The crisp autumn season offers plenty of inspiration for your fall wedding and bridal party look. Take a cue from the golden leaves, woodland settings, and overall moody feel of fall when it comes to selecting a color for your bridesmaid dresses. Think your options are limited to dark tones? You couldn't be more wrong.
Of course, you can go the dark route if you want. There's nothing more gorgeous than richly saturated dresses, whether you opt for a mix of deep jewel tones, various shades of marsala, or consistency across the board with a bold emerald color in classic matching dresses. Black also makes a daring statement, contrasting elegantly against the warm colors of the fallen leaves. One style we really love is the ever-popular mismatched bridesmaid dress look, mixing stunning hues through playful patterns and fun textures to create an utterly bohemian look.
But don't be afraid to go lighter. Neutrals and earthy tones embody autumn's rustic nature and mixing and matching them with sequin and glitter accents add a glamorous touch. On the other end of the spectrum, a dusky sage green or husky mauve plays up autumn's softer side. This tone is an especially perfect choice if your fall wedding is in a place that typically lacks seasons. Even a creamy ivory looks beautiful and chic, brilliantly contrasting against autumn's vivid colors. Pair these dresses with a wild bouquet of bright blooms to really make things pop.
Don't worry about brisk temperatures. Covering up your girls in a shawl, scarf, pashminas, jacket, or faux fur stoles don't detract from their look—on the contrary, these pieces accessorize the dresses and give your 'maids something else to personalize.
We've rounded up some of our favorite fall-inspired looks from real weddings.
Stay Cool in Coordinated Jackets
This quick-thinking bride outfitted her bridal party in leather and denim jackets to combat the falling temperatures on her big day, while she cozied up in a cable-knit sweater over her dress. The look ended up being so cohesive that all the guests thought it had been planned all along.
Mix Berry Tones and Blushes
While berry tones and blushes may typically allude to fresh spring fêtes or balmy summer celebrations, they can be just as delectable for fall as well. With just a little more depth and powdery cast, these bridesmaids make a serious case for the combo against the cool autumn air.
Have Fun With Textures and Tones
This free-sprited, yet luxe bridal party look is straight off of an editorial campaign. From opulent textures of soft velvet and slinky silks in a soothing autumnal color palette of ochre, sage, saffron, persimmon, burgundy, and scarlet this group evokes all the rich and dreamy vibes of the season.