It’s true that any time of year is a beautiful time to get married, but there are some very good reasons why you should let autumn set the scene for your special day. Autumn is when nature’s colours are at their richest and most earthen, making for stunning photographs and settings. You can also tie in an enviable colour palette filled with chocolate browns, brilliant golds, exquisite purples, leafy olive greens plus oranges, yellows, reds and more. Here are some of the best locations in NSW to stage your picture-perfect autumn wedding along with decorating ideas to match!
1. Blue Mountains
Imagine getting hitched at a historic estate and letting the aging maple trees that line the meandering driveway inspire your styling. The Blue Mountains is famous for established trees that turn brilliant colours of red and ochre every autumn. You can match these natural wonders with linen in earth-inspired colours, like these delectable chocolate brown lycra chair toppers, and then accent with gorgeous golds, for example these gold table runners and gold napkins.
2. Hunter Valley
Vineyards are known for looking their very best during the autumn months. The vine leaves change colours, which means you’ll have rows and rows of oranges and reds as a backdrop to your big day. You may even catch some mist in the morning if you’re up early enough and don’t despair if the temperatures drop at night, plenty of venues offer indoor options complete with open fire places. If you do head indoors for your reception, bring the hues of the outdoors with you by decorating with yellows, oranges and reds. Try incorporating these orange lanterns or red tablecloths into your styling!
3. Kangaroo Valley
The Kangaroo Valley is home to some of the most beautiful barn and country wedding venues in NSW, so look no further if you’re after some old-world charm. Rustic weddings fit into an autumn wedding theme with ease, giving you free reign when it comes to implementing a nature infused colour scheme. Plan on splashing around plenty of olive green, like these organza chair sashes and cloth napkins, along with chocolate brown like these chair sashes in satin or organza.
4. Byron Bay
If you have your heart set on blue sky and warm temperatures for your big day then you better be happy to head north! Autumn is the ideal season in Byron Bay because you’re still likely to catch balmy temps during the day with less chance of summer sweat. Decorating wise you can play with colours that mimic the beautiful beaches, starting with a white fitted table skirting and cloth combo as a base and then branching into blues, yellows and greens.
5. Sydney CBD
Autumn can bring with it changeable temperatures and fickle weather patterns, so why not ‘weather proof’ your big day by planning an indoor extravaganza? The Sydney CBD offers plenty of unique indoor options, many of which are perfectly suited to a chic, metropolitan couple. You can match the city’s vibrancy and sophistication by choosing silvers, chromes and metallics to dress up your receptions tables. You’ll love these suave silver-grey rectangle table cloths, or you may wish to bring the bling with these metallic lycra chair bands in either silver or black and silver floral. Check out more metallic options here!
Yes, we know Canberra isn’t in NSW but it’s definitely close! And autumn is when our capital city is at its finest. As temperatures begin to drop, leaves change colour and Canberra is dressed in reds, golds, russets, ochres and other vibrant shades. It’s the perfect time to be bold when it comes to decorating, so pick out some brash, clashing tones to throw over your reception tables. Try these burgundy tablecloths, orange autumn fire chair bands, navy organza table runners or cloth napkins in purple or plum!