We love an autumnal wedding, with the golden hues of the gardens, the often-stunning amber haze at sun set and the excuse to create some lovely cosy ambience with hot chocolates, blankets and s’mores on the fire pit.
As we say goodbye to summer and prepare for a new season of weddings, we thought we’d share some of our top tips for adding an extra element of autumn to your special day.
One of our favourite parts of the wedding day is the throwing of confetti! We always ask that guests use natural confetti so why not embrace the season and throw dried petals and leaves in all the shades of autumn.
Make a day of it beforehand by taking a walk in the local woods and collecting leaves before enjoying a pub lunch! There are also biodegradable versions available online.
2. Centre Pieces
Nature inspired centre pieces, such as vases of pampas grass, bowls filled with dried fruits including figs, oranges, plums and pomegranates or a scattering of chestnuts and pinecones around candle holders offer a simple and effective way of adding some autumnal tones.
3. Painted pumpkins
As we enter pumpkin season, now is the perfect time to incorporate this seasonal staple into your décor. With so many varieties, colours, shapes and sizes now available from farm shops and ‘pick your own’ fields, you can create some really fabulous displays. Either keep the pumpkins natural and rustic or spray paint them to suit your theme. We’ve seen some lovely examples in metallic shades of rose gold and copper.
With evenings getting cooler, our fire pit really comes into it’s own at this time of year. To help keep you and your guests warm, we provide cosy blankets which will be even more useful now we have a new alfresco bar in the Collecting Yard.
5. Autumnal refreshments
Our new drinks menu has plenty of delicious options for keeping guests toasty and warm with mulled cider, mulled wine or luxury hot chocolates, all of which could be served during the reception drinks.
We can also organise a s’mores station where guests can enjoy toasting marshmallows over the fire and tucking into this traditional autumnal treat.