Extra autumnal fall wedding ideas
If you’ve set a fall date for your wedding, you’ll want to make sure you are taking advantage of all the special offerings of the autumn season. From colors that compliment the changing leaves, to autumn drinks and food, make sure the season brings out the best in your wedding.First photo: MMR Design and Photography, second photo: Matt Priestman Photography, third photo: Matt Priestman Photography
- Of course, one of the most fun parts of fall weddings is color. Fall is the perfect time of year to embrace deep, rich colors, like wine reds and purples and jeweled greens. Rich tones that play off the environment of your venue can really bring out the festive nature of the season. If bright colors keep coming to mind though, autumn is the perfect time to use gorgeous shades of orange. As long as you’re not pairing orange with black, it won’t look like Halloween and you can play on the warm tones of the changing leaves.
- Some drinks just taste better in the fall. Beer, red wine, and hot drinks like mulled cider and hot toddies are all cozy, seasonal additions to autumn nuptials. A hot signature cocktail is a perfect compliment to chill winds and cooler temperatures. Add hot buttered rum, mulled cider or hot toddies to your drinks menu. Fall is also the time to showcase your love for craft beer and velvety red wines. Playing off of guests’ senses of taste and smell with seasonal drinks can really ground your theme and pull the day together.
- Fall brings with it less predictable weather, but beautiful outdoor settings. Renting enclosed tents and space heaters to bring the comforts of the indoors outside is a great solution to the question of will it rain, storm or be too cold. If you prefer an indoor fall wedding, bringing the bounty of nature inside with floral and foliage décor, natural centerpieces, and even choosing a venue with big windows and a beautiful view can bring the beauty of the season inside.
- Pumpkin spice, anyone? Talk to your caterer about incorporating fall flavors into your menu. Cranberry pecan salads, pumpkin soups and ravioli, and sweet potatoes can all bring the essence of autumn to your wedding dining tables. Many caterers (As well as dessert vendors) have special dishes available during the fall and can help you to choose a menu that brings out your favorite autumn flavors. Don’t be afraid to ask your wedding professionals for their recommendations if you’re not quite sure what will make your dream wedding day perfect.
Fall is a special season, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Use these ideas to make sure you’re taking advantage of all the bounties of the season and keeping your wedding theme grounded in autumnal bliss through and through.