If you haven't heard, September and October are now the most popular months to say "I do." And the way this trend is going, we're going to go ahead and guess that November will be next. It's really no surprise why, after all! A fall wedding most likely involves not-too-hot, not-too-cold weather, seasonal cocktails (like apple cider!), and décor elements in the some of prettiest shades of the rainbow (orange, red, yellow, and more).
A wedding this time of year is also fun because you have the opportunity to use other décor elements besides traditional flowers. (Although, don't get us wrong, we love flowers.) That's right, with the fall foliage in season and items like pumpkins, gourds, and fresh fruits (apples, pears, pomegranates) at the market, why not utilize them in your fall wedding décor? We found plenty of ways to do just that—from leaf-embellished escort cards and pumpkin centerpieces to calligraphed pomegranates used as name cards.
And beyond fruits and veggies, we have some unexpected fall wedding color ideas, too. Take this: We've seen a rise of dark hues like purple, dark brown, and even black (hear us out!) in fall wedding décor. And while this sounds like a surprising choice when used in wedding décor, it really shouldn't be. These palettes can easily elevate and modernize the season's traditional rustic look with a few candlesticks, a tablecloth, or even some small blooms. See what we mean below but know that we won't think you're crazy if you exchange those white candlesticks for black. (Chic, right?!)
With that being said, it's time for you to get to scrolling. We have 32 fall wedding ideas below that are sure to convince you to celebrate with the season's foliage at your back—and with plenty of warm beverages, cozy blankets, and romantic candlelight at your table. Check them out!
Spiked Apple Cider
We believe that every wedding needs a signature cocktail—and that every fall wedding should have a spiked apple cider (note: it can be served warm or cold). This one looks especially yummy thanks to the cinnamon rim and rosemary garnish.
Elevate your tablescape with unexpected accents! We're naming black as the new color of the season, as seen here with the pomegranates at each place setting, the tall candlesticks, and even the black feathers in the middle centerpiece. See, this color can look striking when paired with gold—with not a gothic-vibe in sight!