Imagine the crisp air, flushed cheeks, and vibrant and vivid colors swirling in the atmosphere as you walk down the aisle with your friends and family beside you. Autumn is a beautiful season to have the wedding of your dreams. Get started on planning your fall wedding with these trends and ideas below.
Take advantage of the beautiful season, and choose vibrant and rich colors that reflect the changing of the seasons. Think plum, violet, emerald, Marsala, burgundy, cranberry, sage, wine, crimson, amber, blush, champagne, tangerine, and taupe. Don’t shy away from metallic; consider golds, bronze, and copper, too!
*Pro tip: If you opt for bold autumn colors, then choose a neutral color scheme like ivory, creamy whites, and blush, for the venue so bold colors will have a chance to stand out.
Need assistance in uniting decoration, dress, and flowers? Commit to one of the popular autumn wedding themes below.
Vintage: Think classic. Think memories. Think charm. This has been the biggest wedding trend of recent years, and it has no signs of slowing down. Use a muted color scheme, lace, and pearls for a vintage theme, and add charming touches like antique frames, thrifted suitcases, and classic skeleton keys for décor accents.
Academics and School: A return to fall is synonymous with the back to school season so if you and your partner are academics – like to read and love to learn – this could be a perfect theme. Make use of books, blackboards, apples, and more.
Rustic: A perfect theme for country lovers, envision adding bonfires, hayrides, and twinkling lights for a homespun wedding. Decorate with lace, burlap, branches, tree stumps, and wildflowers. Include wheat bundles as centerpieces—wheat grains traditionally symbolize fruitfulness and good fortune!
Flowers and Décor
Most people assume that the best blooms are in the spring and summer, but don’t deny the beauty of autumn flowers like the asiatic lily, asters, calla lilies, chrysanthemums, dahlias, gerbera daisies, gladioli, marigolds, roses, sunflowers, and zinnias. Consider using autumn plants, tendrils, twigs, berries, succulents, rose hips, crab apples, and, of course, a variety of leaves to incorporate the season’s rich and complex plant life into your bouquet and decor.
Acorns, pinecones, berries, and other earthy finds make for excellent table decorations. Scatter harvest baskets, gourds, and gold-painted leaves for a perfect fall atmosphere. Add ambient lanterns, twinkling lights, and candles to make the most of autumn’s magic.
*Pro-tip: Summer is undeniably the most popular and hectic season for weddings. Ask caterers, makeup and hair stylists, musicians, and vendors if they offer any deals or discount for the off-season. Worst result? They say no. Best result? You could potentially save on the most expensive aspects of wedding planning.
Dress and Attire
Autumn fashion means warm colors and rich textures. To add a touch of warmth to your wedding gown, incorporate cardigans, knits, or shearling to the day’s wardrobe or go more glamorous with faux fur shrugs, capes, or floor-length cloaks. Consider using plains, tweed, flannels, and suede to make the most of the season.
*Pro-tip: Don’t let your guests get chilly. Provide throws, hand warmers and outdoor heaters so your guests will be extra comfortable.
Food and Drink
For a cozy and indulgent event, serve rich and seasonal food like butternut squash soup, acorn and berry chicken, truffle risotto, and a variety of seasonal treat like doughnuts, caramel apples, apple pie pops, fig cheesecake, and pumpkin pie. Look to fall dinnerPinterest boards for a warm, indulgent, and delicious menu spread. Provide a warm beverage bar between events and let your guests sip on hot cocoa, cider, tea, and hot toddies.
Autumn is quickly becoming as popular a season as any other to have a beautiful wedding. The atmosphere and inspirations that the seasons provide will be the perfect backdrop for your wedding.