The evenings are getting darker and the leaves are starting to fall from the trees – autumn is definitely in the air. We love autumnal weddings here at GreenAcres and the decorations that go with them. If there’s one thing that’s perfect for the season, it’s pumpkins and they are absolutely perfect for weddings. If you’d like to know how to use pumpkins with style at your wedding or if you’d like proof that there’s more to pumpkins than Halloween, just read on…
Firstly, let us explain a little more why pumpkins are so perfect. Well, not only do they come in a wonderful range of colours and shapes, you can paint, decorate and light them up to your heart’s content. They’re also a really cost-effective way of decorating and if you like the thought of some real wedding DIY, you can even grow them yourself! So, it’s time for some ideas…
Pumpkins are fabulous for decorating outside areas at your venue. Use them to line your aisle or add groups of them around your ceremony setting. You can use a range of sizes, shapes and colours or you can add pumpkins, gourds and squashes to installations of props for real impact.
Pumpkins are also a wonderful seasonal alternative to flowers on your tables to. You can use them to create a table runner or mix them in with candles and tea lights for a beautiful soft look. We also love pumpkins that are painted or dipped in glitter – who can resist the sparkle?
If you’d like a touch of pumpkin beauty on your tables, why not use tiny pumpkins as place card holders or attach seating cards and display them as a super seasonal seating place display.
We’re all used to seeing pumpkins with glowing candles at this time of year so creating wedding lighting with pumpkins is a great idea. Trail fairy lights among groups of pumpkins or drill holes through the pumpkin skin and pop individual lights through each hole. You can create amazing displays in this way so get creative!
There really are so many ways that you can use pumpkins in your day and they make brilliant ring holders! Let your ring bearer bring your rings (and pumpkin!) into your ceremony or just use cute pumpkins for photos with a real autumnal twist.
If you want to personalise your wedding décor then pumpkins are perfect. Paint them, cover them with glitter, add decorative tapes or even melt crayons all over them for a unique ‘drip’ look. You’ll find all the tutorials that you need online and pumpkins can work with any colour scheme.
Finally, when it comes to using pumpkins at your wedding, you can go way beyond static decorations and details. We love seeing couples turn pumpkins into guest books or post-boxes for cards. Finally, for totally seasonal signage, group pumpkins together with messages, timings or details of the day written on them – you guests will definitely get the message!
If you’d like to see just how beautiful our woodlands are at this time of year, why not get in touch to arrange a time to visit? We have wedding dates available for 2019 and we’re also booking weddings into 2020 and beyond so to find out more about weddings at Chiltern, Rainford and Colney, request a brochure or contact us if you’d like to check availability or ask any question.