Autumn. One of my favourite times of the year. The beauty of the leaves in their annual kaleidoscope of fiery autumnal colours. Added to this, the weather is still pleasant and mild enough not to warrant 4 layers of additional clothing before venturing outdoors. With thoughts of a longed for Indian Summer gone, the summer wardrobe is packed away. Time for cosy knits and the occasional umbrella (just in case)!

Autumnal Wedding

Wedding in Autumn are of course now increasingly popular, due to the promise of mild days and the draw of beautiful local scenery. If you are planning a wedding for this time of the year, lucky you! Read on for our favourite colours this season. Scouring our favourite pin board app for autumnal style inspiration, I happened across this delectable colour combo – Teal and Copper. This truly is an ingenious colour pairing. Moreover, the vibrant teal hue really packs a punch against the metallic shimmer of the copper highlights. Perfect for this season, it reminds me of the gorgeous colour changes present in Mother Nature at this time of year.

Teal and Copper

Copper and Teal colour inspiration for Autumnal Weddings 2018

Copper and Teal. A gorgeous colour combination for Autumn Weddings 2018. Image from

Copper has very much been the go to metallic for Spring and Summer 2018. When teamed with zingy shades such as teal, it’s true versatility shines through. For instance, I particularly adore the princess style to the tulle skirt featured above.  The sequin applique and copper waistband make it truly something special and unique. Teal is the perfect accent colour and can serve to define your place cards or add detail to your wedding cake. This cake just looks amazing sat atop the reflective copper cake stand. It lends a touch of glamour to what is a delicate and feminine cake.


Teal coloured wedding cake with yellow floral decor

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What girl doesn’t love a love a touch of drama right? If you are not afraid to be bold, this cake certainly makes a style statement. The slight marbling effect is really on trend right now.  The gold edging and contrasting flowers really make it a worthy centrepiece.


Orange and Teal wedding decor ideas for Autumn

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Orange and Red

Combing bold orange and red with teal is a choice that undoubtedly would not appeal to every couple planning their special day. However, I think the look could work really well in certain venues.

For me, it evokes images of a rustic country barn wedding. The warmth of the barn and its timber walls would immediately be complimented by the richness of these bold and vibrant colours. It also reminds me of Harvest Festival time and the colours of the great British countryside. Strategically place seasonal fruit and fresh foliage along your trestle tables and interspersing this décor with gold candles of varying heights and styles. Above all, this is a stylish and relatively cost effective way to decorate your countryside wedding.

Classic Black 

Another striking colour that I am always instantly attracted to when looking for inspiration, is black. Before you shriek in horror and run for the hills, let me explain. Black is a timeless base colour for many memorably classic wedding colour combos. Here are a few illustrative examples.

Combining the colours ivory and black make for a classic wedding colour combination

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Ivory and Black

Ivory and black when teamed with vintage gold accents always remind me of the fabulously chic 1920’s. It is a look that would suit a multitude of venues from stately homes to ever popular city-centre industrial spaces. Seasonal foliage in colours of brown and cream added to cascading table centrepieces lend an autumnal feel to this colour scheme. The addition of cosy tartan throws in matching colours echoes the colours in the floral centrepieces but lends a welcome and less ostentatious feel to the décor.


Of course, opting for black in your wedding colours means you can go all out in your choice of attire too. Fabulous bowties and black tux for the groomsmen. Black belts and braces with a smart silk gold tie are another must. Bridal gowns with the addition of a delicate black velvet bow can look amazing too.

[The colours Gold and Black team together for a elegant wedding look

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Baby Pink and Black 

Adding delicate baby pink to black and ivory instantly softens the scheme. It is the perfect go-to look for those who want to add a sense of romance to their wedding décor. To make this scheme work, the décor needs to be floaty and delicate. This applies to the bridal attire right through to the choice of floral arrangements.

This gorgeous wedding backdrop with delicate floral arrangement is a showcase piece. It is the perfect décor choice for behind the top table, at the head of the wedding aisle or showcasing your wonderful wedding cake. In short, it also serves to be the ideal opportunity for many memorable wedding photographs too.

Baby Pink and Black wedding colours with classic green foliage for timeless wedding decor

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Words To Glow are also delighted to offer a choice of two wedding backdrops for hire.

Amara Circular Wedding Backdrop

Our new circular Wedding Backdrop is called ‘Amara’. So named because it means ‘beloved’ in Latin or ‘eternal’ in Indian. Either way, we believe the name is rather apt. The circle has long been a visual representation of eternal love, as signified in the exchanging of rings in marriage. We believe our newest backdrop is therefore the perfect sentimental addition to your special day.

The ceremony arch features a silver metallic nickel circular frame, complete with beautiful artificial hanging wisteria foliage and delicate micro fairy lights. It can also be hired with our copper metal ‘Always’or ‘Forever’ signage hanging from the centre. We believe it is a perfect backdrop for your wedding vows, during your wedding ceremony or even to decorate the evening reception. Furthermore, it looks equally as beautiful alongside one of our most popular light up letter hires too.

 Circular Wedding and Ceremony Backdrop with wedding flowers and lighting

Seraphina Wedding Backdrop

Finished in a metallic copper spray paint, our Seraphina Wedding Backdrop features rustic white washed pallet boards, dimmable vintage Edison bulbs and hanging copper tea lights. You can choose either to hire the backdrop with our beautiful artificial floral wedding garlands or, alternatively, hire it without the flowers and ask your florist to dress it for you instead. Most importantly, taking centre stage on the backdrop is your choice of romantic phrase (this is again made from steel and spray painted metallic copper).

Rustic Wedding Backdrop with beautiful artificial foliage and hanging Edison bulbs

You can choose from:

‘It Was Always You’
‘And The Adventure Begins’
‘You & Me’
‘Always & Forever’
‘To Have And To Hold

Find Out More

If you are interested in hiring either of our backdrops, please do drop us a line at [email protected] Alternatively, send us a message via our Contact Us page and we would be more than happy to provide further details.