Image by Eric Ronald Photography via Sam and Dave’s Relaxed Autumn Wedding

We think of Autumn as a prelude to a cold Winter, but it’s also the perfect time for a wedding: not too hot nor too cold. What’s more, the fallen yellow and brown leaves provide a great backdrop for your photos.

Stroll around Australia’s major cities in Autumn and you will find several such ideal locations. The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne provide a beautiful, leafy contrast to the classic ivory wedding dress. The picturesque Observatory Hill in Sydney with its famous Harbour Bridge backdrop is a versatile location to create colourful photos. You needn’t have your ceremony here, just your wedding party photos, but make sure your photographer organises a permit in advance.

An Autumn wedding is also more affordable. Rates tend to drop, especially for wedding venue hire. Photographers are in less demand compared to the warmer Summer months, so what was once an unaffordable photo package, may now be a viable option.

Images by The White Tree via Leila and Matt’s Footscray Autumn Wedding

Colourful weddings are actually becoming more common, extending from bouquets to bridesmaids dresses and even the table decorations. Beautiful colour choices include reds and deep purples, oranges and amber shades. For the boys, a dapper 3 piece suit can easily be worn in Autumn as opposed to Summer where even the simple suit jacket can be overwhelming. For the girls, floor length dresses seem to be the more popular choice as opposed to the shorter dresses worn more often in the warmer months.

There are so many reasons why Autumn weddings are a great choice! If you’re planning a wedding for Autumn 2015 we’d love to hear your all about it!

Ms Gingham says: I love Autumn and I know many Melburnians feel the same way! The colours, the beautiful sunny days and the time just before the winter really starts to bite is truly magical. What an ideal time of the year to celebrate the magic of a wedding.

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