Rustic Autumn Wedding Ideas

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Embrace The Season With These Decorative Tips

Wondering how to work with the seasons and showcase the best of autumn in your wedding theme? These tips will get you started.

Autumn is a very special season to get married here at Crondon Park. September is now the second most popular month for weddings and it’s easy to see why when you visit us during this time. The backdrop of countryside around our Baronial Hall looks spectacular in autumn. With the rich, seasonal tones of nature, this is the perfect setting for your rustic barn wedding. Here are some ideas to help you embrace autumn throughout your entire wedding day celebrations.

Pumpkin Decorations

Nothing says autumn better than a pumpkin, but if you’re thinking that they only scream ‘Halloween’ then think again. Pumpkins can look phenomenal as decorative features during your big day so long as you pair them well and keep the Jack-o’-lantern details out of the event. In fact, your pumpkins needn’t be carved at all. You might use them to line the aisle of your ceremony, or to decorate a table which displays your seating plan. Pumpkins also work fantastically well at autumn weddings as part of your floral arrangements for your centrepieces.

Fruit and Foliage

If you’re not a fan of pumpkins, then you might opt for other seasonal fruits to decorate your reception with. If orange is too strong a tone for you, then why not go for apples and pomegranates instead? These earthy tones will provide your tables with plenty of colour and work well mixed into your floral arrangements.

Seasonal Wedding Colours

If the bride is wearing white, then you can add a splash of autumn colour to your hair and accessories, as well as relying on the shades of your bridesmaids’ outfits to bring the seasonal theme together. Experiment with autumn foliage in the bouquets and perhaps even add fresh autumn flowers in your hair. You can use strong tones for the bridesmaid dresses, embracing rich reds, purples or chocolate browns to create the perfect look.


Lanterns are an effective way to light up your rustic autumn wedding venue. Choose large black lanterns containing a pillar candle which will provide plenty of light. Another pretty idea is to fill oversized jars with fairy lights and twigs or dried fruits. You could use these on your tables or to decorate a DIY whisky table with, which will provide a warming seasonal beverage for your guests.

Autumn Wedding Photos

Your photographer will have some great ideas to capture the rustic mood of this fantastic season. Make sure you chat beforehand if you have any specific shots that you’d like to take. The colours of the leaves turning on the trees are just as exquisite as those that are already underfoot. If it’s a dry day, then you might want to walk through the thick autumn leaves. Those who are feeling particularly brave can even get fantastic pictures by jumping in them!

If you have an autumn wedding date in the diary, then have a think about what the season means to you and which details from nature you’d love to incorporate into your celebrations.