Fall is a beautiful time of year for an outdoor wedding. Cooler temperatures, crisp afternoon breezes, and leaves in brilliant shades of red, orange and yellow can turn your wedding into a spectacular event. Think of all the interesting and unique wedding ideas you can create for your special day.
Fall flowers in rich colors make beautiful bridal bouquets. If you prefer strong colors, red roses combined with bright orange marigolds, yellow sunflowers, shasta daisies, and green ferns will take your breath away. If you want softer colors, combine large blue mums with pink or white roses, fresh lavender, green berries, and strands of babies breath. For a casual wedding, tie off the bridal bouquets with colorful satin or cloth ribbons in fall colors. For a more formal look, tie them off with flowing greenery, gold ribbons, delicate lace, or stands of fake pearls.
An outdoor fall wedding reception in the late afternoon or early evening will keep your guests comfortable and intrigued. For protection from outdoor elements like sun, wind and rain, it’s best to provide clear span buildings for shelter where you can set up tables and chairs for reception guests. You can create wonderful table centerpieces with colorful flowers, small barrels of apples, bowls of pumpkins and gourds, or stalks of wheat adorned with acorns and pine cones. To create special ambiance, don’t forget to incorporate beautiful candles into each centerpiece.
Choosing an outdoor venue for a fall wedding opens up endless opportunities for wedding decorations. You can say your vows surrounded by lush greenery, outdoor gardens, lakes and ponds, bales of hay, or cute little farm animals. To design a unique bridal path to the altar, create a walkway with colorful runners or wooden stepping stones, then line the walkway with potted geraniums, rose bushes, or large ferns. If your wedding is in the early evening as the sun is going down, line the bridal path with outdoor lights or candles that will create a stunning glow and a safe walk for the bride and bridal party.