By: Leeor Pilo
Ah autumn–the crisp air, rich colors and delicious flavors are just a few reasons why we love this season– and if you’re planning a fall wedding, we’re sure you’ll agree it’s the best! But how do you create festive favors without turning your wedding into a Halloween party? Like this:
1. Spreads - Seasonal spreads are delicious, so thank your guests with apple or maple butter for a “sweet” take-home gift. The jar casing is also convenient to carry and looks great stacked up on display. Just tie bows of twine around them and voila– fall, rustic chic!
Photo: Andi and Zoe Photographers
Categories: Ideas + Trends, wedding favor
Tags: Andi and Zoe Photographers, apple butter, Eric Asistin Photography, fall favors, Jenny Lindsey Photography, Love Photography, Mia Bella Vita, Natalie Bell Photography, pashminas, pies, pumpkin seeds, Renaissance Studios, whiskey
Corey & Jason
Q & A with the Bride:
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. The beautiful scenery that Legacy Farms provides
2. My flowers and table decorations
3. Our cakes were exactly what I asked for
If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?
As hard as it is, don’t stress over the little things. Some things are going to happen that will be out of your control and it will benefit you more to just let them go because at the end of the day you are married to the love of your life.
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
Walking down the aisle. I was so emotional that I couldn’t hold back the tears and the whole walk I looked into my husband’s eyes.
Photos (clockwise from top left): Cali Cards, Jenny Lindsey Photography, Natalie Franke Photography and Bon Appetit
You can’t help but “fall in love” with our fall favor inspiration. Edible favors are the most popular among guests these days, so give them something sweet like s’mores kits, mini pies and caramel apples. Fall isn’t complete without pumpkins. Another idea is to let your guests pick out a mini pumpkin from your own patch. For more inspiration, check out our favorite fall wedding favors gallery.
Lindsey & Matthew
Q & A with the Bride:
1. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. Instead of renting tons of glasses for drinks, we purchased mason jars and painted a ring of chalkboard paint around the top of each jar. Our guests could write their name at the top of their jar, in chalk of course, and these also served as the favors the guests could take home. It was a creative way to save more than a few dollars, and our guests loved them!
2. Our programs for the wedding ceremony were my pride and joy! I’ve sat at weddings before and been completely bored and wondering when it would end, so I definitely didn’t want our guests to feel that way! I tried to make them as funny and creative as possible, to keep the guests engaged throughout. It was affirming when so many of the guests commented on the programs and even took pictures of them!
3. I’m not a huge fan of cake, so we decided to have a table full of individual pies instead. Our caterer was happy to make the flavors we wanted, and we stuck with traditional southern recipes-strawberry rhubarb, chess and apple. Every guest got their own mini pie, and as a budget conscious bride, it was much more affordable than having a wedding cake, since the caterer simply included the dessert cost in our overall cost per person. Matthew and I were also able to take the leftover pies on our honeymoon, and we had a different flavor each night for dessert!
2. Give us one moment from your wedding you cannot stop thinking about.
After the ceremony, as the guests were filing out through the front of the church, Matthew and I spent a few minutes alone in a room “hiding.” It was such a quick, little intimate moment, but it gave us just enough time to laugh, cry and revel in the fact that we were MARRIED!
Stacey & Jimmy
Stacey and Jimmy had a rustic, outdoor wedding in Franklin, Tennessee. Their details had an organic feel, and most of it was environmentally friendly. The centerpieces were made of moss and candles, their ceremony aisle decor were potted mums, and the bouquets were all flowers in season. We love the red truck they used as a prop for their group pictures too, so fun! Thanks so Jenny Lindsey Photography for sharing another one of her weddings!