Everyone loves an Autumn wedding. But not everyone knows how to prepare for one. In our minds, weddings have an association with pastels and gentle spring and summer hues that just don't flow with the changing leaves of fall. This is why we put together an inspiring little list of ideas for your last minute fall wedding preparations! Sit back and enjoy, while we paint a beautiful picture in your mind!
Where to Wed: 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 gentlemen'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.
Autumn Florals: 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.
Decor and Color: 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 Wedding 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!