Photo: June Bug Co.
If you're having a fall wedding, then you're probably on the hunt for creative ways to incorporate some autumn-inspired elements into your celebration. One fun and affordable way is to work in some fresh pumpkins into your wedding décor (restraint is key, though, or else you risk veering into Halloween territory). To get you inspired, we've rounded up some of our favorite ways to incorporate these decorative gourds into your fall celebration.
Ceremony Backdrop (above): This couple had the clever idea to repurpose rustic wooden ladders to create a fall-focused ceremony altar.
Photo: Caitlin Mahar-Danielsk
Ceremony Aisle: Lining the aisle with fresh pumpkins is a simple yet striking way to dress up the ceremony site.
Photo: via Pinterest
Bar Menu: A swipe of chalkboard paint transforms a pumpkin into a creative menu to display at the bar.
Photo: Studio 306
Simple Escort-Card Display: For a simple DIY escort-card display, pin a tag printed with each guest's name and table number to a miniature pumpkin and arrange them in alphabetical order.
Photo: Jen Fariello
Place Setting: At the reception, you could also display a mini pumpkin at each place setting.
Photo: Elisabeth Millay Photography
Carved Table Number: For an easy DIY project, carve out the table-number numerals on individual pumpkins and display them in the center of each reception table.
Photo: Dan & Anne Almasy
Modern Table Number: For a more modern look, purchase metal house numbers from your local hardware store and affix them to clean, white pumpkins.
Photo: Feather Love Photography
Reception Centerpiece: Ask your florist to use pumpkins as the vessels for your table centerpieces.
Photo: Emily Scannell Photography
Wedding Cake: Top off your dessert with a pair of mini pumpkins carved with "Mr." and "Mrs."