There is definitely a hint of Autumn in the air and as much as I will miss summer, I have to admit I can hardly wait for autumn (apart from the rain of course!). There is something about those crisp, chilly days and the golden hues that I crave. Long walks collecting berries and fruits, making apple pies and sipping on hot cider! The natural colour palette is incredible too, from russet and taupe to rich berry reds, plum and damson. Some of my favourite weddings are ones that really reflect the seasons and with autumn you can most definitely take an abundance of ideas from nature itself!
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One thing’s for sure, fruit is the perfect starting point to base your decor and styling upon. I just love the idea of serving hot apple cider poured into the apples themselves to your guests on arrival. Rather than canapés, let guests toast their own marshmallows over fire pits and serve a selection of berry pies for dessert!
When it comes to flowers there is a long list of suitable blooms for the season including scabious, cornflowers, clematis, dahlias and sedum. Combine these with beautiful autumn foliage, hips, dried wheat, berries and seedheads to add texture and depth of colour. By mixing the florals with so much pretty foilage you can actually save a small fortune on the amount of flowers needed too!
Fallen leaves are another perfect element to incorporate into your styling. The leaves used as place names above add such a lovely rustic touch and are free too! They also work really well included in the buttonholes for the boys and help to tie the whole look together.
I am all ready now for those incredible autumn colours and walking amongst the fallen leaves in the park!
Mrs White x