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Today we offer you 7 steps to an elegant fall wedding.
Fall is officially here. The leaves are changing. The air is cool and brisk. And many thoughts are turning to weddings.
Weddings? But summer is over! It’s true that traditionally, summer has been considered to be the peak wedding season. But since many people feel that fall is the best time of the year, and since fall weddings have their own unique attractions, fall weddings are becoming more and more popular.
In fact many think that fall is the new spring and all the cool kids are getting married in the fall, including your favorite celebrities. That’s why we showed you how to steal some major inspiration for how to throw a paparazzi-worthy fall wedding in celebrity wedding trends to steal and 10 fabulous fall wedding ideas.
The increased popularity of fall weddings was also highlighted in four tips for a perfect fall wedding, and wedding inspiration for a vibrant fall wedding. In addition we have offered an Okterberfest Wedding Infographic and dangerously delicious fall wedding cocktails and magical fall wedding theme ideas, as well as Romantic, Rustic, Autumn Barn Wedding Inspiration.
Here are 7 steps to an elegant fall wedding, re-blogged from the knot:
By: Bridget Clegg
Honestly, an orange and black fall wedding doesn’t have to be all jack-o’-lanterns and skeletons. Give a nod to Halloween with a color palette of orange, red and black, and add on wedding reception details full of elegant drama. Finish it off with playful details like a “Pick Your Poison” bar sign and a cookie escort card display. The result is a fall wedding reception that feels seasonal and hints at the Halloween holiday — not a big haunted house. Below, all the latest dramatic, yet elegant details — perfectly designed and executed by Lindsay Landman Events!
1. Douse your reception table with a rich color palette.
Lindsay Landman Events evokes drama without bursting the budget with a statement centerpiece comprised of in-season flowers like tulips, roses, hydrangeas, ranunculus and Mokara orchids. Choose menu items that match your color scheme too – like the mint cantaloupe salad shown above.
2. Lead guests to their seats with an edible cookie escort card display.
No tricks here! Commission custom table number cookies like this batch of tempting treats from Eleni’s New York. Package them with calligraphed escort card labels (these whimsical name cards were designed by Joanne Day).
3. Display fall wedding cocktails on tiers styled with pretty calligraphy signage.
Tip: Serve signature cocktails in various glasses – from martinis to highballs – for added interest (usually without extra catering costs!).
4. Add glam garnishes to all of your fall wedding cocktails.
Don’t ignore your color palette even at the bar! Fruit garnishes on top of dark shots and cocktails add to a moody palette. Give a nod to the squash of the season with pumpkin-shaped drinks signs attached to paper straws.
5. Design your stationery suite with a mix of dark solids and colorful patterns.
Balance light and dark with airy patterns over solid black envelopes. Budget tip: Choose digital printing for invitations and programs to offset the cost of hand-calligraphed addresses and table numbers.
6. Add texture to your table with patterned paper accents.
Mix in complementary patterns on your tablescape with DIY details like craft paper-covered votive candleholders and menu place settings.
7. Soften an orange cake with romantic fondant ruffles.
Decorate a soft orange wedding cake with sequins and a cascading bow for added drama. Set up a collection of mercury glass votives around the cake stand for sparkling mood lighting.
Event, Floral and Stationery Design: Lindsay Landman Events | Photography: David Prince | Prop Styling: Martha Bernabe | Linens and Tabletop Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Cookies: Eleni’s| Calligraphy: Night Owl Creativity