Autumn berry and Chinese lantern wreath

Welcome to my week-long autumn wedding special!

I wanted to kick it off with this rich coloured berry and Chinese lantern wreath – I challenge you not to feel in the autumn spirit looking at that.  I want one on my front door!  But back to weddings, I think wreaths are a great option for autumn and winter weddings when there are less seasonal flowers available.

There’s lots more loveliness to come over the next week, so I do hope you’ll check back – whether you are planning an autumn wedding or just fancy some inspiration for seasonal home decorating.  Who else loves this time of 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: Better Homes & Gardens

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Heart-shaped floral buttonhole

A bit of inspiration for accessorising your groom-to-be – why not jazz up your buttonholes by having them as small floral hearts rather than the standard clutch of flowers and foliage?  I think this idea is really fun, and would be a great twist on buttonholes for a winter wedding in particular…but maybe that’s because of that gorgeous brown tweed suit.

Have you seen any other fun alternatives to buttonholes?  Are you planning to do something a bit different?

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Summer berry pavlova wedding cake

This morning I’ve lost the notion of what month we’re in, and overcome by this heat wave I’m sharing a very mid-summer inspired wedding ‘cake’ or should I say meringue cake.  Who says you couldn’t have a stunning pavlova for your wedding cake?

If you are getting married when all our British berries are at their finest, what nicer way to show them off than atop of pile of light meringue and freshly whipped cream.  The whole reason I started my Cake Love feature was to showcase ‘different’ wedding cakes to the traditional perfectly iced white tiered cakes, and it’s your wedding day so I’m hoping to inspire you to have what you like!

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autumnal leaf and berry bouquet

It has become something of a challenge of mine to discover bouquets that are beautiful despite having no flowers in them.  If you are planning a late autumn, winter or early spring wedding, then flowers are in short supply if you are wanting a seasonal bouquet (something I wholeheartedly recommend).

I have found a couple of examples so far – this one with lots of lush green foliage and this orchard inspired bouquet.  So I’m pleased to add this bouquet of autumn leaves and berries to the collection, and I love that it is tied with lace.  What are your thoughts on flower-less bouquets?

autumnal leaf and berry bouquet

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tiered chocolate wedding cake with winter berries and pine cones

This might be one of my favourite winter wedding cakes – I’m not sure I’ve seen that many really wintery sweet wedding cakes, with fruit pies and pork pies (remember last weeks!) seem to be a good wintery alternative to wedding cake.  But this one, with it’s three layers from dark to white chocolate, sat a top of pies of branches, and decorated with ivy, red berries, lichen covered twigs and pines cones, just captures the whole spirit of winter.

If you’re looking for wedding cake inspiration, and what something a bit different or more natural looking, don’t forget out all the Cake Love posts for my favourite finds.

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cranberry candle Christmas wedding ideas

The countdown to Christmas has begun, it is less than a week away so I wanted to share some more Christmas wedding ideas, although I think they could be equally lovely for your home.

Christmas wedding table number ideas

I love this easy idea of filling cut-off brown paper bags with fresh cranberries, and then popping a white candle in each.  Without a table number they would be great on your Christmas table.

Christmas wedding fircone place setting ideas

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seasonal autumn wedding

Timeless autumn wedding in Lithuania

You might well have spied this stunning autumn wedding from Lithuania out on the web already, but when I saw it I just knew that it was the kind of wedding that you’d love to see – so I got in touch with photographer Svetlana Batura to ask if I might share it.

autumn apple berry wedding bouquet

For me this beautiful Lithuanian wedding is one of those timeless weddings that just melts my heart – it has a few exquisite season-inspired details, a couple very much in love, and other than that it makes the most of the landscape and time of year in which it takes place.

Svetlana Batura Photography

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