There is something special about choosing to have your wedding in the cooler months. While it may, in Cape Town at least, mean you have to be a little more cautious of the rain it also means that you don’t have to worry about guests overheating, wilting flowers and a very expensive bar bill! Here are a few autumn wedding tips if you are planning to have your wedding between March and May.
The first thing you can really have fun with is colour. Autumn brings about a whole new colour palette to play with! Some magical autumn wedding colours include rusts and terracotta, creams, warm reds and oranges, as well as mossy greens. These colours can create a warm, moody ambience and can be used in anything from floral, bridesmaids’ dresses, napkins and soft furnishings.
Another aspect to think about is incorporating an autumn wedding menu into your special day. Since it’s just beginning to cool down, you can do a combination of warm and cold foods when it comes to canapes, mains and desserts. Something nourishing like a fillet or oxtail with roast potatoes and a fresh salad would go down wonders with guests.
While bringing in autumn tones is, in itself, a “theme”, you may want to expand on this a bit. An autumn wedding theme that works well with the colour palette is a bohemian wedding theme. This can create such a magical, whimsical atmosphere. An autumn bohemian wedding theme can be followed through from décor down to the wedding dress. Pampas grass, dried floral and flowers in warm tones would complement raw wooden tables and rustic pottery wonderfully. A bohemian bridal gown often has vintage detailing, free-flowing silhouettes, and intricate lace.
These are just a few things to kick start your autumn wedding planning journey and help you create a cosy, magical day to share with your loved ones.
Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but don’t worry – we’re here to help you plan the perfect autumn wedding. Our experienced wedding planners can guide you through every step of the planning process, from choosing a venue to picking out the perfect autumn-themed decorations. With our help, you can relax and enjoy your special day, knowing that every detail has been taken care of. Contact us today to start planning your dream autumn wedding!