How to dress for an autumn wedding

Clearwell Castle in the autumn

Crisp golden leaves, clear skies, and calm weather make Autumn a lovely time to hold your wedding. Autumn comes with its own colour palette and unique characteristics and it is always good fun choosing a wedding day wardrobe that reflects the charms of the season.

The autumnal bride

Autumn gives you a beautiful rustic backdrop to work with, and you can bring in the endearing rustic elements of the season in your accessories; many brides like to play with autumnal headdresses; adorning them with autumnal blooms, golden leaves, and other foliage. In addition, to keep yourself warm and bring a chic touch to your wedding day look, why not opt for a silk shawl in a berry or burgundy colour, or a cozy and sophisticated faux-fur wrap?

Autumnal bridesmaids

For your bridesmaids, sophisticated and subtle tones, such as beige or a warm brown can look stunning against the autumn backdrop. Bolder shades such as pumpkin orange or burgundy can also look incredibly striking. Both of these shades look beautiful with floaty materials, such as chiffon. For accessories, you may like to go for some headdresses crafted with beautiful seasonal blooms or feathers.

Autumnal groom

Autumn is a fun time to play around with warm tones in interesting fabrics. A warm brown or grey are both striking colours for a suit made from tweed; the quintessential autumnal material. In addition, the autumn groom may enjoy accessorising with a bow-tie or tie in an earthy tone or vibrant Autumnal hue (orange and red perfectly fit the season).

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Autumnal wedding guests

Dark maroon, bronze, and brown tones reflect the beautiful autumn foliage and are lovely shades to bring into your outfit for any autumn wedding. A dark brown shirt or maroon dress are very fitting for an autumn wedding.

Going for beige, cream, or any other neutral tone and pairing them with an accessory in an autumnal shade is also another nice option for a more laid back look; for example, you might like to go for a cream coloured dress and pair it with some bronze heels.

Autumn is also a wonderful season for any wedding guest, as the pleasant temperature means that you can get away with wearing almost any of your favourite formal outfits. As Justine Carreon, writer at Elle Magazine, notes: “Fall is the Goldilocks zone of formal wear: you can attend a wedding without worrying about it being too cold or too hot. Even the slip dress can work for a Northern barn wedding with the simple addition of an evening jacket”.

Make the most of the season

With an array of stunning earthy tones and unique rustic characteristics, autumn can be one of the most enjoyable wedding seasons to dress for. Whether you decide to go for bold berry tones or a refined neutral palette, we hope you enjoy styling your outfit for this charming wedding season.

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