Does your wedding coincide with fall? Forget the same old mainstays you’ve seen at every other October-November fete. We’ve found the freshest in fall wedding trends and compiled them here so your wedding will strike all the right autumn notes. From signage to your fashion, we’ve covered all aspects of bridal day style with fall inspiration. Since we can’t personally give you a PSL, consider this our little cooler-weather-bundle-up-and-wear-boots gift to you!
This is a wedding chalkboard–done harvest style! We love the idea of painting a gilded frame black and then writing a poem or welcome note on it in white script and framing it with folk-art inspired doodles. The combination of the frame, drawings, and calligraphy mix rustic and elegance in a so-perfect-for-fall way. Also, the tones of the sign–distressed bronze frame, black background, and burgundy accented drawings–invoke images of a tree full of autumnal leaves.
When it comes to your fall botanical details, think in leaves! But not orange and red leaves–thin green leaves, like the ones found on herb plants. Use them in a richly hued floral crown, your bouquet, and your centerpieces with bigger blooms mixed in. This new take on fall floral uses dark green as an unexpected autumnal color and, when paired with burgundy, makes you feel cozy just by looking at it!
Flight of Feathers
We are obsessed with this fall trend: feathers! And not just the typical white feathers but plumage in warm shades of brown and black. These exquisite nods to fall birds (like turkeys and geese!) is fun and lighthearted, not to mention unique. You can incorporate them pretty much anywhere–your welcome table, your aisle decor, or even in your bridal bouquet. They’ll introduce a lovely texture to your tableaus and, when mixed with items like old books and gold candelabras, will illicit thoughts of a fall lodge or library!
Banquet Style Spreads
Take a cue from Thanksgiving and meals shared on dark nights and opt for long tables as opposed to the typical round ones. We love how this invites guests to feel like they are all family as they dine at a banquet style setup. Go for a sturdy table and don’t worry about covering it up with a linen. The rustic, exposed wood will add to your style in a warm, inviting way (and we are obsessed with the trend of pairing a farmhouse style table with upholstered seating). Your guests will feel like they belong–and won’t want to leave!
With these trends, your autumnal wedding will be timeless–yet still perfectly seasonal!
Photographer: Katie Day Photos//Makeup Artist:Beauty by Kenzie//Floral Designer:Blooming Canvas//Signage: Chalk Artistry and Design//Other: Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery//Hair Stylist:Hanna K Jones at Eclipz Salon//Invitation Designer:Olivia Clements//Dress Store: The Dress Theory – Seattle//Calligrapher:Third and Birch//Equipment Rentals: Vintage Ambiance//