The Ultimate Guide to Autumn Weddings in Argyll

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The Ultimate Guide to Autumn Weddings in Argyll

Our handy guide to planning the perfect autumn wedding

Planning the Perfect Autumn Wedding in Argyll

Gone are the days when weddings could only take place during summer. Weddings are now an all year-round event, with some of the most breath-taking ceremonies taking place out with traditional seasons. Autumn and winter weddings are growing in style so we’ve come up with a guide on how to plan the perfect autumn wedding in Argyll.

Choose an Autumnal Colour Palette

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Having an autumnal wedding truly opens up your colour palette to explore new shades that aren’t connected with a ‘traditional’ wedding.

With an autumn wedding, think about incorporating richer shades like rust, chocolate, purple, burgundy or orange as these will complement the natural elements surrounding your wedding.

However, if you feel you are relying too heavily on an autumnal colour palette, liven it up with shades like cerise, yellow, green or sky blue. These shades are best used sparingly, but when used they create a stunning contrast to your existing palette.

Make the Most of Seasonal Decorations

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Another way to incorporate colour into your autumnal wedding is by looking around for inspiration.

Look at what’s currently in season – add berries or seasonal squash to your bouquet. This is another way to bring the elements indoor, but also further emphasise your theme for your guests.

Also think about adding toffee apples as table decorations, have them scattered in various places or even attach your guests’ names to them have them double as both favours and place settings. This would get your guests talking and the children would love them!

Pinecones and chestnuts can also be added to your table decorations. Maybe think about spraying them gold in order to make them feel warmer and more opulent. Place them in jam jars for a rustic effect or place them at the bottom of candles as additional décor.

Consider a Twilight Reception

A twilight wedding in Autumn in Argyll

Consider having your ceremony at dusk, as having your ceremony in the late afternoon would make use of the natural ambience of autumn, and would really give you the opportunity to play with lighting. Lit candles and fairy lights are a great way to achieve that stunning twilight glow that will take your ceremony into the evening.

Remember, autumn weather can be temperamental so think about ways that you can combat this for your guests. Think about having umbrellas, wellies or shawls ready for your guests in case of an emergency. 

Pick a Location to Show Off the Autumn Landscape​

Couple getting married at an Autumn wedding in Argyll

If you’re truly passionate about an autumn wedding, select a venue with a lot of trees, like our Drimsynie Estate Hotel.

Located in Argyll, just over an hour from Glasgow, Drimsynie Estate is blessed enough to be one of the few places in the world where you can actually see the seasons change. Watch the leaves transition from a vibrant green into gorgeous orange, providing the perfect contrasting background for your wedding photography.

It's a true hidden gem. Framed by mountains and gazing out towards the sea loch, it’s a unique and romantic setting… perfect for a day you and your guests will remember forever.

Unforgettable Autumn Weddings in Argyll

Autumn weddings truly make some of the most beautiful ceremonies we’ve ever seen. From the scenery, to the colours, to the food, we’ve got you covered. Make your day the most stunning event of the year by booking now to have your autumn wedding with Drimsynie Estate in Argyll.

Our dedicated team are here to make sure your day is perfect. We’re experts in catering from everything, be it a small, intimate occasion or a large party of up to 200 guests. Tie the knot in our ceremony room, which is absolutely perfect for bringing autumnal elements in as decoration. We also organise ceremonies on our beautifully landscaped grounds or on the picturesque local church overlooking the banks of Loch Goil.

For more information about autumn weddings at Drimsynie Estate, explore our wedding packages:

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