“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile” - William Shakespeare
Who doesn’t love fall? Drinking pumpkin spice lattes, going apple picking, curling up with a book under a cozy blanket, taking in the breathtaking foliage we are blessed with, and, of course, weddings are just a few of our favorite fall things. It’s no wonder that the autumn months are the most popular for weddings (don’t worry spring, summer, and winter—we love you too). There are so many seasonal details you can draw inspiration from for your wedding.
We hope you “fall” in love with these ideas!
Tis the season for fall goodies! Instead of a traditional wedding cake consider treating your guests to an assortment of pies, apple cider donuts or pumpkin whoopie pies. In addition to coffee and tea served with dessert have warm apple cider available for guests to sip on to accompany their sweets.
They say the September equinox is the beginning of fall, but we say that it’s when Shipyard Pumpkinhead is released and that cinnamon sugar rim hits your lips for the first time. Lean into fall flavors for your signature drink. Apple cider mimosas or red wine sangria bursting with cinnamon, cloves, and apples are the perfect drinks for your guests to enjoy on a brisk autumn evening.
Fall colors are dark and deep. For your tablescape think navy blue, burgundy, or royal purple with gold accents surrounded by greenery. This should go without saying, but you can’t go wrong with lanterns and candles.
Who needs a vase when you can use a pumpkin instead?
There are many other details that will have your guests talking about your wedding for years to come. If the forecast is calling for colder weather and you’re planning an outside ceremony offer a welcome basket filled with cozy blankets to keep everyone warm while you are saying your I-do’s.
Embrace the fall theme by sending your guests home with a favor that embodies the season.
Food is always appreciated as a favor. Caramel apples, S’more kits, maple syrup, honey, customized tea blends, and hot cocoa are great options. Fall is also harvest time, see if a local farm offers jams or pickles.
Flip flop season is over, so when your guests’ dancing feet need a break have some snuggly socks available instead of sandals.
Mini pumpkins make for the perfect escort card holders.
Wondering what an escort card is? Read All About Escort Cards to learn more about what these are and why they are important.
Fall and rustic themes go hand and hand. Birch logs can also be used as escort card holders.
While you’re planning your perfect fall wedding don’t forget to take time to watch the leaves change and breathe in that crisp autumn air. Fall is so short here in New England, we have to enjoy it while we can!