An Autumnal Event\\nCelebrate the romance of fall with savory food and festive touches\\n__Harvest Hues__\\n\\nThe season calls for intense colors, so paint the party with brilliant oranges and reds, golden yellows, soothing creams and toasty browns. Look to crisp foliage, fiery sunsets and those amber waves of grain for more palette inspiration. This bouquet of yellow and white dahlias, bittersweet berries in vibrant orange and rusty red maple leaves is tied with white silk ribbon and jute twine.\\n\\n* Ribbon, [Midori](http://www.midori.com). Twine, [Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts](http://www.joann.com). All flowers in this story by Randi Costa Floral Design, Hoboken, NJ, 201-659-2656\\\\. Photographed at Martha Clara Vineyards, Riverhead, NY.*\\n__Candlelit Ceremony__\\n\\nIn fall, when days grow short, there’s nothing more captivating than an evening wedding illuminated with old-fashioned hurricane lamps, oil lanterns or pewter candelabras, and votives set in magenta or brown glass holders.\\n\\n* Amber glass hurricane lamp, [Accents De Ville](http://www.adv-imports.com); pillar candle, [Jamali Garden](http://www.jamaligarden.com)*.\\n__Mum’s the Word__\\n\\nSimple bunches of mums and dahlias, with their magnificent, showy faces and hardy constitutions, are ideal for cool-weather centerpieces. Add eye-catchers like a coil of bittersweet berries wrapped around a hurricane or a glazed urn of maple leaf branches.\\n\\n* Do-it-yourself table card (in dahlia centerpiece): paper, Paper Source; daisy stamp, [Impress Rubber Stamps](http://www.impressrubberstamps.com); letter and number stamps, [Magnetic Poetry](http://www.magneticpoetry.com)*\\n__Wonderful Wood__\\n\\nRough-hewn textures will give your party a pastoral, vintage-chic quality. Swap glass vases for wooden window boxes and attach your menu to a piece of cedar. Lightly weathered barrels can double as side tables; use hand-carved pieces of wood as directionals in place of other signage.\\n\\n* Menu card, [The Collective Design Group](http://www.cdggallery.com); plate and glasses, [Arte Italica](http://www.arteitalica.com); amber glass votives and votive candles, Jamali Garden Supplies; crochet tablecloth, [Saro](http://www.lartisana.com)*.\\n__Seasonal Settings__\\n\\nPairing coarse and soft fabrics creates textural contrast and provides a neutral backdrop for table settings. Here, we started with white cotton skirts, then added burlap overlays and cotton crochet place mats. Trade delicate wares for hand-forged flatware and tumblers in smoky brown (all rentable).\\n\\n* Large green cachepot, [Abigail's](http://www.abigails.net); Napkins, [Accents de Ville](http://www.adv-imports.com); Glasses and pewter candelabras, [Arte Italica](http://www.arteitalica.com); Pedestal vase, similar styles available at Abigail's; Burlap and cotton tablecloths, [TriServe Party Rentals, ](http://www.triservepartyrentals.com); Flatware, [Lenox](http://www.lenox.com); Tapers, [Colonial Candle](http://www.colonialcandle.com)*.\\n__Fall Feast__\\n\\nDevour dishes that feature autumn’s harvest: corn chowder, tomato soup (in shot glasses), mushroom risotto or spinach and cranberry salad. Serve entrees like roast turkey, rib roast or pork with apples; for dessert, rhubarb pie or peach-raspberry cobbler.\\n\\n*Lobster and butternut squash soup garnished with crème fraîche, chives, and toasted sunflower seeds, [North Fork Table and Inn](http://www.northforktableandinn.com), Southold, NY.*\\n__Make Your Mark__\\n\\nPersonalize your reception with a monogram or fall-themed motif, like a flower or fruit image, and use it freely—on invitations, table cards, the wedding cake. We adhered monogram stickers to recycled wine bottles, which took the place of water carafes.\\n\\n* Wine bottles, [Homebrew Adventures ](http://www.homebrew.com); monogram transfer, [Wonderful Graffiti Wedding](http://www.wonderfulgraffitiwedding.com)*.\\n__Let Them Eat Cake__\\n\\nDecorate your confection with a seasonal motif like sunflowers; inside, fill ’er up with chocolate, hazelnut, carrot or maple flavors.\\n\\n* Hand-painted rolled fondant cake, [JollyBe Bakery](http://www.jollybebakery.com); cake topper, [Gauge](http://www.utowa.com); pewter cake plate and amber glass votives and candles, Jamali Garden Supplies.*\\n__Tiny Treats__\\n\\nIn a relaxed setting, you can have fun with your desserts—try a gourmet version of Mallomars; to up the cute factor, make them mini.\\n\\n* Mini graham-cracker cookies with piped marshmallow dipped in Valrhona dark chocolate, North Fork Table and Inn; pewter tray and dahlia centerpiece in pewter vase, [Match](http://www.match1995.com); crocheted place mat, [Saro](http://www.lartisana.com)*.