The most wonderful time...
A cosy barn full of warm celebrations, bronzed leaves falling by the arbour and relaxed evenings lit with rays of golden light..autumn and winter weddings at Knightor are simply stunning.
It's clear to see why weddings at this time of year are on the rise. Throughout autumn and into the magical winter months, come rain or shine, there's plenty to love about these seasonal weddings.
We've collected together some top tips for creating the ultimate autumn/winter wedding... how to prepare, things to consider and ideas for making the most out of your wedding celebrations.
Autumn brings with it an explosion of colour that is perfect for celebrations. It's a great time to embrace natural, earthy colours as well as pops of colour, or snow whites. Rich, warm tones will enhance your theme and create an inviting space to celebrate.
Take note of seasonal flowers, which ones are available and can create an authentic addition. For a festive touch, no wedding would be complete without mistletoe and natural foliage into wreaths, or fir trees. Chrysanthemum, Gypsophila and Myrtle are beautiful flowers perfect for the winter months.
Take inspiration from your venue and make the most of seasonal themes, including foliage, slates and log circles that can provide a pretty centrepiece for dining tables and decorations throughout.
Utilise natural and eco-friendly resources such as hessian and twine, get creative and thrifty to create a truly unique look. An outdoor wedding might not be possible, but there's no stopping you from bringing essences of outside, inside.
After this summers heatwave, it's hard to remember just how cold the winter can be. Get prepared for the big freeze and plan wedding activities around the cooler weather. There's nothing more inviting than a warm wedding celebration and there are plenty of alternative treats and surprises to enchant guests young and old.
Sparklers are a fun addition to your special day and make for a great photo opportunity, your photographer will love it! Get everyone outside for a sparkling surprise, before retreating back indoors into the cosy warm venue.
Utilise mood lighting
Get creative with your lights, mix it up with both natural and artificial options for creating soft effects and cosy spaces. Masonry jars and wooden slices are a thrifty and creative way to enhance your decorations and really compliment the seasonal look.
Autumn and winter are synonymous with enjoying sweet treats and with plenty of delights to choose from, it's easy to create a seasonal buffet that will not only look stunning, but serve as a delicious addition to the celebrations.
Blackberries, toasted marshmallows, butternut squash, toffee apples, cranberries, mulled wine and of course, pumpkins are just a few favourites to influence your wedding dining options.
Suits & Dresses
There are loads of gorgeous ways to accessorise your wedding outfits to maximise warmth without compromising style. Faux fur wraps, soft fabrics and elegant cardigans will ensure brides and bridesmaids stay toasty warm throughout the ceremony and into the evening.
Wedding guests, don't fear if your smartest, warmest outfit is all black or your staple business wear; accessorise with a colour scarf, shoes with a pop of colour or something as simple as hair accessories will add sparkle to your outfit without having to fork out for a new outfit.
Embrace your location (and the weather!)
Thanks to our unpredictable climate, no wedding is ever guaranteed sunshine or the avoidance of rainfall, snow or blustery gales, but at least with an autumn or winter wedding, you can expect the worst, and be guaranteed a wonderful surprise when sunshine breaks through the clouds or a sprinkling of snow dusts your venue exterior.
Any chance you have to get outdoors and explore, go for it! Take advantage of golden afternoon light for photos and empty spaces with no clusters of tourists to dodge. It may be freezing outdoors, but the photos will be so worth it - show off your dress without layers and you won't regret having done it!
Start planning your special day, contact our wedding coordinators, Jessica or Anna at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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