A GUIDE TO PLANNING A FALL WEDDING

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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A GUIDE TO PLANNING A FALL WEDDING 

Fall is all about celebrating nature's beauty- the leaves are changing, flowers are blooming, and the air gets just a bit of a chill. It’s no wonder that the Fall season is the most popular time for weddings, it’s not too hot, not too cold, and the warm colors are so romantic. If you love sweater weather and pumpkin spiced everything then a fall wedding might be the perfect fit. 

Embrace the warm colors, delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables while planning your fall wedding and find the perfect wedding dress to go with it! 

So should we get started? From decor, to food, and finding your dream dress, follow along as we guide on how to plan an intimate and romantic fall wedding! 

HOW TO DECORATE YOUR FALL WEDDING 

There are many perks when it comes to having a fall wedding, and color is one of them. From the leaves, flowers and dreamy color tones, it’s no wonder that brides love the autumn season. 

Fall Color Palettes

First things first, find a color palette. Many people mistake the fall season as to only have hues that include orange, yellow and brown. When in fact, there are multiple fall wedding color palettes that will be great for the fall season. From cozy deep hues, to dark glamorous palettes and neutral shades there’s something for every bride out there. 

Candied Copper- Something with a little more warmth and romance, this palette is for the bride that wants to fully embrace the fall season. With maroon, copper, brown, and a light cream this combination highlights fall and all its natural beauty. 

Deep Moody Red- Go the less traditional route and pick a darker hue that will spotlight the changing of the season. Color choices such as black, brown, deep red, and burnt orange will make for an unforgettable palette that your guests didn’t see coming, but will fall in love with. 

Neutrals- You can never go wrong with neutral tones. The softness and elegance from these pastels will compliment your white wedding dress perfectly. Choose a combination of a dusty pink, mauve and cream for an alternative to the traditional warm fall color tones.

Fall Wedding Flowers

Now that you’ve picked your color palette, it’s time to talk about flowers! Not only is your flower bouquet an important accessory while walking down the aisle but more importantly it also is an important factor that ties your wedding together.

Let nature take its course, and utilize what flowers and plants that are available during the fall season. Our favorites are leaves, vines, garden roses, and hydrangeas. Orange, yellow, and deep red flowers such as roses, dahlias, and eucalyptus can accent well with fall maple leaves, berries, green floral, and fern, making for a dreamy blend. Collaborate with your florist to create seasonal and gorgeous color blocked or ombre bouquets and centerpieces that can really highlight the season.

Accessorize your bouquet by wrapping a velvet ribbon around the stems to keep the flowers together and choose a wrap that matches the color scheme of your flowers for that extra hint of lush detailing! 

Wedding Venues for the Fall Season 

From historic charm to unforgettable views, location is everything when it comes to your fall wedding affair. Not only does it set the stage for you and your partner to declare your love for one another but also makes for timeless memories for you and your guests. Which is why we love something a little more intimate for the outdoors. Vineyards, barns, lodges, and farmhouses- here are some of our favorite venues in the US! 

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard- Located in North Garden, Virginia, a charming fall wedding venue with a rustic vineyard setting, gigantic oak trees and romantic outdoor blooms make this the perfect place to tie the knot. With the rolling green hills of Virginia’s wine country setting as a backdrop, it’s no question that this vineyard will be the perfect venue to begin your new journey with your partner. 

The Lombardi House- A barn in the middle of Los Angeles might sound out of place, but Hollywood is filled with secrets! This California fall wedding venue is a historic estate known for their rustic refurbished venue and high 35 foot ceilings that will make for a mesmerizing venue. Having a fall wedding in California sounds like a dream- it’s not too cold, leaving the breeze to be just right for your guests to enjoy the evening reception outdoors. 

Big Cedar Lodge- If you're looking for a venue with a little more rustic edge to it, opt for a Midwest lodge wedding venue. Placed in the isolated Ozark Mountains of Missouri, this hidden gem is the perfect location venue if you want privacy and breathtaking views. With its majestic bohemian cabin style hotel and tall oak trees, the falling leaves will bring warmth and coziness to your guests. 

Fall Wedding Food and Desserts 

We know that with chillier weather definitely comes comfort food. Pick from home cooked favorites and include seasonal fall inspired cocktails for a delicious menu for your guests to select from. 

Fall Food Favorites- Beginning with appetizers and sides utilize the season’s flavors with squash, potatoes, pumpkin, and create seasonal inspired charcuterie boards, grilled cheese and tomato soup to let your guests enjoy during cocktail hour! For the mains think of hearty foods and barbeque favorites- fried chicken, mac and cheese, rotisserie chicken and smoked pork. Easy to make and guaranteed delicious, there won’t be an unsatisfied guest in the house. And to finish off, sweet seasonal treats are the perfect idea for a dessert bar or thank you gifts for your guests. From mouth watering apple hand pies, pumpkin cheesecake, and candy apples, these will be a token treat!

Seasonal Inspired Drinks- As the night starts to get a little chilly, it only feels right to have a cocktail in hand to warm you up! Delight your guests with an assortment of fall inspired cocktails, spiked apple cider, cinnamon infused apple pie moscow mule, pumpkin spiced latte with liquor, spiced red wine sangria, vanilla pear cocktail, the possibilities are endless! Go the extra mile and learn how to name your signature wedding cocktail to include personal touches that highlight you and your partner. 

Types of Fall Wedding Dresses 

With cooler temperatures, endless flower options, and seasonal food options now it is time for you to find a gown that matches the season. Whether you’re a bride looking for a gown with dramatic or classic details, we have something out there that will match the romantic season and your personal bridal style. 

Rustic Lace Wedding Dresses 

A gown with so many dramatic details only calls for the most romantic season. Style H1466 is a autumn lace mermaid wedding dress decorated with sparkly floral lace appliques with sequins that trail all throughout its form fitting silhouette for an endless romantic affair that is perfect for a fall wedding. Along the long illusion cathedral train are bouquet inspired flower lace appliques with a timeless hem lace and horsehair trim hem that are perfect for the autumn foliage. If you’re looking for something with a little more ethereal feel, Moonlight Bridal Style H1394 will be love at first sight. This full A-line bridal gown features re-embroidered 3D lace appliques with sequins that wrap around the bodice, replicating the falling leaves of the season. The light-weight and fanciful skirt is crafted from cascades of tulle, creating a dreamy and magical flow that will make each twirl you make during your first dance with your partner, unforgettable.

A gown equally as beautiful that highlights rustic floral details is Style J6818 rustic floral fall A-line wedding dress that compliments the autumn season. This A-line wedding dress is awe inspiring with its large garden inspired floral lace embroidered details that are accented with sequins and sparkles, making this gown perfect for embracing all the romance that comes with fall. Finishing off the gown is a chapel train with horsehair trim hem that highlights the textured appliques even more, giving you endless details all throughout the gown. 

Simple Fall Wedding Dresses Ideas

Want something with more coverage and understated for your fall wedding? 

Simple yet elegant, Moonlight Tango Style T925 is a modern crepe A-line wedding dress featuring a square neckline with tank straps and a wow worthy beaded lace detailed illusion back.. Secret side pockets sit at your sides, giving you a place to keep your hands warm during the fall weather. The short train and easy silhouette make it perfect for an intimate wedding at a rustic backyard or outdoor winery. If you are looking for more coverage for the crisp autumn weather, consider M5022, a fall wedding dress with long sleeves that is a romantic show-stopper. This form fitting gown is adorned with re-embroidered floral lace appliques with sequins along with the sleek long sleeves that complement the fall season. The soft crepe back satin fabric will accentuate your curves while , making it easy to move around in to greet your guests. 


With the leaves falling and the season changing, fall weddings are meant for romantic floral details and classic styles that are timeless! For more of the most up to date fall wedding inspiration be sure to check out our Pinterest page.

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