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Wedding Ideas The Ultimate Autumn Wedding Guide

The Ultimate Autumn Wedding Guide

As the leaves begin to paint the landscape in warm hues of red, orange, and gold, the allure of an autumn wedding becomes irresistible. With its cosy atmosphere, nature’s breath-taking beauty, and a touch of romance in the air, an autumn wedding promises to be an unforgettable celebration of love. In this blog, we will guide you through the essential steps of planning a magical autumn wedding that captures the essence of the season.

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Choosing the Perfect Venue

Selecting the right venue is key to setting the tone for your autumn wedding. Consider locations such as rustic barns, charming vineyards, or elegant estates with stunning gardens. Indoor venues with large windows can provide your guests with breath-taking views of the autumn foliage while keeping them warm and comfortable.

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Embrace Autumn’s Palette

Autumn is known for its rich and vibrant colours. Incorporate shades of burgundy, deep oranges, and rustic yellows into your wedding decor, floral arrangements, and attire. These colours will not only create a warm and inviting atmosphere but also capture the essence of the season.

Credit: Jess Sommerville Photography

Nature-Inspired Decor

Make the most of the season by incorporating natural elements into your decor. Think about using pumpkins, apples, leaves, and twigs to add a touch of autumnal charm to your table settings, centrepieces, and aisle decorations. Candles in mason jars or lanterns can also create a cosy ambience as the daylight wanes.

Credit: Jess Sommerville Photography

Attire for the Season

For the bride, consider dresses with intricate lace details, long sleeves, or modest necklines to keep you comfortable as temperatures drop. Bridesmaids can don rich, jewel-toned dresses that complement the season’s palette. Grooms and groomsmen can opt for earthy-toned suits or even tweed for a touch of rustic elegance.

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Culinary Delights

Embrace the flavours of autumn with your wedding menu. Incorporate seasonal ingredients like pumpkin, butternut squash, and apples into your dishes. Consider serving warm comfort foods like hearty soups, roasted meats, and delectable pies. For drinks, offer a variety of spiced cocktails, apple cider, and mulled wine to keep guests cosy.

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Invitations and Stationery

Set the tone for your autumn wedding right from the start with invitations that reflect the season’s charm. Think about incorporating fall foliage motifs, warm colour schemes, and even a hint of metallic accents for a touch of elegance.

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Entertainment and Favours

Create a memorable experience for your guests by offering autumn-inspired entertainment. A bonfire with marshmallow toasting, hayrides, or even a cosy lounge area with blankets and cushions can keep your guests engaged and comfortable. Send them home with thoughtful favours like mini apple pies, personalised hot chocolate mix, or small bottles of spiced cider.


Photography and Lighting

The soft, golden light of autumn provides a stunning backdrop for your wedding photos. Schedule your photography sessions during the “golden hour” just before sunset for breathtaking shots. Enhance the warm ambience with fairy lights, lanterns, and candles to create a romantic atmosphere as the day transitions into evening.

Credit: Jess Sommerville Photography


An autumn wedding is a perfect opportunity to celebrate your love amidst nature’s most beautiful season. From the rich colours to the cosy ambience, every element comes together to create a wedding that is as magical as the falling leaves. By following these tips and infusing your personal style, your autumn wedding is bound to be a cherished memory for both you and your guests.

Does the warm ambiance autumn at Hodsock Priory entice you? Get in touch with us today by filling out our contact form or emailing info@hodsockpriory.com

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