Here in the UK we take a lot of inspiration from American traditions- Prom, Halloween and this year in particular we are feeling those ‘Fall’ vibes as we step out of summer and into Autumn. The leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping and now it’s just as popular to get married in Autumn and Winter as the more traditionally popular summer months.
So what does a bride wear for an autumn wedding? In this blog we explore the autumn style looks which are trending right no, and give some inspirational looks that are just perfect for this time of year. From the bride to the bridesmaids, flowers and accessories… we here at The Perfect Bridal Company have all the looks and inspiration that you need for the perfect Autumn wedding.
Step aside summer pastels and pretty delicate florals, for Autumn we just love bold prints, embroideries and dark seasonal shades such as burgundy, berry, terracotta and golds, dark greens and purples. These colours across your bridal party will all complement each other and will give off subtle winter vibes with a vibrant splash of colour as we come out of summer.
Silky satins, and Mikado fabrics with structure replace the soft, light and floaty fabrics you may possibly choose for a summer wedding, and now with the hot trend of a non-traditional wedding gown, maybe even consider a dress with an oyster or soft gold base.
Many brides are now opting to mix up their bridesmaids and choosing colour palettes for the bridesmaid dresses instead of sticking to the same colour and style for each person. We all know we suit different styles and colours depending on hair and skin colour, shape and size, so choosing different looks and different colours really works, especially at this time of year- just like the ever-changing colours of the leaves of Autumn.
As the temperatures drop slightly, you might be mindful that a dress or an outfit with sleeves may be preferable. Even choosing a jumpsuit over a dress has been known and is a growing trend for both brides and wedding guests.
A lot of the gowns in our exclusive dress collection have detachable sleeves or cape options, which work so well at this transitional time of year, giving you the flexibility to wear your dress with or without.
Still not quite into winter temperatures, the soft tulle and chiffon pieces are just enough coverage to take away the chill in the air offering a lighter autumn option to the faux fur or feather wraps for those winter wonderland weddings.
One of the dresses which is perfect for an Autumn wedding is ‘Grace’ in nude stain with lace overlay. This stunning soft blush gown has detachable options to keep changing your bridal look throughout the day. The sumptuous Mikado shawl gives the effect of draped satin as it falls in folds around the arms in a Bardot style, with a matching statement detachable train. This dress screams drama and elegance!
We also love our beautiful Rebecca gown with her stunning bold 3D lace skirt and lace detail fading up the bodice. Of course, she comes with the cape of all capes with the matching gown lace cascading down the shoulders giving real Autumn vibes.
BOLD PRINTS & EMBROIDERY
Bold prints and embroideries have been a huge debut across fashion and bridal catwalks this year, and our dress and accessory collections are no exception when showcasing key trends.
Two of our most popular veils are the brand new PBV9065 and PBV9066 which we launched this September at Bridal Week Harrogate. The soft ivory tulle veil compliments any wedding look, but the splashes of vibrant red, purple and orange floral embroidered florals make this the most perfect autumnal accessory. These veils are similar but create either a subtle or more dramatic statement- PBV9065 being the boldest of the two designs with a larger embroidery, with the smaller, more delicate floral design of PBV9066 perfect for a slightly softer translation of this stunning trend.
CAPES & SLEEVES
We’ve mentioned capes and sleeves and we have a vast array of both in our extensive accessory collections. The ones we love for this time of year are our PBC3002 pearl cape and PBA2019 cape sleeves. Whether it’s the creamy pearlescent colour, or the stunning pearl detail, these two detachable options compliment any gown as well giving just the right amount of coverage if temperatures are a little cooler.
If a cape isn’t for you, we also have plenty of pearl veil options for you to choose from which are a little more traditional but still have a fashion forward twist!
FLOWERS & FLORAL ACCESSORIES
If you don’t want to experiment with bolder autumnal shades for your bridal look, and prefer to stick to traditional ivory, your flowers can be the easy solution to bringing an autumnal colour palette into your day. Autumn embraces natural beauty and your bouquet can do the same.
Mix rusty terracotta, oranges and yellow shades using flowers of the seasons such as roses, anemone, orchids and dahlias, and even foliage such as maple leaves, ivy, berries and pampas grass for a wonderfully textural autumn bouquet. Bring flowers into your hair too with a real flower crown or choose some of our beautiful new floral headbands and hair clips.
For an alternative modern take on florals, we just love our brand-new collection of ceramic floral hair accessories which can be used by bride and the bridesmaids alike and even flower girls too. Some of our favourites are the individual floral ceramic hair pins which are just perfect for a bridal up do for the whole bridal party.
We also have stunning headband PBT5028 to match, which is ideal for all up or down hair styles, or choose the very autumnal hair vine PBH7024 in soft gold with its delicate leafy design. Or for a bit more drama why not go for style PBT5010 with its pearlescent colour, soft gold metalwork and delicate butterfly detail.
SHOES FOR AUTUMN
We’ve have covered everything from head and now we’re down to toes! We have something for everyone in our amazing shoe collection, from brides to bridesmaids, wedding guests to flower girls.
Trainers have been a huge bridal footwear trend for a while now, and our trainer styles are no exception. In fact, they’re so popular this season we have introduced three brand new styles into the range. The stunning new high top ‘Cameron’ trainer is just perfect for those autumn brides with bold floral lace design, giving a little more coverage and support for day to night comfort and style.
Keeping with the Autumnal shades, our best-selling ‘Oakley’ sneaker is now available in blush as well as classic ivory, perfect if you have a vintage style dress in a nude shade like our ‘Grace ‘or ‘Willow’ gown. We even do a ‘run around and play’ children’s version for your flower girls to match!
Wedding guests can choose from our extensive collection of occasion shoes and bags which offer some stunning autumnal shades such as berry, mocha and olive alongside classic navy and taupe. We’ve also just launched a brand new leather collection which features super versatile bronze, pewter, silver and gold shades which literally compliment any colour outfit.
We hope we’ve given you food for thought when planning your big day and made you ‘fall’ in love with our array of ideas and inspiration for your Autumn wedding. Of course we have hand selected just a handful of our favourite products, but why not head on over to our website for more and create your own style?