5 Ideas for Your Fall Wedding

August 25, 2023

aerielle dyan wedding couple kissing forehead

Fall comes with cool, crisp weather, and gorgeous foliage—the perfect recipe for a seasonal wedding. Autumn does more than set a pretty scene, however. The season's signature spices lend themselves to delicious cocktails; muted, earthy colour schemes make for stunning paper goods and floral arrangements; and the harvest's signature fruits (think apples and pumpkins) make for the sweetest décor.

Ultimately, if you're trying to decide when to host your wedding, you can't go wrong with a September, October, or November date. With cozy firelaces, fruit-filled center-peices, and more, these rustic, harvest-oriented ideas make for picturesque table-scapes and landscapes. (The season's transitional burnt orange, scarlet, and ochre leaves create an unparalleled backdrop for your portraits!) Sourced straight from real weddings, these tried-and-true ideas will help you bring the best of the season right into your big day.

1. Modern Fall Suite

wedding invitation suite with leaves

You can fill your autumnal wedding with modern touches throughout the event, starting with the invites. Papellerie created this custom watercolor suite with nods to the season in every part of the design, such as the warm orange hues in the envelope—which also spoke to the couple's mountainous venue.

2. Floral Lapel

bride buttoning white wedding suit

This bride added a "wow" factor to her all-white attire with a lapel filled with fresh greenery and lush florals in shades reminiscent of the fall season. Amy of Hawthorne & Poppy Events came up with the idea for the piece, and florist Ida Mayes Floral Design House designed the one-of-a-kind accent.

3. Autumn-Centric Altar

ceremony arch in front of fountain

There's nothing quite like a floral altar to serve as the eye-catching area where a couple will say their I dos. This organic arch pieced together by Gold and Bloom had orange, gold, and pink blooms throughout to mirror the changing leaves that surrounded the venue.

4. Plaid Attire

groom wearing brown checkered tweed suit

When you think of autumn, one style of clothing that never goes out of style—for good reason—is plaid. That's why this groom decided to don a patterned suit from Hockerty in the classic brown checkered tweed along with a rust coloured tie to match.

5. Wildflower-Pressed Escort Cards

Molly & Garrett Real Wedding Pressed Flowers in Trays

A great way to subtly add a touch of the season during your big day is through your seating chart. These escort cards by MaeLily Design Studio featured calligraphed names and table numbers in mauve, rust, ivory, and peach colors with individual pressed wildflowers.