Seasonal weddings hold a timeless magic-both for the happy couple as well as their guests. Using a season as the backbone of your wedding theme is a unique choice you’ll never regret. There’s no easier way to create a cozy, intimate atmosphere. Pumpkins, falling leaves, warm colors, and the natural beauty of the outdoors are all comforting mainstays of the fall season. When used wisely, these timeless associations are perfect for creating a dreamy and romantic wedding spirit. Take advantage of this season’s natural beauty and charm as you plan you wedding celebration.
Harvest Centerpieces and Bouquets
While delicate flower bouquets and bright, lively colors are perfect for spring and summer weddings, fall weddings require a far different aesthetic approach. Flowers with darker colors such as vivid maroons, reds, and oranges create a unique color atmosphere. Rustic bouquet arrangements with sunflowers, wheat stalks, and pinecones also channel the spirit of the harvest season with a casual, but romantic twist.
Combine your flower bouquet with a natural “vase,” using carved pumpkins, gourds, or even hallowed-out tree stumps. Professional wedding planners and florists have mastered ways to transform these earthy elements into romantic and breathtaking table settings.
Outdoor Ceremony and Celebration
Although the chilly weather may not seem like the coziest place for a celebration, fall weddings are famous for their open-air, beauty. Look for venues that offer remote locations and plenty of access to nature. Open fields, forests, and even wine vineyards make great natural settings for your wedding ceremony. To emphasize the harvest spirit even more, look into apple orchards and farms that offer venue services.
Host your reception and afterglow around bonfires or fire pits for a cozy, intimate conclusion complete with s’mores and hot chocolate. For a slightly more elegant reception atmosphere, airy canopies and delicate lighting create a fairytale ending to your happy day. Both you and your guests will love the quiet, privacy a remote, outdoor destination offers.
Woodsy Wedding Photography
Even if you don’t plan your entire celebration outdoors, take advantage of the natural, candid beauty for your wedding photography. Many wedding photographers love the chance to show off their skill in an untouched, casual setting. Warm, outdoor lighting and earthy elements such as trees, leaves, and wild flowers are all perfect ingredients for a stellar photo shoot. Outdoor photography also gives you and your spouse a chance to show off your playful, candid side together. Play in the falling leaves, take a walk through the woods, or simply enjoy the natural beauty of your outdoor venue together. Your wedding photographer will love these beautiful opportunities to catch you when you aren’t looking.
Warm and Cozy Color Palette
Fall weddings are the perfect time to embrace bold, earthy colors. Deep oranges, reds, browns, and even purple blend extremely well together. Your flower arrangements and decorations will stand out as unique and nontraditional yet remain very classy and timeless. Take your color scheme further and incorporate your palette into your wedding dress or wedding party colors. Orange, brown, or maroon-tinted wedding dresses and bridesmaid gowns are romantic yet whimsical. Give your groomsmen a classy and rustic look with fall-inspired suit colors and accessories such as socks, suspenders, or even hats. There’s no better way for your group to stand out as you walk down the aisle together.
Every unforgettable wedding starts with a happy announcement. Use fall to inspire your stationery choices as you send out your “Save the Dates” and wedding invitations. Incorporate the fall spirit into your stationery with colors and designs unique to the season. Pressed flowers or leaves in your announcement envelope adds a surprising and earthy touch. For a nontraditional spin on wedding announcements, send your wedding date and venue address out on a stamped leaf. Use your imagination. Your guests will love the seasonal touch to your happy announcement.
Although fall weddings may not be for every couple, this season offers timeless charm and quiet romance especially perfect for smaller weddings and intimate family gatherings. Use the natural colors and motif to your advantage for every aspect of your celebration.