Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. George Eliot
If you have chosen to get married in autumn, you have the opportunity to exploit the array of romantic shades and the mes that the season brings. As the warmer weather begins to disappear, the cosiness of cold evenings, and beautifully colourful leaves on the ground make for the perfect wedding background. Make the most of this stunning season through the colours associated with it; the warm reds, russets, yellows of the changing leaves, the bright orange of pumpkins and the deep browns of conkers. Consider adding a touch of metallic bronze or gold, and you have yourself your very own autumn colour scheme, and  the first step in planning your autumn wedding.

Start from the beginning, and create your own wedding stationery, as that’s what your guests will see first and is a simple task with countless possibilities. Choose designs with motifs like leaves, trees, apples and pinecones for a classic woodland feel.

Dressing your bridesmaids is another opportunity to embrace the theme, with numerous beautiful opportunities. Choose dresses in rich, warm colour like blackberry purple, deep red or chocolate brown. If you would prefer to dress your bridal party in lighter colours, then neutral shades like cream or gold look stunning with an autumnal theme.

Flowers are next – choose classic blooms like roses, gerberas and dahlias in reds, oranges and yellows, whilst complementing them with woodland touches like acorns and oak leaves. Additionally, you could add fruit and berries to your wedding bouquet such as blackberries, or crab apples for a rustic twist.

Whether you are thinking wood nymphs and fairy rings, or forest floors carpeted with leaves crunching underfoot, autumn is a wonderful opportunity to bring originality and flair to your nuptials.