October 12, 2013
The seasons are changing and the weather is finally cooling down. Up north the leaves are turning the wonderful reds, yellows and oranges of the fall season. That means it’s time for fall themed weddings!
Autumn provides an amazingly beautiful color pallet to base your wedding around. The most common colors that come to mind are bright orange, yellow, black, red and purple. So, if you’re having a Halloween themed event, I wouldn’t worry too much about how you mix and match these colors, but if you want something truly elegant then there are some basic tips to follow. Don’t go overboard with these common colors; mix in muted tans and light browns to provide a base that will accentuate your more vibrant colors! Purple is a great fall wedding color, but use it sparingly as accents or, for your bridesmaid’s dresses. Too much purple can give the impression of a Halloween theme instead of a fall theme. Personally, I love using burnt oranges and deep reds for a very traditional autumn feel. Try mixing shades of these colors together to give your flowers and accessories a similar feeling to that of trees leaves changing color.
Using vintage items is another great way to create an autumn feel for a wedding. For your ceremony aisle, consider using hanging flowers in vintage wicker or metal work baskets. I also love using hanging votives for a more rustic experience. This time of year I start seeing pumpkins everywhere. They can be a lot of fun for a fall wedding, but I definitely recommend only using a few. Too many can be distracting, as well as remind people about Jack-o-lanterns.
Fall is the start of the holidays, a time that brings families together, so at the reception instead of many small dinner tables consider using one or two long tables. This brings your families together and is a subtle and fun reminder of Thanksgiving. For dessert, I love the idea of a candy bar using all your favorite fall treats, like caramel apples, candy bars, pumpkin pie and s’mores. Finally, the night wouldn’t be complete without apple cider and hot chocolate to bring back wonderful holiday memories.
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