For Northern Irish brides it is very normal to want to get married in summer due to the slight possibility that the sun might actually shine! However, taking our unpredictable weather into consideration, it’s no surprise that Autumn weddings are on the rise and wedding venues are filling up fast in the months of October and November.
With an abundance of rustic touches, coloured leaves, and cosy colour combinations, autumn is a perfect time to get married, and the intimate, old-world stone backdrop provided by the stunning guest hall at Dufferin Hall plays perfectly into the autumn wedding theme.
As autumn arrives we transition into shorter days and darker evenings and a there is a brisk chill back into the air. One thing we can’t fault autumn for is the amazing colour scheme it creates. The gorgeous golden yellow, burnt orange and scarlet red leaves start to fall off the trees, making an amazing backdrop for your wedding photos.
From holidays to barbecues, summer is a busy time! Planning an autumn wedding means you’ll have more time to get ready for your big day and something to look forward to when summer comes to its inevitable end. What’s more, your guests will benefit from cheaper travel, accommodation is less likely to be fully booked, and your vendors of choice will be less busy, meaning you’ll get to work with your photographer, florist or caterer of choice! Even better, it will be easier to schedule the wedding around your guests’ busy schedules choosing an off-peak time to get married.
Ideal hair and make-up conditions
Autumn has that chill in the air that summer doesn’t making it idea for the perfect hair day. There’s nothing worse than planning your bridal look for months, only to end up with make-up sliding down your face or frizzy hair mid-day. Autumn weather is perfect for looking picture-ready all day, and guests will thank you for choosing a month with comfortable temperatures!
There’s something so romantic about the lovely glow of the sun in autumn. Play up the golden hues of the leaves by taking photos at sunset for dramatic shadows and fairytale lighting. Because it will likely be dark for your reception, go to town with soft candle-lit areas in your venue, or stage a perfect guest photo opp using sparklers for you and your new spouse to run through on your way to your honeymoon!
Because autumn weddings aren’t as common as spring or summer ones, you have more freedom to add your own unique personal touch to your wedding ensemble. Try pairing your wedding dress with a fur shrug or a vintage blazer or cardigan, or go vintage with a pair of white gloves for an unexpected touch to your look.
To start organising your perfect autumn wedding contact Leontine at Dufferin Hall here.