Autumn, also called Fall, is a magical time of year when the weather becomes crisp and cool and the leaves turn breathtaking shades of red, yellow and orange before fluttering from their branches to the ground. While June remains the most popular month in which to wed, fall is quickly becoming a popular time to tie the knot as well.
And why not? Fall is a beautiful season when nature gives us one last fiery display before the icy winter season takes over. If you’re planning a fall wedding, check out our ideas for wedding decorations, flowers, food and more!
Fall Wedding Color Schemes
Choosing a color scheme is an important part of any wedding. For fall, steer clear of pastels and lean more towards confident jewel tones, classic neutrals like ivory, rich neutrals like chocolate brown, and shades that reflect the beauty of nature like pumpkin and eggplant. One idea is to choose a neutral base color like ivory or brown then an accent color that is more adventurous. Some good combinations are ivory and gold, chocolate and pale blue, and for a whimsical fall wedding, orange and black.
Wedding Table Decorations
Bring the fall theme to the table with cute seasonal centerpieces. Some ideas include bouquets of fall blooming flowers accented with faux gold leaf or boughs of preserved autumn leaves. Or, go simple and arrange small pumpkins and decorative gourds in a festive basket or bowl. Choose dinnerware and placemats that complement or match your wedding colors, and be sure to use lots of ribbon, balloons and candles in the same hues.
For your menu, think fall favorites like savory stew, glazed ham, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes and of course, pumpkin pie! Try a pumpkin flavored wedding cake, or at the least, adorn your wedding cake with faux fall leaves or fall blooming flowers like colorful mums, daisies, roses and even lilies.
Fall Wedding Flowers
And speaking of flowers, fall is still a great time of year to enjoy them. In addition to the flowers mentioned above, fall weddings are a great time to utilize blossoms like sunflowers, turtlehead, goldenrod, and even tropical hibiscus. See more choices in Autumn/Fall Wedding Flowers.
Stationery and Favors
The fall theme can be carried into your wedding stationery and even wedding favors. Try invitations embossed with pictures of fall foliage or featuring autumn colors.
Personalized Fall Themed Wedding Supplies
For wedding favors, wrap small candies in colored tulle and secure with rustic raffia. Or, choose traditional favors like miniature bottles of blowing bubbles in colored packaging that reflects the shades of the season.
For any fall themed wedding, think natural. Take a look at the splendor around you and try to duplicate it in different aspects of your wedding and reception. Your fall wedding is the perfect opportunity to express your creativity and celebrate the beauty of the season.