So, with the days drawing in and the flip flops packed away for another year, the wedding season is over…….
BUT, with the standard season over you are all free from the over inflated prices of some venues and from the traditional expectations of a summer wedding. As someone who works with those of you who go their own way, I have had the privilege of working on quite a few really awesome winter weddings, with a few more coming up over the next few months.
With that in mind, Here are some tips to think about when considering decor. I am not the one to be telling you what style to choose, that is up to you, but these methods can help really make those little details pop!
So, with the changing of the season you have an amazing nature colour palette to inspire you. Whether you go with something to reflect this, or something bright and colourful just bear in mind the backdrops for photos (whether these will be inside or outside) , what type of flowers will be in season and what will suit your venue. To be honest all these points are important for a wedding at any time of the year, but just bear in mind when you are making all your choices early on.
Colours which work really well are those which are cosy and intimate think towards the darker and more natural side of the colour palette (go on, you can do it, be brave!)
This is one of the most important factors for a wedding between October -March. Lets face it, we have discussed how the weather sucks, (but then that is not exclusive to winter) but it is a given that it will get dark so much earlier than the rest of the year. You can make all the most beautiful elements for your wedding, but the darkness will put a different view on this. Lighting is something to consider, especially if you are having an afternoon ceremony as by the time the reception starts, it will be dark, or getting dark. make sure to check how the room will be lit, and if you want to include some lighting elements for things like centrepieces to make them stand out when the lights go down in the evening. Fairy lights, candles, and metallics can all help add a bit more to your decor. And if you know me at all you’ll know I need no excuse to cover everything in fairy lights!
These examples of a late October wedding show how lighting can really compliment a venue and bring in that lovely autumnal atmosphere.
Photos by Simmo’s Photography
So as mentioned earlier this is appropriate for weddings at any time of the year in this country, but this is a particular consideration during the winter months. Perhaps you need to consider a photo backdrop area in your venue if the weather isn’t on your side during the photo time, or customising an umbrella or boots just in case! Make sure you always have a plan B so there is no stress if there is a bit of drizzle.
And so, just a few tips to help you with the styling of your autumn/winter wedding, the most important thing is though, make sure your wedding is how you want it! If you want anyone to help you out to make that happen, whether this is styling or just hire of a few bits and pieces I would love to help. Pop us a message using the form below.