Autumn is truly a beautiful season. The rich brown, orange, dark green and yellow colourways accompanied by the low-lying sun and a crisp chill in the air all combine to make it a truly wonderful time of the year to get married. As a result, we are seeing more and more couples opting to get married at this time of the year and take full advantage of all the fabulous things that Autumn offers a wedding couple. Autumn weddings can take on the feel of rustic look, or uber sophisticated depending on your preference. Whatever you choose an autumn wedding is destined to be a beautiful occasion.
One of the big trends for Autumn weddings is the use of fresh fruit in not only the wedding menu but across the whole day. The colours, tastes and textures of autumnal seasonal fruits include lots of rich plums, berries and yellow in the bridesmaid dress, bouquets, room dressing and of course the food. The popularity of fruit as a main ingredient leads nicely into the emergence of vegan weddings. What started as a niche market is now a thriving aspect of weddings with couples choosing to opt for a vegan wedding menu as their preferred option. And what a celebration of food it can be. The choice of vegan dishes now is really something to behold, with beautiful, rich flavours featuring in the most exquisite dishes. From canapes to the wedding cake (naked or un-iced cakes are right on trend) and including the champagne, wedding venues are now offering a fantastic choice of vegan elements to the day.
The beauty of going vegan is that it’s suitable for all tastes, and if there are various food requirements, vegan dishes suit all tastes and age groups. Don’t forget that the format can either be a traditional sit-down affair or a more relaxed street food/buffet style. Whatever takes your fancy.
Long tables adorned with sharing platters, beautiful autumnal flowers and fruits, fairy lights and candles in simple glass jars are a must. The format allows for guests to mingle, and chat in an informal style whilst sharing in the beautiful food.
And for the drinks reception, you can serve hot autumn cocktails – (yes there is such a thing as a hot gin and tonic!) as well as hot chocolate – with a shot of brandy perhaps? They match perfectly with the temperature outside and add a twist to the whole day.
When it comes to wedding cakes add rustic dried fruits such as clementines and berries for decoration or include a few warming spices such as cinnamon or cardamom within the ingredients.
There really is so much choice, and wonderful seasonal elements and trends that you can incorporate into your wedding day that it’s no surprise it’s becoming the most popular time of the year to get married.
Post contributed by Cresta Court