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Fall In Love… An Autumn Affair

Fall in Love… An Autumn Affair

Autumn, or as the Americans say ‘Fall‘, is such a beautiful time of year. The rich rustic colours as the trees turn from green to gold, and red to brown create such a warm glow as the crisp cooler weather fills the air.

We really enjoyed working on Grace and Andrew and Louise and Leroy’s Autumn weddings this year; both couples wanted to create a warm glowing ambiance as their guests entered the venue, so we used plenty of twinkling candles to set the mood.

Grace loves the autumn colours and definitely wanted to display all the rich hues throughout. From her bouquet to the table decorations and the cake.

Louise wanted more use of delicate ivy with berries and pine cones for her wedding centrepieces and as Leroy is from the spice Island of Grenada, we added nutmeg and cinnamon bark to twig wreaths, which not only added a personal touch to which Leroy and his mother could relate, but also a rich warm aroma of spices to the table.

Louise & Leroy’s floating candle arrangements with festive twig wreaths


Grace and Andrew opted for coloured water to continue the Autumnal colour scheme

Both couples chose the use of our conical vases with floating candles in the middle of the wreath and plenty of
tea light candles on the tables.

The use of scented candles in any wedding decoration is a must in my opinion, and we found the perfect scents at
Croydon Candle Co. We ordered little jars of Pumpkin Spice which filled the venue with the most gorgeous scent that reminded me of homemade pumpkin pie and cinnamon spice. Now I’ve never had pumpkin pie, but I know the Americans love it, especially at this time of year for Thanksgiving, and from that beautiful aroma from those candles, I can understand why! The Pumpkin Spice candles really complemented the cinnamon and nutmeg theme for Louise and Leroy’s wedding centrepieces brining back wonderful childhood memories for Leroy. For Grace and Andrew we used Croydon Candle Co’s seasonal Spiced Apple scent which filled the venue with a warm scent of loveliness which complimented her rich hues of autumn colours.

There is so much you can do for autumn weddings and your imagination can run wild. A rustic theme fits perfectly at this time of year, but if that’s not your cup of tea, no problem, Autumn colours and ideas fit into many different wedding styles. But the colours are strong so you really don’t want to go OTT. It’s best to keep it simple on the eye and play on the other senses such as the use of candles for scent.

For an Autumn/Fall wedding the main thing would be to create a warm, welcoming ambiance for your guests with glowing candle flames and the use of all the interesting colours and textures that come with the season.

– Jennifer

Venues: The Chateau & St Paul’s United Reformed Church
Styling: Beyond Expectations Weddings and Events
Bouquet: Beyond Expectations
Food: The Chateau

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