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It’s officially fall! The leaves are changing color, the weather is cooling down, and the pumpkin spice lattes and red cups are in full swing! With the holidays just around the corner, fall is a magical season that exudes love and comfort. Because of all of that, it has become the most favored wedding season. From invitations and decorations to desserts and wedding exits, this guide will give you inspiration and advice on how you incorporate autumn into your big day.
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Fall Wedding Invitations
Autumn is the known for its foliage and natural changes. With that being said, we’re loving those touches being brought in from the very beginning. Experiment with a rustic touch, bark embossed stationary, painted wreath embellishments, and soft calligraphy. These wedding invitation style inspirations will help bring back your wedding theme full circle and have your guests excited for your big day.
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Fall Wedding Colors
The leaves, the sunsets, even the Starbucks cups display the array of colors that is fall in a nutshell. Because of this, a fall wedding allows for a lot of freedom when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding color scheme. Here are some color combinations that our brides love for this season:
- Burgundy and Copper
- Rustic Tangerine and Vintage Ivory
- Garnet and Pink Mauve
- Assorted berry tones and gold accents
- Forest green and Taupe
- Bronze, Pumpkin, Faded Black, Sage
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Additional tip: incorporate gold accents to your wedding will help add some extra color, dazzle, and decoration to your autumn themed wedding.
Autumn-Inspired Wedding Bouquets
Unlike summer and spring, autumn is not known for its pastel-colored abundance of flowers. For this reason, getting creative and embracing alternatives, such as the foliage, is crucial for this wedding season. Instead of reaching for the peonies, lean toward succulents and berries. Making your wedding bouquet green, or even just keeping it simple with a bushel of lavender are also options to help maintain your fall-inspired wedding!
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Unique Wedding Decorations
Okay, we’re going to be predictable on this one, but we promise it’s worth it! Pumpkins and squashes add for really fun and unique fall wedding centerpieces, table decorations, and even signs. You can add flowers around the top of the stem and use the pumpkin as the base of your flower arrangement. Or you can use it as a sign for Mr. & Mrs. or even cards and gifts. Whether you paint them, accessorize them, or carve them, there are so many ways to really make them fit you and your wedding!
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Fall Wedding Cakes
Cakes, cupcakes, pies, donut bars, oh my! There are so many opportunities to make each of these perfect for you and your fiancé’s big day. You may opt for a pumpkin spiced cream cheese frosting, or apple cinnamon flavored cake. You may instead want something more traditional, in which case, decorations and flowers on the cake, or around it, are an excellent alternative. What are the most delicious wedding cakes or dessert bars that you’ve had at a fall wedding?
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It’s the end of the night and your fall-themed wedding has gone off without a hitch! Now you’re itching to slip away to your honeymoon suite with your new husband and start your lives together. Before you leave and start the parade of goodbyes, you decide an exciting send off may be the best option. While the tradition of throwing rice is iconic and fun, you want something different and true to the rest of your wedding. Choosing between (all great fall options) sparklers, wildflowers, lavender, confetti, bubbles, and sequins, you realize the perfect exit: fall leaves. What a perfect way to cap off your night and tie your wedding theme all the way back to your invitations!
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Fall is the season that coined the term “love is in the air.” From beginning to end, fall weddings encompass that love and combine it with the ethereal theme of nature and change. This is your season to create your dream wedding and now you have the tools to do just get. Get creative, paint some pumpkins, gather some fall leaves, and eat some apple pie, your wedding will be absolutely authentic and magical, just like your relationship and autumn.