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Rustic and Natural Autumn Wedding Ideas - The Finishing Touches

Here in the SP shed, we love to have a good read of wedding blogs with a cuppa and some biccies. One of our favourites is Adored Bride, filled with beautifully photographed inspiration to help with your wedding planning. We have invited the lovely Becca from Adored Bride to tell us all about her top autumnal wedding ideas to give your some inspiration this autumn.

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Image credit - Lucy G Weddings

Hi, Im Becca, Im a stylist and blogger and I curate the wedding blog Adored Bride. The lovely folks here at Shropshire Petals kindly invited me to contribute this guest post and with my love of autumn, it was a perfect excuse! So along with the epic natural petal confetti throw you are having at your autumn wedding, here are a few other ideas!

As we gently start to slip into very early autumn and the start of its mists and mellow fruitfulness, its a great time to think about how this beautiful season can influence the design of a wedding day.

Venue Decoration

Autumn weddings can be blessed with a late blast of warm balmy days, with amazing light for photos and a stunning golden haze to everything. It can get a little chilly in the evenings though and I love this idea for an intimate wedding of doubling up your chair covers with cozy blankets tied with names. If you are having a larger wedding, you could stack some fruit crates filled with fluffy blankets for guests to sit round outside fire pits, watch fireworks and toast marshmallows.

Decorating tables with fruit such as little golden painted pears with nametags attached, or seasonal apples, pomegranates, gourds and little pumpkins will also bring that natural rustic autumnal feel to the venue. Creating a lovely homely, relaxed and cosy ambience.

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Image Credit - Left - Rahel Menig Photography / Top Right - Cheers Babe Photo / Bottom Right - Justine Milton Photography

Hair Accessories

If youve gone for a gorgeous dress to suit a boho, farmhouse or even a city style wedding, Im always a fan of flowers in your hair. Whether you work with your florist or select some floral accessories from one of the great makers on Etsy maybe, choosing some gorgeous rich warm florals will instantly give that feel of the season.

You can pick out a colour in the florals that can then tie in with all the other elements on your day, it can be a subtle hint or as bold as you like.

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Image credits Left - Paula O’Hara / Right Top/Bottom - Lucy G Photography

The Cake

Autumn is synonymous with harvest, all those gorgeous hedgerow foraged fruits and seeds, and allotments and farmers markets full of veggies! Just perfect for cramming all that gorgeous seasonal yummy into your wedding cake. You could have a naked cake decorated with fruits, berries and nuts, maybe with a carrot and parsnip cake layer! Or even a chocolate and beetroot layer! I also love a bit of bling so perhaps a dripped icing cake with a gold cake topper or a bit of gold foil with fresh fruit piled high.

Cheese cakes always make for a super popular choice too with guests, decorate with figs and serve with seasonal chutneys, perfect!

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Image Credits Top Left - Marianne Taylor Photography / Bottom Left - Petra Veikkola / Right - Pinterest source unknown.

Drinks

Sloe gin, blackberry rum, hot whisky toddies and spiced hot cinnamon cider, all amazing for an autumn wedding. Get making your own or maybe hire a cool mobile bar to serve your guests a seasonal boozy treat to warm them.

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Image Credit Left - Boho Lane / Right - Freutcake

Engagement Shoot

If you are not getting married in the autumn and now feel like you are missing out on this gorgeous season, you could always have an engagement shoot with your wedding photographer. Its a great way to get to know them ahead of the day, relax in front of the camera and get some amazing natural shots of just the two of you and maybe a furry pal!

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Image Credits Left - Laura Ivanova /Top Right - Sarah Ann Wright Photography / Bottom Right - Rachel Smith Photography



Thank you Becca for those gorgeous autumn wedding ideas, its making us want to plan an autumn wedding.

For more Adored Bride inspiration and ideas, head over to the blog today.

Love as always, SP x x

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