you to embrace the beauty and charm of the season. By incorporating these elements and considering the natural beauty of the season, your wedding will be a truly unforgettable event. From the warm colour palette to the cosy, rustic décor, your special day will be filled with the magic of the season.
With an average wedding taking 250 hours to plan and organise, you may not have the time yourself, or you want support and guidance through the planning journey. With a range of planning services on offer, Georgie ensures that a couple’s dream wedding – whether it be at a charming country estate, historic castle, or a luxurious marquee within family grounds – is a unique experience full of stylish details.
If you need a wedding planner that works solely on your behalf and will go the extra mile to create a personalised service, get in touch with Georgie