I'm Mallory, a wedding planner based in Charlottesville, Virginia. Traveling throughout Richmond, Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. With a passion for weddings and an eye for details, I help create a personalized and seamless experience for you and your guests.
It’s no surprise that with its sense of warmth and intimacy, the fall season is the most popular for weddings. Fall has ideal weather for outdoor weddings, as temperatures cool down, and there are so many great colors and textures to play with when it comes to fall wedding decor. And let’s not forget the stunning foliage, particularly here in Virginia, which provides a breathtaking natural backdrop! It’s hard to narrow it down, but let’s talk about 5 fall wedding decor touches that we love.
Simple nods to seasonal themes in your wedding decor like the falling leaves on their invitations is a great touch. By incorporating copper elements and bronze hues, they’re able to match the changing of the leaves throughout their fall wedding decor as well. A&J did this through things like their bronze flatware and the bridesmaid’s dresses. All of these rich hues add depth and warmth to your day and your photos!
With the weather changing and a chill forming in the air, fall wedding decor can really lean into comfort. L&J had cozy wool blankets and quilts at their ceremony, and their bridal party wore shawls. Combine that with the warm pies for dessert, apple cider, mulled wine, and the ‘smores bar, they nailed the comfort and flavors of fall!
The colors of fall wedding decor are always warm and inviting. We’re talking deep reds, oranges, yellows, and rich browns. Terracotta is a popular choice as well! The ceremony decor for A&J combining pampas grass and fresh and dried floral mixes helped reinforce their dramatic color scheme. It added so much volume and interest through a natural touch that fit right in with their burgundy and terracotta color palette.
We love the fashion choices that come out in fall weddings. From dark and earthy tones to long lace sleeves for brides, there’s a lot to play with! Grooms can wear trendy tweed or a velvet suit and it fits right in with the rest of their fall wedding decor.
We see lots of velvet at fall weddings and we love it! There are so many different ways to incorporate velvet into your wedding decor. You can wear it on dresses, suit jackets, or shoes. Use it on your table decor or in pieces of your lounge furniture. You can even tie a velvet ribbon around your bouquet – little touches can go a long way.
For those of you planning a fall wedding, hopefully this list has given you some ideas for your fall wedding decor. If you’d like assistance with planning and putting it all together, reach out! We’d love to help you bring your fall wedding dreams to life!