Autumn is certainly here, with colder days and darker nights already setting in. The autumn months are perfect for getting married as you can take advantage of using all the stunning natural colours you see outside and bring the outdoors in.
Each month Shropshire Petals create a Mix of the Month where they make a limited edition confetti mix. October’s confetti mix lives up to the season, with vibrant autumnal shades ideal for injecting some colour into your wedding photographs.
Featuring burnt orange, burgundy, cherry pink with a touch of green, this autumn confetti mix will add warmth and a bold colour splash to your confetti moment. It is also perfect for decorating your reception tables. Simply scatter onto crisp white tablecloths and complete with candles of varying heights and sizes.
Jitka and Honza didn’t want a big wedding with the whole shebang. Instead they chose to marry under the falling autumn leaves in an intimate forest wedding. Just their daughter, best man and Jitka’s best friend Eliška, who was also their wedding photographer, were there.
Jitka loves a bit of rock so opted to wear a leather jacket and boots with her wedding dress, which looked amazing. Her matching bridal bouquet and floral headband completed the look perfectly.
After the ceremony the couple and their bridal party went to a wonderful restaurant, Drmalská Myslivna, located in a picturesque valley at the foot of the Ore Mountains. Here they enjoyed a fabulous lunch set on a woodland styled table decorated with moss, twigs and conkers.
We love how intimate their forest wedding ceremony was. Who needs a church packed full of people when you can have those nearest and dearest to you under the trees.
We adore these pictures by Eliška of Khiria.
Enough Company to Have Fun With
“We decide to get married alone in the forest because we simply felt that big weddings aren’t made for us. I was in the 7th month of pregnancy and I just wanted to spend the day with my best friend, our daughter, Honza and his best man. It was enough company to have fun with.
Autumn weddings are the perfect opportunity to utilise nature and its glorious offerings. We love the rustic, natural autumn elements that the very talented creative team have used to style this shoot. Berries, apples, pumpkins, nuts, figs, leaves, feathers, foliage – the lot! They have created the most wonderful visual delight; the perfect romantic styling for a autumn boho wedding or elopement.
Wedding’s Art really capture the magic of this inspirational shoot and you are going to love these pictures. You should also watch the Wedding’s Art film at the bottom with even more autumn wedding ideas.
“Bohemian is so hot right now, so we thought it would be interesting to combine this style in a different way, with different colours. So, why not combine boho with the autumn season and add some magic to it?
“We started to investigate beautiful locations in Spain and asked different vendors to collaborate. The location had to be a forest with lots of nature, such as big trees and green plants. This would add a warm, mysterious and magic touch to the styled shoot. The ideal place was Mas Terrats in Pontós, approximately 1.5 hour from Barcelona, at the Costa Brava.
“Mas Terrats is a refurbished old Catalan country house from the 16th century. It’s a spectacular venue of almost 100 hectares where they organize weddings and events.
“There are many unique places in the garden. Between the olive trees, the swing hanging in a big tree, the woods, the natural pool with a little cave and an old fountain. There are many special hidden corners, which are like a fairytale!
“The main colours we wanted to use were garnet red, mustard, and grape purple, which we called ‘fig purple’ because of the season.”
The Story to Tell
“When the sun comes up, Valeria the bride has a relaxed walk between the olive trees of Mas Terrats. She’s dressed in a casual boho style that fitted with the autumn season. Valeria takes in some fresh air, enjoying the beautiful nature and listening to the sound of the birds.”
A Hidden Place
“Later, Valeria is by an old, unused fountain in the middle of the forest. Plants have now grown around it, and the fountain is in a hidden place never exhibited before. Valeria is wearing a beautiful pearl grey Celia Vela wedding dress with a long tulle skirt and an embroidered top.
“Love and Memories and florists Flors Bahí decorate the dinner table at the natural pool, ready for the bridal couple. The natural pool at the little cave is one of the most beautiful and magical places of Mas Terrats.
We absolutely love floral crowns. Oversized, delicate, with berries or foliage, floral headbands – we love them all! However, we especially love autumn floral crowns.
Autumnal colours are so vibrant and lush, making floral crowns so pretty for autumn weddings. Crowns with berries, leaves, vibrant reds or even muted purples work so well.
Wearing a floral crown for your wedding is a beautiful alternative to a bridal headpiece or tiara, and they look incredible too. Flowers are so pretty and feminine, and worn as a crown they will make you feel fabulous.
Depending on the style of your wedding and your budget, floral crowns look great with coordinating bridal bouquets, floral arrangements and buttonholes.
Here are some pretty autumn floral crowns to give you some ideas.
So it’s officially autumn. Time to swap your flip-flops for boots, white wine for red, and pretty summer weddings for cosy autumn ones. We love an autumn wedding, especially one with handmade autumn wedding decorations.
You might be put off by the word ‘handmade’ but don’t be. There are so many beautiful ideas for handmade autumn wedding decorations, and they are all so easy to make. Not only will they enable you to create the exact wedding you want, but it is also generally cheaper than buying decorations.
Anything from simply collecting beautiful autumnal leaves and writing your guests’ names on them with metallic pen as place names, to dipping acorns in cold paint to use on top of your wedding cake. You could dip leaves in different coloured glitter and create a leaf garland, or perhaps make toffee apple wedding favours.
Just look around our hedgerows at this time of year to see the juicy blackberries. Together with nuts they make fantastic autumn wedding table centrepieces, and also double-up as your wedding guests’ edible treats!
The ideas really are endless for creating handmade autumn wedding decorations, and here are just some of those beautiful ideas.