7 Reasons to Consider an Autumn Wedding
By April Van Woerden
Posted on October 14 2015
The autumn wedding season is here, and it's got brides everywhere contemplating a crisp, sunny, fall wedding. While many brides opt for the summertime (almost guaranteed!) sunshine, a few others are falling for the romance of an autumn wedding.
The Light during the first days of autumn is lush. If you plan a late afternoon, and into the evening wedding, you are almost guaranteed some of the best light of the year. Those colourful autumn sunsets are the golden ticket to the most beautiful natural backdrop you could ask for on your wedding day.
The Temperature during the first days of autumn is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous. If you are the luckiest of brides, you will have temperatures in the mid-twenties, the sun shining, and guess what—you and your guests won't be sweating while you & your betrothed say 'I do.'
The Colours during the first days of autumn are, likewise, gorgeous. The reds, oranges, and yellows that ever-so-naturally take over the landscape are the perfect accent to an autumn wedding. Likewise, if the majority of the day is spent outside, the vibrant colours might just be enough of an accent to forgo so many of those oh-so-expensive flower arrangements.
The Colour Palette choices for a wedding are endless, but we're not going to deny the fact that some colours palettes just seem to suit different venues, different times of day, and different seasons a little better than others. If you are someone who just can't imagine a moody palette during an afternoon wedding in the spring or summer, then the colder seasons might be for you. Just imagine the romance that a moody colour palette would create: navy, emerald, marsala, and black. Now that is wedding worthy.
The Accessories, the accessories, the accessories. Now we realize that we might be a bit biased on this one—but how can we not fall prey to the gorgeousness of autumn textures and accents! The rich lace, the lush fur, the crisp silk, the sparkling sequins, the golden leaves—need we say more?
The Florals available during the crisper months are some of the loveliest, such as Japanese Anemone, Sedum, Crocus, Colchicum, Monkshood, Dahlias, Salvias, Camellia, Tibouchina, and David Austin Roses, to name a few. Likewise, those crisper temperatures are going to ensure you get your money's worth, as your flowers won't wilt too swiftly.
The Guests will thank you for hosting your celebration during the colder months. Not only are summer weddings a dime a dozen, it is also much easier to get time off post-summer.