From mid-September to late October, leaves transform their summer shades of green into the reds, oranges, and yellows that signify autumn’s return all over the country. The vibrant backdrops are perfect for any fall wedding. Choose a color scheme that will not only complement your venue but also Mother’s Nature scenery. Take a look at how these real couples pulled it off:
1. Haunted Historic Home = Red + Orange
Lindsey and Skyler’s halloween-themed wedding was located at Belvoir Winery, also known as one of the most haunted locations in the Midwest. Guests helped carve over 100 pumpkins! See more here.
Photos: Heather Brulez Photography
Kelly & Aaron
Los Angeles, California
Q & A with the Bride:
1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
I had planned to see five sites that day and as soon as I walked into the room, I was overcome with emotion. I wanted a grand vintage feeling, and a room that could accommodate 300 guests and our family’s wallet – and it had that and more. The history of the station is so rich and the architecture and glamour really resonated with me. It was so gorgeous on it’s own that we didn’t need to spend as much time or money on transforming it and could focus on things like snagging our dream photographers.
2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. Our silverware! As odd as that sounds, our amazing caterer had bought all of the original silverware from the Stardust Hotel before it was closed and that’s what we used.
2. My husband’s aunt made mustaches and red lips out of felt and put them on sticks. Three hundred of them! We encouraged our guests to be silly!
3. For my ceremony, I wore my mother’s shoes from her wedding to my father. My parents are no longer together but something about wearing those shoes and honoring my parents in this small way was magnificent to me.
3. Give us the one moment in your wedding you can’t stop thinking about.
At one point during our ceremony, our officiant, my husband’s best friend’s father, pulled us back from the altar a good distance from the crowd and said, “Remember this moment right now. During all the days of your marriage, good and bad, always come back to this moment.” I was so grateful to have that few minutes to stand with my husband and just be with him in the midst of our big day. I will never, never forget that.
Photos (clockwise from top left): Troy Grover Photographers, Allison Stahl Photography, Love is a Big Deal and Jan Garcia Photography
Centerpieces are just as important as your bouquet. For any fall wedding, incorporate red, yellow, green and burnt orange colors into your theme, but add details! Wow your guests with details like pumpkins, fresh produce, candles and vases in different heights at each table. Be sure to check out our gallery full of festive centerpieces.
Evangeline + Mark
From the Photographers: “Evangeline & Mark had a wedding in the park followed by a catered reception at the couple’s amazing 1904 historic home. After dinner, guests enjoyed a special family heritage cake provided by the bride’s grandparents & an improv show in the backyard.”