Now, I understand we are just barely inching our way into summer here but you know that summer will be quickly followed by my most favorite season, fall. All the deep hues and rich flavors? Ahhhhh, I can almost taste the squash and smell the cinnamon now! So for those of you who are planning weddings for Autumn, we’ve come up with a few ideas to stick in your mind since you’re in the planning process currently. Although fall may be fleeting in Colorado (I’m being generous here, people), there are always a few great weeks where we actually have time to soak in that true Autumn feeling especially in those gorgeous mountains of ours. Whether your ceremony is planned for the hills or for the city, there are some stunning aspects of Autumn which you should consider incorporating in your wedding!
Here are a few items to keep in mind while planning your fall ceremony:
Take FULL ADVANTAGE of the natural surroundings: Mother Nature has been oh so kind to us with a yearly glimpse of heaven every fall. The deep oranges, reds and purples of this season really lend a helping hand to your décor. Definitely stay cognizant of this when choosing wedding colors and consider ones that would complement the scenery like chocolately browns, pomegranate reds, true golds, and harvest neutrals, just to name a few. Source Indulge in those hearty meals for your big day: What better excuse do you have to put a warm cheddar broccoli soup or pumpkin pie on your menu? Fall is a great season for foods, with tons of veggies available to keep your palette colorful and your guests full. Think macaroni and cheese with broccoli or squash and truffle oil, a thick bowl of chili, or maple glazed pork chops with sweet potatoes and corn! Of course, one of fall’s best known elements is its desserts so enjoy with an apple crumble pie, pumpkin cookies, caramel pecan bars or poached pears and prunes-yum!Top Left, Top Right, Bottom Left, Bottom RightTop, Bottom,
Right Rich Reds and Dark Brews, Galore:
This is a perfect time to delight in some full-bodied drinks. Thankfully, Colorado is truly spoiled with the amount of microbreweries and local wineries we have, so there are plenty of places to look for some awesome fall flavors! Red wines and dark beers will accompany the feel and look of your wedding greatly. And don’t forget a signature drink—something like spiked apple cider, hazelnut or vanilla flavored coffees or a winter sangria. Warm your guests from the inside out!
Source Have a Fall-y Flower Girl:
Instead of having your adorable flower girl toss rose petals as she trots down the aisle, why not have her throw autumn leaves? It will add an extra element of color to your ceremony and could even end up saving you some cash! Real or fake, leaves are a wonderful staple for fall weddings.Source Keep your Guests in Mind: In Colorado, it is always a tad bit risky to plan for an outdoor fall ceremony come September and October. Our weather is gorgeous, but also quite unpredictable so having a back-up plan is your safest bet. But, if you are willing to take that chance just remember to keep your guests in mind while making arrangements. Outdoor heaters near the ceremony chairs or providing gloves and hats as they arrive would be very considerate. Hopefully most of your guests dress accordingly, but we all know that even the most prepared guest could get chilly if the weather takes a turn!
Source Relish in the scents of fall:
Having a signature scent at your wedding is something many brides are doing today, and you Autumn brides get the pick of the litter! From brown sugar and fig to pumpkin spices to salted caramel apples, some of fall’s best scents would be great if placed around your reception site. Just be careful not to overwhelm guests or compete too much with the yummy aromas from your dinner. Source Left, Right Autumn is truly a breathtaking time for weddings, with the awe-inspiring colors and flavor-rich foods you and your guests are sure to love. Add just a few of the elements above to your celebration and you will do justice to the fantastic opportunities that autumn has to offer. Enjoy your planning!