6 Things You'll Need to Plan the Fall Wedding of Your Dreams

Crisp autumn air and breathtaking mountain views? Check. Now let us help you with the rest.

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Summer has come to an end but wedding season is showing no sign of stopping. The crisp air, autumnal palette and forgiving price points has led many couples to plan the wedding of their dreams during the fall months. A good idea in theory, but not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Love Is In The Air

Love Is In The Air

Outdoor Fall Wedding

Invites Done Right

Start your big day off on the right foot, or rather, the right season. Let the autumnal aesthetic trickle into every detail, beginning with your save the dates and invitations. Take inspiration from the colors of the season, such as marsala red, mustard yellow or deep blood-orange. If you’re looking for a more neutral color palette, we suggest incorporating texture through some of the season’s natural elements. Wood-etched save the dates? One word: gorgeous.



Venue with Views

Fall brings picturesque days and our fall couples would do well to take advantage of that. An outdoor venue is the way to go, friends! Our pick? A woodsy and romantic forest wedding. With the orange, red and yellow leaves dazzling from tree limbs above, is there really any better way to show off all that this season has to offer? If you’re looking for a rain plan, consider saying “I do” in an old barn, full of character and charm. Both options are sure to serve as picture-perfect backdrops for your big day.



Fall Wedding in East Tennessee

A fall wedding at the Museum of Appalachia shows off the gorgeous surrounding beauty and radiant changing trees.

Cedar Altar With Greenery

Simple greenery hangs from this beautiful cedar altar at the Museum of Appalachia in East Tennessee.

Shades of the Season

 Marsala, chocolate brown, terra cotta, pumpkin and royal blue—to name a few. The list goes on and on and there are countless ways to put them together. Let the warm, cozy and comforting colors of autumn be your guide as you start the planning process for your fall wedding.

Eats + Treats

There are so many delicious and decadent recipes that represent fall flavors, it can be hard to narrow down the options for a fancy and romantic fall menu. In our opinion, the delicious roasted turkey should not be confined to one day a year on Thanksgiving. This feast-worthy bird screams “fall flavors” and is a delicious, money saving alternative to a traditional filet mignon. Looking for a seasonal way to satisfy your guest’s sweet tooth? Slip your caterer this recipe for a pumpkin spice latte cake and get ready for compliments to come pouring in. Yum, yum and YUM!

Dessert Table With Wedidng Cake

Dessert Table at Southern Wedding

The dessert table at this classic Southern wedding boasts a stunning cake adorned with greenery and blackberries as well as an assortment of fried pies, donuts and banana pudding.

Spicy + Sweet Sips

The most important part of your wedding day is the love you share with your spouse. A (very) close second? The open bar. So what libations should be at your bartender’s station for a fall wedding? Think rich flavors and warm temperatures—spiked cider, spiked cocoa, and a round of rustic bubbly. You can’t lose! 

Autumn Arrangements

Turns out there are just as many pretty posies during the crisp fall months as there are during the spring and summer! We suggest mirroring the colors of the turning leaves when selecting your big day’s blooms. Another way to bring the season into your big day is by scrapping the flower idea altogether and opting for a unique arrangement… enter: super adorable succulent and pumpkin centerpieces. Paired with the amber glow of candlelight and a laughing, totally-in-love couple? Fall wedding bliss! 

Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece

Live Succulent Pumpkin Centerpiece

With succulents trending in home décor and gardening, it’s the perfect time to incorporate them in your holiday tablescape. Live succulents are clipped and used to top off seasonal pumpkins and squash to make a dramatic centerpiece.

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