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Themes at this time of year for weddings and events can allow us to be very creative, before we descend into the madness that is Halloween, promptly followed by the all-consuming Christmas festivities. We should take a chance to enjoy autumn and the colour palette it gives us. It is a great time of year to execute rustic, cosy and colorful (without being garish).Traditionally autumn colours span a huge palette and will easily make guests feel at home.

Reds, oranges, yellows, browns and dark greens are all colours that could tie your theme together. Seasonal flowers, leaves and foliage combined with pheasant and partridge feathers will include some texture to bouquets or arrangements. Why not add a pop of colour with Thistles, Sunflowers or berries?

Guests thank you for warm rugs scattered in any outside seating areas and an outdoor fire pit will go a long way, there’s something about real logs on an open fire. For reception drinks what about hot cider, ports or whiskey? For the T-totalers among us, how about hot orange tea with a twist? Hot chocolates with marshmallows for any children or with a dash of rum for those that fancy it?

Table decorations are something you can really go to town on, and it needn’t be expensive if there is time to be creative. Pumpkins filled with flowers, dried oranges, red apples, conkers and pine cones scattered along tables. Cinnamon sticks wrapped around vanilla candles will warm your room making it smell every inch autumny.

Painting varying sizes of pumpkins is a creative twist that looks effective and gets you out of organising extravagant table arrangements. Pumpkins would equally work great for a dinner party and we know just the people to cater that party… www.more-more-more.co.uk

If you prefer the simpler, cleaner colours and finish, white pumpkins are widely available. Team these with some well-chosen dark brown or green foliage and twigs and you have achieved a very autumnal display for those with a more minimalist taste.
Go forth and embrace Autumn!

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