Fall Wedding: 10 Ways to Rock Your Fall Wedding

Are we celebrating the fall season on this blog or what? On Sunday we looked at a Burgundy Cranberry fall wedding inspiration board, Monday we got inspired by beautiful fall wedding bouquets and yesterday we showed some favorite fall wedding colors. Today is one of our favorite style of posts “10 ways to rock your…”! Yeah, I just had to do this round up post in case we don’t get to cover each section for your beautiful fall wedding.

For those that are not very familiar with the word “fall”, it is the season that marks the transition from summer into winter, interchangeably known as Autumn. Here in the US and Canada, its around September when the arrival of night becomes noticeably earlier and the temperature cools considerably. One of its key features is the shedding of leaves from deciduous trees as they pave way for further growth – this is where most of your wedding inspiration lies!

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fall-wedding-10-ways-knotsvillaCover photo by Photos by Miss Ann via Knotsvilla

So for those thinking of a fall wedding, major inspiration would be drawn from the leaves, trees and the colors. Here in North America there is also the celebration of Halloween in October; this also ties to many fall weddings but not always. As usual leave some room for creativity, with variations of the colors and the objects you choose.

Object Inspiration: Trees, Leaves, Pumpkins, Apples.

Color Inspiration: Yellow, Orange, Brown, Purple, Green, Red.

Here are 10 ways to rock your Fall wedding!

1. Save the Date

As usual, these set the tone right from the very beginning. When your guests get either the save the dates or invitations even without checking out the date, they should be able to figure out your theme instantly.


Photo by Bettencourt Chase Photography via Bettencourt Chase Photography blog


Photo by George Street Photo & Video

2. Flowers

Flowers can be used for the bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces. According to Teleflora, Some common fall flowers are Asiatic Lily, Asters, Calla Lilies, Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Gerbera daisies, Gladioli, Marigolds, Roses, Sunflowers, Zinnias.


Photo by Jen + Ashley and Jeremy Mitchell Cinema via Tidewater and Tulle


Photo by Deborah Zoe Photography. See more Petals to Palettes for Fall Bouquets

3. Place cards/leaves/pumpkins

You can keep to the fall colors for your escort/place cards, design them with fall objects or be even cooler and have escort leaves or pumpkins instead! Either way, your guests get the fall vibe once they walk through the doors of your wedding reception.


Photo by Invited Design Studios via Project Wedding

4. Ceremony Decor 

A perfect fall wedding ceremony takes place outside. Nothing says fall wedding like an outdoor wedding under a beautiful “falling” tree. Many times with such a location you may not even need much decoration because if chosen well, nature decorates it for you already. However if needed, ceremony decor can be seen mainly in the arches/chuppah, chair decor/covers and aisle decor.


Fall trees decorated wedding aisle by Preston Bailey via Botanical Brouhaha


Fall Wedding Ceremony chair floral decor photo by  Bryan Johnson via Kristin Newman Designs

5. Reception Decor

For the reception decor, focus on the centerpieces, chairs, linens and table setting. Using colors but also the object inspiration for the fall season. Because fall colors could be strong, if using an indoor location for the reception, avoid locations with bold colors that are not complimentary to your colors. For example, stay away from locations with deep blue carpets or walls and anything you think might distract or clash with your fall theme.


Fall wedding table setting, Photo by Don Mears via Inspired by This


Orange and brown wedding reception theme, Photo by Annabella of Asian Bees Photography via Enchanting Events

6. Bridal Attire

Styling a bride for her fall wedding a lot of time is done by just flowers, for a more subtle look. But more possibilities exist for a fall bride such as sweaters, jewelry, sashes or shoes. A bride can get creative with fall specific colors of all these as long as they coordinate with the other items she wears, especially her wedding dress. .

Fall Wedding at The Grove, Las Vegas | Jennifer Steffen Photography

Fall bride in orange sash on wedding dress, Photo by Jennifer Steffen via Little Vegas Wedding


Bride with Orange statement necklace photo by Hetler Photography via Wedding Chicks

7. Wedding Party Attire 

Styling your wedding party helps and add to the fall theme right from the moment the bridesmaids and groomsmen walk through the doors. After the guests see the invitations, the ceremony decor, the next fall wedding indication would be the attire of your wedding party.

Depending on which colors and hues you have chosen, match them perfectly with the wedding party attire by thinking of the dress color, the suit, pocket squares, ties, socks, bouquets, boutonnieres, jewelry and shoes. Remember they don’t have to “match” but make sure they all compliment each other for a coordinated fall wedding look.Fall-Wedding-Party-groomsman-bridesmaids-style-purple

Style board via Knotsvilla. See second fall wedding party style board.


Fall orange boutonniere for groom, Photo by Carley Rehberg Photography via Heart Love Weddings


Fall color (Cranberry) bridesmaids, Photo by Sara Bryne Photography via Peter Loves Jane

8. Food/Cakes/Drinks

With the fall comes sweet treats like Pies, Apple ciders, Warm donuts and more. Talk with your caterer and ask him/her to find delicious ways to work these into the foods served at your wedding. Don’t forget to add more fall vibes like using cute fall themed drink stirrers for your drinks served!


Pie station, Photo via Shiny Happy Sprinkles


Warm donuts and Apple cider Photo by  Tonya Peterson Photography via Wedding Chicks

9. Guest Book

With guest books, many couples hardly use this after the wedding; it is just stacked (and forgotten) with the other books in the library. To be able to have your wedding guestbook count more even after the wedding, think of something frame-able and in this case think of something with a fall vibe. Here are two of my favorite fall wedding guestbooks that would look awesome when hung on the walls of your homes.


Leafy guest book, Photo by Polis Photography via My Hotel Wedding

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Photo by Hyde Park Photography from a gorgeous Persian wedding here on Knotsvilla

10. A Perfect Fall Wedding Photo

Whatever you do, however it plays out, at the end of it all promise me you would come out with a gorgeous fall wedding picture! One you can frame boldly in your home together to look back at and always smile at. Remember to find a perfect location with a good backdrop of the season. Assuming you are having a fall wedding in the fall season, then it should not be difficult to find that perfect fall tree for that perfect fall wedding photo. Here are two of my perfect fall photos.


Photo by  Katelyn James Photography


Photo by Ultimate USA Weddings via You Mean the World To Me

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Hope this post has led you in the right direction for your fall wedding. Get to planning and always remember to get creative.

You don’t have to use all the colors, you can play with hues to create a much calmer tone for your fall wedding (think hues of orange and go light and add some grey!). You don’t have to use fall objects too, your colors can speak for themselves. You can also mix and match objects and colors of the season. For instance, I would like to see a dusty blue painted pumpkin wedding with and orange mix for something different.

My point? You can have your fall wedding looking different if you think outside the “norm” box!

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More on 10 ways to rock your wedding? Here is 10 Ways to Rock Your Beach Wedding & 10 Ways to Rock Your Nautical Wedding.

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