Fall Wedding Ideas

Fall is quickly becoming the most popular season for weddings! The weather isn’t stifling hot, the colors are rich, the food is decadent and there are lots and lots of themes to choose from! Listed below are some ideas to help you plan your fall wedding! For all other pre-wedding needs check out Bridal Party Tees! We have tees for bachelorette parties, bridal parties, honeymoons, accessories, gifts and favors and more!

Textured Linens: Fall wedding decor is all about texture! Tablecloths in materials like velvet, quilted or ruched silk, linen, or even ultrasuede are a great way to add texture and depth to your wedding decor. Use fabric with a crimped look or multiple layers. TheKnot.com suggests organza embroidered with bits of chenille, or layer two tablecloths (think sheer velvet on top of taffeta).

Dramatic Glass: To add a fashionable and unique touch to tabletops, try using black glass or crystal. You can even fill them with champagne-colored flowers to heighten the drama!

Add a Touch of White: When considering your fall wedding flowers, you might want to add white flowers to the mix. Brides typically choose oranges, reds and browns for their fall wedding colors, so adding white makes these colors pop! Not only will this make rich fall hues stand out, but it will modernize your look!

Textured Wedding Flowers: The latest trend in fall wedding flowers is lush, richly hued arrangements with lots of interesting texture. Think densely packed, dome-shaped bouquets in a color scheme such as red, brick and plum.

Fall Wedding Cake Ideas: Make the most of the season by picking cakes with distinct fall flavors. Instead of traditional white cake, consider a pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting or a spice cake with blackberry filling and cream cheese frosting. For a lighter cake that will still remind guests of fall, go for an almond lemon cake with lemon frosting and filling.

Fall Favor Ideas: Send your guests home on the right note with some festive fall favors! You could treat them to caramel apples, autumnal-shaped chocolates, apple cider mix, pumpkin spice soaps, or apple butter!

Think Beyond the Pumpkin: Just because you’re having a fall wedding doesn’t mean you have to incorporate pumpkins in your decor! Since it’s harvest season any grains like wheat and millet add atmosphere. Wine or champagne grapes and fruit like apples, pears and pomegranates will also highlight the fall in a non-pumpkin way!

Centerpiece Ideas: For tall reception pieces try willow branches and plenty of fall flowers like fresh dahlias, sunflowers, and calla lilies. For a more formal fall arrangement, try dark roses and calla lilies. Also, add a few small votive candles to each table for warmth.

Popular Wedding Themes

Having a theme for your wedding sometimes makes all the planning and preparation a little easier. When you focus on a theme, you have a more specific vision of colors, fabrics, flowers, music and details, which makes your wedding preparation that much easier for you! Listed below are some of the most popular wedding themes that couples choose for their special day. For all other pre-wedding needs check out Bridal Party Tees! We have tees for bachelorette parties, bridal parties, honeymoons, accessories, gifts and favors and more!

Spring Flowers: Spring continues to be one of the most popular seasons to get married. After months and months of cold, icy weather lots of couples are ready to celebrate their love in a time of growth, renewal, and new life! “Spring Flowers” is often a popular theme because it’s easy for the couple to choose colors and costumes for the bridal party in spring floral colors. Center pieces can be arranged using this flora, and favors can be seed packets of spring flowers, or flower bulbs!

Garden: A Garden theme is another popular spring wedding theme. With this theme couples typically choose colors such as turquoise, yellows, coral, and chartreuse. Center pieces and decorations can incorporates birds, trees and the color green.

Beach and Tropical: Beach and tropical themes are extremely popular for summer weddings! With these themes, deep red, purple, and fuchsia are great accent colors that are trendy now, in addition to colors that are appropriate for spring weddings. Sea shells, sand dollars, starfish, and drift wood make great center piece accents, as well as sand-filled vases and candles!

Nautical: Couples who share a love for the sea often chose a nautical wedding theme. An obvious color choice for this theme would be navy blue. Crisp, white linens punctuated with navy napkins, navy placemats, and navy chair covers tied with white satin sashes makes a beautiful statement that can be dressed up with splashes of gold or dressed down with dots of brass. Centerpieces can be something as simple as a seascape in a bowl, and a fabulous seafood feast should be in store for your guests at a nautical themed wedding!

: Vintage weddings are definitely in vogue this year, and the best part is, you can have a vintage wedding in just about any season! Depending on the couple’s style, your wedding could reflect the Victorian Era, Jazz Era, 1940’s or 1950’s. Choose your style, and from there you can find plenty of resources to guide you to finding the perfect color scheme, centerpieces, flowers, and more!

“Green”: Environmentally conscious couples everywhere are choosing to have “green” weddings in place of traditional weddings. Couples can send out invitations on recycled paper, hold the ceremony outdoors to save electricity and water, use a caterer that serves organic food, and instead of giving out favors that guest will probably throw out anyways, use that money to make a charitable donation and tell the guests about it at the reception!

Rustic: Rustic wedding themes are great for fall! Autumn is a time when nature is adorned with its richest colors: Coral, deep red, burnt orange, and latte. In combination with these beautiful colors, couples tend to choose antiqued woods, brass or pewter to decorate, as well as leaves and candles

Halloween: October is quickly becoming a most popular month to tie the knot! Of course, a lot of couples who choose to get married in October opt for a Halloween themed wedding. With this theme you can simply choose oranges, reds and black for your colors with pumpkins for decoration, or you can really go all out with spooky cobweb decorations, high, stiff collars added to the dresses, and invite guests to dress in costume!

Winter wonderland: Winter wonderland wedding themes are a popular choice for winter brides! Colors are typically simple and sophisticated with a base color of pure white and adding accents of silver and gold. Decorate with snowflakes, stars, and white branches decorated with twinkle lights!

Christmas: Christmas themed weddings are also popular themes for winter weddings. Red and green are an obvious choice for colors, but another possibility is burgundy, forest green, and gold. Decoration options include holly branches, poinsettias, Christmas ornaments, and even gift-wrapped packages!

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Wedding Flower Trends

The flowers you choose for your wedding say a lot about you and the style of your wedding! Below you’ll find a list of some of the hottest wedding flower trends to help you choose your look for everything from bouquets to centerpieces to boutonnieres! Check out Bridal Party Tees for all other pre-wedding necessities!

Big Soft Blooms: This year, many brides are going with big, soft blooms, gentle earthy textures and gentle pinks paired with warm ivory.

Sunwashed Colors: Modern brides are opting for earthy shades and blush hues in their wedding flowers and color schemes. Don’t be afraid to mix taupe and oyster gray with a bold, contrasting color or you can pair multiple shades of a blush pink with beige and ivory. Using a single color in multiple shades and textures can create a truly unique look. Bottom line: The modern palette has been simplified.

Flowers with Personality: Every flower has a certain personality. From sophisticated red roses to playful daisies your blooms speak to the identity of your event. Soft and gentle blooms like peonies, lisianthus, and rununculus are a totally timeless and classic choice, while fun, tighter textured blooms like billy balls, button mums, and dahlias can be whimsical and a little bit mischievous at the same time.

Choose Eye-Catching Colors: If sweet and subtle isn’t your thing, go for a head-turning arrangement with bold colors. Bring in color swatches, invites and other inspirational details to help your florist create arrangements that coordinate with the look and feel of your wedding day.

Orchids: Orchids are a flower of movement, especially since this particular flower comes in just about any color and size! Use an all-orchid arrangement to make a lush, architectural statement on your tables, or select a single orchid blossom in your wedding color for modern boutonnieres. Wrap the stem in black ribbon so that the blossom pops against the lapel.

For Fall Weddings Think Texture: The hottest trend in fall wedding flowers is lush, richly hued arrangements with lots of interesting texture. Instead of using just two or three types of blooms in your centerpieces, try a wide mix of flowers coordinated with your color scheme. For example, you could start with a base of classic flowers and mix in feathery crocosmia and velvety coxcomb.

Classic Wedding Flowers in Rich Hues: Tailor your wedding flowers to the time of year by choosing more deep dramatic shades for the fall than you would for the spring and summer.

“Going Green”: Through contrasting and complementary foliages and branching, this wedding flower trend emanates a sense of elegant simplicity. Mixing unique textures and colors of naturally-occurring flower colors, such as white and light green, creates a soothing, tranquil expression for bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres.

Wedding Bouquet Trends

After choosing a wedding dress, the bride typically turns her attention to her wedding bouquet! As every professional florist knows, the bridal bouquet is typically seen as the focal point of all the wedding flowers, and today’s brides are taking advantage of that as they plan their weddings. Check out our list of today’s wedding bouquet trends to help you come up with your own bridal bouquet! For all other pre-wedding needs check out Bridal Party Tees! You can customize anything from bridal and bachelorette party tee shirts, to honeymoon designs, to gifts and accessories and more!

Traditional White: Mini white calla lilies paired with delicate sweet peas to create a unique take on the traditional white bouquet. The clustered calla lilies sit in the center, surrounded by a cloud of fragrant, white sweet peas and tied with a simple white satin ribbon.

Vintage: Rose-centered bouquets take a vintage turn with amnesia roses and silver hued dusty miller. An alternative to all-white roses, these amnesia roses have a silvery lavender hue which compliments many different colors. The dusty miller surrounding the roses completes the classic look and feel of a long-forgotten era.

Mix It Up: Wedding bouquets these days don’t just contain flowers. Your party decorator or florist may suggest other non-floral elements such as Swarovski crystals, berries, feathers, stems and other decorative wood pieces. A popular choice is echeveria, which can be shaped like a flower and can come in different colors such as green, aubergine and gray.

Cascade Bouquets: This bouquet style features flowers that descend below the main portion of the bouquet design. The voluptuousness of the bouquet is often the main feature of the wedding costume. Cascade bouquets are most often used in formal and traditional weddings.

Hot Hues: Brides craving color are opting to use many shades of a single hue, such as mixing pale pink peonies and hot pink ranunculuses with other flowers that reflect the pinks for a richer look. For those who like this look but want something more striking than white, today’s stylish all-red bouquets mix shades of burgundy and near-black with slightly brighter crimson blooms.

All Tied Up: Although the most brides (and, in particular, those seeking a single-flower style) likely prefer the look of exposed stems, the majority of today’s bouquets come elegantly wrapped. To help modernize the look of classic ribbon-wrapped stems, florists layer ribbons in different colors or textures. Another popular approach is to personalize the bouquet. Wrap the stems with an heirloom handkerchief (perhaps one the bride’s grandmother carried on her wedding day), adorn the bouquet with a locket bearing a photo of a deceased relative, or wrap the stems in a ribbon embroidered with your monogram or signature motif.