October 02, 2019

Reasons to get married in Autumn

Reasons to get married in Autumn

We love Autumn weddings

And an English country wedding venue has got to be the first choice for an Autumn wedding, surely?! What could be more romantic than a wedding with golden views of open countryside, roaring fires, comfy sofas and candlelit wedding feasts?
We’re all about Autumn weddings at Elmore, here’s why you should think about trading heatwave for hygge and planning an autumnal ceremony over a summer wedding…


That Autumn glow

Ask any good photographer and they will tell you a magical light takes hold the minute September sweeps in. This golden glow is the most perfect light for wedding photographs, it makes everyone look luminous and is perfect for romantic moments.

Autumn light by James Fear

Harvest colours

The rich and warm hues of autumn are to die for. Use wines, plums and burnt orange, or a palette of pink and red.
Add metallic touches and lots of twinkling fairy lights and candles to create an intimate and warm atmosphere.

Metallic wedding by Lush imaging
Autumn wedding flowers
Orange wedding tables Rob Tarren
Red candles by Eve Dunlop
Autumn flowers by Rob Tarren
Candlelit tables by Eve Dunlop
Pink and red by Eve Dunlop
Wine coloured tablecloth
Pretty and fun by James Fear
Autumn wedding tables

Pampas perfection

Pampas grass is so big right now, and it’s the perfect décor accessory for Autumn weddings!

Pampas wedding by James Fear
Pampas arch Through the woods we ran
DIY pampas arch!
Pampas grass Autumn
Pampas wedding tables by James Fear
Rebel & the rose
Autumn church flowers Pixie Abbott

Autumn accessories

Colder weather is the perfect excuse to add more oomph to your outfit. You’ve just won some more layers to play with!

We love long sleeves and even longer trains on wedding dresses at this time of year…  Add fur, funky jackets, hats or wraps, go with your style and make yourself comfy.

Autumn bride & groom Nikki Cooper
Autumn dress by Eve Dunlop
Long sleeve lace by Pixie Abbott
Wow bride by Pixie Abbott
Long veil by Rob Tarren
Autumn Bride & Groom Lush Image
Bridal coat by James Fear
Autumn bridal by James Fear
Shibumi wedding coats

Maids of Autumn

We are loving black bridesmaid’s dresses right now, and what could be more perfect for an October wedding? Add a bit of sparkle and you’re rocking.

Black bridal party by James Fear
October bridesmaids dresses
Black bridesmaids dress party
Goth bridesmaids by Lush Imagaing
Black bridesmaids dresses by Harry Michael

But there's a rainbow of colours to play with this season, here's our favourite autumnal bridesmaids hues...

By Lex Flemming
Mismatched By Amy Rose
Sparkle maids by Rob Tarren
Jewel bridesmaids by Eve Dunlop
Floral maids by James Fear

Candles & Fairy lights

Just on its own this would win us over. The shorter days and darker nights are the perfect canvas for lights. Lots and lots of lights, no, more than that…

Candlelit wedding by Nikki Cooper
Red candle tables by Eve Dunlop
Copper cutler & candles Voyteck
Wedding banquet by Allister Freeman
Fairylights & candles by Lush Imaging
Candlelit banquet by Eve Dunlop
Long tables by Eve Dunlop
Tree lights wedding by Lush Imaging

Comfort food

This is the official season of feasting; harvest festival, bring out the bounty, praise the land for its abundance. 
Lay your tables until they ache with food, and don’t stop at dinner! Serve late night snacks; wood fired pizza, cheese and crackers, crumpets & marshmallows round the fire, sweets and treats, this is your chance to go all out with the comfort food.


Autumn mains

Here's some of our favourite warming mains from our new menus, if you fancy trying some Elmore food come along to our wedding fayre on the 13th October and get stuck in...

Braised beef sharing platter
Vegan Polenta
All the pies!
All the pies!
By Seb Coman
Sea bass on our new menus

Late night snacking

Pizza monkey by James Fear
Dessert table by Lush Imaging
Old school favourite by James Fear
Fire food by James Fear
Through the woods we ran

Hygge heaven

It’s time to get cosy. Pull your friends and family close, play games, dim the lights and snuggle in. You might think of summer as the time to do a weekend-long wedding (festival style) but Autumn is the perfect season to stretch your wedding into 2 or more days.

Here’s our perfect Autumn weekend wedding schedule:


The night before the wedding:

Host an intimate pre-wedding dinner party followed by spa treatments for your bestest in the Coach House.

Dinner at Elmore Court
Cotswolds spa at Elmore

Wedding morning:

Lounging, delicious breakfast with a tipple or two and proper pampering session and/ or a yoga session in matching PJs or dressing gowns.

Matching by Eve Dunlop
Shibumi dressing gowns
Wedding morning PJs
Dressing gown bridesmaids

Wedding ceremony:

at 2pm- to make the most of the magical Autumnal light we suggest holding your ceremony in the afternoon, that way you’ll be seated for feasting by 4pm and just in time to slip out for some romantic after dinner couple shots.

That Autumn light by James Fear

Wedding feast:

By 4pm your guests will be seated in The Gillyflower ready for the fest to begin (and never end)

Candlelit dinner by Eve Dunlop

Surprise entertainment:

To get the party started with a bang bring in a band who will get creative with the way they entertain guests and start off half way through dinner, by the end of the feast no one will be sitting down and they’ll make their own way to the dancefloor!

Surprise entertainment by James Fear
Autumn wedding by James Fear
Dinner PARTY by James Fear

Sunset shots:

Make sure you get those all-important Autumn sunset couple shots (you can sneak out without anyone noticing)

Sunset romance by James Fear
Boho bride in white lace wedding dress, white fur coat and flower crown holds her dress out to the side in one hand and a sparkler in the other as she leans in to kiss her modern groom in navy suit and patterned tie who is also holding sparkler at romantic modern boho wedding at night at wild wedding venue elmore court
James Fear
Sparkler kiss by James Fear

Sparkler time:

Well it wouldn't be an Autumn wedding without some sparklers (and possibly a few fireworks?) would it!

Sparkler exit by James Fear
By Barney Walters
By Rob Tarren

Proper party:

We think it’s best to involve dressing up, silly dance moves, glitter stations, photo booths, DIY pimp your drinks bar (fancy gin and tonic with berries, cucumber, lime and lemon or prosecco with little vials of slow gin, crème de cassis and blackcurrant liqueur or freshly squeezed orange juice, strawberries and pomegranate juice- the more the merrier) and other interactive ice breakers- the more creative the better!

Party time by James Fear
Pimp your Prosecco by James Fear
By Mrs Mashup
Dance floor confetti by James Fear
Wedding band by Rob Tarren

Fireside fun:

Get toasting whatever you fancy round the fire (crumpets, smores and simple marshmallows are our favourites). Or you can serve hot toddies or hot chocolate with cream and a dash of brandy at this point. Sing some songs, tell some stories, give your mother in law a hug.

Fire pit beauty
Fire pit romance by James Fear
Smores by James Fear

The morning after:

A slap up breakfast in the dining room to a backdrop of tales of the night before

Homemade Elmore granola
Full Elmore breakfast

Are you raring to get stuck into planning your Autumn wedding now? Great! Take a look through some of our autumn real weddings and dark wedding inspiration, or drop us a line if you want a chat!

Lots of Love
Team E xx

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