Incorporate a Rich Color Palette for a Memorable Fall Fête

From invitations to place settings, choose bold hues for festive fall décor.

While "wedding season" includes primarily summer months, many brides and grooms are choosing fall wedding dates for their nuptials. The crisp, cool air associated with an autumn wedding sets a romantic tone for any celebration, and the range of seasonal hues is particularly appealing for couples who desire a bold range of colors for their wedding palette.

Incorporate deep reds, vibrant oranges, and rustic browns for stylish wedding décor that fits the season. Dress bridesmaids in deep shades of pink or maroon, choose hearty florals such as calla lilies and orchids in rich burgundy shades, and wear a vibrant red lip for your wedding-day beauty look. Fall colors work particularly well for outdoor bohemian celebrations, or sophisticated receptions when paired with natural wood accents. Golden touches add a refined element to festive fall celebrations, while unique design details such as feathers and fur throws create a more relaxed feel.

Take a look at the images from real weddings below, all of which featured bold fall hues in nearly every element of décor from the centerpieces, to the place settings, to the cake. 

Fall wedding invitation ideas
Photo by Kristina Lee Photography

Brock Osweiler wedding flower girl and bridesmaids
Photo by Jared Platt Photography

Organic wedding bouquet in fall colors
Photo by Kristina Lee Photography

Brock Osweiler wedding boutonniere
Photo by Jared Platt Photography

Bride with red lipstick and Claire Pettibone dress
Photo by Amanda McKinnon Photography

Fall wedding bridesmaid dress ideas
Photo by Sarah & Ben

Bohemian outdoor wedding ceremony
Photo by Amanda McKinnon Photography

Wood sign with modern calligraphy at wedding
Photo by Sarah & Ben

Nikki Sixx Motley Crue wedding champagne station
Photo by Marc Royce Photography; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

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Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis PhotographyInvitations & Calligraphy by Elizabeth Grace

Fall wedding centerpiece with feathers
Photo by Veronica Varos Photography

Wine bottle table number at wedding reception
Photo by Amanda McKinnon Photography

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Photo by Laura Gordon; Planning & Design by Evoke Design & Creative

Medieval theme wedding reception
Photo by Alexandra Lee Nurthen Photography

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Photo by Vue Photography

Brock Osweiler wedding reception table decorations
Photo by Jared Platt Photography

Multicolor fall wedding place setting
Photo by Veronica Varos Photography

fall wedding ideas ballroom wedding reception with rich color palette
Photo by Laurie Bailey Photography; Planning & Design by Tessa Lyn Events; Guest Seating by Chameleon Chair Collection; Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

Nikki Sixx Motley Crue wedding cake
Photo by Marc Royce Photography; Rentals by Revelry Event Designers

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Photo by Jessica Claire Photography; Planning & Design by International Event Company

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Photo by Bob & Dawn Davis Photography

For more fall wedding ideas, check out these autumn-inspired bouquets. Gather inspiration from real weddings that took place in the fall, and discover expert styling tips for autumnal celebrations. 

Authored by: Kelcy Christy