For baseball fans, autumn is more than a time for sweaters and pumpkin spice lattes; it also marks the season of the playoffs and World Series. In honor of the Fall Classic, we took a look at our brides and grooms who love America’s pastime for inspiration and ideas on how to include details of the sport into the big day. While most people might balk at having the entire wedding themed about baseball, these special touches prove you can pursue any motif or palette and still hit a home run with a few sporty elements.
Each example below is from our real weddings section – click each photo to see more of the celebration!
Instead of the ever-popular floral robe or PJ set, consider a jersey with your new last name. While your sweetheart may not be a pro like this bride's beau, it will still be a keepsake to treasure. Photo by Elizabeth Messina; Bridal Stylist: Dear Maradee
Unless you grew up in the same region, there’s a strong chance that you and your future spouse root for difference teams. Cookies or other edible favors with your respective team logos give a playful nod to the rivalry. You can even see which confection runs out faster to show which team is the most popular! Photo by EDLT Photo
Baseball is often a sport that families bond over, with their traditions for the All-Star Game, fond memories about playoff runs, and countless afternoons at the ballpark. If that sounds like you and your parents, including that detail in your embroidered handkerchief gifted after you get ready is a lovely sentimental touch. Photo by KingenSmith
If your venue is near the stadium of your favorite team, look into having portraits taken onsite! This can also be a great option for an engagement session, if the wedding is not nearby. If you cannot access the dugout or field, you can still take beautiful photos outside of the stadium. Photo by Switzerfilm
Though many brides – or even mothers of the bride – may be reluctant to give up a glamorous multi-tiered confection for the reception, a groom’s cake can be a wonderful way to showcase your love of the game. The cake can showcase your favorite team’s logo, stadium, or even be shaped into a baseball. There are a variety of ways to achieve your exact vision, so consult with your cake designer. Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography; Planning & Design by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants