There are many reasons why an autumn wedding can be a great idea. Here are a few:
Beautiful scenery: Autumn is known for its stunning foliage, with trees turning shades of gold, red, and orange. This can create a breathtaking backdrop for your wedding photos and add to the overall atmosphere of your special day. The Barn at Avington is surrounded by beautiful nature that glows in the autumnal sun. Choose a photographer who knows how to make the most of the light – we love Angela Ward Brown.
Comfortable weather: In many parts of the world, autumn weather can be mild and comfortable, making it an ideal time to hold an outdoor wedding. You and your guests can enjoy the beauty of the season without worrying about sweltering heat or freezing temperatures. Our log burner provides a cosy feeling in The Barn and fire pits can be used in the garden. This adds to the atmosphere and is completed by serving mulled cider and roasted marshmallows. Martha Hollis has a menu that works perfectly in the cooler weather, like ‘Luxury fish pie’ and ‘ Wild mushroom risotto’.
Unique decor: Autumn offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to wedding themes and color schemes. You can go for a rustic or vintage vibe, embrace the season with warm and cozy tones, or opt for a more formal look with elegant neutrals. Boho styling works great in autumn. Check out LO & BEHOLD BESPOKE (loandbeholdbespoke.com) – who provide the most stunning props and stationery. Autumn offers a wide range of decor options, including pumpkins, leaves, and seasonal flowers like mums and sunflowers. These elements can help you create a warm, cozy atmosphere that is perfect for a wedding celebration. We also recommend Lichen & Lights (lichenandlights.co.uk) for autumnal styling – whose props include pine cones and silver birch candles for that gorgeous forest feel.
Availability: Since summer is the most popular season for weddings, many venues and vendors may be booked solid during that time. By choosing an autumn wedding date, you may have more options when it comes to selecting a venue or working with a particular vendor. We have good availability from October onwards at The Barn at Avington.
Overall, an autumn wedding can be a beautiful and unique way to celebrate your special day. Whether you want to embrace the season or simply take advantage of the many benefits of an off-season wedding, autumn can be a wonderful time to tie the knot.
Props and styling: @lichenandlights
Author: Beth Allen