Gorgeous colors, crisp air, and a snug atmosphere are just a few reasons to love Fall. Picture your family and friends in a cozy, intimate setting surrounded by the bounty of the season. Autumn is an amazing time of year to have a wedding and will be sure to bring your big day to life. Here are some seasonal ideas to inspire you in planning warm harvest nuptials.
Be sure to use warm colors such as rust, copper, greens, and browns for a truly Autumn feel. Many flowers are not in season this time of year, so try incorporating wheat, gourds, or crab apples into your centerpieces. Fall is all about texture, so stay away from flowers that are too light and airy and go for bold blooms that make a statement. Pumpkins may also be used in decorating your reception hall. A unique way of doing this is hollowing out a large pumpkin, filling it with ice, and storing bottles of pumpkin beer inside for your guests to sip on.
Scatter silk leaves all over for a rich color in your reception. You can use them in table centerpieces, cake decorating, and even in flower bouquets! The rich oranges, reds, and yellows in the leaves will give your wedding a vibrant ambiance while staying true to the season.
Food & Drink
Don’t forget about integrating food into your Fall theme! One way to achieve this is to use seasonal food items. Butternut squash soup, apple pie, and roasted turkey are all great ways to take advantage of the season’s fresh crops. Be sure to make it a hearty meal featuring savory meats and seasonal vegetables. As for drinks, there are some really fun hot cocktails out there. Some favorite Fall drinks include spiced apple cider, hot buttered rum, and Irish hot chocolate.
Feeling brave with your Fall theme? You can even turn your wedding cake into a seasonal sensation! Opt for spice or pumpkin cake with butter cream frosting for a spin on things. Guests will be sure to appreciate your attention to detail while sticking with your theme.
Plan for the Weather
Fall is all about warmth and being close to the ones you love, so take care of the ones you love by keeping them warm! Depending on where you live, the weather may be perfect during your Autumn ceremony, but prepare for a temperature drop at night. If you have any portion of your wedding outdoors at night, think about renting heat lamps for areas guests will be congregating around. A fun way to keep guests warm is to have fire pits set up outside with a table full of s’mores ingredients. This is a cozy way for everyone to get to know one another and enjoy the beautiful colors of Fall at the same time. Have sparklers available for guests and you’ll get some fantastic pictures! If your entire wedding is indoors you can still incorporate this warmth into your day with a fireplace or candles scattered throughout the area.