In the midst of autumn, we’re dreaming of all those beautiful autumnal weddings with rich, vibrant colour schemes. With its stunning countryside setting and historic buildings, Pentney Abbey is the perfect setting for an autumn celebration. We hope these wedding ideas will inspire you.
Design and Décor
If you’re on the look out for a wedding venue in Norfolk, we think Pentney Abbey is rather special. It’s glorious throughout the year but the autumn months really highlight the beautiful nature surrounding the venue and its striking architecture. The ethereal Gatehouse is the setting for your ceremony. Embrace its medieval romantic ambience.
Moving through to the Barn, this blank canvas boasts beautiful beams and exposed brickwork. Create warmth by bringing the outside in with autumnal blooms and using clever lighting. Sometimes the smallest touches make all the difference. If you’re choosing a warm colour palette, consider using a coloured table linen or glassware.
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Ivory and antique gold tones are a wonderful choice for autumn weddings, blending perfectly with the natural tones of fallen leaves. Whatever you choose to wear, it’s a great idea to consider a delicate sleeve or wrap in case of a cool breeze. On a sunny autumn day, you might even be able to enjoy an al fresco drinks reception on the lawn.
Bridesmaid dresses always offer the perfect opportunity to highlight your colour scheme. Consider selecting different autumnal shades for your bridesmaids, from rich jewel tones to natural hues of green and copper.
All About Flowers
Seasonal flowers are always the wisest choice, generally offering the most beautiful blooms at the best price. Bring the outside in by echoing what nature has to offer. Lush greenery looks wonderful in the autumn, alongside rich reds, oranges and pinks. For a softer look, you might sway towards ivory and blush pinks, perhaps with a hint of metallic gold.
In the Detail
Smaller details can cleverly personalise your day, from pretty signage welcoming your guests to Pentney Abbey to stationery on your tables and even ribbon colours.
We all love favours and the autumn months cry out for miniature jars of homemade jam, honey or chutney. We also rather love toffee apples which look fun and make a great display. If you’re marrying around the end of October, it’s time to embrace ‘all things pumpkin’ or you might send guests home with all the ingredients they need to make a delicious hot chocolate!
Food, Drink and Entertainment
Of course, your wedding style should be carried throughout your day, from the colour scheme to your menu. Autumn offers an abundance of wonderful produce, so keep food seasonal where you can. Cooler months give you the opportunity to delight guests with warm, hearty food and perhaps also choose a few autumnal cocktails!
Finally, don’t forget your entertainment. Bear in mind that you are likely to spend the majority of your day inside, so consider what might be effective. Close-up magicians are always a great success, perhaps alongside some music for your ceremony and a lively band or DJ in the evening. Make the most of the fact that it will be dark outside by giving your guests sparklers to create a ‘sparkler finale’ in the evening.
If you would like to see Pentney Abbey for yourself, we would love to show you around. Give our friendly wedding team a call on 01485 500292.