With autumn officially here and the ongoing pandemic making it challenging for groups to gather indoors, having an outdoor Autumn wedding seems like the perfect option this year.
Temperatures begin to drop in these later months, so a wedding outdoors is ideal for not sweating through a wedding dress and tuxedo. Aside from beating the heat, the colors of fall and the flavors that accompany the season are perfect for adding a little magic to this special occasion.
Still need to get that creative juice flowing? Grab your pumpkin spice latte and let’s take a look at the different categories of planning a wedding.
The most important aspect of an autumn wedding is the colors of the season. Aside from the typical warm red-orange-gold-brown palette, think of dry hues, such as:
Deep and opaque purples
Feel free to add some mossy or ashy green tones to your color bucket!
Not all nature is dull in this season. There are plenty of beautiful seasonal flowers to choose from. Consider some blooms that carry the season’s colors and feels for bouquets and centerpiece arrangements such as:
Compliment any bouquet with accents of amaranth, broom corn, and seeded eucalyptus.
Most people think of rustic decor when it comes to autumn weddings. However, here are a few other items you want to make sure to include to really get into the season feels.
Incorporate plenty of foliage and branches for accents and backdrops. Think string lights, candles, pinecones, and, of course, pumpkins for table decorations. Write the name of attendees on pumpkins, pomegranates, apples or any other seasonal fruit in fancy calligraphy to mark assigned seats. Illuminate walkways with candle lit-up lanterns for a cozy harvest touch.
Start with a cheese board accompanied by seasonal fruit, like:
Experiment and add some nutmeg or dill to deviled eggs for an autumn kick. How about gourmet marshmallows and a chocolate fountain for fancy s’mores?
Serve squash soup in a small pumpkin or chili in an artisan bread roll. Be classic and finish it up with pumpkin pie bites, cinnamon rolls, or a carrot wedding cake for dessert!
No celebration can be complete without happy potions. Get creative!
Serve mulled wine in a hollow apple
Use cinnamon sticks as stirs
Add cinnamon and sugar rims
Spike up some hot chocolate
Put up a sangria bowl
Play with star anise, rosemary, cranberries, apple slices, and blackberries when garnishing drinks.
Choose from variations of classic favorites, such as:
Caramel Apple Mule
Pumpkin White Russian
Apple Cider Mimosas
Maple Old Fashioned
From vodka to gin and bourbon, the possibilities are endless. What’s best about most of these drinks is that they can be made non-alcoholic, as well!
To complete the perfect wedding, the only ingredients missing are your favorite music, friends, and abounding love. Contact us for more tips and let us help you find the garden of your dreams. At Chandler’s Gardens, we guarantee you will make beautiful, everlasting memories on your special day.
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