August 13, 2010
As the summer wedding season comes to a close, we mourn the end of yet another ahhhh to the mazing run, while looking forward to the next best thing… (say it with me!)… Fall Weddings! It’s the beautiful time of year when the humidity has finally eased off, the hair has frizzed down and the beautifully rich hues of ever-changing trees and trends start to take over.
You finally have an excuse to pull that cashmere ditty you’ve been dying to wear from amidst the back of the closet and to really snuggle up to the one you louvre! And with cute cardigans and cuddle time flying everywhere in Fall, it’s no wonder that 26% of all weddings take place in September and October alone. With the world of weddings continually serving up great trends, this autumn is sure to be just as spectacular. Here are the hottest wedding trends wedding forecasters are predicting for the top of Fall’s Finest:
This category actually extends way beyond your typical bouquets of fresh blooms. Deep red roses, orange calla lilies and golden sunflowers serve as fall favorites, but arrangements will incorporate the great outdoors as well. Think rustic twigs with raffia, pomegranate succulents, fresh hay and the best crunchy hues fall leaves have to offer.
These tiny treats actually blew up this summer as homemade reception favorites. But warm and “nummy!” pies couldn’t have a better place than in the crisp weather of fall. Not to mention, anything that comes in miniature is that much cuter and delicious! Your guests will be drooling over their most beloved seasonal flavors such as pumpkin, cinnamon apple, pecan and tangy peach, to start.
Whether your ceremony takes place outside amongst the trees, or takes cover from the cold inside, your aisle is the perfect platform for some fall style. Jazz it up with a seasonal aisle runner, and embellish with mini pumpkins, orange lanterns, and leaves in every color.
Caramel Apple Bars:
As wedding desserts grow more and more untraditional, take a cue from a fall time favorite: caramel apples. Set up a buffet where guests can coat their apples with all the creamy caramel and chopped nuts they can handle.
A striking gown trend that is sure to be in full force for the fall is tiered wedding dresses. These gowns range from feminine to structured, and are sure to be as multi-dimensional as your autumn wedding.
Send your guests home with a sweet slice of autumn. Apple butter, candied apples, and jars of apple cider are the perfect favors to thank your guests and celebrate the season.
Another craze garnering much attention these days is the bridal cardigan. Ideal as a perfect touch of 1950s vintage, these trendy little sweaters are the perfect protection from chilly nighttime breezes and are sure to keep the bride rocking out the reception in style.
Photo Booth mania hit a high this year and is no stranger to most bride-to-be’s. But when you get a backdrop exclusively designed for fall time weddings, you’re sure to have scored a fun reception accessory that most haven’t seen yet. Throw in a few Halloween costumes and let the good times roll.
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