It’s time to leave the Summertime wedding soirees in the past lovebirds! We’ve just entered red and gold territory, and the I Do in a Day office are pretty excited to play with some brand new Autumnal palettes! Between those steaming hot wedding days and the ones you need to attend kitted out with a scarf and mittens, we get the beautiful transition of Autumn. There are some minor, yet sometimes essential, changes we suggest brides and grooms make when planning a wedding during this season.
Cover-ups are key
The groom and his men can finally rejoice! With the temperatures starting to drop, so too does the likelihood that the gents will sweat it out up at the alter. We know they’re super jealous of our skimpy ensembles in the Summer. Come Autumn, it’s time for the girls to plan outfits that are equipped for cooler conditions. But we’re gonna stop you before you say the word “shawl”, because a cover-up can add so much glamour and funk to a bridal party outfit! If vintage is your style, opt for a faux fur stole for that Hollywood glamour charm. Try swing-style beaded boleros with scalloped hem-lines. Embrace the earthy mysterious feel that the season brings and opt for feathered vests in the colour of the bridesmaid dresses. Your bridesmaids will feel like they’ve stepped straight out of Narnia.
Keep your bridal bouquets seasonal
Autumn makes us all think of maple leaves and foliage free gardens sleeping until the Winter frosts thaw. The season does however bring with it some divine blooms. For a seriously seasonal bridal bouquet, try wild arrangements of peach Dahlias, purple Chrysanthemums and David Austin Roses. Each has a distinct petal shape and style lending the uniqueness of the season to your bouquets, lapels and table arrangements.
Spicey wedding menus
While Summer and Spring call for light and bright wedding reception menus, and Winter for the richest of the year, Autumn is the spiciest of the seasons. We’re talking tastes of cumin, paprika, nutmeg and cinnamon. The cooler days mean it is once again acceptable to choose soup as an entree! Serve Chinese hot & sour soup or creamy corn chowder as a warming starter. For cocktail style bowl food weddings, try small servings of mild pumpkin curry with a couple of pappadums. We love the idea of Dutch stroopwaffles with cinnamon spiced coffee or Honeybush tea for dessert. Yum, Autumn is serious flavour central!
So say hello to Autumn with a smile! We see every season as a time for new wedding styles, new ingredients and new beauty. As French philosopher Albert Camus once said “Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower”. Call or email our creative team at I Do in a Day and start planning your Autumn wedding today. We can’t wait to help you plan the wedding of your dreams!