Fall Wedding Ideas

get the ideas flowing with some autumnal inspiration

Fall is upon us! The fall equinox is Sept 23 at 9:04 a.m. this year. The days are getting cooler, the leaves are starting to turn in the high country, and harvest will be coming to an end soon. And it's high time for some fall wedding inspiration!

burlap and book wedding inspirationTonhya Kae Photographyvia Bridal Musings and  Style Me Pretty

Pair rich autumnal colors and rustic textures

Rustic elements fit into a mountain wedding any time of year. Burlap,  antiques, and twine are always great choices, and glass is fast becoming classic no matter the season. But don't limit your rustic textures to tablescapes. Think of how you can use unexpected textures and materials in other places. Like that freaking awesome cake!!! Or how about your wrapping your flowers in burlap or twine. Texture can even play into your attire. Today's wedding dresses are full of luxurious textures like lace, feathers and applique flowers. It's like they were made to glorify the equinox. For color, we're talking the classic russets, bright golds, rich browns and  greens, saturated reds and deep purples here.  Me? I'm partial to lots of greens with pops of deep red and rich brown accents. Total fav!

AA Photography via Bridal Snob

fall tablescape inspirationFirst Row: Century City Flower Market
Second Row: Jamie Grenough via Carrie Leber Public Relations and Style Me PrettyAaron Delesie via Martha Stewart Weddings

Warm is sexy (and smart)

I moved to Crested Butte from The Berkshires when I was 20. I remember seeing a wealthy tourist in a tiny cropped fur jacket, big fur boots, and thin, flimsy leggings. The cute boy I was having coffee with leaned in and said, “You see that? That is not sexy. *Warm* is sexy around here.” Fall cools down considerably in the mountains. While the days may remain warm, the evenings are cool and crisp. Make sure you have something tho cover your shoulders whether its a pashmina, bolero or even a chunky sweater. Cold and shivering is not sexy. Warm is sexy! And don't forget guests comfort!

wedding jacket for cooler weatherYou Look Nice Today Photography via Elizabeth Ann Designs

Share the bounty of the season's harvest

If you live in a place like the Berkshires or the Smoky Mountains, you have been inundated with fresh fruits, veggies, and herbs throughout the summer. Share some of that bounty with homemade fruit pies in a jar or fresh herbs. Include a recipe card and you have a fabulous favor that your guests can enjoy for years! Find how-to instructions at Blush Printables.

pie in a jarBlush Printables

herbs and jams in a jarBurgon & Ball. via Eat, Drink, Chic

 Fall is Still a Great Time for Outdoor Weddings

OK, there's a chill in the air to be sure, but the days remain warm in most parts of the country well into October. Fall is typically one of the more spectacular seasons as the leaves start to change from green to brilliant gold, bright orange, stunning red, and deep purple. Go ahead and have an outdoor wedding, but make sure it's in the day time or you have a warm place to retreat to as the sun dips on the horizon.

Fall wedding in the woods Jessica Velarde via Grey Likes Weddings

What are your favorite fall wedding trends?