A Very Autumnal Affair
Though considered traditional, these two seasons are not necessarily the “best” time to get married. If you prefer the crisp air and coppery hues of late-summer/early-autumn, then September and October could be the answer to your dream wedding.
An autumn sky, though not as hot as an August one, is often a rich blue, with a fresh breeze and comfortable temperature. And in addition, so many of the colours, cuisine and customs associated with autumn make for a truly wonderful wedding.
So if your heart is leaning more towards poppies and pumpkins than cherry blossoms and April showers, read on for tips on having a very autumn affair.
Dish it up on disposables. Not just any disposables though. Our bamboo tableware is not only eco-friendly and sturdy enough for everything from soup to steak, but the warm-toned wooden effect will set off any autumnal table setting.
Keep it seasonal. Not only will you find yourself with better quality organic ingredients when you keep your menu seasonal, but the colours, tastes and smells will only serve to enhance the autumnal experience. Think cucumber and rocket salad, hog roast and caramel apples for dessert.
September posies. September is a wonderful time for rich jewel-toned flowers, and in addition to the month’s birth flower Forget-Me-Not, you can have fun with arrangements made of carnations, chrysanthemums, hydrangeas and marigolds, as well as lilacs, freesias and roses.
Autumn alternatives. If, however, you want to veer away from traditional dainty flowers, try some autumn alternatives. Sunflowers will give you the floral effect with a fun twist, whilst using red and gold leaves, with other natural elements like pine cones and conkers, will make for an unusual centrepiece.
The Finishing Touches
Nature’s bounty. The easiest way to create an autumnal backdrop for your wedding is to use natural materials and traditional seasonal touches. So when coming up with decorations, think gourds and pumpkins (plain or painted), corn dollies and wooden tones. For a bit of sparkle, use fire tones you see in nature mixed with shimmering gold and bronze, or incorporate sapphire tones (September’s birthstone).
Set the mood. Part of creating the perfect autumn affair falls to understanding the time of year, and how to set the tone both day and night. In the day, you will have warm autumn sunshine; in the night you might want candlelight, fairy lights, or even a bonfire. Use seasonal smells like red apples, blackberries and pumpkin spices, to stimulate the senses and create instant autumn.
And there you go. Little Cherry’s very quick guide to a very autumnal affair. Browse our site for more seasonally-appropriate, planet-friendly party ware, and search Pinterest and Polyvore boards for further inspiration.