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16 Reasons To Have a Fall Wedding

16 Reasons To Have a Fall Wedding

fall wedding aisle with planted arrangements and ribbon stakes

Lately, we’ve been taking stock of the leaves turning to ginger and rust and the subtle spice tones filling the air. It’s getting to be the time of year that shines a spotlight on New England and all the rich, mapley goodness that autumn in the northeast inspires. We’re falling for just about every willowy branch arrangement, caramelized confection, woodland nymph crown and embossed leather invitation suite that has filled our inbox these past few weeks, so we’re donning our tartan capes and cognac boots early in preparation for all things autumn this year. And naturally, we wanted to share some of our favorite fall wedding ideas with you here! So if you have a penchant for the artisan harvest kind of aesthetic, get ready to fall madly in love with the decor, food & bev, and floral ideas in store!

fall wedding aisle with planted arrangements and ribbon stakes
Photo by Heather Waraksa with planning by Firefly Events and florals by Saipua

1. Smokebush

smoke bush bridal bouquet
Photo by Esmeralda Franco with florals by Laura’s Floras

2. Vintage furniture ceremony seating

vintage furniture wedding ceremony
Photo by Steve Steinhardt with planning by

3. Leather paperie

leather invitation suite
Photo by Sylvie Gil with paper goods by Aerialist Press and planning by Shannon Leahy Events

Got to love texture in paper goods! So much interest and cohesion can be added to your wedding story by incorporating textures that reflect your relationship, your wedding destination or the time of year. Perhaps you are Ron Swanson and your first date involved teaching her out to craft a cane back chair – why not incorporate place cards backed by open weave cane into your table? The possibilities are endless. And also I love Ron Swanson.

4. Delicate autumn accents

fall wedding cake with delicate flowers
Photo by Jen Huang with florals by Studio Mondine and cake by Nine Cakes

5. Wool blend suits

wool blend groom suit
Photo by Lindsay Hackney

The one type of menswear that can leave me feeling SHOOK every time? Wool blend suits, my friend. They come in all sorts of colors from muted sage to fox red, and we love the elevated debonair effect they create in an instant.

6. Bark-covered platters

wooden platter passed hors douevres
Photo by Mike Radford

7. Textured honey candles

fall wedding tablescape with open frame centerpiece
Photo by Jenny Haas with planning by Auburn and Ivory Creative and florals by State & Arrow

8. Mixed spice tones

glass panel seating chart with earth tones
Photo by Kelly Brown with planning + design by Ruffled member, Ashley Smith Events and seating chart by Paper Tie Affair

One of the best things about autumn is the palette possibilities. Take this glass panel seating chart for instance. How cool is the eclectic mix of rich colors adding interest in every frame?!

9. Branch-forward installations

branch floral installation
Photo by Maria Lamb with florals by Ponderosa & Thyme

10. Corduroy, velvet, wool and suede textures

fall flower girl and ring bearer outfits
Photo by Maria Lamb with planning by Kae + Ales

Long-live texture and color in fashion – this goes for the kiddos too! You’ve got an expansive range of fashion options when you veer from tradition, and the result is picture perfect!

11. Palo santo bundle escort cards

palo santo bundle escort cards
Photo by Adriana Klas with planning by Bash Please and paper goods by Aerialist Press

12. Dried flower walls

fall floral wall
Photo by Marigold SF with floral installation by Rebecca Louise Law

Dried flowers and dyed flowers are sure all the rage, but have you ever seen them hanging in such abundance as THIS? Floral curtains create a woodland wonderland we’ll fall for every time.

13. Dramatic colored gowns

ruffled wedding dress with fall tones
Photo + gowns by Yulia Prokhorova

14. Speckled flowers

fall bridal bouquet with embellished dress
Photo by Sarah Kate Photo with planning by Stefanie Miles and florals by Bows & Arrows

15. Twisted vine table garlands

al fresco tablescape with fall branch table runner
Photo by Sylvie Gil with planning by Kate Siegel Events and florals by Max Gill Design

Heck YES to this innovative table runner using natural twisted berry vines. Move over eucalyptus, these fall garlands are here to stay!

16. Drippy caramel cake

caramelized cake fall wedding
Photo by Jenna Powers with planning by Auburn and Ivory Creative

Convinced a fall wedding is for you now? I thought so 🙂 Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered in the autumn wedding inspiration department with roundups of my favorite ideas for dried + dyed flower wedding decor, fruit wedding ideas, color wedding dresses and even wispy, branchy floral designs!

Follow along on Pinterest and Instagram for even more wedding inspiration too!

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