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2020 AUTUMN/WINTER WEDDING TRENDS

2020 AUTUMN/WINTER WEDDING TRENDS

DREAM...IMAGINE...BELIEVE...

DREAM...IMAGINE...BELIEVE...

'Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.'

2020 has brought us more surprises than we could have ever imagined, but at last, we see a beautiful change in the air. While many weddings are now being postponed to a later date, we are so happy to see so many of our lovely couples celebrate intimate and special experiences with their nearest and dearest. Intimate weddings have such a special atmosphere and provide truly magical moments. They are so much more than the number of people; they are a true celebration of your personalities as a couple. By surrounding yourself with your loved ones and those who know you best, you will feel so relaxed when you welcome your guests for an intimate celebration.

We caught up with the lovely team at Wedding Suppliers to bring you a complete round up of the Autumn/Winter wedding trends we are seeing (and loving!) this year. Read on to find out more about the latest seasonal trends and get some inspiration for your big day!

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1) Dream Décor

Some things just don’t go out of fashion, and seasonal decor is certainly one of them. We just love the cosy and casual vibe that comes with this wedding season. Among our favourite autumn decor are rustic wood table numbers and warm-toned flower arrangements with dried leaves. We adore the vibrant colours that abound in autumn – reds, golds, oranges and chartreuse provide a natural backdrop and lend themselves to rich complementary purples and plums.
For winter, beautiful white colour schemes paired with organic evergreen foliage works a dream. The best thing about this trend is that it ties in with the natural surroundings at this time of year and makes for the most stunning photographs.

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Covid Weddings, Handfasting, Irish Traditions, Destination Weddings Ireland, Wedding Planner in Ireland, Getting married in Ireland, Irish traditions, Symbolism of Ireland
Covid Weddings, Handfasting, Irish Traditions, Destination Weddings Ireland, Wedding Planner in Ireland, Getting married in Ireland, Irish traditions, Symbolism of Ireland
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2) The Great Outdoors

One of the safest ways to meet up in recent months has been outside, which has seen more outdoor wedding ceremonies than ever this season. Although the warm summer days are over, the latter part of this year has seen a lot of couples say ‘I do’ in the great outdoors in order to allow for more guests to be present. But it’s not just an extended guest list that is encouraging people to get married outside. An outdoor wedding also allows you to personalise your big day in a way that a brick and mortar venue may not. Because you are not bound to any particular style, you can really go into detail with your finishing touches. All you have to do is choose your theme, decide on your style, and have fun decorating your space!

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3) Home Sweet Home

National restrictions have seen more couples embrace where they live when planning their wedding. With the threat of international travel restrictions, as well as local and national restrictions still very real, lots of couples have chosen to protect their big day as much as possible by hosting their ceremony close to home.

4) Support Local

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a massive toll on economies across the globe and the wedding industry has been hit especially hard. This, alongside the trend of more brides and grooms-to-be choosing to hold their weddings nearer to home, has seen more couples choosing to support local suppliers and, in turn, boost the economy in their area.

5) Micro Weddings

Limited numbers have promoted a rise in the number of small gatherings at ceremonies, with more weddings with under 25 guests now taking place. These small celebrations, also known as micro-weddings, are extremely popular with couples who do not want to postpone their wedding until next year and offer a beautifully intimate day with your closest friends and family.

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6) Taste of Time

It’s not just seasonal decor that has proved popular this Autumn/Winter, we are all about delicious seasonal flavours too. Pumpkin and spice flavours like ginger and cinnamon have really taken off in recent years and are now a firm favourite for autumn and winter wedding cakes.
Embrace the best of the seasonal produce and include it where possible throughout your menu.

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7) Sparkling Skies

The nights have started to draw in, and with complete darkness by 8pm, it is the perfect season for a fireworks display. Fireworks can be expensive, but you don’t have to go over the top. A short display can give your night that added magic! You could also share some sparklers with your guests for an extra special display!

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8) Go Green

This one isn’t an autumn or winter specific trend, but it has certainly been a popular part of weddings this year. We are more aware of our personal impact on the planet than ever before, and this is something that is being reflected in our weddings. In recent times, couples have placed a real focus on the carbon footprint of their big day and made steps to reduce this where possible. Choosing local suppliers rather than those from afar to reduce miles travelled and also using biodegradable confetti are two of the most common and effective changes we are seeing.

9) Personal Touch

With more time being spent at home, alongside more intimate guest lists, many couples have gone one step further to create and craft small keepsakes and table decor that their guests can take home as a memorable keepsake. Rustic and natural personalised trinkets work particularly well and are completely priceless to the recipient.

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10) Love Conquers All

2020 may have thrown a lot our way and forced some pretty drastic changes upon us, but one thing it could not do is take away the love. The biggest trend that has stood the test of time and really comes to light during these testing times is the love between partners, families, and friends.

We wish you the very best in the lead up to your big day and we hope you have the most magical and memorable celebration with those you love.

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