Photo: Cathy Crawford
If you love the sound of rustling leaves, the combintation of red, orange, and yellow hues, and rustic-meets-whimsical décor elements, then a vibrant fall wedding is the style for you. For brides who are prepping for nuptials from September to November, we've compiled an inspiration board filled with bold, seasonal details that are the perfect complement to brisk weather. And whether you're marrying in the cool Northeast or the sunny Southwest, consider these pretty autumnal accents to achieve the perfect fall day.
Start your planning with a color palette inspired by the hues of fall — that means burnt orange, rich red, and muted yellow. Then throw in an unexpected burst of color like a cobalt shoe. (Plus, it doubles as your something blue!)
Keep your bouquet bright and fresh, and consider classic seasonal blooms, like mums or asters. Dress up tables with colorful lanterns, filled with tea-light candles to provide a dewy glow to your reception space.
And consider a picnic-inspired reception table. After all, one of the hallmarks of a classic fall wedding is a romantic, rustic vibe. Brown whicker, casual dining, and playful plaids — some of the best aspects of a picnic — also perfectly match an autumnal aesthetic. Elevate the style by creating a picnic-inspired meal, filled with family style dishes, mismatched dinnerware, and a flannel or burlap table runner. For your favor, give guests adorable (and delicious) acorn-shaped chocolate sweets.
Get planning, brides! Fall wedding season is right around the corner.
Above: 1. Bouquet, $250, Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design, 2. Lantern, $4.99, Lights & Décor For All Occasions; 3. Sandal, Suede, $249, Loeffler Randall; 4. Picnic Basket, $99, Pottery Barn; 5. Chocolate Acorns, $88 for 24 favors, Andie's Speciality Sweets; 6. Coasters, $14 for 8, Sesame Letterpress