An autumn wedding can be a warm and vibrant celebration of falling leaves, an earthy and rustic day in nature or an Arabian nights extravaganza of colour and light. Here are our new autumn colour trends for 2014, and how to mix autumnal colours for an eye-catching look to your wedding day.
When it comes to wedding colour colour schemes and themes it’s tempting to play it safe and opt for a classic ivory with one other colour and perhaps some pretty love hearts here and there for added interest.
But if you like to be different, consider colour mixing with an autumnal palette and adding in some leaves, berries or even Halloween themes to celebrate the season in all its glory.
A simple cream wedding dress can be brightened with beautiful emerald green accessories such as satin shoes, a wrap or even statement jewellery. Autumnal evenings get darker earlier which is ideal for warm lantern lighting and a late fireworks display. Add Moroccan lanterns with coloured glass or mirrored mosaics in these shades for added spice.
4 Deep red, burgundy plum, silver and white
This rich colour scheme suits a late autumn wedding with its wintry feel and can be accessorised with autumn berries to gorgeous effect. A deep red bridal gown next to plum bridesmaid dresses are lightened with a shining silver accent and white base to the otherwise dark and dramatic colour scheme. Serve warmed spiced cider and blackberry cassis and use harvest fruits of apples and blackberries for centrepieces and seasonal cheer on the menu.
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.