Unique Fall wedding colors
Between apple-picking, leaf-peeping, and cozying up on long nights, fall is one of the most romantic times of year. It’s no surprise that when many couples choose their wedding date, they settle on the crisp, colorful months of September, October, and November.
If you’re beginning to plan your own autumnal affair, here are a few things in mind.
1. Find a venue that takes advantage of its natural surroundings
Depending on what part of the country you live in, a fall wedding could be held indoors or out thanks to the mild weather. Many couples choose to take advantage of the natural beauty of the season and host their ceremony outdoors during the warmest part of the day, then move indoors for the reception. To really get the most out of the season, look for a venue with plenty of outdoor space and big windows — it would be a shame to miss out on the beauty of fall at your wedding!
3. Let the season guide your design decisions
Decoration inspiration is everywhere in the fall, when the vibrant foliage and fruits of the harvest are in full bloom. The typical fall wedding often embraces the popular colors and motifs of fall, including:
- A color palette incorporating shades of gold, burnished bronze, rust, and burgundy.
- Seasonal flowers like mums, sunflowers, and asters can be used in bouquets and table centerpieces.
- Fruits of the harvest like apples, gourds, pumpkins, and berries work well in floral arrangements and centerpieces. Large pumpkins can be carved to be used as table numbers, while mini pumpkins and gourds can serve as place card holders.
- Leaves and branches add color and drama to arrangements. The leaves alone can be scattered along the aisle or on tables for added color and texture.
- Rustic details like burlap table runners, mercury glass votives, and twine can give a room a cozy look.
Keep in mind that even though your wedding is happening in the fall, you don’t have to limit yourself to traditional seasonal colors and decorations! There are plenty of little twists you can make on autumnal décor that will help you avoid seeming too themey.
- Use seasonal shades (orange, red, rust) more as an accent than the focal color. If you’ve always dreamed of a navy and ivory wedding, go for it! Simply add in pops of gold and burnished bronze as a subtle nod to the time of year.
- Are you afraid that too many pumpkins will make your wedding look like a Halloween party? Skip them altogether, or reach for white pumpkins instead of orange for a more elegant effect.
- Not a fan of typical fall flowers? Talk to your florist about other types of blooms that are available in the fall and create arrangements that are more your style.
4. Put a bit of fall in your fashion
When it comes to the wedding party’s wardrobe, it could either scream fall or take a more subtle approach.