Styled Shoot: Autumn Morning

Of all the seasons, it is perhaps autumn that offers the most lavish and colourful palette with which to work.

Autumn Morning

And we can’t begin to tell you how much fun we had styling our beautiful autumn morning wedding breakfast theme. From the softest of pinks to the much stronger hues of gold and brown, we combined a variety of colours and textures to create a look of timeless elegance.

But, first thing’s first: for this particular theme, we decided against a white tablecloth as we thought it might overpower the subtlety of the colours we had selected. And besides, we didn’t want to hide the warmth and rich lustre of this magnificent polished timber table that we sourced from an antique shop. The divine upholstered chairs were covered with just the right hue of apricot to complement our theme.

We felt that our table needed a touch of something special to complement its old-world charm, so we opted for a delicately embroidered white muslin runner that is simply exquisite. Having set the scene for our autumn morning theme with its subtle hint of vintage magic, our next task was to find tableware to match. We chose our glassware for its obvious sophistication. Our delicately patterned plateware and elegant cutlery has a simplicity and style that adds immeasurably to our theme – we think it strikes just the right note. A plain white folded napkin completed each place setting simply and elegantly.

Autumn Morning

Our fabulous floral centre-piece, with its profusion of roses, tulips, poppies and carnations, makes an elegantly understated statement of style. While our delicately painted pears (and notice the statement a simple piece of ribbon can make), vintage candlesticks and candles complete the setting to create the most elegant autumn morning wedding breakfast.

The flowers you choose for your bouquet should set the tone and style for the rest of your floral decorations. And as you can see, the floral arrangement for our table setting was based upon this delightful bridal bouquet. Here David Austen roses, frilly tulips, sim carnations, orchids, clemantis and poppies, fringed with the soft grey of dusty miller, have been bound together with baby blue ribbon and a Weddingstar vintage look key.  

Building on the “something blue” motif is this cute posy of blue blossoms, perched atop a stack of vintage books. To create a delightfully easy wedding breakfast fare, we opted for a selection of delectable Danish pastries, fruit flans, mini quiches, mini pies, and sweet biscuits. Our glorious croquembouche wedding cake was decorated with flowers to match our theme. Our final decorator touches were cloches with real birds’ nests, dodder vine and real moss, while our pair of stunning painted pears sit graciously in attendance. 

Autumn Morning

Crouquembouche translates to “bite in the mouth”, refering to its wonderful crunch when eaten – delicious! And, what better to serve with our croquembouche wedding cake, with its pretty floral accents, then a glass of pink champagne! What better to serve with our divine croquembouche wedding cake, with its delicate floral accents, than a glass of pink champagne: utterly decadent and completely in keeping with our autumnal theme. 

We were delighted with the way our take on a seating plan came together. Each of our Weddingstar antique keys were tied to a name and place card with a piece of blue ribbon before being displayed in this ornate frame. A pair of pretty love birds complement the decorative cloches (with real bird’s nests within) from our previous page.

And, when it comes to stationery to match your autumn wedding breakfast theme, you really are limited only by your imagination! We particularly love the lace look invitation with its dodder vine accent, while the less ornate birdcage stationery design has a quiet elegance all of its own. To tie in with the ‘something blue’ motif, we thought that the delicately ornate design in the softest of sky blues, paired with either a white or blue envelope looked divine. Or, maybe you prefer the design with the soft stripes and daisy chains. Of course, there are many other stationery options – check our stockist list for our suppliers’ contact details. 

Style Details

Photography Amanda McLauchlan, Styling The Bride's Diary, Words Amanda McWhinnie, Flutes Waterford Crystal Lismore Classic Champagne Flutes, Flowers Affair With GeorgeRibbon LincraftServiettes Your Event SolutionTable & Chairs Dirty Janes EmporiumSweets & Croquembouche Gumnut PatisserieName Tags & Keys Weddingstar

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