How to have a chic fall wedding: decor, flowers & more!

Cute fall wedding photo idea!

Lauren Fair Photography via Carats & Cake 

When I first got engaged and began to plan my wedding, I was extremely adamant about an October date, but apparently so was every other bride planning their 2013 nuptials!  As luck would have it, March was a better fit for our wedding, but I still dream of the perfect chic Fall wedding, to the same man of course! I am not alone in my adoration for this season – the vibrant colors, the crispness in the air, there’s a reason that venues are booked out well in advance, it’s the perfect time of year.  So just how do you turn your affinity for pumpkins and apple cider into a wedding – read below for some ideas!

DECOR

We often think elements of the season should be off limits when it comes to your wedding decor, but in this instance it might be in your best interest, as well as your wallets, to incorporate pumpkins, apples and lanterns into your details. Spray paint mini pumpkins for escort cards or even trying this Log Fire DIY as a centerpiece adds just the right amount of theme into your day without being over the top!

Chic fall wedding decor with a pumpkin centerpiece

Lisa Price Photography via Fab You Bliss

Simple and stunning fall wedding decor idea with apples

Dreamy Whites

Fall wedding decor idea with candles

Landon Jacob via Martha Stewart Weddings

Gorgeous fall wedding decor with a barrel and flower arrangement

Gavin Farrington via Style Me Pretty

Fall wedding decor signs idea

Bamber Photography via Rustic Wedding Chic

Fall wedding decor ideas: gold pumpkins for your seating chart

Sharon Schuster via Swank Productions

Pretty fall wedding aisle decor

M Three Studio via PopSugar

FLOWERS

Pastels are not off limits due to the leaves turning!! Don’t be afraid to incorporate all the colors of the season into bouquets and centerpieces – orange is not of limits just because it might seem too “Fall-like” – it could all depend on the flower chosen! Check out this informative guide to wedding flowers by season and location.

Gorgeous fall wedding bouquet with red and pink flowers

EE Photography

Gorgeous chic wedding decor idea

Aves Photographic Design

Fall flower arrangement and centerpiece ideas with orange and pink flowers

Stacey Hedman via Style Me Pretty

purple wedding flower decor and ideas. Such pretty centerpieces!

Elizabeth Messina via Mindy Weiss 

Gorgeous fall wedding bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids

Katelyn James via Southern Weddings

Chic fall wedding centerpiece idea

Jade and Matthew Take Pictures via Morgan Gallo Events 

DESSERT

A great place to incorporate a little theme into your wedding is at the dessert table!!  From apple cider donuts to caramel apples, your guests are going to love this ode to Fall! Not only are donuts and apples budget friendly, but having a setup where guests can make their own dessert is a great way to liven up the often forgotten part of the wedding!

Fall reception ideas: donuts and an apple cider bar!

Amanda Dumouchelle Photography via Wedding Chicks 

Apple cider at a fall wedding!

Best Photography via Green Wedding Shoes 

DIY carmel apple table for your guest at your fall wedding reception

Walter Wilson Photography via Bridal Guide

Wedding dessert bar ideas with pies

Set Free Photography via Southern Weddings

Donuts and coffee at a fall wedding

Harwell Photography via PopSugar

donuts and cider, perfect for a fall wedding!

Tonya Peterson via Wedding Chicks 

Don’t forget this sweet treat for your wedding guests so that they can keep the theme going after your wedding!

Smore wedding favor, perfect for a fall or winter wedding!

Stephanie Smith via Elizabeth Anne Designs

For so many of us this is our favorite time of year and it doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate some of your favorite elements of this season into your event. Your wedding is the perfect opportunity to embrace the rich color palette and use it to your advantage without coming off as too theme driven!

Personally I’m a guest at two upcoming weddings and I would love to see some of the above inspiration incorporated! Would you ever consider a Fall wedding? What would be your favorite element to incorporate?

bianaperezBiana Perez is a twenty-something newlywed that is quite simply giddy over weddings. Read along as she writes about food, fashion & fitness (and lots more in between) on her blog, Bloved Boston, and follow her @blovedboston on Twitter!