Autumnal Wedding Ideas for 2021

With the beautiful nature colour palette and cool weather, it’s no surprise that autumn is the most popular season for weddings. So, with that in mind, we’ve pulled together a round-up of our favourite ideas to help you get inspired for your wedding this autumn…

Wedding Themes

Because of the beautiful colour palette of autumn, there are so many wedding themes which fit perfectly with this leafy season! Rustic, bohemian, vintage and country are amongst our favourites and should always be accentuated in a woodland area to embrace the natural beauty of fall. If an outdoor wedding isn’t for you, bring the outdoors inside with your wedding décor choices and colour palette.  

Ceremony Decorations

When it comes to the ceremony décor, there are so many ways to incorporate the romantic colours of autumn. Celebrate the season with a moody, wedding arch filled with orange and burgundy flowers on a wooden beam. You can also get into the autumn spirit by dressing the aisle with autumn leaves, twinkling fairy lights, pumpkins and candles.

Wedding Breakfast Décor 

Not sure what colour palette to go with? Your inspiration is in the season! Dress your tables for the wedding breakfast in colours of sunset and pumpkin hues. Paired with mercury glassware, rustic orange and deep red floral centrepieces, vines, fruits and towering candlesticks, this will be one dreamy autumn wedding tablescape that your guests won’t forget. 

Wedding Cakes

Give your wedding cake the pumpkin spice treatment and select a cake that not only shows off your personal taste and flare but celebrates the season too! Think cinnamon-dusted doughnuts for decoration, fresh seasonal blooms and gold leaf foliage to guarantee your wedding cake the perfect autumnal look. 

The Menu

When it comes to the food and drink you serve at an autumn wedding, it’s all about rich flavours, warmth and comfort. Traditional flavours include cinnamon, squash and apples, but if you’d prefer to not fall victim to the traditional options, why not incorporate some dates, figs, blackberries, nuts and kale into your menu too?  If you’d really like to get into the autumn spirit, you could even treat the guests to a dessert bar of caramel apples and toasted marshmallows. 

Signature Drinks

There are so many delicious fall flavours that you can use in your signature drinks that will have all of your guests feeling cosy and relaxed at your wedding reception. From apple cider, pumpkin and spices, you can treat your guests to a classic hot toddy or a delicious whisky sour. If you’re not a fan of cocktails, a classic red wine or beer would compliment your autumn theme and for a non-alcoholic option, think maple mocktails, chai lattes and hot chocolates with cinnamon. 

Wedding Reception Decorations

From wooden barrels and crates to giant pumpkins and candle lanterns, there’s so many autumn wedding decorations that you will fall in love with at your wedding reception. Make sure you fill the room with fairy lights to create the ultimate autumn ambience. 


Another way you can utilise the stunning autumn colour palette is with your invitations. You could go for a rich burgundy, rustic browns or even champagnes and creams for your card stock. For an elegant look to your invitations, think gold lettering and tie the invitation together with a velvet ribbon as a final touch. 

Wedding Dresses

Depending on your personal style, you can really have fun when it comes to selecting the dresses for an autumn wedding. For the bridesmaids: deep plums, burnt oranges, burgundies and papaya will really accentuate your autumn theme. When it comes to the bride, you may opt for something timeless in ivory or cream or steer away from traditional in blush pink or rose gold. Whichever colour you select, your dresses will surely look amazing against the autumn leaves. 

Wedding Flowers

The wonderful thing about autumn weddings is that they really embrace the beauty of nature and a great way to incorporate this into your wedding is in your flower choices. Bring the outside into your indoor ceremony with wildflowers, herbs and leaves in your flower bouquets. For something more luxurious and elegant, think roses, tulips and sunflowers in deep reds, oranges and yellows. 


To keep the guests entertained, there are a number of activities and entertainment options that will fit into your autumn theme. Bobbing for apples is a popular choice for families whilst carnival and card games will also keep your guests out of their seats. When it comes to the entertainment, you may opt for a harpist or classical singers. Booking a rat pack singer or band is also a great option for your wedding reception to guarantee glamour during this alluring time of year.  


Delamere Manor is Cheshire’s most sought after wedding venue. To find out more, including availability for 2021 & 2022 weddings, get in touch with the Wedding Team at Delamere Manor on 01606 261361 or email us at [email protected]

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