Whilst we all try to hang on to every last ounce of summer, there's a unique charm to this time of year as the leaves begin to turn in colour and the nights start to draw in.
The autumn months bring with them an abundance of delicious, seasonal food and rich autumnal flowers– not to mention this season's lavish 'his and hers' fashion accessories, and the change in venue styling that comes with the autumn months. Here's our 2018 round-up of some of this season's most enviable wedding treats.
A puff of smoke and a burst of colour
Looking for a colourful way to add some "wow" to your wedding photography? Enola Gaye has the answer. Smoke Bombs are the ultimate Instagram-worthy extra that will make a dramatic yet brilliantly vibrant impact on your big day. Available in seven different colours– choose one to suit your style and theme.
The Cotswolds Distillery
The trendiest tipple in town
Founded by a New Yorker who worked in finance in London and spent the weekends in the Cotswolds, anything from The Cotswold Distillery is done with flair. Their dry gin is a beautifully aromatic twist on a classic, with light hints of lavender, zesty citrus with cooling juniper and bay leaf. Cater for your guests with this beautiful gin or their single malt whisky, or offer up minis as a stylish favour.
Pure indulgence in chocolate heaven
Longtime residents of Watlington, the family-run, award-winning chocolatier Tutu Delicious offers an ever-expanding range of chocolatey goodness. Best known for their apricot and rosemary chocolate, they are top of our list for all things sweet and decadent. Why not choose a selection of handmade chocolates to accompany your coffee after dinner or go all out and set up a chocolate station? Go on, indulge.
For exquisite beauty and stunning design, look no further than Thelma West. Thelma is the ultimate 'go-to' for the perfect jewellery to finish your bridal look or to design a wedding band that will perfectly complement your engagement ring. Thelma's understanding of diamonds is innate and one look at her designs will have you swooning.
Wild Rose Florist
We have unearthed an absolute gem. Wild Rose, fronted by the incredibly talented Rachel Ashton works her magic with beautiful blooms and her quirky approach. A go to florist for those looking to make a real impact when it comes to wedding flowers. Add a touch of the wild, with full foliage, big blooms and oodles of personality.
White Olive Design Studio
Although Jacquie's designs are heavily influenced by her love of the outdoors- think floral watercolours and botanical illustrations- she likes to apply a modern twist to things with subtle geometric details and gorgeous print finishes for an added 'wow' factor. With Jacquie always keen to experiment and create the best for her clients, you know you're going to get something beautifully unique when it comes to your wedding stationery.
Henley Classic Car Hire
The best of the best when it comes to luxury wedding transport, Henley Wedding Cars cover south and central Oxfordshire offering immaculate examples of the Jaguar marque that ooze 1960's character and charm, regu-larly providing cars for Oxford College weddings.
Oxford Event Hire
It's been a strong trend throughout 2018 and we can confidently see the trend carrying well into 2019. We're talking bare tables, elaborately dressed- not a table cloth in sight. Finish your tables with these simple cross back chairs from Oxford Event Hire.
The Crown Inn
Rustic rural and country charm
An absolute hidden gem, The Crown Inn, Pishill is a famous former coaching inn situated just outside of Henley-on-Thames; the perfect place for a barn wedding and reception.
Rosie B offers a truly bespoke service when it comes bridal jewellery and head pieces, working closely with the bride to bring her unique ideas to life. During a personal consultation, Rosie discusses initial designs which can incorporate a special item of the bride's own jewellery, particular gem or vintage brooch.
The Almost Wife by Jade Beer
Written by the editor of Conde Nast Brides Magazine, Jade Beer, The Almost Wife is real page turner packed with emotion and wedding build-up. A book we all enjoyed reading by the pool this summer.
Shake it up baby!
From cocktails to drinks packages, the non-stop cocktail making team at Beetle Juice have 18 original VW cocktail bars that work across the UK. Each and every one is packed with exciting drinks and hip mixologists that can't wait to shake up your wedding.
Because sharing is caring
The word 'sharing' has been tasked to many a caterer this year, and is still proving to be an extremely popular style of wedding catering for many couples. Think big platters of mezze or tapas to start, followed by big joints of beef or lamb accompanied by an abundance of seasonal vegetables and salads. It not only gives guests more choice, but looks incredible when waiting staff bring out big boards of food. Check out Lamb Catering's Instagram feed to see some of their recent sharing platters.