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ABIA Notebook: Autumn Wedding Ideas and Inspiration

For couples planning to marry beneath the season’s gently falling leaves, we showcase Autumn’s latest wedding looks and style-trends, embracing lush layering, raw textures and evocative shades of blush, bronze, amber and crimson.


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Compiled by Tanya Bywater for ABIA Weddings Australia | March 2024

A crisp cool change heralds the onset of Autumn wedding season, bringing with it an abundance of inspiration that extends from delicate lace-sleeved bridal gowns to ornately-adorned cakes, and accessories and décor in the rich colours and natural textures that define this annual time of transformation.


Autumn bridal gown

Designed by Alexis George

Billowing balloon sleeves in three-dimensional lace, and a soft, full-skirted A-line silhouette, infuse this custom-made Alexis George wedding gown with an ethereal, Autumnal elegance.


Image Dan Evans Photography


Autumn wedding cake

Created by Cupcake Elegance

Embellished with fruit, foliage and gold leaf, this two-tier wedding cake, by Cupcake Elegance, encapsulates the abundance of the season.


Image Tawny Photography and Film


Autumn scent

Shop at Melis Perfumery

With it’s geranium base and rose and tangerine top notes, Amandi natural eau de parfum, from Melis Perfumery, showcases Autumn at an aromatic level, and is hand-crated in Australia with pure botanical extracts, essential oils, resins and absolutes.



Autumn bridal robe

Shop at Bendon Lingerie

Combining smooth satin and kimono sleeves, trimmed with Chantilly lace, the Pleasure State Sensuale Robe, from Bendon Lingerie, lends itself to Autumn wedding preparation in shades of Tuscany (pictured) and deep Rasberry Radiance.



Autumn guest favours

Shop at Personalised Favours

Laser-engraved with a couple’s choice of details — think names and wedding date — this round wooden ring box and wedding fan, both from Personalised Favours, add textural elements as wedding party accessories or guest bonboniere.


Image Ellen P Faith


Autumn wedding preparation

Shop at L’Organiq

Newly available in Australia, the woody, musky, gingery top notes of Infusion Body Wash, from natural skincare brand L’Organiq, combine with frankincense, cedarwood, palmarosa, coriander and hydrating aloe vera to offer grooms, and their groomsmen, an invigorating start to an Autumn wedding day.



Autumn foliage and trees

Featured at Mali Brae Farm

Stunning Autumn foliage — annually displayed at wedding venues like Mali Brae Farm in the New South Wales Southern Highlands — offers a spectacular backdrop for seasonally-themed wedding photography.


Image Dean Snushall Photography


Autumn wedding stationery

Designed by Fielding Milligan

Complemented with sweeping calligraphy, broken terracotta place cards, by Fielding Milligan, offer an organic, textural take on traditional wedding stationery.



Autumn hair care for grooms

Shop at Chemist Warehouse

For grooms and their squads, seeking volume and texture up top, American Crew Matte Clay Spray is formulated with kaolin to provide a low-shine finish for wedding day styling.


Autumn cupcakes

Created by Simply Divine Occasions 

Whether as wedding party treats or guest favours, cupcakes crowned with edible pearls and dehydrated citrus, petals and berries — such as these by Simply Divine Occasions — help amplify Autumnal table settings.



Autumn bridal accessories

Shop at Michelle Pagonis Bridal

A statement hair accessory in keeping with the season. Delicately handcrafted leaves, Austrian pearls and shimmering rhinestones combine in the Symphony Wedding Headpiece, by Michelle Pagonis Bridal, which can be custom-made in a choice of silver (pictured), gold or rose gold toning.



Autumn skincare

Shop at Sodashi

The subtly-scented and deeply luxurious blend of cold-pressed plant oils, present in Sodashi Vitamin Rich Body Oil, provide promise for brides, grooms, wedding guests and attendants seeking skin hydration in drying cooler weather.


Autumn accessorising

Shop at Swarovski

The soft blush of rose gold aligns beautifully with an Autumn colour theme, and the delicate detailing of the Hyperbola Infinity bangle, by Swarovski, lends itself to romantic accessorising.




Autumn wedding flowers

Designed by Basia Puchalski Floral Design

In a muted seasonal palette, deep green foliage and roses, chrysanthemums and orchids — in varying flushes of dusky pink — allude to Autumn in this Basia Puchalski Floral Design bridal bouquet.


Image Silas Chau.


By sharing the latest wedding ideas and trends, our intention is to inspire and inform, but Notebook inclusions are not necessarily endorsed by ABIA, or its employees, and readers should make their own enquiries to determine the products and services best suited to their needs.

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