Wedding Ideas by Season

How to create an unforgettable celebration, no matter the time of year.

Fall in Love with Fall

A New York City couple wanted to hold their wedding in the place where they fell in love: North Carolina. “Since their favorite season is fall, they wanted their big day to capture the essence of everything they love about this place — in a sophisticated way,” says Becca Rose, creative director and co-owner of Rebecca Rose Events. That meant steering clear of the usual décor. “Avoiding pumpkin overload was our design challenge,” Rose says. She and the bride began by choosing a color palette in lush tones of deep wine, golden amber, mossy green and several shades of orange. From there, says Rose, “we moved to a signature icon: a simple leaf that guests first saw on the letterpress save-the-dates. The leaf later appeared in fondant leaves on the wedding cake, and again when it was projected onto the tent ceiling above the dance floor. The bouquets and centerpieces were anchored with traditional fall foliage punctuated with garden roses, ranunculus, snapdragons and hypericum berries. Fruit and, yes, pumpkins and gourds were woven into the decor in any areas where food was served. The table settings sparkled with colored glass goblets and stemware and antique-gold chargers. The menu was chosen to reflect both seasonal color and local favorites: venison quesadillas, lollipop lamb chops, pumpkin soup with cinnamon crème fraiche, spiced apple cider were among the highlights. “Most of the guests had never been to North Carolina,” Rose says. “I think they went home having experienced the best of the season.” Rose’s top tip for an autumn wedding: “Find a location that has a true fall feel. If all you see is green grass the harvest effect will be lost.” Venue: Venue: WinMock at Kinderton.

Dinner was served on decorative gold plates with a foliage pattern:

fall wedding flowers

Tables came alive with colored glassware and textured linens:

fall wedding flowers

The floral design throughout by Rebecca Rose Events:

fall wedding flowers

Fall fruits became chic escort cards:

fall escort cards

The laser-cut place settings are by 43 Layers:

laser cut place cards

Autumnal hors d’oeuvres; pumpkins and gourds were used selectively at food stations:

fall wedding food

Letterpress paper goods featured a textured leaf pattern:

fall wedding stationery

Photo Credit: Perry Vaile 

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