No other season has such distinctive wedding themes as Fall. Spring and Summer weddings are filled with bright colors, light, flowing dresses, and festive themes. Fall, on the other hand, is the time for savory foods, rich colors, and rustic themes. Take a look at some of the key elements and seasonal trends in fall weddings:

The Colors
Color schemes during the fall play off of the changing leaves and fall flowers. Plum, burgundy, burnt orange, and lavender are fall staple colors. Bring out the feeling of the season with rustic reds paired with muted yellows and rich chocolates. Soft pastels and neutral accents are the most popular choices for the season, but frosting spring hues can also work well this season. Highlight your color scheme with strategically placed metallics and coppers.


The Dress
Wedding dresses take on a new shape during the Fall. In the Spring and summer, brides opt for light, short gowns in simple patterns, but once fall rolls around, think cashmere covers, elegant sleeves, sashes, and the ever-coveted second dress. Below are a few of this season’s Fall gown trends:

  • Spanish-inspired designs—Think flamenco-esque ruffles with alternating patterns and large embroidery elements
  • Tiered panels of lace or embroidery separated by sheer or satin fabric.
  • 3D flower embellishments add texture and dimension to a silhouette
  • Detachable skirts—Stay cozy during an outdoor ceremony, then transform into a slinkier number for easier dancing during the reception.
  • Fluffy sleeves add a touch of vintage feel to a fall dress. Delicate fabrics give a flirty yet dainty feel to your gown
  • Overlays of sheer fabric or lace are romantic, timeless, and encompass the feeling of fall


The Flowers
In keeping with the color themes of fall, popular fall flowers will include deep burgundies, purples, and reds with splashes of oranges and yellow. The most popular fall flowers are wine-colored dahlias and calla lilies. Accent your bouquet with berries, Brazilian peppers, lavender shoots or wheat. For centerpieces, include leafy elements, greens, and branches. For a special arrangement, decorate some succulents with mossy patches and berry-covered branches.


The Food
The menu for a fall wedding includes savory recipes, scrumptious stews, and seasonal spices. Food bars are a popular addition to many weddings. Amp up the variety with a sauce bar for rustic barbecue weddings, popcorn bars, elegant crostini stations, and decadent desserts. Create a beautiful chocolate fondue display, gourmet coffee stand, or personalize the station to you and your significant other.

The Cake

Naked wedding cakes or thinly frosted cakes have been on the wedding scene for the last few years. As more and more bakers offer this trendy option, there are tons of options and different variations available. For fall weddings, a naked or barely frosted cake with fall berries or flowers will tie in the rustic feeling of the season beautifully.

Another wedding trend- no matter the season- is downsizing the cake and offering guests less traditional desserts like cupcakes or cake pops. Apple or Pumpkin pie is a great option for an alternate dessert later in the season.

As the temperatures cool, so do many of the elements for fall weddings. At Pine Peaks, we have several picturesque locations for your ceremony. We also have a Treasure Chest of decor items to choose from—all free of charge! For a rustic, rural, beautiful fall wedding, look no further than Pine Peaks Event Center.

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