When Sara and Jason started to plan their wedding, they decided to focus on two main themes—the time of year, autumn, and the location, their home city, Chicago.

"Chicago has great architecture, and we wanted to take advantage of it in our photos," says the bride, who went on a post-ceremony photo shoot around the city with her groom and bridal party. The crew hit Chicago hot spots like the Wrigley Building and LaSalle Street, where The Dark Knight was filmed.

As for the affair’s color scheme, Sara channeled the season’s bright hues into a chocolate-brown and burnt-orange reception filled with pumpkins, wheat and many other natural details. "Fall is my favorite season," Sara says. "I got married one week before my 30th birthday, and I always enjoyed celebrating in the fall."

Natural details and seasonal accents embellish this couple's Second City celebration

When Sara and Jason started to plan their wedding, they decided to focus on two main themes—the time of year, autumn, and the location, their home city, Chicago.

"Chicago has great architecture, and we wanted to take advantage of it in our photos," says the bride, who went on a post-ceremony photo shoot around the city with her groom and bridal party. The crew hit Chicago hot spots like the Wrigley Building and LaSalle Street, where The Dark Knight was filmed.

As for the affair’s color scheme, Sara channeled the season’s bright hues into a chocolate-brown and burnt-orange reception filled with pumpkins, wheat and many other natural details. "Fall is my favorite season," Sara says. "I got married one week before my 30th birthday, and I always enjoyed celebrating in the fall."

Bouquets of dahlias, ranunculus, roses and berries in burnt orange are perfect for an autumnal palette.