Post # 1
I have a huge question for all of you. I am getting married in october 2009 and I don’t want to do all the cliched fall themes.(pumpkins, corn stalks,etc.) I do love the fall colors however. I was wondering if anyone has seen any new and original ideas for fall weddings.
Post # 3
- Wedding: April 2011 - in the woods
Kourtann – I absolutely love this inspiration board from snippet and ink: http://snippetandink.blogspot.com/2007/11/board-75-rustic-cranberry-and-orange.html
Cranberry and orange colors, fruit centerpieces and wildflower bouquets…I think this would be an absolutely beautiful autumn wedding without being cliche at all!
Hope it gives you some ideas!
Post # 4
For our fall 2008 wedding, I’m using black & white. I think its just really classic looking and goes with the venue really well. Since the wedding is Nov. 1st we are kind of past that "harvest" season.
I’ve seen people use neutral tones, like white, taupe/gold, shades of brown for a fall wedding. That way its got the fall rustic feel, but your not putting corn husks on the table.
on projectwedding.com, you can click the "photos" and search through pictures of weddings by color
Post # 5
It’s all in how you use the colors. I’m using the fall colors as accents. I’m in the same boat as you, my wedding is in September and I do’nt want leaves scattered everywhere or pumpkins on all the table (sorry to those of you who do, it’s just not my style) But here is an image of what my bouquet will look like, but will have seedd eucalyptus as the greenery rather than the stuff shown
you can see the other pictures on there too are of my invite and bridesmaid dresses. the cake is just an inspiration photo, it won’t be blue that’s for sure 🙂 The invitation has an accent panel behind it that’s not in the photo, but it’s stardream copper paper.
Post # 6
We’re getting married in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, which is home to some of the most beautiful maple trees in the country.
We’re doing some kitschy fall stuff – like our centrepieces are apples in old-fashioned apple baskets – I’ve added orange and brown ribbon to the edge of the basket to dress it up a bit.
Our tables will have some leaves (real leaves, mind you.) scattered amongst them, but that’s it in terms of fall-ish items. No pumpkins for us!
We’re really just using the colours as our inspiration – chocolate brown, claret red and burnt orange.
Post # 7
Thanks for all the great ideas!!! if you think of anymore keep em coming!
Post # 8
If your family or your FI family has any Celtic heritage (scottish, irish, welsh, etc.) then you could go with a tartan theme. Some of the tartans are beautiful and have wonderful fall colors. We used one of the tartans for the county my husband’s family is from in Ireland. We used the actual fabric sparingly since it was so expensive and then pulled out the chocolate brown and hunter green from it and then used lots of white so that it didn’t get too dark and heavy feeling. It turned out beautiful (in my opinion ). You can see pics on our photobucket account.
Just another thought. Good luck!
Post # 9
I dont know what you’re doing in the way of centerpieces, but I think fruit in the vases is really pretty. I saw on "Whose Wedding Is it Anyway?" where they used coffee beans at the bottom of the cylinder vases to anchor the flowers. It sounds weird but it worked so well with their color scheme. I have also seen using fresh cranberries in the vases.
Post # 10
For my Nov 2008 wedding we’re doing navy blue, purple, and silver (and there’ll be pink in my flowers).
Post # 11
I had a black tie urban wedding last October and had flowers follow the decor of the venue. It didn’t make sense to have corn cobbs and pumpkins in one of the swankiest hotels in my city. It wouldn’t even match the room. I left any Fall type stuff, if any, for the outside of the church. I used nice topiaries and yellow/gold flowers on the outside of the church to give it a more intimate feel and welcoming environment. I think that is important with some city churches being in sterile and or run down streets to try to make the outside of these amazing spaces as good as the inside.
Have fun planning.
Post # 12
originally, i wanted to go with chocolate and burnt orange with warm metallic accents. i have found that my color pallette has evolved a bit and i am going in the direction of expresso, champagne, with garnet and a few burnt orange accents.
imho: keeping the big picture in rich warm neutrals sophisticates the look. this way, the traditional fall colors of garnet and orange, pop more and dont dominate the scene.
since i am using house linens, there is quite a bit of white in my color scheme. i have decided to embrace it and will use clouds of babysbreath in tall gooseneck vases surrounded by candles and red and orange rose petals. i’ll lower the lights and prayerfully, things will look glamourous.
there wont be a leaf, pumpkin, or pinecone….not that i dont appreciate those. Its just the way our theme evolved
Post # 13
I am getting married in October and I’m using one traditional fall color–a rich deep crimson. I’m pairing it with softer oranges and yellows and golds and ivories so that I get an overall soft feel that still feels autumny. In terms of a color scheme, it looks something like this from Snippet and Ink. Or, if you’ve seen the February cover of Martha Stewart Living, it sort of looks like that. It’s got the red background and softer colored flowers in a heart shape.
There won’t be any pinecones or leaves or pumpkins, although I may use some white mums outside the rececption. I also plan to use images of lowers on branches or vines on the program, invites, and things. THey’ll be solid red which makes them evoke trees on branches when it is actually a springy or summery design. I’m just not too into the pumkin or leaf thing either.
Post # 14
Check out this wedding from The Inspired Bride (www.inspiredbride.net):
It has become my fall wedding inspiration. So classy and so “fall” without a single pumpkin or corn stalk anywhere.