There's something exciting about a change of season, and especially so when that season is fall. With fall comes good weather, great food, and even better company (everyone is back together after summer vacay!). Plus, beyond the general good vibes that come with the season, fall is naturally a beautiful time of year. There are gorgeous leaves on the trees; bright flowers (like dahlias, marigolds, and zinnias) in bloom, and fresh produce (apples, pears, pumpkins) in season.
Basically, all the highlights of fall double as elements of a great (and beautiful!) wedding. So, when gathering inspiration for the season, our editors decided to focus on what exactly makes a fall wedding so special, year after year. (It is the most popular season to say "I do," after all.) And this time, after years of twisting the look of fall with new takes on fall colors, et cetera, we found ourselves drawn to environments and palettes that felt almost stereotypically fall. But not in a cheesy way—there's not a pumpkin or gourd in sight in this gallery. Instead, we thought about the warm hues of the flowers and leaves (reds, yellows, oranges), plus the textures (woods, ceramics) associated with being in the great outdoors. And as you'll see in the gallery we created below, combining these textures and colors can result in gorgeous, natural, and seasonal wedding perfection in every shape and form (from tablescapes to invites and more).
Plus, in addition to our general inspo for the season, we threw in a few surprises from you. Take our new favorite color pairing (spoiler: it's yellow with blue!) and guest-pleasing ideas (think mini beer flights. So keep reading to see what is inspiring us this season—we hope it will inspire your own big day as well. And if you're still seaching for more pretty pics after all these slides, head over here and here for even more seasonal ideas. After all, we wouldn't dare limit our fall wedding inspiration to one post!
A Color-Coordinated Bar
Match the signature cocktails to the rest of the decor—that way, you can put the ingredients on display (in chic, minimalistic vessels) without the bar feeling cluttered. Let's also discuss the oh-so-perfect contrast between bright flowers and light wood, as evidenced in the above photo.
Mini Beer Flights
When a wedding planner gets married, you know the ideas are gonna be good. And this one is a new favorite! At her wedding this past fall, Callista Osburn of Callista and Company welcomed guests with flights of local brews. We suggest copying her idea to give your guests a literal taste of the surrounding area.
A Wooden Escort Display
Made of actual logs of wood—yes, you read that right. Make like this detail-filled Aspen wedding by writing your guests names and table assignments on a pile of wood. Talk about something that feels authentically fall!
Also, we must zoom in on the banner from the tablescape above. Artist Karina Puente created this decorative display of paper cut outs in the style of papel picado, a practice that originates in Mexico. Who knew it could look as natural in a mountain setting as it does on a beach in Mexico?!
Specialty Cocktail Mugs
It's no surprise that we still love copper for fall. That's why we're always suggesting a signature cocktail in copper mug. Take this idea to the next level by engraving each with something special—like your initials, a family crest, or even a landmark from your wedding location.