Five Festive Ideas for a Fall Wedding

The leaves are changing, the air is crisper and autumn weddings are in full swing. Melissa Phillips, wedding event planner at Simply Perfect Events, offers these tips to “make your guests fall in love with your fall wedding.”

1. It’s All in The Details
Gowns with detailed backs featuring intricate lace,embroidery are making a comeback so consider one of these beauties for your big-day.


Photo Credit: Max Wanger Photography (left); Pat Dy Photography (right)

2. Back to Basics
It’s all about being natural and not over the top. Lose the dramatic ‘do and go for a simple look such as a loose chignon, simple braids or carefree, natural waves.


Photo Credit: Kamee June Photography (left); William Ines Photography (right)

3. The Darker, The Better 
Change your color palette with the season. Dark colors such as plum, violet and ruby are back, bolder than ever.


Photo Credit: Kip Meyer Photography

Or go for rich, vibrant hues that mirror traditional autumn leaf colors.


Photo Credit: Kip Meyer Photography

4. Contrast, Contrast, Contrast
Dynamic textures are a must among floral trends this season. For centerpiece, think full blooms with berries to offset dark linens, helping softer hues come alive.

fall wedding centerpiece

fall wedding centerpiece
Photo Credit: Stevie Ramos Photography (left); Ashley Marie Photography (right)

5. Go European
Giving your guests a taste of Europe at your reception is key to a memorable fall wedding. Go for a European take on dessert such as tiramisu or include a cheese course and an assortment of cheese on your dessert.

Photo Credit: Donnell Probst Photography

Offer your guests signature fall drinks such as prosecco with fresh figs, spiked cider with fresh candied cranberries or flights of craft beer during cocktail hour.

beer flight
Photo courtesy of Houston Press

—Diane Forden


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