It's October, there's beautiful red, orange and yellow crispy leaves covering the floor, a chill in the air, dark mornings and evenings and even (annoyingly!) ice on the car first thing in the morning...!
Autumn is such a beautiful time of year to get married; summer is generally the busiest season for a wedding, but there are so many benefits of having an October/November wedding.
Beautiful additions such as pumpkins, beautiful gold tones, rich dishes during your wedding breakfast and mulled wine, as well as stunning bold colours, such as burnt oranges, golds, deep reds and purples which are some of the colour palettes we are going to look at.
Weather is also a huge factor in weddings, with couples expecting sunshine on their summer wedding, disappointed when the UK weather shows its true form and rains, but with autumn, I tend to find couples just don’t expect good weather, and have an indoor plan in place, so it’s just a bonus if the sun does shine!
I'm so excited to show you these 7 stunning autumnal colour palettes! Let me know what you think!
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Burnt Orange Autumn Colour Palette
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From beautiful burnt orange bridesmaids dresses, to brown tones throughout your floral displays, I don't think you can get more autumnal than this colour scheme! Works well with creams, ivories, pale pinks and white, so really easy to match with the rest of your décor. Such a vibrant, beautiful colour, but definitely seasonal and suits October/November weddings best. I also love the use of the mixed colour bridesmaids dresses, as well as different materials, shown by Jenny Yoo, to create a real mix of autumn vibes! Don't feel you need to go too over the top with the orange if you feel it is too much, keep it to just your bridesmaids, with a orange flowers in the mix, then keep everything else to the lighter brown tones, or just go all out burnt orange!
Deep Red Autumn Colour Palette
A real classic and pretty popular year year, especially in the cooler months. Red is widely available, whether it's bridesmaids dresses, flowers or décor, you won't struggle to find the colour to match. Don't be too strict on matching the exact red, a mixture of different shades works really well, and did you know, red and pink is back in! Yes, you heard me right. A deep red with a vintage rose works beautifully together and gives a real feel of the excitement for the festivities to come at the end of the year - get your guests ready for it! You can even match your drinks in with this colour scheme, as shown by Mixologist World.
Plum Autumn Colour Palette
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I absolutely love the use of plum tones in a colour palette, just make sure to go for the right tone and avoid the use of the once popular Cadbury purple! This is very dated now, but a deep plum will just look absolutely stunning, working well with dusky pinks, lavenders and exceptionally well with deep forest greens, which is perfect when it comes to the flowers and you can go all out with the foliage! Deep plum roses matched with eucalyptus are a match made in heaven! This colour palette has real romantic vibes to it, so if you want to keep with an autumnal theme but with the added romance, this is the palette for you.
Emerald Green Wedding Colour Palette
Such a rich, classy colour palette, and one of my favourites. Emerald green has really risen in popularity over the last couple of years, especially in home décor too, and we are starting to see it even more now in the wedding industry. This colour will look remarkable on your bridesmaids, especially if matched with a velvet material, as shown by Jenny Yoo. You could even opt for velvet deep emerald table clothes, using white and gold cutlery and crockery to lighten the tables slightly. This colour palette just screams expensive and gives a real wow factor to your autumnal wedding.
Navy Colour Scheme
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Navy blue is such a classic and has been popular for many years now, and you just can't go wrong with it! Pair it with white or ivory tones, or you could even bring a blush pink into the mix if you want to lighten up the colour palette slightly, although I think the deeper the tones, the more autumnal your day will feel. Gold works really well with navy, so opt for gold cutlery, candles holders and even gold rimmed glasses and charger plates.
Gold Wedding Colour Palette
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That's right, you can go all gold! Why not! Your bridemaids will look stunning in all gold dresses, whether you opt for a deep gold or more of a champagne gold look. Fill your tables with gold candle holders and taper candles to really bring warmth to your wedding venue. You could opt for all white with gold cutlery, chargers and accessories, or you could match it with creams and brown tones as shown by Wed Shed. Such a simple colour palette, which creates an autumnal and classy vibe to your day.
Charcoal Autumn Colour Palette
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Another strong favourite of mine, especially for autumn/winter months. Grey can have a reputation for feeling cold, but if you use a grey with blue tones, this will really bring warmth to your day. You don't have to go all out, with a charcoal coloured cake as I've shown, but just add in touches here and there. But if you do go all out, the vibe of your day will feel warm and stylish. Grey also matches most colours out there so it's a great palette to have! Why not add hints of a paler grey, silver (cutlery) and white. You could even use a pale or brighter blue or a beautiful lavender to complete the palette.
Feeling overwhelmed with all the colour choices? Get in touch to book an inspiration and design session with me. We can look at what colour palette works for you, matching in with your personalities but also your venue décor - something couples tend to forget about! Contact me to discuss further here.