Monday, July 21, 2014

Easy Colorful Tips for Planning Your Fall Wedding

Don't be overwhelmed! Here are some easy colorful tips for planning your fall wedding.If you are like many people, you are excited about planning your fall wedding but need a little inspiration about color, decor and the likes.  Planning a fall wedding is a beautiful thing to do, as you don't have the limitations of summer heat or extreme winter cold.  The color hues provide a fabulous palette to work with for both party and accents.  

Your day deserves to be memorable. So enjoy these colorful tips for planning your fall wedding. 

Location, Location

Of course, you can easily host your event at any standard wedding location. But if you want to add a more picturesque flair  for your fall wedding, you may want to look at older inns, 18th century churches or meeting houses, mills and even barns. You might also look at an apple orchard, a vineyard, or any place that will have a view of fall foliage. If you live in a climate where the leaves don’t change, look for a venue with lots of rich dark wood and warmth such as a gentleman’s club or university club. A fireplace in the reception area would add an extra special touch. These are great places to consider because of their warm colors and rustic feel that embodies the colors and feel of autumn. 

The Look

Remember that the colors of fall are those rich, warm colors.  Sometimes a bright white is overwhelming the autumn palate.  So, cream and off-white dresses with gold beading and accents are wonderful options for an autumn bride. Your bridesmaids will look lovely in jewel tone dresses; while groomsmen would look classy and dapper in brown or dark gray suits. Remember that weather in the fall can be tricky – in many areas of the Country, it will be hard to know long in advance whether your wedding day will be warm or chilly. Be sure to purchase accessories for warmth to be prepared for the possibility of chilly weather.


The Decorations

A color scheme of rich jewel tones or traditional fall hues like red, orange, brown and yellow would help carry the theme through the space. For a modern fall wedding, choose a traditional fall color paired with something unexpected, like chocolate brown with robin's egg-blue accents. Fill the room with the bounty of the season - pumpkins, acorns, and gourds. Make jack-o-lanterns with decorative patterns rather than scary faces, or use paper bag luminaria for a similar effect.

The Flowers

Generally you can find mums, roses, daisies, yarrow, fall leaves, tallow berries and both natural and dried wheat for inexpensive prices during the fall. A spray of wheat or a single mum accented with a pheasant feather makes an elegant boutonnière. Consider hollowing out pumpkins for your centerpiece containers; another equally festive, yet less time-consuming option: scatter miniature or ghost pumpkins and tea light candles or lanterns across the tables. 

The Cake

Any wedding cake is fitting for a fall wedding, but you can add to your autumn theme by using more autumn inspired flavors like, spiced, pumpkin, apple, or chocolate. Traditional cake flavors topped with fall fruit would also be a delicious idea. As an addition or alternative, you could create an interactive dessert station, serving a mix of different pies instead of a traditional cake. 

At Ontario Bakery, we are dedicated to making your special day as unique as your love.  Let us know how we can further help to customize your day! 

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