If you’re planning a fall wedding you can play up the beauty of the season by incorporating it into your wedding theme. Autumn offers a bounty of beautiful choices for brides when it comes to dresses, shoes, décor, and food.
Choosing a Fall Wedding Dress
Wedding gowns for fall tend to be more formal and made of richer fabrics than spring and summer dresses. Everything from strapless to long sleeved cuts are appropriate, although lengths tend to be longer. Many brides will opt for more tradition cuts, long trains, and flowing veils for an Autumnal wedding.
Choosing Your Shoes
Peep toe shoes can still be a winning look, but avoid summer sandals. Closed toed flats and heels with bejeweled adornments that coordinate with your theme add a subtle and delightful pop of color to your otherwise white attire. Many fall brides are also opting for shoes that are themselves a bright color, especially deep reds, rusts, purples, or bronze.
Choosing Your Colors
When it comes to choosing colors for a fall wedding, it is best to avoid pastels or neon colors. These are more suitable for spring and Summer weddings. Instead, take your cues from nature. Deep reds, oranges, rusts, and other earthy hues are a perfect pairing for an autumn event. If you want something less subtle, choose deep jewel tones like darker shades of purple, pink, or sapphire. A traditional black and white wedding is also always appropriate for a fall wedding.
Décor and Menu
Bring the outdoors in with a rustic look. Raffia bows, centerpieces that incorporate pumpkins, apples and leaves, and wooden signage are all trendy and timeless, which is a rare combination that gives you the best of both worlds. Cakes decorated with natural embellishments of fondant fall leaves and branches can be stunning.
Your menu can be an offering of elegant comfort foods, with gourmet variations of cider, caramel apples, and dishes that incorporate pumpkin, squash, and other seasonal produce.
Your fall wedding can celebrate the changing of the seasons as you celebrate this changing season of your life. Deep, rich colors and warm nourishing foods set the tone for a fall wedding that your guests are sure to remember with fondness for a long time to come.