We've officially started the season of Pumpkin Spice Lattes, sweaters, bonfires, leaves crunching under our feet and breathtaking color! There's so many fantastic combinations for autumn weddings, so I wanted to show you a few examples of past events and also share a few new ideas.
The classic color combinations that will endure for any autumn wedding will always be the those that mimic the changing foliage. You cannot go wrong using these colors: burgundy, burnt orange, vibrant yellow, chartreuse green, brown, eggplant and berry red. Although it might be tempting to use them all, I recommend picking three or four.
My clients, Kathleen and Chris decided to use the most vibrant autumn colors together for their wedding. They chose burgundy as the main color by incorporating it throughout their wedding and reception. It was well represented on their chair sashes, table runners, wedding cake and wedding party attire! The accent colors of burnt orange, and vibrant yellow were placed in their floral arrangements to mirror the outdoors.
Although I absolutely love using classic foliage, it's also fun to play around with unusual color combinations. For instance, using a typical fall color, like eggplant and then mixing it with pastels.
The floral arrangements were primarily hydrangeas in painted wine bottles. However, we did incorporate driftwood with some of the florals because it mirrored corks from the wine bottles, used to support the escort cards.
That's exactly what Jake and Jennifer did for their September nuptials, and it turned out to be a very romantic, vintage style fall wedding. They decided to mix petal pink, It was so unexpected to mix the deep purple with pastels but it looked stunning. Soft and bold at the same time!
The vintage vibe of eggplant, dusty gray, pink and sage was very romantic. They decided to be unique by wearing English style turn of the century hats, top hats for the gentlemen and birdcage pieces for the ladies. The bridesmaids wore deep purple, and the soft pink floral arrangements contrasted perfectly against the richness of their dresses.
Another aspect of this wedding that made it uniquely autumn was having a cheese tower instead of a cake. Cake seems so summer, ya know? The cheese tower offered a variety of flavors, from light on the pallet to a dark flavor. The stack-able cheese wheels created the illusion of cake, but it was something different, and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
Ahhh, crimson. The bright star of autumn and my favorite color! Leah and Jonathan decided to make this the focal point of their late September wedding. Coupled with mustard, and eggplant.
Leah and Jonathan decided to use these bold color combinations for their fall wedding and the result was fantastic. It was such a bright and cheerful wedding because the colors were a bit louder than the subdued and richer hues akin to burgundy.
So there you have it, three classic color combinations to consider for your fall nuptials. Cheers!
PHOTO CREDITS:BROVADO WEDDINGS, GRADDY PHOTOGRAPHY