Fall is such a beautiful time of year, after a long hot summer and plenty of rich colors it is the perfect escape brought to us directly from Mother Nature. If you are planning a wedding in the fall there are so many gorgeous opportunities and backdrops to take advantage of right outdoors; and the cooler temperatures can make it appealing for many brides, and especially the grooms.
Here are some of our favorite fall wedding themes to take into consideration as you plan your wedded bliss, with the love of your life!
Fall provides many opportunities for different wedding themes and are most often accomplished through decorations and small accents. A country fall festival could be a simple and elegant outdoor theme, using seasonal décor in mason jars, raffia, and simple round lighting (think Hope Floats). Prairie Wedding with a beautiful green hill could be another great them to play on. You could also play on the backdrop of the fall leaves for a theme. Look around the season, get creative and find what moves you!
Get Into Nature
The most beautiful part of a fall wedding, besides the blushing bride, has got to be all of the rich color tones that can serve as a gorgeous, yet simple, backdrop. Whether you are planning an outdoor or indoor wedding, the lush, natural scenery outdoors can pose as the perfect landscape for your wedding portraits. The splashes of deep oranges, reds, browns and yellows will serves a beautiful pops of color amongst your gorgeous dress. If you love nature and being outside, the fall can be a perfect time to plan your wedding.
Play Off the Season
Fall makes for a wonderful time of year to get creative with your wedding. Play off the beautiful colors outside and draw that into your wedding theme. Incorporate what Mother Nature has provided by using nature in your decor; this will give your wedding a rustic, yet elegant feel, not to mention plenty of ways to cut down on costs! Think about using fallen leaves as your aisle runner decorations or decorate with pine cones, figs, apples, pumpkins – there are so many gorgeous fall pieces you can incorporate; but a word to the wise, do not choose too many different pieces as you want to be subtle in your fall accents and keep it clean and simple. Add accents to your cake, place settings, centerpieces and even invitations and then use your colors to play into the rest of the theme. Pop color with the flowers, bridesmaid dresses, napkins, candles, etc.
Choosing Your Fall Accent Colors
Again, limiting your choices to one or two colors can really help streamline your décor and keep it pleasing to the eye. Browns and oranges, fall whites with pops of red and plum, and even the greenery of evergreens with browns are gorgeous ideas for a fall color scheme.
To complete the perfect fall wedding, hone in on the season and serve your favorite fall dishes. A fig and pear spring salad, pumpkin spiced soup served in a small decorative pumpkin, followed by a delicious main course that could range from orange duck, to roasted lamb chops served with a side of mashed sweet potatoes and steamed root vegetables can provide the many tastes of fall as well as a beautiful variety of rich fall colors. You could even get creative and serve a signature apple cider drink and hot cocoa for the kids!
This is a guest post. Susan Wright is a vet, a dog expert and a freelance writer. Visit this website for more wedding tips.
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