Autumn Ceremonial Wedding Ideas To Inspire Couples

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An autumn ceremonial wedding is perfect for multicultural couples. For example you’re British but the groom’s origin is Brazilian. Or you are Afro-American and your bride is Dutch and you live in Holland. With unpredictable fall weather expected it won’t be an Indian summer.

So, getting married outdoors might be causing you stress. But don’t worry take the pressure off your fall wedding planning. Get some inspiration from this autumn ceremonial wedding in the Netherlands. Read on…

Are you ready to be a part of history? The union of this unique interracial couple, will prove to you that love can cross borders in the off-peak wedding season. Namely getting married at 40 is when life truly begins. It’s the season of love!

Who are getting married?  Nayan and Caroline: a mature but young at heart couple, I would say they are cut from the same cloth. Actually, they originate from Manchester but Amsterdam is where they reside. And their shared goal was to have a mixed raced marriage service.

What brought them together? Nayan and Caroline’s common ethical beliefs, joint interest in travel and mutual love of spending quality time with family and friends. A lively autumn wedding celebration fused with Hindu and British marriage traditions. So, read the rousing love story of Nayan and Caroline now!

Autumn Ceremonial Wedding

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Caroline & Nayan “Love in the eye of the beholder”


Happy bridal couple: Nayan and Caroline

Fall wedding venue: Dignita Hoftuin De kas – greenhouse | Nieuwe Herengracht Amsterdam, Netherlands

Date: 28th September 2019

The Proposal

Mr & Mrs WP’s lives had crossed three times, once in Britain and twice in Holland. And the chance meetings finally led to twelve years of relationship bliss. When did Nayan pop the question? Well, it was on their love trip to India and Caroline said YES, at one of the seven wonders of the world. The UNESCO world heritage site Taj Mahal.

The Venue

Positioned in front of the altar, we warmly welcomed Caroline and Nayan’s family and friends with the greeting “Namaste”. The serene wedding venue the Hoftuin – greenhouse steeped in history, was nestled in an idyllic garden near the Hermitage museum. And the glorious sunny autumn day, filled with the perfume of the happy couple’s chosen bridal flowers oozed peace.

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Autumn ceremonial wedding consultation

But, are you wondering where they found me? Well, read this:

Hi There Clover!
We found you via The Celebrant Directory and would love to speak to you about your services for fall weddings! I hope you have all the details necessary to get in touch! Thanks and hope to speak to you soon!

Autumn ceremonial wedding planning

Writing the marriage service script was pure pleasure. We incorporated all important family members and revised many drafts to get it right. Nayan and Caroline spilled the beans on their love life and guided me down a romantic memory lane. Of course, the couple didn’t share all the juicy bits, just enough to create a lively fall wedding ceremony.

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With a greenhouse wedding ceremony, the see-through glass walls and ceilings gave us all a feeling we were outside, without being exposed to the elements. Under the enticing autumn afternoon sun of the Dutch conservatory, family and friends witnessed the couple make promises of undying love, loyalty and commitment.

The kiss and swapping of vows

The couple choose not to swap personal vows but opted for the “official” wedding vows. It read: To have and to hold from this day forward, etc. Then, the ultimate moment of the fall wedding ceremony arrived, it was time for the groom to kiss the bride I said, “You may now kiss each other.” Family and friends began to cheer and clap, as Nayan and Caroline warmly embraced in each others arms.

Autumn ceremonial wedding symbolism

Did you know my fall wedding ceremonies are not complete without signing a symbolic certificate? This occurs after the best man delivers the rings and the the circles of love is exchanged. And Nayan sealed the deal and confirmed their commitment to each other by hitting the ceremonial hammer on a wooden block. There were smiles of joy and everyone was overwhelmed with happiness.

Final wedding ceremony act

Lastly, Caroline and Nayan invited family and friends to affirm that they would help them find middle ground and fall in love, time and time again with each other. Everyone responded with “We will”. It was a memorable moment and their were roars of laughter and non-stop tears of joy. A great beginning to married life and a wonderful closure to a autumn wedding day!

Autumn ceremonial wedding  songs

Welcome music: Yellow Brick Cinema – Relaxing

Bride’s processional: United guitar players – Here Comes the Sun

Marriage certificate signing song: Yellow Brick Cinema – Relaxing

Recessional: Jasmine Thompson – No place I’d rather be

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Autumn ceremonial wedding outfits

Bride’s attire: Dress by Jaquemus (  2018 collection…… | Shoes by bride

Groom’s attire: Traditional Tongan dress, lavalava skirt and ta’ovala fine mat.

Autumn ceremonial wedding suppliers & vendors

Venue –  Dignita Hoftuin – De Kas [greenhouse]

Caterers – own caterers &

Wedding photographer –  Jothornhill photography &

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Autumn ceremonial wedding celebrant: relaxed, funny, compassionate, entertaining yet serious where needed.

Autumn ceremonial wedding  – feedback

Dear Clover,
What can we say?!  You made our day and set the tone perfectly for our whole day, we couldn’t have asked for more, it was totally perfect!

Every single one of our guests said you were fantastic and it was the best fall wedding they had ever been too. We can’t thank you enough!


Mr & Mrs. WP


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About Clover Jean: I'm a Londoner based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Being a ceremonial wedding - symbolic marriage officiant with a gospel & soul choir is rewarding work. So, my guilty pleasures are fine dining, travel hot spots and on-line retail therapy. What's yours? Get in touch, via Instagram #cloverjeanamsterdam or Facebook. LIKE, SHARE, SPREAD THE LOVE & see you soon!

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