As the air becomes crisp and the days shorter, Autumn is well and truly here. I adore Autumn from a fashion perspective – we can wrap up in gorgeous coats, scarves and hats, and swap the Summer sandals for cosy boots. It’s a fabulous time for weddings too with fantastic natural inspiration available for everything from your colour scheme to centrepieces, invitations and decor. Think fiery red, pumpkin orange, golden yellow and chocolate brown.
If your wedding is falling around Halloween time and you’d like to add an element of this without going down the route of fancy dress or ghostly decor, why not have a Halloween inspired cocktail for your drinks reception? Try this delicious recipe for a pumpkin martini:
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons vodka
2 tablespoons half and half
1 tablespoon canned pure pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Combine the sugar and ⅛ teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice on a small plate. Dip the rim of a chilled martini glass in water, then dip in the sugar to coat.
In a martini shaker filled with ice, combine the vodka, half and half, pumpkin puree, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and the remaining ⅛ teaspoon of the pumpkin pie spice. Shake vigorously, then strain into the prepared glass.
For a little Halloween fun, why not get a photograph of you and your bridal party with dracula teeth? No one will notice until they look closely! You could also give little bags of false teeth sweets as favours.
Inject a pop of autumnal colour into your wedding with vibrant flowers in shades of red, yellow, orange and gold – your bouquet will be like a ball of fire against your beautiful dress!