Photo: Paul Johnson Photography
With the temperatures dropping and the leaves turning colors, it's finally time for fall weddings! Filled with lush, seasonal blooms, wooden ceremony arches, and long communal tables (most likely with farm-to-table menus and burlap table runners, too), it's not surprising why so many brides-to-be choose to the tie knot in September, October and November. If you're throwing a fall wedding, here are some simple ways to evoke rustic hints of the season with your ceremony and reception décor.
The easiest place to start is with your flowers: If you want something classic, we recommend astilbe, mums, and asters. To give your centerpieces a rustic vibe, mix in wheat, red grass, berries, ferns, and leaves. If you want to get really festive, think apples (à la Lauren Conrad), gourds, pears, and, yes, even pumpkins.
And speaking of flowers and fall foliage, no rustic wedding is complete without lots of greenery — whether you decorate a wooden arch with magnolia leaves or drape your chandeliers in ivy. For a touch of glamour, try hanging blue vases to the ceremony arch or placing votive candles in mercury vases on your moss-covered tables.
Looking for more fall wedding inspiration? Check out the link below for our complete gallery of rustic wedding details.