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Scottish Highlands Meet Devon Beaches in an Autumnal Micro-Wedding

Remember the autumn of 2020? Where weddings were tiny and life was so uncertain? Martyn and Emma chose to still go for it, planning a micro-wedding of 12 people when they married that October.

Emma explained, “The pandemic meant doing things differently! I bought my dress online and altered it myself – the same for Martyn’s jacket and waistcoat. Everything was done over Zoom and we really made the most of our guests’ talents. They created the cake and decorations and provided the music.”

With Martyn hailing from Scotland and Emma from Devon, they fused the two to create a relaxed wedding in a dramatic landscape. “We used the landscape and the time of year as our inspiration”, Emma told us. “Scottish autumn is stunning and a little spooky so we had a light nod to Halloween! Getting to wander about in the stunning landscape in all our finery was one of our favourite parts of the wedding.”

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A Victorian Ghost Who Visited the Seventies: A Cosy & Rainy Music-Themed Wedding

For their October wedding, RoseAnn and Drew chose Spillian, an old mansion built in the 1880s in the Catskills, New York, that had been lovingly restored by a theatre tech and fantasy writer. As soon as they saw the piano and themed rooms full of antiques they knew it was the perfect fit for their wedding, which they themed, ‘A Victorian ghost who visited the Seventies’. “We wanted our wedding to feel like Morticia Addams and Cher had a baby”, said RoseAnn. “A little spooky, a little disco and always glam!”

The couple are both musicians so good music was an integral part of the festivities. In fact, almost the entire wedding revolved around it from the dress code (“funky, funky, but chic”) to kicking off the ceremony with Prince’s Let’s Go Crazy and being married by their best friend whose name is really Elvis! Before the ceremony everyone was given a tambourine to shake when they were pronounced husband and wife. The couple also performed an acoustic version of Thirteen by Big Star followed by The Story by Brandi Carlile instead of a first dance and a lot of the décor was inspired by music too! “We used vinyl records instead of a guest book which we plan to frame and hang in our home”, the bride explained. “The table numbers were labelled with the songs we’d put on mix tapes to each other.”

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A Rustic Donnington Farmhouse Wedding for a Tattoo Artist

Liv and Owen met when he came in to get tattooed while she was working as an apprentice, aged 18. He got tattooed over the years by someone else in the studio, but every time he came in they would chat. It wasn’t until six years later that they went on their first date, but four years on from that they were married.

“The inspiration for our wedding was to have something homely!”, said Liv. “Our home is quite rustic and cosy and so when we visited Donington Park Farmhouse, we got the feeling of our home. Exposed brickwork, reclaimed wood, so beautiful in layout and the general aesthetic of the converted barn/courtyard was everything we could have wished for!”

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Autumn Pumpkin Wonderland Meets Twisted Fairytale Wedding

Remember MySpace? Kerrie and James met on the site back in 2007 before moving on to MSN to chat for hours. Come 2010 they were a couple, and 2021 finally brought their wedding. With a dark, autumnal feel, the couple were keen to have an unusual wedding vibe, incorporating Kerrie’s three favourite things – Halloween, Disney and Rock n Roll.

Music was a big influence for the couple, and played a major part in their day. Kerrie explained, “Music for us as a couple is everything. For years our relationship involved going to A LOT of concerts and festivals and James is a musician and plays several instruments. I knew rock music had to be a huge part of our day. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls played when we walked in and our first dance was a softer version of Follow You by Bring Me The Horizon. Our wedding playlist was basically just a bunch of our favourite rock/emo songs we grew up listening to.”

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Autumnal-Inspired Rustic Wedding With a Sparkler Send Off

A focus on fun was the order of the day at Chris and Kara’s wedding, with a relaxed vibe, limbo, a dinosaur dance party and a sparkler send off to celebrate. They chose The Wood Shed in Vista, California as their venue, featuring natural wood, a gorgeous pergola to say their vows, and strings of twinkling lights to dance under.

The couple chose an autumnal colour palette, with red and rust tones through the flowers and the bridesmaids in orange velvet. The colours matched the venue’s worn leather and wood theme perfectly, and fresh greenery and a neon sign added a pop to lift the palette. 

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Autumnal Canyon Elopement with Their Dogs

To get the best photos, you need the best photographer! And that’s just who Riley and Dylan found in Yazi Davis for their elopement in Providence Canyon, Georgia.

“We had the best photographer who was willing to do whatever to get the perfect shot”, they said. “We jumped fences, made a picnic with a charcuterie board, carried dogs and outfit changes, hiked trails, and even got yelled at for drones that weren’t ours. You name it, we did it.”

With spectacular surroundings, the couple hiked to a viewpoint and enjoyed a charcuterie board together, taking in the stunning scenery and enjoying their first moments as a married couple. Importantly, they were able to take their beloved dogs, which they said was their favourite part of the wedding. 

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Autumnal Boho Meets Lord of the Rings Wedding

High-jumping over a table to meet Lynsey on a night out, Ben set the tone for a completely individual union, and the couple married five years later. They wanted to share all the things that they love with their friends and family; Lord of the Rings, Bilbo their dog and great food and music. Choosing Halloween as their wedding date inspired a beautiful autumnal palette of orange, brown and red at The Loft at the Rabbit Hotel, Templepatrick in Northern Ireland.

Lynsey and Ben wanted everything about their day to be personal to them, so with ‘bridesmates’, no maid of honour and Bilbo the dog as ringbearer, their ceremony was unique. Lynsey told us, “I walked down the aisle to String Ninjas playing Dreams by The Cranberries. The vows were amazing! We wrote our own vows and neither of us knew what the other would say. I have a fascination with sharks so I thanked Ben for sitting through Jaws on repeat. When Ben did his vows he referenced Jaws too, so it tied in really well! The most special moment was Bilbo coming down the aisle with the rings to Concerning Hobbits! He came straight to us then sat through the rest of the ceremony as good as gold!”

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Old Vegas Glam Meets Dark & Moody Autumn Wedding

Planning a destination wedding from afar can be a complicated operation. It takes a clear vision and plenty of trust in your venue and wedding planner. In fact Ashley and Kamal hadn’t even visited their wedding venue before the day they got married. They ditched anything traditional that they didn’t like, and pulled inspiration from the dark and rich autumnal colours of the season, pairing that with the traditional glitz and glamour of vintage Las Vegas.

With a small, intimate ceremony at the Park MGM, they filled it full of all the things they loved, including a ring-warming ceremony. Ashley explained, “Our rings were passed through the attendees for them to put their blessings, prayers, warm thoughts and well wishes into (whatever speaks to them) before coming back to us for the ring exchange.” Although the guest list was small, the couple ensured friends and family around the world could witness their vows, livestreaming the event to watch from home.

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Bicycle Themed Autumn Wedding in Denmark

Sanne and Asger planned everything themselves for their October wedding. It took a long time, but they wouldn’t have had it any other way. The groom’s love of biking and bicycles and the bride’s love of autumnal colours and flowers set the theme for the day, which was held at Kasmoselund, a farm and coffee roastery. The groom and best man even arrived to the ceremony by bicycle!

“We started with the reception at 2pm with bubbles and cake from an award-winning local chocolatier”, Sanne told us. “After the reception, Asger and I changed outfits for the ceremony, which took place in the garden. At 5:30pm we gathered up by tall, round tables and stood up for the starter. We ate hardboiled eggs with our fingers, drank beer from the bottles and our guests were offered different schnapps – heather, dill, seabuckthorn.”

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Dark, Luxe & Romantic Wedding on October 31st

Ashleigh’s love of all things witchy and gothic, combined with Scott’s obsession with horror movies led this pair down the path of hosting a dark and moody, offbeat October 2020 wedding day. The bride told us – “we joke about having a love like Gomez and Morticia, and the phrase ’til death do us part’ also shaped our wedding planning and became the slogan of our wedding.”

Held at Yallingup Country Homestead in Western Australia, the typical white wedding couldn’t have been further from what they were looking for. “We wanted wild and memorable,” Ashleigh continued,”a wedding that would have our guests’ walk away saying how ‘us’ the wedding was an would be an epic statement.” Their vision was brought to life in the floral styling Lara Rose Botanical Stylist, the bride’s own collection of decor items such as skulls, candlesticks and rugs with Hire in Style filling in the gaps.

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An Autumnal, Geometric Themed Italian Wedding with Two Ceremonies

Alice and Simone found a creative way around COVID restrictions for their October 2020 wedding day – they split the day into two! Guest numbers were limited to 30 just days before their wedding day, so after much deliberation they decided in the daytime they would have their civil ceremony with their families, and in the evening a symbolic ceremony with their friends!

“Not everybody gets to enjoy such an experience as two ceremonies,” Simone told us. “Both were beautiful and unforgettable without any effort, and that’s all because of the affection of our families and friends. Alice was often in a giant puddle of tears!”

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Monochrome Meets Rustic Farm Wedding

Although Sam and Mikey had to postpone their 200-perrson dream October wedding, they didn’t have to wait very long. They only pushed back until November and with the help of the bride’s mother and grandmother; who made masks for everyone, blankets and shawls for the bridesmaids, they were able to reschedule in record time.

Although they didn’t set out to have a definite theme for the wedding, it ended up having a rusic vintage feel with autumn colours (dark oranges, reds and purples) plus lots of gold, bronze and sparkle. Both the bride and groom wore black and white.

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An Autumn Wedding Inspired by Halloween and True Romance

Although they didn’t want a themed wedding, Kate and Max were inspired by autumn, Halloween and their favourite movie, True Romance, for their October 2019 wedding. The timeline of their day was in reverse, and although this wasn’t what they initially wanted, it was a happy accident and in the end they were really pleased that they did it this way. Plus, it meant Kate was able to justify two wedding dresses!

She explains, “We left it quite late to book a registrar, so ended up having our celebration in a ‘reverse’ order to a traditional wedding. We had our wedding breakfast before our ceremony in the afternoon (the only time we could get a registrar for). Initially we were disappointed, but then realised at nearly every wedding we had ever been to, people were always starving hungry throughout the ceremony! So, it actually worked out really well.”

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