100 Ideas for Fall Weddings

From color palettes to centerpieces to cakes, get tons of inspiration for an autumn wedding.

By: 
Kristen O'Gorman Klein

  • Keep Your Bridesmaids Warm

    Keep Your Bridesmaids Warm

    Don't let your bridesmaids freeze during outdoor photos! Give each of your girls a pashmina.

    Photo Credit: Angel Canary Photography

  • Chocolate Bridesmaid Dresses

    Chocolate Bridesmaid Dresses

    This warm hue is a popular choice for autumn weddings.

    Photo Credit: Amber Davis Photography

  • Purple Bridesmaid Dresses

    Purple Bridesmaid Dresses

    A rich purple, accented with contrasting flowers, perfectly fits the season.

    Photo Credit: Stevie Ramos Photography

  • Flower Girls

    Flower Girls

    Instead of traditional baskets, have your flower girls carry pumpkins down the aisle.

    Photo Credit: Ace Photography

  • Ring Bearers

    Ring Bearers

    Ring bearers look sharp in gray suits with orange ties and purple bouts.

    Photo Credit: Angel Canary Photography

  • Red and Yellow Bouquet

    Red and Yellow Bouquet

    A bold choice, accented with mini pumpkins.

    Photo Credit: Donnell Probst Photography

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  • White Roses

    White Roses

    Add some fall touches with deep crimson and gold leaves, plus plenty of greenery.

    Photo Credit: B&G Photography

  • Rustic Bouquet

    Rustic Bouquet

    This rustic bouquet in autumn hues includes garden roses and fiddle fern.

    Photo Credit: Ace Photography

  • Bright Bouquet

    Bright Bouquet

    A vibrant bouquet in rich tones matches the fall season.

    Photo Credit: Angel Canary Photography

  • Burgundy and Purple Bouquet

    Burgundy and Purple Bouquet

    Burgundy roses, purple calla lilies, and black feathers comprise a gorgeous, gothic-inspired bouquet.

    Photo Credit: Amanda Marie Photography

  • Orange and Black Bouquet

    Orange and Black Bouquet

    Orange calla lilies and black feathers are tied with a purple ribbon to complete the look.

    Photo Credit: Jessica Frey Photography

  • Orange, Yellow, and White Bouquet

    Orange, Yellow, and White Bouquet

    An autumnal mix of flowers includes orange, yellow, and white.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

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  • Rustic Bouquet

    Rustic Bouquet

    This nature-inspired bouquet reflects the season's changing leaves.

    Photo Credit: Erin Johnson Photography

  • Vibrant Bouquet

    Vibrant Bouquet

    Vivid shades of orange and red, accented with fiddle fern.

    Photo Credit: Cary Pennington Photography

  • Ceremony Décor

    Ceremony Décor

    A birch and curly willow arch, filled with hydrangeas and bittersweet berries in autumn tones.

    Photo Credit: Stewart Tabori & Chang

  • Orange and Red Ceremony

    Orange and Red Ceremony

    At this Indian wedding, guests sat on decorative pillows in front of an altar with an elaborate mandap (canopy).

    Photo Credit: Serena & Jason Photography

  • Open-Roof Ceremony

    Open-Roof Ceremony

    Have your heart set on a ceremony under the stars but don't want your guests to freeze on a chilly fall night? Consider an open-roof venue equipped with space heaters.

    Photo Credit: Donnell Probst Photography

  • Outdoor Ceremony

    Outdoor Ceremony

    A beautiful natural ceremony setting, filled with colorful leaves.

    Photo Credit: B&G Photography

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  • Cowboy Boots

    Cowboy Boots

    No other shoe screams "fall" quite like a good pair of cowboy boots.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Cowboy Boots

    Cowboy Boots

    The perfect shoe choice for a fall bride. 

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Cowboy Boots

    Cowboy Boots

    Another beautiful bride showing off her cowboy boots.

    Photo Credit: Bull Portraits

  • Cowboy Boots

    Cowboy Boots

    These boots aren't just made for walkin'. Transform them into a floral arrangement by tucking a small vase of water inside. 

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Color Palette: Red and Purple

    Color Palette: Red and Purple

    A deep purple and red color palette sets the tone for this botanical garden wedding

    Photo Credit: Abby Rose Photo

  • Color Palette: Orange and Black

    Color Palette: Orange and Black

    Black tablecloths with orange chair sashes set the scene, but we can't take our eyes off this dynamic centerpiece with branches, suspended candles, and bold florals.

    Photo Credit: Cary Pennington Photography

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  • Color Palette: Crimson and Gold

    Color Palette: Crimson and Gold

    A hot color palette for fall, decorate your tables with gilded chargers and deep red napkins.

    Photo Credit: D. Park Photography

  • Color Palette: Cream and Wine

    Color Palette: Cream and Wine

    Dark brown chiavari chairs complete this elegant autumn look.

    Photo Credit: Angel Canary Photography

  • Color Palette: Red, Purple, and Cream

    Color Palette: Red, Purple, and Cream

    Intricate tablecloths, draped chair covers, and purple uplighting create a beautiful ambiance.

    Photo Credit: Fiori Fresco Special Events/Courtesy of Chameleon Chair Collection

  • Color Palette: Orange, Brown, and Purple

    Color Palette: Orange, Brown, and Purple

    Darker-colored tablecloths add dimension to a simple centerpiece.

    Photo Credit: Antonia Christianson Events

  • Falling Leaves Centerpiece

    Falling Leaves Centerpiece

    An abundant centerpiece with scattered petals below reflects the leaves falling from the trees.

    Photo Credit: Stevie Ramos Photography

  • Candelabra Centerpieces

    Candelabra Centerpieces

    A gothic-inspired candelabra dripping in crystals is adorned with roses and hydrangeas.

    Photo Credit: Amanda Marie Photography

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  • Woodsy Centerpieces

    Woodsy Centerpieces

    Branches of manzanita in tall vases add a natural, woodsy element.

    Photo Credit: Studio Seven

  • Vibrant Centerpieces

    Vibrant Centerpieces

    A unique blend of bold florals in autumnal shades.

    Photo Credit: Angel Canary Photography

  • Glowing Centerpieces

    Glowing Centerpieces

    Amber candles give off a warmer glow than white, creating a romantic autumnal ambiance.

    Designed by: Tantawan Bloom/Photo Credit: Dana Siles

  • Vivid Centerpieces

    Vivid Centerpieces

    Designed to resemble clouds at sunset, these bold centerpieces make a statement.

    Photo Credit: Lars Wanberg/Withers Wanberg Pictures/Wedding Planner: Joyce Scardina Becker/Events of Distinction

  • Rose Centerpieces

    Rose Centerpieces

    A modern take on roses, this warm color palette fits perfectly with a fall wedding.

    Photo Credit: Tantawan Bloom

  • Red and Green Centerpieces

    Red and Green Centerpieces

    A bountiful centerpiece of roses, calla lilies, and fiddlehead ferns.

    Created by: Lisa Moreta of Paisley/Photo Credit: Michel Tcherevkoff

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  • Orange, Brown, and Purple Centerpieces

    Orange, Brown, and Purple Centerpieces

    A mini pumpkin perfectly complements the orange roses, brown leaves, and purple hydrangeas.

    Photo Credit: Jessica Frey Photography

  • Ombré Centerpieces

    Ombré Centerpieces

    The fading colors on the flower bundles draw inspiration from nature.

    Photo Credit: Muriel Silva Photography

  • Potted Orchid Centerpieces

    Potted Orchid Centerpieces

    The leaves may be falling off the trees outside, but not at your wedding! 

    Photo Credit: Beverly Hills/Michael Norwood Photography


     

  • Lush Centerpieces

    Lush Centerpieces

    Tuscan-inspired candelabras are a glam take on the vineyard theme. 

    Designed by: Sasha Souza Events/Photo Credit: Susan Stripling

  • Willow and Fern Centerpieces

    Willow and Fern Centerpieces

    Curly willow branches give off a rustic vibe.

    Designed by David Tutera/Photo Credit: Mel Barlow

  • Curly Willow Centerpieces

    Curly Willow Centerpieces

    Another take on curly willow branches: Use the branches inside vases topped with lilac and calla lilies.

    Created by: Minoo Hersini of Au Ciel Design Studio/Photo Credit: Patty Daniels Town & Country Studio

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  • Candelabra Centerpiece

    Candelabra Centerpiece

    A nature-inspired tablecloth and rustic wooden table number coordinates beautifully with the simplicity of this candelabra centerpiece.

    Photo Credit: Honey Heart Photography

  • Rustic Centerpieces

    Rustic Centerpieces

    Add branches to your centerpieces to reflect the season.

    Photo Credit: Watson-Studios

  • Bold Centerpiece

    Bold Centerpiece

    Choose a contrasting color for your uplighting to make your centerpieces really pop.

    Photo Credit: Stevie Ramos Photography

  • Centerpieces

    Centerpieces

    Terra-cotta vessels filled with hydrangeas, calla lilies, dahlias, and orchids.

    Designed by Details Event Planning by Lisa Gorjestani/Photo Credit: Jose Villa

  • Moss Centerpieces

    Moss Centerpieces

    Forest-green mosses nestle among colorful Sweet William flowers and luxe green orchids. Antique votives add charm.

    Photo Credit: Philippe Cheng

  • Lantern Centerpieces

    Lantern Centerpieces

    Antique metal lanterns play off autumn's rich hues.

    Photo Credit: Vadim Photo/Courtesy of Unique Event Design

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  • Candle Centerpieces

    Candle Centerpieces

    A modern candle centerpiece balances on a rustic tree trunk slice adorned with red, orange, and yellow leaves.

    Photo Credit: C. Tyson Photography

  • Nature-Inspired Centerpieces

    Nature-Inspired Centerpieces

    Leaves mixed into this low centerpiece with yellow and orange flowers gives off a natural, rustic vibe.

    Photo Credit: Lisa Lefkowitz

  • Leaf Centerpiece

    Leaf Centerpiece

    Colorful leaves and mini pumpkins accent the bright purple flowers in this low-key centerpiece.

    Photo Credit: Christina Sanchez Photography

  • Damask Tablecloth

    Damask Tablecloth

    A bold black and white tablecloth complements a colorful centerpiece.

    Photo Credit: Ashley Gillett Photography

  • Barn Wedding

    Barn Wedding

    A classic barn is the perfect venue for a fall wedding.

    Photo Credit: Lisa Lefkowitz Photography

  • Barn Wedding

    Barn Wedding

    Create a warm glow with hanging lanterns and strings of tiny lights.

    Photo Credit: Lisa Lefkowitz Photography

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  • Chic Pumpkin Décor

    Chic Pumpkin Décor

    From the mini pumpkins at each place setting to the carved pumpkin and acorns in the center, this tabletop exudes an autumn vibe.

    Photo Credit: Ace Photography

  • Reception Games

    Reception Games

    Inviting kids to your reception? Keep them busy with fun games, like this pumpkin version of tic-tac-toe.

    Photo Credit: Ace Photography

  • Pumpkin Décor

    Pumpkin Décor

    Paint pumpkins to match your color scheme.

    Photo Credit: Jessica Frey Photography

  • Pumpkin Décor

    Pumpkin Décor

    Freshly-picked pumpkins and gourds decorate a side table.

    Photo Credit: Ace Photography

  • Pumpkin Décor

    Pumpkin Décor

    Faux pumpkin baskets adorn a table featuring family wedding photos.

    Photo Credit: Ace Photography

  • Carved Pumpkins

    Carved Pumpkins

    Carve your new monogram into a pumpkin for each table.

    Photo Credit: Ace Photography

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  • Pumpkin Baskets

    Pumpkin Baskets

    A flower-filled faux pumpkin.

    Photo Credit: Ace Photography

  • Rustic Décor

    Rustic Décor

    A garland of leaves and vintage lanterns decorate a mantle.

    Photo Credit: Donnell Probst Photography

  • Rustic Décor

    Rustic Décor

    A vase filled with pinecones, gourds, berries, and branches, complemented by a rustic table runner. 

    Photo Credit: Donnell Probst Photography

  • Enchanted Décor

    Enchanted Décor

    Add some glamour to your tables with a glittering tablecloth.

    Photo Credit: Kelly Oshiro Design

  • Curly Willow Décor

    Curly Willow Décor

    Large bunches of curly willow and glowing amber candles create a gorgeous ambiance.

    Photo Credit: Dasha Wright Photography

  • Escort Card Tree

    Escort Card Tree

    This dreamy escort card tree is inspired by the falling leaves outdoors — and makes a bold first impression!

    Photo Credit: M Bénédicte Verley/Flowers By: Tantawan Bloom

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  • Wooden Table Numbers

    Wooden Table Numbers

    Lively red, orange, and yellow flowers complement a rustic table number sign.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Pumpkin Escort Cards

    Pumpkin Escort Cards

    Attach your escort cards to mini pumpkins. Add even more flair with a jack-o'-lantern sticker. 

    Photo Credit: Cary Pennington Photography

  • Pumpkin Place Cards

    Pumpkin Place Cards

    Mini pumpkins double as place cards for each guest.

    Photo Credit: Ace Photography

  • Tree Branch Escort Cards

    Tree Branch Escort Cards

    Bring the outdoors in by using tree branches to hold your escort cards.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Birch Place Card Holders

    Birch Place Card Holders

    Bring in some natural influence with birch tree place card holders.

    Photo Credit: Floral Accents

  • Floating Lanterns

    Floating Lanterns

    Punch up your reception space with fun, colorful floating paper lanterns.

    Photo Credit: Tanja Lippert Photography

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  • Floating Lanterns

    Floating Lanterns

    Floating paper lanterns and twinkling cafe lights set the tone.

    Photo Credit: Erin Lindsey Images

  • Lanterns

    Lanterns

    Lanterns fitted with yellow candles give off a warm glow.

    Photo Credit: Ashley Photographer

  • Wooden Vases

    Wooden Vases

    Tall and short vases made from tree branches add a fun, rustic touch.

    Photo Credit: Ferm Living

  • Blooming Centerpieces

    Blooming Centerpieces

    From the leaf-covered tablecloth to the branch-inspired candelabras, this incredible centerpiece from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn looks as if it magically blossomed from the table. Recreate the look with delphiniums, viburnums, white lilacs, ranunculus, and sweet pea.

    Photos courtesy of Summit Entertainment

  • Fall Table Décor

    Fall Table Décor

    An array of lanterns, candles, pumpkins, gourds, and hydrangeas creates the perfect fall vibe.

    Photo Credit: Stewart Tabori & Chang

  • Tree-Themed Invitations

    Tree-Themed Invitations

    Set the scene for your fall wedding with a laser-cut tree invitation.

    Photo Credit: Thuss+Farrell

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  • Quintessential Autumn Cake

    Quintessential Autumn Cake

    Paper leaves and faux fruit accent this autumn cake.

    Photo Credit: Donnell Probst Photography

  • Rustic Cake

    Rustic Cake

    A sweet rustic-inspired cake, topped with a bride and groom underneath a leafy arch.

    Photo Credit: B&G Photography

  • Leaf-Adorned Cake

    Leaf-Adorned Cake

    Fondant leaves add rustic charm to this elegant cake.

    Photo Credit: K & K Photography

  • Embellished Cake

    Embellished Cake

    A classic cake embellished with real blooms and silk butterflies.

    Photo Credit: Alisha + Brook Photography 

  • Autumn Cake

    Autumn Cake

    From the gilded pumpkin cake topper to the autumnal leaves, this cake screams fall.

    Photo Credit: C. Tyson Photography

  • Orange and Black Cake

    Orange and Black Cake

    A butterfly-adorned cake in autumnal colors.

    Photo Credit: Susan Dean Photography

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  • Chocolate Cake

    Chocolate Cake

    Some may say chocolate is too heavy for summer weddings, but it's perfect for fall! 

    Photo Credit: Lisa Lefkowitz Photography

  • Pumpkin-Adorned Cake

    Pumpkin-Adorned Cake

    A tree trunk cake stand, mini pumpkins, and winding branches and leaves make this the quintessential fall cake.

    Photo Credit: Ace Photography

  • Cookie Bar

    Cookie Bar

    This charming cookie buffet was styled similarly to an ice cream sundae bar — guests spread Nutella, chocolate frosting, or marshmallow fluff onto their cookies, then added fun toppings like M&Ms, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twix, Oreos, and more.

    Photo Credit: Abby Rose Photo

  • Trick-or-Treat Candy Buffet

    Trick-or-Treat Candy Buffet

    Add a little bit of Halloween to your big day with a themed candy buffet.

    Photo Credit: Ace Photography

  • Caramel Apples

    Caramel Apples

    Whether they're served with dessert or given out as favors, caramel apples are always a huge hit at fall weddings.

    Photo Credit: Ace Photography

  • Caramel Apple Favors

    Caramel Apple Favors

    Caramel apples adorned with orange and purple ribbons and a custom favor tag.

    Photo Credit: Angel Canary Photography

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  • Pine Tree Favors

    Pine Tree Favors

    Early fall can be a wonderful time of year to plant pine trees. Give your guests a small seedling to take home.

    Photo Credit: Green World Project

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    Snap a photo among the fallen leaves.

    Photo Credit: Erin Johnson Photography

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    Spotlight the season's changing colors with this sweet photo.

    Photo Credit: Petula Pea Photography

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    Take a photo underneath your favorite fall tree. 

    Photo Credit: C. Tyson Photography

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    Take a romantic stroll through the fallen leaves.

    Photo Credit: Bull Portraits

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    Have your bridal party toss leaves for a gorgeous fall photo.

    Photo Credit: Rebekah J. Murray Photography

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  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    String your rings onto a pumpkin stem for a fabulous fall photo.

    Photo Credit: Erin Johnson Photography

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    Snap a photo beneath the trees.

    Photo Credit: Two One Photography

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    Snap a photo of your rings on a gorgeous autumn leaf.

    Photo Credit: C. Tyson Photography

  • Must-Have Photos

    Must-Have Photos

    Take advantage of the beautiful colors of the leaves this time of year with a moonlit photo.

    Photo Credit: C. Tyson Photography