Fall weddings have an idyllic charm to them. They’re not in the busier months of wedding season, the weather is crisp but not too cold, and the changing of the seasons makes for a romantic and reflective vibe. Fall is associated with a lot of seasonal wedding ideas, too! Read on for some of the latest Fall wedding trends.
Other Bold Colors: Autumn is identified with the colors of changing leaves – deep reds, rusty oranges, earthy yellows, and chocolate browns. While these foliage hues are warm, inviting and nostalgic, you don’t necessarily need to use them in your wedding décor just because you’re having a Fall wedding. Trendy palettes now include other striking color combos such as:
- Navy Blue/Peach
- Mixing Metallics with Pastels
In-Season Produce For Dinner: If decorating with pumpkins and apples isn’t your jam, no worries! Simply use these ingredients in your dinner menu instead! Incorporating seasonal fruits and veggies into your wedding meal is a trendy option. A salad can include Asian pears, cranberries, or persimmon, while a starch or entrée could include different types of squash, eggplant, sweet potato, and/or mushrooms. Here’s a list of our catering partners that can whip up some seasonal artisan dishes!
Photo credit: Lady and Gent Photography
Cover-ups for The Bride and Bridesmaids: The weather in the Fall months gets chilly, and chances are you and your bridesmaids will be a bit cold in your dresses – especially if they’re sleeveless, and/or if you’re having an outdoor wedding. Look into cover-ups such as wraps, pashminas, and stoles. They can be sparkly, furry, knitted, heavy silk in a contrast color, and so on. Check out our list of wedding boutiques, many of which carry accessories like these.
Seasonal Dessert Bar: When it comes to sweet treats, you don’t have to limit yourself to wedding cake. Fall weddings can call for a full dessert bar with many choices that include seasonal ingredients. Think apple crisp, pecan pie, tartlets with maple and cinnamon, and warm drinks like cider, cocoa, mulled wine.
Modern Take on Fall Décor: If you do want to incorporate traditional fall décor into your wedding but don’t want it to look like a harvest festival, never fear! You can use these items in a much more modern way. Ideas include:
- A burlap table runner for your head table
- Small hay bales strategically placed in the cocktail hour area
- Autumn leaves as an aisle runner
- Glittered acorns with a candle in a clear vase as a centerpiece
Featured image on this post by: Lady and Gent Photography
Bouquet by: Forte’ Floral Artistry
This Tips & Advice piece was submitted by Dana Barbar, a trusted local wedding professional and talented writer.