Let Mother Nature Decorate Your Fall Wedding

Autumn is a great time to have a wedding! And one of the reasons I am a fan of autumn weddings is that it is so easy to gather items from nature to use in your wedding décor. You can get a lot of “bang for your buck” as the saying goes.

For example, something as simple as apples can be turned in to clever décor and cups for beverages. As shown in the collage below, apples can be used for a wide range of things such as chair décor, to hold apple cider, as a placecard holder, and for cleverly designed mini candy apples. Also, in the 2nd to last photo, the apples are simply stacked at the beverage bar but they add a lot of color and design interest.
Apples for Autumn Wedding Decor

Of course, pumpkins are quintessentially fall! They add a seasonal flare and a cozy feel to any décor. If you don’t like orange pumpkins, consider white ones instead. Our Pinterest Board – White Pumpkins for Wedding Décor has over 100 carefully chosen photos to help you with ideas and inspiration.
Pumpkins for autumn wedding decor

Leaves are easily available just about everywhere in the fall! You can use them in table arrangements, as placecards, to decorate candles and more. You can use them “au naturel” or paint them as shown in the photo below. The colors can be really luscious and they certainly are easy enough to gather up! Of course, you can buy specially preserved leaves, as well, to use alone or mixed with fresh ones.
Leaves for Autumn Wedding Decor

I’ve written a few other blog posts on fall weddings that might also be helpful such as Autumn Wedding DecorWhite Pumpkins for Fall Wedding Decor, and An Orange Color Combination for Your Fall Wedding.

For more Fall Wedding Ideas, visit our Pinterest board – Fall Wedding Ideas – with over 150 photos.

Click images for full-size versions.

Collages created by Sher Silver.

Photo Sources:
Apples: [1]Meg Smith Photography [2]Kate Holstein | Photographer [3]Wedding Wire [4]Southern Weddings – Paige Reaux Photography [5] Love & Whimsy
Pumpkins: [1]Charlotte Geary Photography [2]Little Shamrocks [3]Taste of Home [4]Bridal Guide [5]NA [6]Grey Likes Weddings
Leaves: [1]Arabella Bridal – Don Mears Photography [2]Canvas Events [3]Better Homes & Gardens [4]Colin Cowie Weddings [5] Good Housekeeping




Autumn Wedding Décor

Fall Wedding DècorCrackling fires, a chill in the air, pumpkins and falling leaves … Autumn! It’s a great time to have a wedding!

To help in choosing colors for your Fall celebration, I’ve compiled the Fall Pantone colors for the past three years (shown in first image below), so you can get a sense of the colors and tones that work best for that time of year. Rich, warm colors seem to be on trend each year. You’ll find shades of green, purple, deep yellow, brown, blue, grey, and, of course, orange.

It’s fun to mix and match the colors. It may be easier to find reception décor if you use orange; but you can easily add another color for your bridesmaids dresses and as an accent color in your décor, if you prefer.

Decorating with pumpkins, gourds, candles and leaves is often seen in Fall wedding celebrations but you can get creative and add other Autumn-inspired items, as well. I hope some of the ideas below from our Fall Weddings Pinterest board will inspire you to create your own perfect Fall wedding.

And by the way, for Fall 2012, Pantone has chosen Tangerine Tango shown in the first chart below, as the Color of the Year!

Pantone Colors Fall 2012, 2011 and 2010

Favor Boxes from Exclusively Weddings

Fall Collage 1

Fall Collage 2For more fall wedding ideas, see our Fall Weddings Pinterest board.

Photo Credits:
Photo 1:
Exclusively Weddings – Favor Boxes and Ribbon – Collage 1: Diane’s Cakes and More, Circadee.com (with instructions),
Exclusively Weddings – Fall in Love Soap Wedding Favor,
SAS Interiors (with instructions), YankeeHarvest.com, Project Wedding, yifatoran.com – Collage 2: Tatertots and Jello, Exclusively Weddings – Gold Brocade Coaster Wedding Favor, Better Homes & Gardens (with instructions), Bratty Cakes, My Heart’s Desire, Exclusively Weddings – Lavish Leaves Invitation, Martha Stewart (with instructions), Painted Preppy, donlucas.com