Kook Events
Kook Events

Autumn is a magical and practical time of year to host a wedding. The seasonal colours are a great source of inspiration for every element of your wedding, from your wedding shoes to your wedding table centrepieces. Autumn also offers wonderful wedding venues, local flowers options and menu inspiration. We've rounded up some of our favourite autumn wedding ideas to celebrate everything the season has to offer.

Here are some of our favourite autumn wedding ideas.

Autumn wedding invitations

Spread the news with an autumnal design by choosing seasonal fruits, florals, leaves and berries in rich colours for your wedding invitations.

Nina Thomas Studio
Nina Thomas Studio

Cosy robes

Don't let the chillier weather dampen your pre-wedding pampering party. Gift your bridesmaids with cosy robes to hang out in.

Wyresdale Park Weddings
Wyresdale Park Weddings

Outdoor wedding ceremony

Choose a wedding venue with an outdoor wedding ceremony space. Saying your ‘I dos’ on a sunny autumn day is a glorious idea. Just make sure you have a backup plan in case the weather turns to rain.

Ta Mill
Ta Mill

Cover up

When shopping for your wedding dress, look for a style with long sleeves or for more versatility wear a wedding dress cover up like the fringed Salma jacket by Loulette Bride.

Loulette Bride
Loulette Bride

Colourful accessories

Contrast your white dress with wedding shoes and accessories that add a touch of autumnal colours, such as orange, yellow and gold.

Tina Downham Photography
Tina Downham Photography

Change of shoes

If you plan to spend quite a bit of your wedding day outdoors, you’ll want to pack some comfortable wedding shoes like flats, boots or sneakers.

Zest Photography
Zest Photography

Bouquet with autumn tones

Fill your wedding bouquet with a combination of the best autumn wedding flowers and foliage in earthy hues or jewel tones for a stunning arrangement like this one.

Lisa Lyons Bridal
Lisa Lyons Bridal

Buttonhole

Ask your florist to craft an equally original wedding buttonhole using feathers, flowers, berries, leaves and twine.

White & Winsome
White & Winsome

White and green arrangements

If you prefer simpler floral arrangements, green bouquets with a touch of gypsophila will contrast beautifully with an autumn wedding colour scheme.

Chris Randle Photography
Chris Randle Photography

Outdoor photoshoot

Take advantage of the changing colours and stage your first look and your wedding portrait photoshoots outside. Even if it’s overcast or raining, your photos will be magical at this time of year.

Lillibrooke Manor
Lillibrooke Manor

Drone wedding photos

What better season to use a drone than in the autumn? Ask your wedding photographer and videographer if they have the equipment to capture a bird’s eye view of your wedding location and the changing landscape.

Wyresdale Park Weddings
Wyresdale Park Weddings

Nest ring pillow

Here’s a sweet autumn wedding idea: instead of the traditional ring bearer pillow secure your wedding rings with a ribbon tied to a bird’s nest.

Woodland Blossoms
Woodland Blossoms

Dress for the season

You don't have to choose orange for your wedding suit. Instead, opt for a more copper tone that will add elegance and style to the groom's look. Balance it with elegant white blooms for the buttonhole.

Photography by Ochi
Photography by Ochi

Jewel-toned tartan

Are the groom and groomsmen planning to wear kilts? Have them pair a deep shade of tartan with a black shirt, vest and jacket for a handsome ensemble.

Houston Kiltmakers
Houston Kiltmakers

Outdoor drinks reception

Host an outdoor drinks reception and serve up a pretty purple signature cocktail featuring fresh blackberries.

The Rustic Dresser
The Rustic Dresser

Warm blankets

If you’re having an outdoor ceremony or drink reception, offer your guests blankets to cosy up in.

Laceby Manor
Laceby Manor

Autumn leaves

Make a gorgeous backdrop for your ceremony and wedding photos decorated with foliage and flowers.

Caroline Opacic Photography
Caroline Opacic Photography

Wooden decor elements

We love wood heavy decor for a rustic wedding theme. Barrels, tree trunks, crates and vines can be used to create dramatic displays.

The Rustic Dresser
The Rustic Dresser

Tree slice everything

Tree trunk slices can be used for so many things in your ceremony and reception decor including your wedding table plan, coasters, chargers, platters and cake stands.

The Rustic Dresser
The Rustic Dresser

Copper and geometric shapes

So many natural elements sometimes need modern accents. You can achieve this balance by including some geometric candle holders in copper tones. 

The Rustic Dresser
The Rustic Dresser

Rich colours with gold

If you want to go for something more elegant and rustic chic, create a warm ambience with golden elements and rich red flowers and linens balanced by more neutral taupe tones. 

A Touch of Wonder
A Touch of Wonder

Apples are in season

Choose a countryside wedding venue with an apple orchard for adorable photo ops. You can also use the abundance of apples to hold your place cards or decorate your centrepieces.

Scott Kendall Photography
Scott Kendall Photography

Decorate with pumpkins

Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes so the options really are endless. You can use them throughout your wedding decor.

Running with Wolves
Running with Wolves

Light it up

Fairy lights or strings of coloured lights will create a very romantic, warm ambience. Balance it with long hessian table runners and white table cloth.

Dreamcatchers
Dreamcatchers

Food stations

Let your guests help themselves to snacks during your drinks reception with grazing stations featuring seasonal eats.

Wedding Care with Lynsey Claire
Wedding Care with Lynsey Claire

Pumpkin soup

A bowl of hearty spiced pumpkin soup is the perfect starter for your wedding breakfast menu. It'll warm everyone's tummies and souls.

The Edinburgh School of Food & Wine
The Edinburgh School of Food & Wine

Naked wedding cake

Naked wedding cakes are perfect for autumn weddings. Add some frosting along with a drip wedding cake design and an unusual floral cake topper for a wow-worthy confection. 

GB Elegant Events
GB Elegant Events

Pecan pies

Pecan pies are one of our favourite things about autumn. Serve mini pies at your reception to cater to everyone's sweet tooth.

Bison Kitchen
Bison Kitchen

Hot drinks

After dinner, treat your guests to mugs of hot chocolate (this would also make great wedding favours). If you want an alcoholic option, go for mulled wine and let the scent of aromatic spices will fill the air.

Peppermint Love Photography
Peppermint Love Photography

Fire pit

Autumn can get chilly, so give your guests the chance to cosy up around a fire pit and enjoy the fresh evening air.

The Wellbeing Farm
The Wellbeing Farm

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