7 *HOT* Wedding Trends for Fall
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If you plan to have a Fall wedding, you’ll want to check out these wonderful ideas!
Jewel-toned color palettes, wild-looking bouquets and the new naked cake are taking over the wedding scene this season.
Fall Wedding Color Trends photo by Left: Vienna Glenn Photography; Top Right: Emily Delamater Photography; Bottom Right: Michelle Lange Photography
A moody range of plum and burgundy are leading the way in wedding color schemes. Pastel and neutral accents are still the most popular complementary colors, but those preppy spring hues have a veil of frost over them. Blue is more misty, blush is more iced over and crisp white is replaced with ivory to create a deeper Victorian palette. The dark hues are reminiscent of the naturally changing surroundings, while the weathered pastels add just a touch of romance.
Finishing Touches: Accent your color palette with a metallic. Reflective metallics have brightening qualities that add multidimensional depth to any color palette. The hottest hue this season? Copper.
Fall Wedding Cake Trends
Humble tiers and topper-less cakes have officially arrived for the season. Rather than adorning cakes with fondant designs or sugar flowers, couples are opting for a clean, textured look, dressed up with small bunches of blooms or greenery. There’s even a new version of the naked cake that’s taking over the scene: translucent cakes. Instead of totally bare tiers, translucent cakes have a thin veil of frosting with just a bit of the cake showing through. Dress it up with flavorful drizzles of caramel or ganache. As for the size of the wedding cake, it’s shrinking—couples still hold stock in the classic notion of cutting the cake, but they’re supplementing it with fun, unique treat alternatives come dessert time.
Finishing Touches: Opting for a smaller cake means you’re going to need a second-string dessert to serve your guests. The hot pick right now is a tried-and-true seasonal favorite—pie!
Fall Wedding Stationery Trends
Fall weddings are about embracing the whimsy in the air, and what better way to do that than with an invitation suite of breezy calligraphy and motifs of graceful garlands. When it comes to day-of stationery, ditch the individual pieces of paper for big personalized signage. Blackboards as cute welcome signs by the venue entrance, mirrors with calligraphed cocktail offerings for the happy hour and even a big escort board presentation all score points in the décor department.
Finishing Touches: Give your signage some romantic border treatments with eucalyptus or lemon leaf garlands, and accent with a few vines of florals (think: clematis or wisteria).
Fall Wedding Fashion Trends
With dropping temperatures come longer sleeves and cozy layers. Two-piece separates are the bridal fashion trend not to be missed. Cashmere sweaters are meeting their perfect match with luxe, full-length skirts for a totally personalized look.
Finishing Touches: The second dress is making waves. Come reception time, slip into a fun little number that allows you to dance the night away. As seen in Anna Camp’s wedding, her second dress of choice sported some Gatsby-esque feathering and sexy lace details.
Fall Wedding Flower Trends
Freshly picked, wild-looking bouquets are still reigning in the land of florals. The hottest stem? Wine-colored dahlias. For tabletops, arrangements are looking more green and leafy—think: succulents, eucalyptus, wheat greens, acacia and bay leaf branches. Additionally, rather than blooms, pops of color are provided by berries like Brazilian pepper berries, hypericum berry sprays or raspberries.
Finishing Touches: Small vines of ivy elongate the shape of traditionally arranged bouquets, giving them a whimsical appeal, while unexpected add-ins, like thistle and small leafy twigs, capture the spirit of the outdoors.
Fall Wedding Food Trends
Creative food and drink stations are having a moment. We’re not just talking dessert bars here—we’re talking gourmet coffee stands, passed appetizers, build-your-own taco bars and even barbeque sauce stations. Wedding décor and attire aside, this is one of the best ways to personalize your reception and share a truly unique experience with your guests. Lean on seasonal, local flavors to get the best possible flavors.
Finishing Touches: Depending on what type of station is best for your budget, consider hiring an expert to really round out the experience. A barista who knows the ins and outs of coffee beans can recommend brews to your friends and family. Similarly, for a cocktail or craft beer bar, a certified mixologist can wow them with bartender tricks.