While a wedding is certainly a wonderful celebration any time of the year, there's something extra special about autumn weddings in particular. The weather is just right, not too hot, but not too cold, and the changing foliage makes everything feel a little bit magical. At Barlens, we have been a part of functions and events in Australia since 1965 and we are the leaders in premium wedding supplies and hire equipment for special occasions of all sizes and themes. Here’s our list of essential things you need to create a spectacular autumn wedding.
A Venue That Embraces the Season
Autumn is nature at its finest, with a stunning array of colours in the landscape, so make the most of the colours and the falling leaves by choosing an outdoor venue plenty of trees. Not only will you have the prettiest backdrop for your wedding photos, you can create a fun autumn atmosphere with giant outdoor games and picnic rugs for guests to enjoy between the ceremony and reception.
Something to Keep Your Guests Warm
While autumn days can be beautiful and sunny, it’s almost a certainty the evening will bring a cool chill to the air so keeping your guests cosy and comfortable as the party heads into the night is of utmost importance. Throws and blankets are perfect for an outdoor autumnal wedding ceremony, portable gas heaters or crackling open fires will create a subtle warmth and add to the cosy, romantic atmosphere.
Food for a Cooler Climate
There are three things that will keep your guests raving about how amazing your wedding was and great food is number one on the list, along with flowing drinks and lively entertainment. The cooling temperature gives the perfect excuse for indulging rich and decadent comfort foods. When it comes to autumn food you don’t need to be concerned about serving foods that are too hot like you would be in summer, just make sure there is enough of it, and it is great quality. Autumn weddings are perfectly suited to either sit down dinners or cocktail events, so the choice of what to serve is almost limitless.
Décor with a Warm Colour Palette and Jewel Tones
One of the most iconic aspects of autumn is the striking colour palette so try to feature warm shades in your décor, wedding supplies and furniture to accentuate the autumn atmosphere. Dark red, burnt orange, and golden yellow are well-suited hues. If these warmer tones don’t suit your style, you can still plan a rustic autumn wedding, just pick rich, deep and moody colours such as eggplant purple, olive green, fuchsia, and dark turquoise. When combined with ivory, these jewel tones purvey an elegant and sophisticated ambience.
Flowers That Suit the Season
When choosing flowers for your autumn wedding, start with your chosen colour palette and wedding theme then select in-season flowers that will tie in perfectly. Whilst many of the more popular bridal florals are available in the spring, like peonies and ranunculus, there is still an abundance of other flowers to choose from in the autumn season. Work with your floral designer to create a unique look designed with you and your wedding in mind.
If you are looking for the best wedding supplies for your autumn wedding, get in touch with the team at Barlens today. With a huge range of bespoke marquees, furniture and styling pieces for hire, we have exactly what you need to create the wedding of your dreams. Browse our range online or get in touch with our friendly team in Canberra on (02) 6206 2020 or Albury on (02) 6043 0605 .