There’s something magical about a fall wedding. The vibrant foliage, the cooler days, and the unique autumnal flavors all make fall a perfect time for your nuptials.
Embrace the season’s colors with a palette of jewel tones: rich burgundy, opulent gold, navy blue, and burnt sienna all beautifully compliment nature’s own spectacle this time of year. Or warm, earthy tones like sage, pumpkin, blush, and charcoal.
You can incorporate all the autumn season has to offer by including foraged foliage, branches and pampas grass into your bouquets and floral arrangements. Seasonal fruits such as figs, grapes, and pomegranates all pair perfectly with fall wedding centerpieces. For a cohesive look, dress the bridal party in fall hues and add pops of color on your tablescapes and wedding invitations. Faux fur or cashmere wraps are an elegant addition for your bridesmaids.
Let nature help you produce a beautiful backdrop for your nuptials. Incorporate the sights of the season into your lounge areas and other gathering spaces. Rich velvets and textured linens look their best in the colors of autumn. Lush throws and pillows create comfy, inviting nooks.
A Warm, Festive Menu
Carry the fall feelings into your menu by choosing foods and drinks your guests. Toasty beverages like spiked apple cider garnished with cinnamon and mulled wines will warm your guests on cool evenings, and a bourbon bar can elevate your fall-themed drink stations. At cocktail hour, marry flavoral fall drinks with hors d’oeuvres like warm Camembert cheese in phyllo and bacon-wrapped dates. An oyster bar is another seasonal cocktail hour crowd favorite.
A first course of butternut squash soup or a fall harvest bisque harmonizes nicely with heartier entrees and richer sauces, especially when served alongside in-season root vegetables. For desserts, offer mini homemade apple and pecan pies, and for the wedding cake continue the flavors of fall with a decadent autumn spice or carrot cake.