Post # 1
I am planning a rustic fall wedding and we will be married in a small country church. I wanted to share with everyone some of the details of my vision. I’m a little over 6 months away from my wedding and I find myself at a point where I can’t really plan any more right now, so I thought I would write about it and get everyone’s thoughts and suggestions.
My colors are simple – Chocolate and Ivory, with all of the fall colors to accent (Gold, Green, Burnt Orange, and Cranberry).
So I have everything planned out for my centerpieces, but I can’t picture them and I’m worried about how it will all come together.
The table linens will be ivory and the napkins will be chocolate. I have been purchasing cake stands at different Thrift Stores so they will all be different. On top of the cake stands will be orange pumpkins. i am thinking of spraying them with a little bit of gold or doing a stencil that says LOVE and spraying that on the pumpkins in gold. I will have Cranberry’s and Fall Leaves sprayed lightly with gold on the tables. I will also put 2 mason jars that have raffia tied around the top and sand or coffee beans in the bottom and then a candle inside of them. This will be on half of the tables.
On the other half of the tables, I am re-printing family wedding photos (my parents, my in-laws, our grandparents and others) These will be put into 8×10 brown frames and they will all have a label or something on them identifying who that couple is. I will still have the Fall Leaves an Cranberry’s on the table with the Mason Jars and Candles. I will also have small pumpkins that are ivory with orange on the creases on these tables.
My favors are Leaf cookie cutters and we are attaching family sugar cookie recipes to them.
So that is what I will be doing. If anyone has done anything similar to this or has any suggestions, I would love to hear and see those.
*My fiance proposed to me by putting my ring into the bottom of a Pumpkin, so it is very important to us to have Pumpkins at the reception.
I’m looking forward to hearing all of your thoughts and suggestions.
Post # 3
I think it will be beautiful. Is there any way that you could get frames that are two sided so the pictures could be viewed by everyone at the table without having to pick up and move the frame?
Post # 4
I love it all! I especially love your choice of the color chocolate in your theme, it will be so rich and lovely with your other colors! Our colors are aubergine and orange/gold. Gold pavilion room, aubergine table cloths and ivory napkins.
I can imagine your centerpieces and think they will be so elegant and warm! Perhaps you could spray paint the cake stands themselves a color(s) of your wedding? Or do you want to keep them as-is for that rustic flair?
Thanks for the coffee bean tip — my Fiance was a trained coffee master and I think that would be a nice touch for our wedding, come to think of it.
For our centerpieces, we are carving synthetic pumpkins, poking holes in them in pretty patterns that also spell out the table name, and tucking fake tealight candles inside. In the center of each pumpkin will be a small vase of flowers. There will be tall candelabras, too to give some height and touch upon our Renaissance theme, and real pumpkins of various sizes and shapes mixed in between.
We are honoring couples in the family similarly. Such a sweet thing to do.
For our favors, we’re giving jars of local orange blossom honey (since our engagement, we have an orange blossom theme going.)
Have a great time planning the rest!
Post # 5
Pumpkins can make pretty vases for flowers too. Might be nice to have a small one on the top tier with fall flowers in your colors and dried fall leaves still on branches. Using oasis floral foam insdie to hold the stem and provide moisture works well.
Post # 6
Thank you all for your wonderful responses! I love all of the ideas! I wish I was getting married this weekend! I am sooo ready for this wedding to be here….except…it’s not quite Pumpkin season here yet! : )
Post # 7
That sounds gorgeous. I plan on using a lot of pumpkins and other fall items in my decor as well. Some of my ideas are: jack-b-little pumpkins as table numbers – I’ll simply cut a slit in the stem and put a piece of purple cardstock in with the table number on it (my colors are dark purple and orange), a larger pumpkin carved with our monogram to decorate the gift or cake table, a wish tree instead of a guestbook with maple leaf shaped tags, pumpkins lining our ceremony aisle, and pumpkins and curly willow branches for our centerpieces. This is my mock-up (needs a little tweaking):