Fall marks the end of the season when harvests fill larders with abundance, so anything could work for wedding themes that incorporates the season’s bounties into the design. You could easily choose an entirely different color palette instead of traditional fall colors. Baby blues and pastels could work fine, but do add some darker elements to balance spring colors and tie in with the autumn season.
Whether you choose classic, modern, or formal styles, co?rdinate the elements of table decorations, flowers, wedding favors, gowns, and groomsmen’s clothing. Classic colors include orange, brown, red and yellow, but eggplant and gold make wonderfully complementary colors for an elegant touch.
Classic designs could incorporate tall, majestic flowers such as sunflowers in their full fall glory, calla lilies, dahlias, and willows or wheat sheaves as accents. Add colored weddings cookies shaped and dyed like autumn leaves for wedding favors at each place setting. Brown linens, orange napkins, and orange tinted glassware add a festive fall touch.
Consider a wedding cake with cascading autumnal leaves spiraling down multiple tiers, adjusting cake diameters according to wedding-party size. Some people choose to add only subtle accents to acknowledge the season, and maple leaves, sugar dahlias, or small sunflowers could make a minimalist cake pop. Consider adding fall touches with cake garnishes such as pumpkin ice cream, warm poached pears, or caramel candies.
Choose a bridal gown in muted fall hues such as light gray, subdued mushroom colors, or creamy white and accent the gown with fabric flowers, colored gems, or Swarovski crystals. Bridesmaid and?mother of the bride dresses?could transpose the color schemes of the bridal gown, using minimal bridal gown colors to maximum effect and vice versa.
Corset-style bodices have returned, and bustled trains create romantic ambiance sure to impress the dreamers and wishful thinkers among the wedding guests. Hand-painted or patterned gowns add a unique touch.
Modern weddings include bolder choices, and decadent chocolate cakes or flavorful carrot cakes could express your individuality. However, if you really want to wow jaded wedding guests, consider showcasing the fall harvest in a series of elegant pies such as pumpkin, sweet potato, blackberry, blueberry, apple, lemon meringue, cherry, pecan, and many others.
You will surely offer something for everyone by eschewing tradition with a favorable nod to the season’s bounty. For your modern centerpiece, consider yellow calla lilies in elegant modern vases, adding warmth with small votive candles. Match salad plates and glassware with a yellow tint to complement the color scheme.
Formal weddings allow great leeway in choosing perfect accents of unparalleled quality. Gold and purple create a stunning color scheme for a formal fall wedding, and brides can choose quality fabrics such as purple damask linens and napkins. Gold chargers and purple-tinted glassware bring the tableware together with room decorations that include alternating arrangements of fall flowers in tall and short bouquets to add depth and style to the overall ambiance.
Trim the cake with subtle orange and yellow accents to highlight buttercream or chocolate ganache frostings. Fall celebrates bounty, but you decide what bounty you choose to emphasize. Break with tradition or add your own spin to classic arrangements to create a truly memorable fall event.