Fall Weddings Are Magical

Fall weddings are no doubt beautiful but there are some things to keep in mind. There are holidays like Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving and school activities. You don’t have to give up the idea of having your wedding in fall just plan carefully. No matter how early you send out save-the-dates, some people may have holiday plans.

You can't have a more glorious time of year than fall. Even though the days are crisp but pleasantly warm, the night can become very cool. In your invitations you should remind your guests to bring some sort of wrap if they are to be outside. It would really be better to have your wedding in the daytime of it's going to be outside.

By all means don’t let these things keep you from having your nuptials in autumn. You wouldn't want to miss the opportunity to have a gorgeous wedding with so many breathtaking photos.

Location Ideas:

  • Orchard
  • Country Lodge
  • Barn
  • Park
  • Zoo
  • Barn
  • Vineyard
  • Historic church
  • Farm
  • Mill
  • Estate
  • Ranch

If an if an outdoor venue isn’t possible you could find a location that displays the incredible autumn scenery.

Fall Colors

The season lends itself to the wonderful warm tones that add so much to a fall wedding.

Here are some hues to consider:

  • Red
  • Brick
  • Terracotta
  • Burgundy
  • Rust
  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Deep pink
  • Purple
  • Plum
  • Creamy beige
  • Chocolate brown
  • Bronze
  • Gold
  • Copper

Even though these are classic fall colors…you can pick anything that suits your fancy.

Other elements to enhance your theme:

  • Pumpkins
  • Gourds
  • Fall leaves
  • Bales of Hay
  • Indian corn
  • Jugs of cider
  • Velvet fabric
  • Apples
  • Wheat
  • Cranberries
  • Fall flowers
  • Pomegranates
  • Pears

Menu:

Of course you can always serve the holiday traditional meal like turkey, dressing, green beans and sweet potatoes.

You could also serve Cornish hens, pumpkin soup, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, beets and apple cider.

These are suggestions for typical fall fare, of course you can serve anything that suits your taste.

If your wedding is to be outdoors you may want to make sure there are portable heaters or fire pits for chilly nights. Make sure you, your attendants and guests are dressed appropriately.

Autumn Wedding Cakes:

When choosing a cake, consider having an autumn theme. After all, fall wedding cakes call for the seasons distinct flavors and designs.

Cake flavors to complement this time of year:

  • Spice
  • Applesauce
  • Rich chocolate
  • Butterscotch
  • Fruitcake
  • Ginger carrot
  • Pumpkin
  • Almond-lemon
  • Caramel
  • Apple
  • Apricot-caramel
  • Chocolate-zucchini
  • Red velvet
  • Date-spice
  • Sweet potato
  • Gingersnap
  • Brandied apple
  • Gingerbread
  • Cranberry
  • Cinnamon
  • Pear

You can decorate a fall wedding cake with a variety of items. When deciding on your design, talk to your baker about these decorations because he or she may use gum paste, molded chocolate, fondant, sugar or the real thing. They can show you what the different mediums will look like on your cake.

Here are some design elements you could use:

  • Maple leaves
  • Autumn flowers
  • Fall foliage
  • Small gourds
  • Small pumpkins

Color adds so much to the overall look of your Fall wedding cake. But you don’t have to go full-blown with autumn hues. A few touches of fall color or just enough to match your bouquet would be nice.

Explore the Internet and bridal magazines for inspiration. Fall's aromas and pigments should get your senses buzzing with ideas.



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