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Getting On Trend With The Best Fall Wedding Styles

Fall Weddings

If you love snuggling up to watch movies, eating warm soups and comfort foods, jumping in piles of colorful leaves, or just taking in the cooler weather, then you probably love fall most of all! Fall is the favorite season for so many of us who just can’t wait for pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and camping trips. It’s also the season in which many couples want to get married!

Planning a fall wedding is so much fun, but it can also be stressful trying to figure out the best way to stay on trend with what’s in for the season. So, how do you figure out what to include in your fall wedding? Keep reading!

Colors

When it comes to choosing colors for your fall wedding, don’t be afraid to go bold! Unlike in the spring when light pastels and neutral colors are preferred, fall allows us to mix darks and lights together adding in beautiful natural colors to accent your bolder choices. 

Warm Earth Tones

Burnt orange, brown, caramel, dark yellow, and burgundy can be great fall color combinations. Throw in a bold blue or natural green as an accent color, and you’ll have a beautiful fall color palette!

Pinks and Reds

Dusty pink and burgundy paired with light pink and neutral green accents give a sophisticated and classic look to your fall wedding. 

Purples

Purple isn’t a color that gets used often in weddings, but if you want a purple wedding, fall is the time to have one! Mix different shades of purple with white and dark green accents, and you have a beautiful color scheme that really pops!

Blues

Blue can absolutely be a fall wedding color when using the correct shades. Dusty blue paired with dark blue along with caramel accents and a hint of burgundy here and there screams fall wedding. While this combination is not your typical wedding color scheme, it’s absolutely gorgeous!

Decor

Fall wedding decor can consist of so many different elements from the table decor to your invitations. Sticking with your theme or color scheme, though, is going to be your best bet for making your fall wedding cohesive and elegant!

Ceremony Decor

The ceremony decor for a fall wedding can be so beautiful. When planning out your aisle, using a rug that incorporates your wedding colors could be absolutely stunning! You could even do a neutral colored runner with colorful leaves on top that your flower girl tossed as she walked down the aisle. At the end of each row of seats, place fall decor like gold vases with fall foliage, or lanterns lit with candles. 

If you’re getting married under an arch, try getting an arch made of wood for a natural earthy tone, then decorate it with flowers and foliage to match your wedding decor. Adding lights to your arch and around your ceremony space is also a great idea for a fall wedding!

Table Decor

The table decor for your fall wedding should, of course, match the color scheme of your wedding. Adding foliage, colorful leaves, pumpkins, candles, and lanterns are all great ways to get your guests in the fall spirit. Adding table runners and napkins to accent your color scheme is also a great idea!

If you’re looking to go for a more natural look, try using shades of green and adding a neutral or a pop of color to your palette.

Blankets

Another cute addition to your fall wedding is having blankets for decoration and functionality! We all love to snuggle up with a warm blanket in the fall, and your wedding is no exception. Whether you include the blankets for your outdoor ceremony or inside for the reception, your guests are sure to love them!

Flowers

Picking out flowers for a fall wedding is always fun because there are so many choices. Keeping it classic is always a great option, but adding some flair can put the look of your wedding over the top! 

Dahlia

Having dahlia in any fall floral display is a great option. The bulbs of small flowers with burnt colors always stand out and they pair well with many other types of flowers because of their simplicity and versatility.

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemums are a classic fall flower to incorporate into your floral displays. They are filled with shades of red, orange, and yellow, and you can find them in a variety of sizes. They’re the perfect flower to embody your earthy color scheme. 

Rose

Roses are the floral symbol of love, so having them in your fall wedding is just perfect! Many couples who want a more elegant and sophisticated look will add red roses into their floral displays, but you can find them in many different shades. Our recommendation for fall weddings, though, is to get the classic red!

Celosia

Displays of celosia look very different and fun! Celosia looks like flames of foliage and comes in a variety of colors including red, orange, yellow, and even purple. These flowers are bursting with bright colors so they’ll likely be the star of your display. 

Purple Fountain Grass

Purple fountain grass is a great fall accent to your flowers. Purple fountain grass can stand alone or it can be incorporated into your displays. With its neutral colors, it really adds the look of fall to your wedding.

Food

Fall is when we all start looking forward to the food the most, right? From potato soups and cheesy lasagna to apple fritters and pumpkin pies for dessert. YUM! If fall is your favorite time of year, the food is no exception. Why shouldn’t your wedding day have those great tastes as well?

Soups

Fall is only the beginning of soup season, so people have been looking forward to it since last winter! Having soups at your wedding is a great idea to keep costs low and feed a lot of people. You could even serve a variety of soups such as potato, taco, vegetable, and more. A chili bar is also a great option!

Thanksgiving Dinner

If you’re having a smaller, more intimate wedding, a great fall feast idea would be to have a Thanksgiving dinner. You could have the turkey, the stuffing, the potatoes, and the yams – the whole shebang! 

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie is a classic dish that can be elegant and sophisticated or simple and casual. Serving individual chicken pot pies puts a modern spin on a culinary classic!

Pies & S’mores 

Pies are a classic fall dessert, from pumpkin pie to chocolate pie and everything in between. You could serve full size pies for everyone to have a slice or two, or you could serve mini pies in different flavors for everyone to enjoy their own. Pies can be so versatile and are the perfect dessert for your fall wedding. We’ve seen couples provide s’mores bars that guests LOVED! Another fun idea for a fall wedding!

Drinks

The beauty of fall is that the weather is comfortable! It’s usually not too hot and not too cold; the perfect weather to have a wedding! Although, how do you know what drinks to serve?  Since the weather generally cools down significantly at night, having warm and cold drinks is probably the best option for your fall wedding.

Hot Chocolate/Coffee Bar

You can never go wrong with having a hot chocolate bar when the weather starts getting a little colder. Include marshmallows, peppermint stirring sticks, caramels, other yummy toppings!

For your coffee bar, include sugar, fun creamers, stirring sticks, and even some chocolates! You can also have ice at the coffee bar in case anyone wants a cold coffee. This is a perfect fall drink and it’ll keep the party going!

Classic Fall Cocktails

If you’re not planning to have warm drinks at your wedding, there are plenty of classic fall cocktails you can serve! 

  • Apple Cider Mimosas
  • The Harvest
  • Caramel Apple Mule
  • Pumpkin Spice Margarita
  • Pear Sour

Venue

When looking for the perfect venue for your fall wedding, an indoor/outdoor venue is going to be your best bet. Fall wedding ceremonies usually take place outdoors and saying your vows in a beautiful meadow surrounded by natural beauty will leave the perfect impression of fall on you and your guests. The reception can take place in the indoor area, but this area should also be big enough to use as a backup plan for any inclement weather. 

Indoor/outdoor venues like The Butterfly Pavilion are perfect for fall weddings! 

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The Butterfly Pavilion is a wedding and event venue located in Acworth, GA. Our venue sits on over 100 acres of untouched Georgia forest and is the perfect spot for weddings, parties, and corporate events. 

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