Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wedding Wednesday | Fall for You

I am SO excited to be bringing back my favorite feature on Life is a Sunset! Wedding Wednesday! I started doing WW back on my older blog on Wordpress and continued it for a couple weeks here then got carried away with Pinteresting Wednesday! However, my love for event planning and weddings will be taking over my blog each Wednesday for a while now. I’m excited to be featuring something new each week whether it’s about wedding fashion, venues, rental ideas, etc. After all, I planned a destination wedding in just FIVE months so I’d like to think I know what it takes to create a beautiful wedding ;)

Today, I’ll be talking about festive Fall Weddings. I think every season is the perfect season for weddings, and for couples who want to get super seasonal, Fall is perfect! I believe every couple should design a wedding that is “them” and not let seasonal colors or trends restrict them. However, for those who do want a beautiful Autumn-themed wedding, I’ve picked out some fabulous options!

Fall Color Palette Ideas

Deep purple and orange

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Chocolate and yellow

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Burnt orange, brown, and mustard

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Florals

For brides wanting to stick with the seasonal flowers {lower cost}, here are some ideas:

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This bouquet features succulents, ranunculus, and roses with berries, foliage, and mini clementines

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Hydrangeas are always a great choice since they add lots of fullness to the bouquet and I LOVE the leaves that have been added in throughout!

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While I’m not the biggest fan of calla lilies, they are hugely popular in the Fall and this rich variety of Autumn colors looks beautiful!

You can also have a lot of fun with the boutonnieres!

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Bridesmaids Dresses

Whether you mix and match colors for your bridesmaids or keep them all in the same color, there is a lot you can do to incorporate pretty Autumn colors into the wedding party!

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Place Cards

You can be pretty creative with your place cards/escort cards. Pumpkins, leaves, and pine cones are great ideas!

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Wedding Decor

Another great way to incorporate Fall is through your decor and venue set-up

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The rustic textures and natural colors really play up the Fall theme!

Wedding Cakes & Food

I’m obsessed with the design of wedding cakes and I’m pretty picky when it comes to the style. I found a lot of Fall-themed wedding cakes that were a little tacky in my opinion so here are two that made the cut:

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And then we move on to some other Fall-themed food options:

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Caramel Apples are a perfect, festive touch!

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Bags of hand-picked cherries. These are actually being used in the picture as name cards but I think these would always be great for favors!

Of course there are SO many more details to a wedding that you could incorporate the Fall theme into – invitations, signage, bridal accessories, etc.

If you had a wedding in the Fall, would you want to incorporate the festive season into all of your wedding elements or do you think you’d keep all your options open? While I adore the idea of using pumpkins, leaves, acorns, and the beautiful Autumn color palette, I’m personally the kind of girl who doesn’t like to restrict herself :)
What other ideas do you have for Fall-themed weddings? I’d love to hear them!

I’m SO excited for next week’s Wedding Wednesday already! I put a lot of energy into coming up with good ideas and I so enjoy sharing them with all of you!

20 comments:

Miss Honey and Nutmeg said...

I love succulents and they love beautiful in a bouquet!

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Ashlyn said...

i am absolutely in LOVE with fall weddings. i have wanted one ever since i was little!

i love all these colors pallets and fall ideas. i am not sure that i would incorporate FALL 100% into the entire wedding, but just the idea of having a fall wedding makes my heart smile!

love that you are getting back into wedding wednesday! loved reading them in the past & def looking forward to reading them in the future! ;]

Carolyn said...

I love all this! :) And as a fall bride... I have to say it's a GREAT time to get married! hahahahaha

CALLIE said...

I love love love it all!! Weddings are my favorite and if I could do it all over again, I would DEF be a wedding planner. May in my next life ha :)

jessica said...

omg there are so many ones i like. such beautiful rich colors..some schemes i would never think to use.

wow just such beautiful pictures. i love to attend any of those weddings.

Blake said...

This is wonderful! I love the hay boutineers, so different.

Katie said...

Fall weddings are so gorgeous for all of the reasons you listed above. I love rananculas so much! I had them in our bouqets. I like flowers that incorporate GRAY in them now..so cool and different.

Megan DeLuccia said...

I have always wanted a fall wedding with purple so I love what you posted above! So many good ideas!

Young and Fabulous said...

i think i NEEEEEED a all wedding (whenever he decides to put a ring on it haha)

i cant do spring because my allergies are so heinous that id look like a freakazoid!!

sometimes i wish i was born in the south so i could get away with wearing cowboy boots under my dress!

these are awesome. i want to be a wedding planner in another life

xxoxo

Shane Prather said...

It's always been my dream to have a fall wedding! Totally pinning some of these ideas to remember a few years down the road... Thanks for the great inspiration :)

Britt said...

I might be a little bias, but I do LOVE fall weddings, specifically September ;)

Sarah @ 90 Percent Blonde... said...

I love the brown and yellow!

And that last bouquet? I'd die...

Raquel said...

Omg i looove fall weddings! The colors, the weather, and just everything about them is amazing! I really really reeeeally wanna be a wedding planner someday :)

Jodi said...

love this post!! the leaf cake is my favorite :D

Erica [pocket full of chuckles] said...

What a wonderful weekly feature! I love everything weddings, and those pictures of a chocolate and yellow palette - to die!

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Ashley said...

Oh my gosh, this post seriously speaks to me... as a fall lover with a wedding obsession, I would LOVE to get married in the fall. These color pallets are gorgeous! I've pinned a few of these myself :) I'm not sure if I would go completely fall-themed when planning a wedding, but I would incorporate some of it. Maybe throw a pumpkin or two in there, but leave me some of the purple pallet- my fave

Torie said...

Remind me to have you help plan my wedding when that time comes along! HOLY SMOKES! These are such beautiful ideas! :) I love fall and think it can be a great setting for weddings.

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Loving the flowers in the first set. And that Bridesmaids boot shot is perfect!!

Sham Monk said...

I think this is the ideal space for any kind of event. Even their bathrooms are also cool. Really big and really neatly set up, with funky sinks and mirror stations.
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