With fall comes the ideal opportunity for throwing a seasonal wedding, magnificent autumnal leaves, along with cool, crisp weather. Warm spices and relaxation recipes bring themselves to tasty cocktails and reception menus, earthy color schemes provide endless inspiration for blooms and trend, as well as on-motif themes (think: pumpkins, apples, and all matters autumn) can put in a timely vibe to stationery. Casual or formal, rustic or modern, autumn favorites are flexible enough for any kind of wedding—but how can you best adopt your late-September to late-December wedding date? If these actual weddings are any indicator, opportunities abound for the autumn-loving bride- or groom-to-be. Ahead, creative tips to assist you place a memorable spin on the season—not to mention fodder that is perfect to your personal genius ideas.
Adam's friend and Melissa packaged s'mores kits as party favors for his or her autumn wedding. Each included homemade marshmallows, graham crackers, and Hershey's chocolate bars. "S'mores" was stamped in white woodgrain lettering on every tote.
Atlantic Giant pumpkins—some weighing more than 100 pounds—brought a touch of fall to this Lauren and Josh's Washington, D.C., wedding reception.
At Marc's autumn wedding in Pacific Palisades, California and Abbie, an autumnal subject was expressed with orange and reddish garden roses, pepperberries, and crab apples.
This couple had their signature cocktails (made by Grand Bevy and composed of vodka, Lillet, cucumber, basil, ginger honey, and lemon) stenciled with a flavorful, seasonal monogram of cinnamon, ground espresso beans, and edible gold.
Attendees at this wedding chose from cold, hot, and hard cider to sip on through the ceremony.
Having a pinecone theme, invitations and reply cards were letterpressed for Maria and Robert's wedding to represent the location and season: Oregon in fall.
MUFFLED FALL COLORS
The bar was anchored by a sizable arrangement of Queen Anne's lace, dusty miller, and succulents at Joey and Jeff's September wedding reception.
Colorful fruit and vegetables graced the middle of a lengthy table at Christopher's fall wedding and Jocelyn.
PASTORAL PLACECARD NAPKINS
For Melissa and Adam's October affair, they incorporated ornamentation that celebrated the season and the natural landscape. The bride crafted these wood tags tagged with her guests' names and stamped using a fall branch icon to tie across the napkins.
Bride Fraser's bouquet took a cue from your season and is a fragrant mix of white majolica roses, Scabiosa, sage, basil, rosemary, and lily of the valley.
AUTUMNAL RECEPTION TABLES
Mason's wedding and table settings at Anna contained orange tablecloths.
At Giovanna and Schuyler's California nuptials, shawls were set out having a calligraphed label reading "cuddle up and stay warm" so guests could keep comfy as temperatures dipped.
FIG PLACE SETTING
Each place setting at Quinn's reception in Jamestown, Virginia and Dana, was highlighted with a fresh fig.
The men in Maria and Robert's wedding received a set of comfy leather slippers and bridesmaids were given plaid blankets, to keep with a comfy fall motif.
Dana and Quinn warmed guests on a chilly October evening with mugs of hot chocolate rimmed with crushed graham crackers accompanied by s'mores.
AUTUMN FOLIAGE CENTERPIECES
Trevor and Susan liked the thought of having all their guests seated at one table, so a long king's table was set up in the barrel room of a California winery. Fall leaves were featured in the tall centerpiece.
CEDAR WEDDING PROGRAMS
Maria and Robert's programs leap by brown taffeta ribbon and were festooned with cedar twigs.
At Eunice and Daniel's West Coast wedding, guests were given blankets for their laps to ensure everyone remained comfortable and snug.
Veneer tags attached to red hot candied apples functioned as place cards for Kevin's Southern wedding reception and the children at Liesl.