Is there any season more romantic than fall? By the middle of August, the PartySlate team is already dreaming of sweater weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and our favorite fall wedding ideas.
June weddings have become iconic, but fall is still the most popular season to exchange vows. And with good reason. Fall weddings routinely win us over with their dramatic décors, cozy ambiances, and harvest-worthy cuisines.
As new autumn weddings appear in the Wedding Gallery, our team often erupts with exclamations like “Did you see that velvet tablescape!?” and “Those vibrant trees are the perfect wedding backdrop!”
Discover our favorite fall wedding ideas, both classic and trending. From fall-hued florals to apple cider cocktails, we’ve narrowed down the best autumn inspiration for a standout wedding. We can already feel the thrill of a chill (and romance) in the air.
Autumn days range from bright and sunny to crisp and chilly. Keep your celebration weatherproof with transparent tenting. We love how this clear tent gave guests a chance to admire the fall foliage at every turn. Click to see how this rustic celebration also incorporated bonfire seating and Scrabble board signage for an autumn-themed celebration.
Think outside the box (or bouquet) with vintage lanterns. Additions of sea holly, orange blooms, and wild greenery perfect the look. See other curated details from this rustic wedding. You’ll find everything from bench ceremonial seating (with cozy flannel blankets) to a head table crafted from tree logs.
We love how these fall-hued bridesmaid dresses (in glorious, on-trend ombré), perfectly match the wedding décor. Click to see how the ceremonial seating featured hand-held fans in the same hues — as well as floral centerpieces spanning from burgundy to cream. Talk about picture perfect.
Autumn trees offer endless inspiration. We adore how this couple exchanged vows in front of an ancient oak tree (with a cascade of colorful blooms). Discover other picture-perfect details from this outdoor wedding. We especially love the rustic white pickup truck laden with foliage and fruits.
Swap rustic flannels for fall’s more glamorous textile: luxe velvets. These velvet pumpkin seating cards beckoned guests to their tables in style. Moreover, discover the tablescapes laden with florals (and golden pears) that awaited friends and family. We can’t imagine a more perfect autumn dinner.
The fall harvest rewards gardeners with a cornucopia of mouthwatering cuisine — and that invariably includes pumpkins. Of course, pumpkins also make for unique décor details. We love how this tablescape features a cascade of vibrant hued blooms accompanied by bright and cheerful pumpkins (with a touch of maple leaf). Bon Appetit, indeed.
This intimate holiday tablescape offers perfect inspiration for a fall wedding. We love how ruby-hued pears and pomegranates adorn the tablescape while curated apple cider cocktails tempt guests to linger over dinner. Make sure to also see how guests found a cozy flannel blanket draped over their chair.
A white wedding cake is the perfect blank canvas for an autumn-hued floral design. We love how this cake’s pressed blooms mirror the hue and structure of the accompanying floral design. Discover other gorgeous details from this intimate event. We especially appreciate the crushed velvet linen and floral-pressed menus.
PEOPLE ALSO ASK…
When’s the Best Time to Have a Fall Wedding?
Close your eyes and conjure up the perfect autumn scene. There’s a good chance you imagined trees ranging from soft gold to brilliant crimson. The changing of the leaves makes for a beautiful wedding backdrop. Use this interactive map from the Smithsonian to determine fall foliage peaks by state.
In many states, fall weather can range from sunny to downright chilly. If you plan on hosting your wedding later in the fall, we recommend using transparent tenting for a weatherproof celebration. Transparent tenting gives guests both the best of the natural world and the comforts of indoors. Learn more about tent weddings here.
What Kind of Food Do You Serve at a Fall Wedding?
By the end of August, we’re already excited about fall cuisine (cue the Pumpkin Spice Latte). Some of our favorite fall menus feature spiced cider cocktails, butternut squash soup shooters, and single-serve pumpkin pies — just to name a few.
Autumn is also a great time for guests to gather around the fire pit and roast marshmallows. Click here to find the best local caterers to bring your fall menu to life.
Where Can Find More Inspiration for My Fall Wedding?
PartySlate is here to connect you with timeless wedding inspiration, as well as the latest trends. Click on following for more fall wedding ideas: