Autumn Weddings – Styles and Trends

As we head into this magical Autumn season here in the Southern Hemisphere, we see lots of gorgeous wedding styles and stunning ideas to give inspiration, if you are planning your wedding around Autumn shades and cosy décor then read on for lots of fabulous ideas.

Winter and Autumn weddings are starting to become increasingly popular as brides are starting to figure out that there is less competition for venues over this time of year as the prices are lower and more guests are available to attend as they aren’t away on vacation and trips.

Autumn is the perfect time of year to introduce hearty food, elegant bridal styles and colourful décor.

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Autumn Invitation Ideas

These days’ brides are quite happy to create their own wedding stationary; this gives great opportunity to get creative. Think about your favourite colours of the season, deep reds, burnt oranges, nature is doing its thing, before winter comes why not take advantage of the beautiful colours of the leaves and add them to your wedding invitation design.

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If you do not have to time for such luxuries like taking on the DIY stationary task then you can find and even design your own stationary online, sometimes this can cost a lot more to do but you are safe in the knowledge that your guests will be provided with gorgeous invitations to set the tone for your Autumn wedding.
Autumn Wedding Dress Styles

Where ever you are in the world the weather cannot be predicted a year or 6 months before the day, so basing your wedding dress around the climate may not be the best thing to do, Autumn in South Africa tends to be a little bit hit or miss so search for a wedding dress style that you are drawn to but still in keeping with your wedding theme and taking into consideration Autumn Collections from top designers for ideas.

Autumn Weddings Dresses

This year we are seeing dramatic fishtails and intricate lace, ‘The Great Gatsby’ 20’s style is taking a lead in the wedding dress stakes with vintage silks & classic materials. The traditional princess neckline is seeming a little too safe for brides of 2014, coloured wedding dresses are fast becoming more popular.

Take a look at collections from Vera Wang, Jenny Packam, Katie Pieri, Monique Lhuillier and Lilli Marcs for ideas and inspiration before you take to the bridal shops in search of your wedding dress.

Decorating your venue this winter

This year’s themes are perfect when planning a Autumn wedding; couples are taking nature and adding its magic to their wedding using woodland as their wedding ceremony backdrop, adding rustic charm to every detail for organic effects.

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When thinking about your wedding tables you need to decide what look you are going for, your flowers will determine the colours and then work your ideas around them. There are lots of centrepieces possibilities, some great ideas include chopped wood with jars of flowers on top, painted jars wrapped in twine, pumpkin arrangements.

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If you are thinking of something a little more modern then take modern vases and glass bowls and fill then with beautiful floral arrangements.

For decoration around the venue there are some great ideas that include hanging décor, you can make your own using jars and candles, fairy lights for a magical affair, hanging fire cones and other whimsical wonders.

Autumn Wedding Colour Combinations

 It can seem like an impossible task choosing wedding colours so here are the colours that scream autumn gorgeousness, most of these colours can be mixed and matched to create a stunning look you and your guests will love.

  •  Apple Green
  • Fuscia
  • Emerald Green
  • Blues
  • Mixed Brown’s
  • Gold’s
  • Purples
  • Oranges
  • Deep Reds
  • Copper
  • Warm Yellows
  • Chocolate Brown
  • Cranberry
  • Teal

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Plan a hot escape for your honeymoon
If you are looking forward to a lovely beach honeymoon after the wedding then this time of year is the perfect time to book a gorgeous getaway. Take a look here for some fantastic destinations ideas at Hitched.

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