Fall Wedding Decor Ideas We’re Loving




Check out these fall wedding decor ideas; from Brides




There’s something exciting about a change of season, and especially so when that season is fall. With fall comes good weather, great food, and even better company (everyone is back together after summer vacay!). Plus, beyond the general good vibes that come with the season, fall is naturally a beautiful time of year. There are gorgeous leaves on the trees; bright flowers (like dahlias, marigolds, and zinnias) in bloom, and fresh produce(apples, pears, pumpkins) in season.

Basically, all the highlights of fall double as elements of a great (and beautiful!) wedding. So, when gathering inspiration for the season, our editors decided to focus on what exactly makes a fall wedding so special, year after year. (It is the most popular season to say “I do,” after all.) And this time, after years of twisting the look of fall with new takes on fall colors, et cetera, we found ourselves drawn to environments and palettes that felt almost stereotypically fall. But not in a cheesy way—there’s not a pumpkin or gourd in sight in this gallery. Instead, we thought about the warm hues of the flowers and leaves (reds, yellows, oranges), plus the textures (woods, ceramics) associated with being in the great outdoors. And as you’ll see in the gallery we created below, combining these textures and colors can result in gorgeous, natural, and seasonal wedding perfection in every shape and form (from tablescapes to invites and more).




Plus, in addition to our general inspo for the season, we threw in a few surprises from you. Take our new favorite color pairing (spoiler: it’s yellow with blue!) and guest-pleasing ideas (think mini beer flights. So keep reading to see what is inspiring us this season—we hope it will inspire your own big day as well. And if you’re still seaching for more pretty pics after all these slides, head over here and here for even more seasonal ideas. After all, we wouldn’t dare limit our fall wedding inspiration to one post!

##A Beautiful Bar

Photo by Isabelle Selby Photography; Design by Jove Meyer Events; Florals by East Olivia; Rentals by Rent Patina

A Color-Coordinated Bar

Match the signature cocktails to the rest of the decor—that way, you can put the ingredients on display (in chic, minimalistic vessels) without the bar feeling cluttered.





Let’s also discuss the oh-so-perfect contrast between bright flowers and light wood, as evidenced in the above photo.

beer flight

Photo by Lacie Hansen; Planning by Callista & Company

Mini Beer Flights

When a wedding planner gets married, you know the ideas are gonna be good. And this one is a new favorite! At her wedding this past fall, Callista Osburn of Callista and Company welcomed guests with flights of local brews. We suggest copying her idea to give your guests a literal taste of the surrounding area.

Name tag tassels

Photo by Alex Bramall; Planning by Firefly Events

Keychain Escort Cards

Two-in-one favors are all the rage. Why? They double as both an escort card and gift in one.

##Wildflowers There's something simple yet beautiful about carrying a single flower variety. We're all for this bundle of wild cornflowers, tied together with a dusty blue ribbon.

Photo by Forged in the North; Design by Jove Meyer Events; Florals by Doan Ly of A.P. Bio

Wildflowers

There’s something simple yet beautiful about carrying a single flower variety. We’re all for this bundle of wild cornflowers, tied together with a dusty blue ribbon.

##Textural Place Settings Threat this as further proof that yellow and blue are our new favorite pairing. With this place setting, we're especially obsessed with how the frayed edge of the napkin looks against the raised-rimmed plates. And the flower touch, naturally.

Photo by Birds of a Feather; Design by Vanessa Noel Events; Florals by Felisa Funes of Of The Flowers

Textural Place Settings

Threat this as further proof that yellow and blue are our new favorite pairing. With this place setting, we’re especially obsessed with how the frayed edge of the napkin looks against the raised-rimmed plates. And the flower touch, naturally.

##Special Seating If you're looking for ceremony inspo, look no further. We love the look of these simple wooden chairs paired with soft, branded blankets. We think your guests will too.

Photo by Nancy Neil; Design by Bash Please

Special Seating

If you’re looking for ceremony inspo, look no further. We love the look of these simple wooden chairs paired with soft, branded blankets. We think your guests will too.

table assignments

Photo by James & Schulze; Planning and Design by Bluebird Productions

A Wooden Escort Display

Made of actual logs of wood—yes, you read that right. Make like this detail-filled Aspen wedding by writing your guests names and table assignments on a pile of wood. Talk about something that feels authentically fall!

##A Statement Entrance Lights, camera, action! A fall wedding is all about the warm ambiance so think of a creative way to create just that. A favorite of ours? Copper lanterns that make a welcome statement.

Photo by Eric Kelley

A Statement Entrance

Lights, camera, action! A fall wedding is all about the warm ambiance so think of a creative way to create just that. A favorite of ours? Copper lanterns that make a welcome statement.

bouquets

Photo by Forged in the North; Design by Jove Meyer Events; Florals by Doan Ly of A.P. Bio

Tone-on-Tone Florals

These may be our favorite bunch (natch!) of bouquets we’ve seen in a good while. Why? The mums and amaranthus feel whimsical and different even if your squad is in matching dresses (or, in this case, jumpsuits!).

table settings

Photo by James & Schulze; Design by Bluebird Productions; Florals by Mindy Rice Design

Elegant Candleabras

Every detail of this table—from the orange blooms to the wooden cross-back chairs—feels like the epitome of fall. And we’re here for it all. But if we had to choose a favorite piece, we’d say the fancy iron candelabras, which singlehandedly elevate an otherwise rustic design.

##Papel Picado Also, we must zoom in on the banner from the tablescape above. Artist Karina Puente created this decorative display of paper cut outs in the style of *papel picado*, a practice that originates in Mexico. Who knew it could look as natural in a mountain setting as it does on a beach in Mexico?!

Photo by James & Schulze; Art by Karina Puente; Planning by Bluebird Productions; Florals by Mindy Rice Design

Papel Picado

Also, we must zoom in on the banner from the tablescape above. Artist Karina Puente created this decorative display of paper cut outs in the style of papel picado, a practice that originates in Mexico. Who knew it could look as natural in a mountain setting as it does on a beach in Mexico?!

sage smudge sticks

Photo by Evan Hopman

Sage Bundles

Good vibes only! The ancient ritual of burning sage is a perfect addition to your wedding day. We suggest incorporating it into the ceremony—or, if you want to include the crowd, put a bundle of the lucky herb at each place setting.

##Specialty Cocktail Mugs It's no surprise that we still love copper for fall. That's why we're always suggesting a signature cocktail in copper mug. Take this idea to the next level by engraving each with something special—like your initials, a family crest, or even a landmark from your wedding location.

Photo by Lacie Hansen; Planning by Callista & Company

Specialty Cocktail Mugs

It’s no surprise that we still love copper for fall. That’s why we’re always suggesting a signature cocktail in copper mug. Take this idea to the next level by engraving each with something special—like your initials, a family crest, or even a landmark from your wedding location.

##Carpet Flooring Rentals for the win at this couple's rooftop rehearsal dinner! We're all for the cluster of lights up above, but it's really the oriental rugs below that take this tent to the next level.

Photo by Heather Waraksa; Planning by Classic Events NYC

Carpet Flooring

Rentals for the win at this couple’s rooftop rehearsal dinner! We’re all for the cluster of lights up above, but it’s really the oriental rugs below that take this tent to the next level.

photo booth

Photo by James & Schulze; Design by Bluebird Productions

A Branded Photo Booth

Let’s be honest: Your guests are gonna want to ‘gram. Give them a place to stand that’s unique but not distracting.

Wedding reception tablescape

Photo by Alex Bramall; Design by Firefly Events; Florals by Saipua

Mix-and-Match Details

We’re obsessed with this tablescape of different patterns and textures, like vintage china, wooden chargers, and wildflowers. The finishing touch? Bandanna napkins tied in a knot.

##A Dress Code We all know the environment is important. And so are the photos! If you want your guests to coordinate with the setting you so tirelessly created, give them guidelines (within reason) for what to wear. We love the rainbow of warm hues in the photo above.

Photo by Isabelle Selby Photography; Design by Jove Meyer Events

A Dress Code

We all know the environment is important. And so are the photos! If you want your guests to coordinate with the setting you so tirelessly created, give them guidelines (within reason) for what to wear. We love the rainbow of warm hues in the photo above.

##Wicker Lanterns Add texture at the top of your tent with unique lanterns. Also, take this photo as further proof of our wood-on-wood obsession.

Photo by Heather Waraksa; Planning by Aab Creates; Florals by Saipua

Wicker Lanterns

Add texture at the top of your tent with unique lanterns. Also, take this photo as further proof of our wood-on-wood obsession.

##An Open-Air Structure Embrace the season with vows in the great outdoors. This couple created a chapel in the woods (complete with the most epic aisle) for their scenic ceremony.

Photo by Jeremiah & Rachel Photography; Design by Greenwood Events

An Open-Air Structure

Embrace the season with vows in the great outdoors. This couple created a chapel in the woods (complete with the most epic aisle) for their scenic ceremony.

flowers

Photo by James & Schulze; Florals by Mindy Rice Design

A Basket of Flowers

This bride was inspired by the colors of the late-summer harvest, so she had florist Mindy Rice create a bundle of wildflowers in an actual basket! We won’t judge you for copying.

##A Fruit-Topped Cake Apples, pears, and cranberries are in season this time of year. Feel free to take advantage by using fresh produce to decorate your cake on a budget.

Photo by Olivia Rae James; Design by Luke Wilson Events; Cake by Wedding Cakes by Jim Smeal

A Fruit-Topped Cake

Apples, pears, and cranberries are in season this time of year. Feel free to take advantage by using fresh produce to decorate your cake on a budget.