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Blackboard decorated with a garland of foliage

Such great inspiration for an autumn wedding when seasonal flowers are fewer, make use of foliage by decorating with garlands.  It looks fun with the foliage garlands around this blackboard, but they can also be used to decorate over archways often found at the entrance to churchyards, or over doorways (perhaps the main entrance way to your wedding reception?) like this one here.

Thanks so much for celebrating more than a week of seasonal ideas and inspiration for autumn weddings – this is the last day!  You can view all the posts from my natural autumn wedding special.

Image: Sarah Ryhanen

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Heirloom metal dishes with nuts

I hope you all don’t think I’ve gone mad suggesting nuts as an alternative wedding centrepiece. After all, I love to look at what the season has to offer and how you can be imaginative to use those things to create a natural wedding.  I like the above idea as autumn wedding centrepieces for a number of reasons:

One, it reminds me of cosy celebrations at my granny’s house, with family silverware filled with an assortment of nuts.  Two, I love the combination of colours, it feels like it reflects the season so well.  And three, I guess people could snack on them if you provided a nut cracker!

All this week I’m celebrating autumn weddings with lots of ideas and inspiration – so check out all the ideas in my natural autumn wedding special.

Image: Better Homes & Gardens

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Woodsy wedding cake

This wedding cake is so much fun and rather magical, don’t you think?  Covered in moss and lichen, dotted with succulents and mushrooms (I wonder if they are made from sugar?), and topped with a sweet birds nest and butterflies.

Bohemian woodland wedding cake

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Oak leaf escort cards

I do so love this idea for transforming real oak leaves (or any leaf you wish) into escort cards. Yes, these oak leaves are still green, but you could use all manner of autumnal leaves in a variety of colours.  What I really like about this idea is that not only will it be functional (telling your guests which table they’re sitting at) but it will also look lovely, and very fitting for an autumn wedding.

Real oak leaf escort cards

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Apple floating candles

For all of you dreaming of a rustic natural autumn wedding then I think you might just love this idea for creating a bit of atmosphere.  Fill up some rustic containers – earthenware pots and tin baths – with water and float with lots of apple candles.  If you want some guidelines on how to carve out an apple to hold a tealight there’s an easy ‘how to’ here.

Done on a smaller scale and float some lovely autumn leaves in amongst the apples and you’ve got alternative centrepieces.  I think it would also be a lovely way to decorate your home for a party. If you want some more ideas and isnpiration for using apples then check out this blog post from last year.

All this week I’m celebrating autumn weddings with lots of ideas and inspiration – so check out all the ideas in my natural autumn wedding special.

Image: via Dreamy Whites

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Autumn rose blackberry bouquet

This bouquet is just so beautiful – and really quite unusual and a bit different to all the other autumn wedding ideas I’ve got to share, because it’s not in shades of red, orange, yellow or brown.  Who would have imagined that blush pink garden roses and sprays of unripe blackberries could look so stunning?  It’s so romantic!

I’m not sure what else to stay – I just love it.  And paired with that beautiful rich blue bridesmaid dress…oh I must stop waffling.  If you love this combination like I do, please share your love below and make me feel less silly babbling away about it!

All this week I’m celebrating autumn weddings with lots of ideas and inspiration – so check out all the ideas in my natural autumn wedding special.

Image: Silva Stills and Cinema via Lemon and Lavender

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Autumn wedding leaf confetti

How fun is this idea – leaf confetti for an autumn wedding!  If we had got married in the autumn I would have definitely snaffled up this idea.  Much to Mr Rigg’s despair, I have been known in the past for bringing in a bagful of autumn leaves to ‘decorate’ our house – I must admit, after a day or so they go crispy and crunchy and all curled up.

So to spare you all this disaster on your wedding day, I’ve found a link to a site that talks about how to preserve leaves – in particular I think the glycerine method would work well for leaves to be used as confetti, because it sounds like it keeps them soft.  However, I don’t know much about glycerine and whether it’s un-environmentally-friendly.

If you’ve had any experience preserving leaves, please do share it below in the comments box – is it easy and does it work well?

All this week I’m celebrating autumn weddings with lots of ideas and inspiration – so check out all the ideas in my natural autumn wedding special.

Image: Bryan and Mae via Ruffled

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