While the fall season means the air will become crisp and the leaves will begin to change, it also signifies the start of a season that puts couples in the mood to sit by the fire, cuddle up with a blanket, and sip hot cider while planning their nuptials. Pairs getting married in the autumn may consider a color palette and theme fit for the season: moody hues paired with warm woods and natural materials and textures. Brides- and grooms-to-be who will be saying "I do" in the spring or summer may also choose this look, regardless of the season, since it's a less-common décor style that feels relaxed, romantic, and welcoming.
There are a variety of ways to feature autumn-inspired décor – from before guests step foot at the venue until the moment they say their goodbyes. Send fall wedding invitations showcasing floral or foliage motifs in deep hues reminiscent of the changing leaves, have the groom or groomsmen don maroon suits or boutonnieres, or adorn reception tables with blooms in shades of crimson, yellow, plum, orange, and magenta. Velvety fabrics, natural wood details, brassy elements, and plenty of candlelight will also warm up the room and provide an ambient atmosphere for loved ones. The options are truly endless, and it's up to you and your wedding planner to decide what works with your overall motif, venue, and the formality of your event.
Take a look at 25 images from real weddings and styled shoots below to gather inspiration for your fall wedding décor. Remember: You don't have to only choose this theme for a wedding in late September, October, November, or early December. Autumnal details can be showcased year-round – just be sure to communicate this desire with your wedding team. For additional ideas, be sure to click on the link below each photo to see the full celebration!
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Opening photo by Eli Turner Studios; Floral & Event Design by Amaryllis Floral & Event Design; From Real Wedding: Wedding Inspired by Dutch Golden Age Paintings in Washington, DC