Moodboard: Harvest moon

Gone are the days when brides and grooms booked years in advance to secure a much-coveted Saturday in the lighter months of June, July and August. A run of Indian summers (where October had glorious sunshine and it was chucking it down all July) – not to mention the bargains available in traditionally off-season periods – has resulted in a flurry of invitations hitting doormats for autumn weddings.

Gardens might not be in full bloom, but the lavish tones on the falling leaves are equally as eye-catching. Create a rustic mood by replicating what’s happening outside in your colour palette and use natural touches like leaves, branches, apples, acorns and wheat in floral arrangements, centrepieces and stationery. It’s not hard to fall in love with this time of year!

Headpiece of contorted hazel, helichyrsum and poppy heads and bouquet of gladioli, rudbeckia, Californian poppy and geums, both made to order, Blooming Bees (Photo: Another Studio)
Peaches hairvine, £210, Halo & Co
Bride pouch, £8.50, Paperchase
Burgundy wheat posy, £12, Shropshire Petals
Breena gown, from £3,350, Temperley Bridal
Hand-painted wedding shoes, from £195, Le Soulier
Bord de Plage palette, £45, NARS
Buttonholes, from a selection at Interflora
Cereal Ears pitcher by Bordallo Pinheiro, £89, Amara
Apple harvest wedding invitation suite, £32.05, Letters & Dust at Etsy.com (Photo: Katie Dessin Photography)
Watercolour floral gown, £285, Needle & Thread
Arrangement of paper roses and peonies, from £85, Paper Bouquets