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Wedding trends change with the seasons, and we adore the crisp, romantic scene that an autumn-themed celebration sets. This year, everything from leave-stolen colors, garden-inspired cakes, and wistful decor has us truly falling head over wedding shoes.
Leading the way in color themes are power pairs like navy and marsala, orange and beige, and plum and grey. What pairs like this accomplish is the perfect mix of mood and seasonality. Darker hues invoke the natural changes occurring outside, and the cooler pastels bring elegance and romance to the fall-inspired palette. Brighter shades like orange add just a touch of playfulness so characteristic of this pumpkin-picking season.
One of the best, most effective and attractive ways to incorporate these colors on your wedding day is through the bridal party’s fashion choices.
For the bride, choose an off-white, more beige or ivory gown to create a deeper Victorian palette. Two-piece separates are also trending thanks to colder temperatures, with some brides opting for beautiful cashmere sweaters that match with full-length skirts.
For the bridesmaids, consider creating a tasteful, fall rainbow out of the deeper purples and reds, their dresses changing hues as subtly as the leaves on the trees. Let them choose the fall color that they love most out of a number of options from online rentals like Vow To Be Chic’s, which make it easy with seasonally-curated lines based on style and color.
Allow the groomsmen to have the same choices, and coordinate with accents like ties and pocket squares that mirror the colors of the bridesmaid dresses. The Black Tux is an option worth looking into with their wedding line of rental tuxedos and suits that come in trendy colors.
When making decor decisions, think whimsical and rustic, and steal ideas from the ever-popular barn wedding trend. Signs should be personalized and complete with wispy calligraphy and garland borders.
Generally speaking, flowers and greenery that invoke the fall color trends are your friend. Wild rather than perfectly-arranged bouquets are King, and dahlias are the petal princess. Popular choices for tabletops include succulents, eucalyptus, and bay leaf branches. In lieu of blooms, we’ve also seen berries like raspberries and hypericum used for color.
Tall candles and leaf-covered branches are also on trend thanks to the one-two fall romance punch they pack.
Essentially, let your decor capture the spirit of the autumnal outdoors.
Fall wedding cakes are taking cues from the season’s humility with smaller cakes made with more subtle tiers sans grand toppers. Texture trumps fondant designs and sugar flowers, and greenery accents are delicately placed around the tiers as if they grew there. We also adore the translucent cake trend, where there is a thin veil of frosting that allows some of the bare cake to peek through, like a coating of fall morning dew. Dressed up with visible drizzles of caramel and you have the perfect fall indulgence that functions as a statement piece of decor.
If you’re worried that a smaller cake won’t cut it for all your guests, supplement with a seasonal favorite — pies! Make them mini for added charm and serving ease.
One of the best ways to personalize your reception and create a truly unique experience for your guests is through the food, and this season couples are leveraging what’s local and seasonal, no matter the type of station they have set up. We love the idea of a farmhouse-style gathering to add even more rustic appeal.
What fall wedding trends have you seen and loved this year? Let us know!