Post # 1
My wedding is 10-10-10 and we are doing a very fall themed wedding…think pumpkins, fall leaves, pine cones..the works
Our catering is thanksgiving dinner! *I can’t wait- LOVEEE thanksgiving food* lol
but anyways I am putting together all my tables and decorations myself so I am trying to get ideas- we aren’t doing flowers because it’s too expensive for the ones I want. The center pieces are pumpkins carved out (martha stewart) style. and the place card holders are pine cones. I want to add some more decorations around the place what are some other things I can do?!?
Post # 3
hmm..when I think fall, I think cranberries, colored leaves, squash, hay bails, apples, eggplant, apple cider, corn, and cornucopias.
What specifically are you looking to decorate? Did you want to add more to your tables, or just the reception in general?
Post # 4
We are spreading fall leaves on all of the tables. Our centerpiece is a gold transparent, tall candel holder that kind of looks like a giant wine galss. We are putting grape vine type garland around the bottom, minus the leaves on the grape vine with a sprig of fall berries….if I can find them. Very earthy and natural. Other than that, Im not sure what else to do for the fall theme. We were going to do apple cider mix favors. Put it in a little bag with a cinnomon stick sticking out and a ribbon tied to around it. I love that idea but we went with a different favor. Im interested to see other ideas to decorate too.
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Post # 6
I was looking to decorate around the place- It’s an old rustic mansion- but they have all sorts of weird rules like no candles unless they are in certain sized glasses, no tape on walls stuff like that so it’s stinky because I wanna add some of my theme to the place. * we are using cranberry eggplant and orange colors- It’s going to be very rich and vibrant!
Wow apple cider mixes sound awesome! I actually found this website and it gave me some great ideas!
if you scroll down more they have the ideas with the wheat and stuff
Post # 7
I love autumn! One thing you have going for you is that the colors are rich, you can use alot of colors because they all look good together, and those colors go along way. Think a candle in a red or orange glass- alot more punch than a white candle in a clear glass. I like the Martha Stewart pumpkins, you can also use a varitey of gourds. I think fragrance adds alot of energy, especially the fall smells. Good luck.
Post # 8
I know wedding floral arrangements are expensive, but in the season, there will be potted mums for sale everywhere in varying sizes. What if you bought potted mums from the grocery store and put them in pumpkins? That would decorate the space well, and they wouldn’t need to be on the tables, or in the center of attention.
This is from Real Simple. But you wouldn’t even need to make an arrangement like that, you should be able to just drop in a potted mum if you size the pumpkin and the pot right.
Post # 9
we are doing all different fall season vegetables and fruits in tall and short cylinders, of course you can pretty much fill anything with them! The best part is it is really inexpensive and you can arrange for a food pantry pick-up for the next morning so you get excellent wedding karma as well as pretty decorations. Here is the list of fall produce that should be available:
- Brussels sprouts
- Pears (late season)
- Star fruit
- Sweet Potatoes
- Winter squash
I love these design ideas as well, the first is from the the Allan House in Austin, the second is from Rachel Ray and the third is from project wedding! Let me know how they turn out. Also, for aisle decorations think pampas and miscanthus grasses, which you could probably finagle some stems from a garden center since the season is coming to a close…or cull them from nearby suburbs, there are at least three planted near all the houses I grew up, they are massive and a few stalks just won’t be missed! Of course I didnt really suggest that :).
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Post # 10
PUMPKINS ARE A NICE ESTHETIC LOOK BUT THEY ARE SMELLY…
Post # 11
We are doing a fall theme as well…..dark orange, plum, green, and chocolate brown are our colors. On the table I found 6in tall frosted candle holders w/ silver leaves on them @ Yankee Candle for $7each. Our venue is strict on the candles – they HAVE to be in containers that are slightly higher than the candle itself. There are awesome websites online that sell cheaper glass vase/candle holders that come in all sort of colors and shapes — all are super cheap as well.
We are also having glass blown pumpkins (his friend makes them). I found a cute picture (Martha Stewart maybe?) where they took different sized pumpkins and painted them (white, another chade of orange, brown, green) and then stenciled on different things (flowers, etc). They sound tacky but were beautiful…..
Post # 12
Here’s my inspiration board and we’re taking some of the ideas from this and incorporating them into our decor.