The weather is crisper and cooler, the leaves have turned, and the sun is setting earlier. That’s right, we’re talking about the beautiful season of autumn. Autumn in South East Queensland is arguably one of the best times to get married: it’s not too hot and not too cold, and we just love the colour palette of this season (so warm, so cosy!) If you’re looking to create a classic autumnal wedding theme, here are some of our best tips to inspire you and help get you started.
THE PERFECT AUTUMNAL VENUE
Let’s talk about venues. If you’re having an autumn wedding, finding the right venue is extremely important. 2017 saw farms and large private properties with an estate or marquee, becoming popular venues for weddings, and this trend has continued throughout 2018. This type of venue is perfectly suited to an autumn wedding and there are some great options in Brisbane and surrounding areas that are a must see!
Brookfield Hall, a unique and beautiful landmark, is the perfect autumnal venue. Say your vows under a canopy of trees and twinkling fairy lights before you and your guests make your way into the hall to eat, drink and dance the night away.
Farm venues are great for channelling the warm and intimate feel of autumn. The idyllic Brockhurst Farm is a stunning wedding venue, featuring 22 acres of rolling hillside with awe-inspiring mountain and city views. If it’s cool enough, your guests can curl up in front of a cosy log fire and watch the mountain mist as it rolls in.
A DELICIOUS SEASONAL FOOD MENU
Choosing the right menu is as important as the venue itself in adding to an autumn themed wedding. At Wine & Dine’m Catering, we like taking advantage of food that is seasonal and fresh, and we’re spoilt for choice in South East Queensland when it comes to autumn produce. In fact, autumn is the favourite season amongst many modern chefs thanks to the delicious range of ingredients and comforting dishes it inspires.
Here is a little taste of the kind of food you can expect to see in our autumn-inspired menus.
Main of lamb loin, goats cheese, pea, blush turnip and floral ginger crumble
Wild berry sherbet cleanser
Milk chocolate bavarois, frosted earl grey and sea salt honeycomb
AN AUTUMNAL COLOUR PALETTE
Colour is far more prevalent in weddings this year compared to the lighter shades of 2017 and autumn lends itself to some bold beauties. Try incorporating moody hues ranging from burnt orange, to yellows, gold and dark reds. There’s also something extra special trending right now that we simply can’t take our eyes off. Meet Pantone chili oil. This takes wedding colour palettes to a whole new level!
WARM AND COSY DÉCOR
When we think about autumn, we picture all things warm, cosy and romantic, which are easy feelings to emulate through your décor. Start with oversized draped linen for table cloths, fairy lights and candles to set the scene. Greenery is still a must but for an autumn twist add burgundy dahlias and peonies, and instead of centre pieces, why not go all out with a floor to ceiling floral wall. Planning your wedding outside? Up the cosy-factor with blankets and an open fire pit in case the autumn night air starts to get a little cool.
Planning a wedding in autumn? Let Wine & Dine’m Catering help make your big day one you will never forget with our bespoke and creative food menus that will definitely get you and your guests into the cosy autumn spirit.