Shannon knew she wanted to marry Patrick in the fall, her favorite season—not just because of the colors, smells and crisp weather, but it’s when she and her groom began dating. Fittingly, their September wedding took place the exact weekend of their anniversary. The couple emphasized the season with a gold, cream and brown color scheme, and decorated the reception with pumpkins, mums and candles.

A wedding celebrates the anniversary of one couple's first date

Shannon knew she wanted to marry Patrick in the fall, her favorite season—not just because of the colors, smells and crisp weather, but it’s when she and her groom began dating. Fittingly, their September wedding took place the exact weekend of their anniversary. The couple emphasized the season with a gold, cream and brown color scheme, and decorated the reception with pumpkins, mums and candles.

At the end of the night, guests were given brown paper bags to fill with homemade gingerbread and sugar cookies shaped like leaves. “Everyone loved the cookies,” says Shannon. “And Patrick and I were thankful the next morning when we were looking for something to eat!”