Bringing you great tips for French wedding style for autumn brides…
As the leaves turn wonderful shades of orange and brown and the nights draw in, it is a sure sign that Autumn has arrived. Whilst in years gone past traditionally wedding season starts in June and runs until early September, wedding season is becoming extended with weddings in all 12 months of the year.
Of course there will still always be peak dates for weddings, with some August dates being booked up years in advance, but if you are looking for something outside of the usual then Autumn is a wonderful season to get married in.
If you are a budget conscious bride, out of summer weddings can come with certain discounts for off-peak wedding season. However be cautious as some wedding suppliers who have been booked solid during the summer months, take time off in Autumn to recharge their creative batteries. Plus many photographers are booked not shooting weddings, but catching up on the resulting editing mountain for beautiful summer weddings.
When it comes to the location of your wedding ceremony and reception, just like the summer style, this can be determined by where in France you are getting married. Average temperatures for Chateau Challain and Angers in October are 17°C, whilst in Corsica a balmy 23°C in October.
Planning an outdoor Autumn celebration is a chance to incorporate the seasonal hues into the colour palette, incorporating burnt orange, coral, browns, tans, caramels and sage greens. If you are looking for inspiration take a walk through the Autumnal countryside, take a snap shot of the changing season and this provides your colour reference point.
If you are looking to add in some additional colours, incorporating purple, gold and dark reds add in a rich tone to the style, whilst also providing a transitional colour scheme between Autumn and winter.
Planning a destination wedding in France can provide wonderful opportunities to include the local produce into your celebration menu and the wedding cake. The rise in the number of skilled English and American cake makers who service France, means that you have options if you want to include an iced wedding cake into your day.
Choose an elegant 6-tiered ivory wedding cake featuring wild roses, acorns and Autumnal leaves for a large wedding to provide an eye catching centrepiece. Or for a more intimate wedding a two-tiered wedding cake with golden hues.
Whether you are planning a DIY wedding which includes a dessert table or you are looking to commission a baker to create one for you, Cristina from Paris Luxury Cakes provides us with some delectable Autumnal dessert ideas including St Honoré, Millefeuille made with pumpkin and Quince Crostata.
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Photo 1 and 3 Styling and Decoration by A Dream French Wedding, Photography Dan Courtice, photo 3 flowers by Ellery May Fleuriste; Photo 2 Photography Susie Lawrence; Photo 4 Flowers by Florésie and photography Elisabeth Perotin; Photo 5 Left: Cakes by Beth, Right and Photo 6 Paris Luxury Cakes