While most brides follow the crowd and vie to book churches and reception halls for the months of June, July and August, gals who have a unique sense of style and a flair for the unusual often plan their nuptials so they fall during September, October or November. While an autumn wedding may not be traditional, the cool breezes and changing colors of fall provide the perfect backdrop for an absolutely stunning event.
Incorporate Fall Colors Into Your Wedding And Reception
Choose from blazing reds, chocolaty browns, golden yellows and flaming oranges for your bridesmaid’s dresses, floral arrangements, tablecloths, and invitations. Red roses, orange marigolds, orange rosehips, burgundy berries and golden oak leaves are just some of the options to choose from when it comes to creating your bouquet.
Opt For An Outdoor Setting
After a long, hot summer, the cooler temperatures just beg for an event that takes place in the great outdoors. Choose a farm with an abandoned barn where you can hold your reception, a park full of trees where guests can shuffle through the fallen leaves or a church with an outdoor garden filled with fall flowers and blazing bushes.
Decorate With Items From Nature
An autumn wedding invites couples to accent their venue with pumpkins, bales of hay, dried corn in the husk and a variety of squash. Dried flowers add colorful accents to reception tables, and shafts of wheat add a natural touch to entryways and doorframes. For a warm glow, incorporate lots of candles or LED lighting in colors that complement your decor.
Choose Wedding Jewelry In Colors That Reflect The Fall Ambiance
The rich warmth of yellow gold is perfectly suited to the fall colors. Paired with the glowing yellow of citrine, the blood red of garnets, the warmth of tiger’s eye or the honeyed shades of amber, gold gives off a warmth that holds its own with the shades of fall.
Serve Rich, Hearty Foods To Your Guests On A Cool, Breezy Day
Opt for savory options like roasted pork loin with stewed or sautéed apples or turkey with mashed sweet potatoes, rich gravy and crusty sage and onion stuffing. Serve warm mulled wine or apple cider to quench your guests’ thirst, and incorporate fresh or canned pumpkin and cream cheese icing on your wedding cake for a taste of fall. Decorate your tables with cornucopias flowing with grapes, squash, small pumpkins and other seasonal items for a look that draws your guests into the mood of the season.
As you plan your fall wedding, take time to involve your intended, family, friends and your wedding party in a brainstorming session to see how many ideas you can come up with for your fall wedding. As you relive the memories of autumns past, you’ll easily find plenty of options to include in your autumnal theme, all of them an integral part of your stunning wedding.