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How to Plan a Minimalist Wedding in the Fall
So you’ve always wanted to get married in the fall, but you still want a minimalist wedding without the burlap, barrels and boho. With the right color scheme and decor, there are plenty of ways to incorporate a gorgeous fall theme into your wedding without going ham (or turkey).
October is the most popular month of the year to get married. As the weather changes, fall brings that perfect in-between temperature for being outside. Warm fall colors appear as the leaves change, making a perfect romantic backdrop for your day. This is your opportunity to lean into the natural beauty of harvest season by blending rich colors, fruits, dishes, textures and cool weather activities for a beautiful wedding.
Here are 4 ways to create your dream minimalist wedding in the fall:
- Food: Eat it or use it
- Color palette for the minimalist wedding
- Fall Textures
- Flowers and foliage
Food: Eat it or use it!
Harvest season yields some of the yummiest vegetables and fruits for amazing dishes like autumn squash or tomato basil soup, apple and pumpkin pies, cranberry chicken salad, and more! Give your wedding guests a delicious combination of the choicest fall dishes with rich accents of fruits and wines. For the desert table, serve different kinds of pies instead of cakes. An apple cider or hot chocolate station can be a fun addition and keep people warm on cooler nights.
Fall fruits and veggies can be used for more than eating. Mini pumpkins, pomegranates, and apples are small enough to fit the minimalist vibe while bringing rich color to table decor. You can use mini pumpkins or pomegranates to mark assigned seating, while berries or vibrant colored fruits might adorn a naked wedding cake.
Color palette for the minimalist wedding
Fall colors are bold, rich and beautiful. There are so many beautiful tones to choose from, you can easily overwhelm your decor by pairing them incorrectly. Use a color palette wheel to pair complimenting colors and find shades that blend nicely. Always pair rich colors against muted tones to bring each color to life and attract the eye. A rule of thumb is to choose 1 or 2 main colors and pair them with muted neutrals.
Luckily a white or cream colored wedding dress is the perfect muted color to pair with vibrant accessories such as shoes, ribbons, jewelry, lipstick, flowers and more. For bridesmaid dresses, try muted versions of one of your main colors, or have your bridesmaids wear different shades of the same color. If you want to keep it even more minimal, have them all wear neutral colors. This will work best if the bride’s dress is mostly white, and gives more opportunities for color in the bouquets and other accessories.
Take advantage of fall season textures like velvet, tweed, suede and more. When these textures are used sparingly and in the right places, they can really make a statement. Velvet is a favorite wedding texture as it comes in many colors and covers many different items. Use velvet accent chairs, ribbons, shoes or even velvet bridesmaid dresses to create a sophisticated and classy look. Let the groom show off a little with a tweed blazer or vest.
Flowers and foliage
There are several beautiful flowers and foliage that grow during the fall season you can incorporate into your bouquets, table decor, wedding arches and more. Shopping by what is in season will also save you money instead of trying to find flowers that mostly grow during the spring or summer. Here’s what is blooming in the month of October:
- Calla Lilly: white
- Magnolia: white
- Alstroemeria: many colors
- Liatris: purple
- Delphinium: purple, blue
- Camellia: red, pink, white
- Roses: many colors
- Sunflowers: yellow and brown
- Orchids: many colors
- Hydrangea: pink, purple, blue, soft green
- Freesia: yellow, white
- Billy Ball Flowers: golden yellow
- Tweedia: soft blue
Combine rich color with neutral foliage for a natural and beautiful bouquet. Here are some foliage options for the fall season:
- Olive branches
- Berries: pepperberries, privet berries, mountain ash
- Crab apples
- Eucalyptus (available year-round)
- Maple leaves
With the right combination of rich colors and neutral backgrounds, your fall-themed wedding doesn’t have to be over-the-top. You can still achieve a minimalist wedding while bringing in all the delights of the season and enjoying the cool weather.
If you’re looking for a minimalist wedding venue, Jennings Trace is the perfect combination of stunning modern design and a gorgeous natural setting to create an unforgettable wedding experience. Contact us today and learn more!