October weddings are lovely. They have that wonderful golden light, red and orange tints and of course, the iconic pumpkin and autumn leaves to play with.
We love how October weddings symbolise the change from summer weddings to winter weddings. This brings the opportunity for so many lovely new touches for a big day – from tweed waistcoats to deep red and orange florals to barn venues.
Autumn is also a time for wedding food to shift focus. We see less light nibbles and more sit down roast dinners, fewer cocktails and more hot drink stations and, obviously, the iconic autumnal dessert – the toffee apple makes an appearance.
Speaking of autumnal icons, October is the perfect time to include pumpkins in a wedding day. Of course, they could be included in the wedding menu but could also be used in the decor – from aisle markers to “Mr and Mrs” signs, the opportunities are endless.
October engagements are wonderfully colourful and filled with such beautiful, warm light. We love the feel of October pre-wedding shoots – the way it’s still possible for couples to wear thinner layers, but there’s also the opportunity to get some really cosy images too.
There are lots of opportunities for October couples to get some beautiful images. You could suggest that your clients dress in wonderfully warm hues or checked shirts to bring out those lovely autumnal colours, a cosy blanket could become a seasonal prop, you could encourage a stroll amongst the changing trees or even capture a kiss under falling leaves (nature’s confetti).
As Anne of Green Gables said; “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers”. The colours are beautiful, everything is becoming warm and cosy and there’s just a hint of a chill in the air.
We love the appearance of reds, oranges and yellows in almost everything – from nature to clothes to food. The falling leaves are adding that October magic to the outside world and everywhere you go you will see pumpkins in all their shapes, sizes and colours.
Speaking of food, we also love the spiced desserts that start to pop up this month. I’m pretty sure there isn’t an apple dessert that we don’t like! Not to mention the wonderful seasonal drinks that begin around now. Hello, hot chocolate with marshmallows!
September family portraits. They are full of golden light, sunspots, the first falling leaves and a little bit of childhood magic.
We love the transition to cosy clothes in September family portraits and the appearance of richer hues. This works so well with the changing colours in nature. The trees changing from green to yellow, the sky from blues to oranges and the flowers slowing fading.
This is the perfect time to get outside for those last late evening portraits. You could go for a country walk, to a local park or just stay in the back garden. Any chance to get outside in the beautiful September light will produce gorgeous portraits.
September weddings are so beautiful. They hold the anticipation of Autumn while still grasping onto the warmth and light of those long summer days, as well as the start of those beautiful rich autumn colours.
We love the earthiness of September weddings. Natural, earthy colours, for example; cream, sage, blush and lavender all look stunning when mixed with deeper, richer hues like burgundy, blue and violet.
We also can’t get enough of this natural floral style. We love the unstructured bouquets and the use of soft blooms such as hydrangeas and garden roses mixed with festoons of greenery; like ivy or eucalyptus.
September is also a month with a slightly bohemian feel to it. Say hello to boho updos and plaits, simple floral hair accessories and delicate dresses. We love the idea of combining sleeveless dresses with delicate lace – merging the lasting summer warmth with the chillier evenings.
What is your favourite part of September weddings?