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!)… Awesomely Autumnal Nuptials! I absolutely LOAF fall weddings, and with October topping June for most frequented wedding month, it would appear everyone else has jumped on board too! It’s just such a beautiful time of year :)
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. 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:
#1 Mixed Florals. This category actually extends way beyond your typical bouquets of fresh blooms. Deep red roses, vibrantly 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.
#2 Mini Pies. 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!
#3 Styled Aisles. 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.
#4 Caramel Apple Bars. As wedding desserts grow more and more nontraditional, 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.
#5 Tiered Dresses. 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 multidimensional as your autumn wedding.
#6 Autumn-liscious Favors. 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.
#7 Bridal Cardigans. 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.
#8 Photo Booths. 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.