Are you finalizing details for your autumn 2011 wedding? Are you still trying to locate the perfect dress that is stylish, current, and yet, uniquely YOU? Here are some tips, trends and ideas to help you create the perfect autumn wedding!
Autumn is the season for beauty and change. From bright, warm colors and rich autumn hues to cooler weather that allows us a break from the oppressive conditions of the summer months, the season often exemplifies a time of transition, just as a marriage is a time of transition from a couple’s single lives to planning a future as husband and wife.
Many couples, as the industry trends reflect for Fall 2011, are choosing more down-to-earth rustic wedding ceremonies held outdoors, such as at an apple orchard, park, etc. Undoubtedly, this trend is at least somewhat inspired by the fact that the cooler temperatures of Autumn provide a great opportunity to celebrate outdoors. Likewise, the outdoor setting amid the changing leaves and nature makes for breathtaking photos to last a lifetime.
Continuing with the trend of incorporating autumn into their wedding planning, many couples have chosen to include homegrown foods and vegetables, as well as seasonal décor. Among fall wedding decorating favorites are corn stalks, hay bales, wheat bundles, miniature gourds and pumpkins. Locally grown fruits, such as apples or pears, and flowering plants such as chrysanthemums, also add to your wedding’s “autumn aura.”
For your bridesmaids, industry experts say rich, dark colors (deep purples, scarlet, orange, etc.) and earth tones (greens, browns, etc.) pay homage to the autumn season. For your wedding dress, the same trend applies. It is not uncommon – and this year, it is quite popular – to have a splash of color on your wedding dress, whether as a sash or across the bodice.
What styles of wedding dresses are in for autumn 2011? Ruffles, lace, flowers, and sparkle (beads, sequins, etc.) are the most popular. Also, in a reversal of years’ past, long-sleeved or one sleeved gowns are making a comeback, largely believed to be inspired by Princess Catherine’s long-sleeved, lace dress, this Spring. Lastly, asymmetrical dresses remain widely admired by brides-to-be.
We hope these tips help you in planning your autumn dream wedding!