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Winter & Autumn Weddings: Updating Your Wedding For A Change Of Season

Wedding Planning – 27.04.20

The current situation may mean that unfortunately, some brides and grooms who were due to have a spring or early summer wedding, have had to postpone them. While a number of wedding parties may have chosen a spring 2021 wedding instead, others may have opted for a change of season so that they can still marry the love of their life in 2020 after all.

We won’t let Coronavirus cancel our wedding days; this is merely a postponement and we still intend to marry all of our lovely brides and grooms, albeit perhaps a little later than originally planned.

The impact that Coronavirus has had on weddings means that we’re seeing an increase in brides and grooms now interested in autumn and winter 2020 weddings. There’s an abundance of reasons as to why we love later weddings: the warm, rich autumn colours, the fresh cool air and the earlier, darker nights which create the perfect backdrop for ‘just married’ fireworks.

Autumn wedding fireworks at Combermere Abbey

Embracing A Change Of Season For Your Wedding Day

Due to the Coronavirus situation, it may be the case that you have had to postpone your spring wedding to the autumn or winter months. A change of season for your wedding day presents a challenge, but one that you can absolutely take in your stride and embrace.

Our wedding team has put together a few tips and pointers for changing the date of your wedding day…

Upcycle Your Wedding Décor

There’s a good chance that if you were due to get married in spring 2020, you may have already bought some – if not most – of your wedding decorations. That doesn’t mean anything has to go to waste. Why don’t you have a go at upcycling, you can spray paint décor in a lovely gold, or another autumnal colour. Here’s some more tips from Country Living on how you can make wedding decorations at home, there’s plenty of time now to experiment.

Autumn wedding decoration at Combermere Abbey

Write Down The Things To Appreciate About Your New Date

It can be difficult to grasp the concept that you’re not going to get married as soon as you thought you were; understandably leaving you with a mix of emotions. To help come to terms with your new wedding date, why not try jotting down everything there is to appreciate about it. First on the list should be that you are still going to be marrying the love of your life, as this is not a cancellation – merely a postponement.

Create Mood Boards & Get Inspirational

A new wedding date means more time to plan if nothing else. We have a lot more free time at the moment, so why not put some of that time into scrapbooking and creating mood boards for your new wedding date. Allow yourself to become excited with it all over again. We love Pinterest for creating themed mood boards, you can find our boards here to kickstart your inspiration.

If your new date means you’re now set for an autumn/winter wedding, there’s plenty to daydream about…

Autumn wedding sparkler send off at Combermere Abbey

Autumn/Winter Weddings: Ideas & Inspiration For Your 2020 Wedding

Autumn weddings are often decorated with vibrant, rich and romantic colours. The deep reds and browns of the falling leaves make for fantastic wedding photographs. With winter weddings, you can be treated to a crisp, clear sky and possibly even a blanket of snow to create a fairytale setting for your special day.

Here’s some of our autumn and winter inspiration that you can use for your own wedding day.

Autumn & Winter Wedding Décor

The promise of autumn brings with it an array of beautiful natural décor, as does winter. Tumbling leaves and deep, idylic colours are a common backdrop for Autumn weddings, whereas in the winter –  you might get snow. Support the beautiful setting that nature offers with your own autumn and winter wedding décor. Here are some of our favourite décor ideas for tablescapes, your wedding ceremony and everything in between…

Autumn wedding tablescape at Combermere Abbey Outdoors wedding decor ideas at Combermere Abbey Autumn wedding indoors ceremony decor ideas at Combermere Abbey

Wedding Favours

Now’s the perfect time to start re-thinking and possibly even creating, your wedding favours. Can you make them suit the theme of your autumn/winter wedding?

We love this idea of having blankets available to your guests if the weather is a little chilly.

Winter wedding decor ideas - blankets

What about this fantastic idea of gifting your guests an autumn-themed succulent so they can remember your special day forever by ‘letting love grow’?

Autumn wedding succulents idea

Golden Hour Wedding Photographs

With autumn and winter weddings, we often find, always have a great ‘golden hour’ photo opportunity as the sun begins to set. We have a number of picture-perfect locations throughout the Combermere Abbey grounds, so if you’re now set for an autumn or winter wedding, make sure you seize the opportunity to capture a truly magical moment. Here are some of our favourite autumn and winter golden hour wedding photographs…

Golden hour wedding photograph at Combermere Abbey by the lakeside Golden hour wedding photography - a dance at sunset at Combermere Abbey Golden hour wedding photography by the lake at Combermere Abbey

If you’re still looking for a wedding venue, don’t forget that in light of the Coronavirus restrictions,  Combermere is offering virtual wedding showrounds. You’ll get to explore everything that our countryside wedding venue has to offer from the comfort of your own home, and what’s more – you’ll also get to speak to one of our fantastic wedding team who can help you plan your special day. We’re also offering a no-strings-attached reservation deal because we’re so confident you’ll simply love Combermere Abbey. To find out more about our virtual wedding venue tours, contact us on [email protected].

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Special thank you for the fantastic photography: Gingerbeard Weddings, Jess Yarwood Photography, Adam Lowndes, Style Me Pretty, Whimsical Wonderland Weddings, Mark Tattersall Photography, PB Artworks & David Stubbs Photography 💕