As a wedding florist, we have much to be excited for heading into the fall. This time of the year has a particular air about it, which can be sensed in nature’s dark and moody turn as the days get shorter, colder, and quieter. And as the season changes, so does wedding décor. Soft hues and flirty accents give way to richer palettes and natural elements. When it comes to styling and design, autumn has much more to offer than pumpkins, orange, and Halloween (though there is nothing wrong with incorporating any of these themes into your big day!) From pretty bouquets to jaw-dropping ceremony backdrops to lavish tablescapes, we’re sharing gorgeous fall wedding décor ideas that celebrate the season’s romantic side.
Fall Wedding Bouquet
If there is a time to include untraditional elements in your bouquet, it’s during Autumn. An arrangement of seasonal foliage, ferns, and berries radiates fall’s natural essence. Guests will never forget the bride who carried King Protea and bold berry blooms down the aisle. For a neutral take, pair lush ivory blooms with ochre colored leaves and light green accents. Express your luxurious boho style with ruby hued flowers, rich greenery, and feathers.
Fall Wedding Arch Backdrop
Earthy elements, voluminous florals and greenery, and texture upon texture set the scene for saying “I Do.” An arch featuring romantic blossoms at the top that fade into foliage creates an enchanted fairytale ambiance. Rustic meets elegance in this chuppah of white birch branches adorned with chiffon drapery and petite floral arrangements. A half-moon arch of flourishing flowers, greenery, and seasonal leaves emanates organic romance. Lighten things up by embellishing an abundant, rounded archway with pops of ruffly white blossoms.
Fall Wedding Centerpieces and Tablescapes
When it comes to decorating the tabletop, anything goes for achieving autumnal beauty. Soaring pheasant feathers bring boho flair to an elegant, overflowing centerpiece. Apples and pumpkins are the obvious choices, but seasonal fruits such as figs add a surprisingly decadent touch to an arrangement. Create a sense of movement across the tablescape with a display of towering foliage centerpieces mixed with petite arrangements and floating candles. Make the table pop with vibrant, jewel toned blooms that erupt in eye-catching textures and unique forms. For a sophisticated take on the Gothic theme, complement black linens and taper candles with plum and white blossoms.
Nothing transforms a room like hanging florals. Channel the spirit of the season with a mesmerizing spectacle of suspended foliage. A dense, ‘floating’ arrangement complemented by a blooming table garland has a secret garden in Autumn feel. For a modern rustic setting, pair rust and golden hued leaves and blush flowers with Edison lightbulbs and taper candles.
Fall Wedding Cake
Is there such a thing as an over-the-top wedding cake? We think not, especially during Fall. Gilded leaf ornamentation and plum colored florals are a decadent combination. Keep it naturally sweet by enhancing a naked cake with a cascade of fresh blooms and greenery. Put an artistic twist on dessert and celebrate with regal blue beauty topped with velvety florals and greenery.