Fall is one of the most popular times to get married, and for good reason. Fall is the time of year when nature really puts on a show, and so it’s a great idea to try to incorporate some of the season’s best into your ideas when decorating for a fall wedding. The season is full of beautiful rich colors, which work great when teamed with natural textures and warmth.

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Warm reds, yellows and oranges, along with the deep browns and purples of nature can make a beautiful color theme for your wedding. Adding a touch of glamour and shine, these colors work wonderfully with a splash of gold or metallic bronze. If you’d like to include a lighter color in your decorations cream also looks stunning alongside the richer colors of the season.

Just because you’re getting married in fall, don’t think that you can’t include fresh flowers in your decorating ideas. Some of the flowers that bloom in fall include sunflowers, gerberas, daises, crocus, roses, and lilies. Herbs such as sage, rosemary, mint, and basil can also add a unique touch. Paired with some seasonal greenery their rich colors add beautiful and natural warmth.

Some other tastes of the season you may like to include in your wedding theme and decorations from nature include apples, figs, other dried or preserved fruit, pumpkins and gourds, pinecones, and even dried twigs. Natural papers, twine, and fabrics such as hessian can also be used in decorations and complement the season. These can be used for everything from invitations, decorating your wedding and reception venue, right down your bridal bouquet or to create unique placeholders for the table. Bare tree branches, wheat, and pumpkins can also make for a unique altar presentation at your ceremony.

Another inexpensive and beautiful decorating idea for a fall wedding is candles. Available in almost any size, shape, and color, candles can be used in many different ways to decorate for a wedding. Their natural light brings warmth and romance to any scene and make for a beautiful wedding decoration. The seasonal greenery can also make a lovely accompaniment for your candle display.

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Consider including candles of different heights or colors to really make an impact for your display. As well as making a great table centerpiece, candles can be used for everything from using tea light candles to light the way down the aisle, place markers, or even as take-home gifts for your guests.


Hey there, I’m Tiffany! I’m a work-at-home mom of two rambunctious children (Jasmine, 9 + Sean II, 5) and recently widowed at just 35 years old. I've remarried and currently live right outside of Baton Rouge in Denham Springs, Louisiana with two adoring cats and a dog. Let's connect on Twitter @fabulousmomblog.

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