Planning an autumn wedding

autumn wedding The great English poet John Keats wrote in his poem ‘To Autumn’

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;

Indeed autumn is a beautiful season that evokes rich, warm colors, fruits and flowers, delicious home-cooked food and sweet syrupy delights. Think of autumn leaves and colors and the pleasant atmosphere when you plan your autumn-themed wedding.

Venue
It would be ideal to hold your wedding outdoors amidst the lovely foliage of trees and pretty flowers. See if you can arrange to have the wedding at a park, an inn in the countryside or perhaps in your own backyard or garden. Decorations would be minimal – nature will take care of the rest.

A canopy outdoors in an orchard or farm would be perfect as it would protect you and your guests from rough weather, while enabling you to enjoy the scenic surroundings.

For an indoors wedding, use sunflowers, deep red roses, orchids, dahlias and chrysanthemums, arranged in vases and bowls. For the linen, use colors like red, brown, dark green, orange, gold, yellow, rust and burgundy.

The attire
Of course, the bride will wear a white gown and the groom, a black tuxedo. However, when it gets nippy, a strapped or strapless wedding gown will make the bride freeze from cold. Same goes for the bridesmaids if their dresses are in a similar style.

Select floor length gowns for the bride and the bridesmaids and find matching stoles or shawls that they can wear without compromising on style.

Food and favors
Red wine or ciders are drinks that suit the season’s flavor. Hot tomato soup, grilled sandwiches and fruit salads can be served as appetizers. For the main course, consider pork, mashed potatoes, vegetables like spinach and mushroom and pie or cheesecake for dessert.

Sweet delights like maple candy or syrup, dark chocolate etc make good seasonal favors.

Enjoy autumn with a spectacular wedding ceremony and reception.