Summer is going by way to fast and people are getting ready for their fall weddings. One thing I love about Summer is that you can combine themes or at least have themes like the beach or deep and rich flowers as opposed to the spring pastels and tulips, but when you start to get into Fall weddings things change.
Instead of having deep and rich greens you have some earthy tones like browns and dark reds. You trade in yellows and blues from the summer and end up using yellows and mustard colors. Instead of floral scents you get cinnamon and spices. Fall weddings are about warmth and bringing in the season instead of going out into it. The thing is that fall weddings get to do a lot more than others and get to have some of my very favorite wedding favors and flavors or scents with their wedding themes. In the Summer you an get away with cotton candy machines and lollipops for desserts and snacks at weddings. In the fall though you can actually take desserts and fall flavors and tie them into the meals. One of my favorite things to see at fall weddings are red candy apples and bride and groom caramel apples.
Not only do the red candy apples bring in the deep and rich red color of fall and make it blend nicely with your wedding, but they energize the wedding guests again by giving them sugar and the nutrients from the apple inside. Now I don’t recommend the huge ones because they are a mess and take forever to eat, but the mini candy apples for weddings are absolutely perfect for weddings. You can order one for each person and have them waiting at the tables at the reception. Another thing that I like to do with them is have everyone’s name on a ribbon or place card on their mini candy apple so they not only know which seat they get to sit in, but it also helps you to make sure that you got one for everyone. The next thing that I love about fall weddings is that you can bring the outside in.
Putting sticks and leaves on tables seems gross, especially during summer, but in the fall you will see orange, red and yellow leaves on tables as decor and even vines that are dried and cleaned as decorations in the flower arrangements and on the tables. Fall weddings let you bring nature back into the wedding and for some reason people seem to think that having fall colored leaves and vines is classy and looks great instead of thinking they are dirty and tacky. I love being able to bring the season into the wedding as it not only adds to the theme but it also makes you feel more comfortable.
Fall wedding favors are also some of my favorites. Instead of spring weddings where you give out flower seeds or bloem boxes which most people just end up throwing away, you get to order and give out wedding favors that are actually useful and that people may end up keeping. A few of my favorite fall wedding favors include Real Maple Syrup, Maple and Cinnamon scented leaf shaped hand soaps and turning lead bookmarks. Fall favors are earthy and warm feeling and usually things that are practical. You can also easily tie wine into your fall wedding theme since wine colors are also very fall oriented and so are other types of liquors.
Although I’m not personally a smoker, Cigars and cigar accessories also scream fall wedding. They may stink but many men and women enjoy having a cigar with a glass of liquor and if you set up a cigar area and stand at your fall wedding they will flock to it. Fall is the perfect time to enjoy a scented cigar and an aged glass of scotch, whiskey or brandy. Summer weddings are to hot and Winter weddings are to cold outside to have a cigar bar. Spring weddings are about fresh and clean smells and looks so Fall weddings are really the only time you can have a full cigar bar and have it blend into your wedding perfectly.
Fall weddings are definitely some of my favorites because of all of the flavors, colors and scents that you get to use. I love browns and earth tones and love tying them into weddings. If you’re having a fall wedding, don’t be afraid that you have to have everything white. Bring in some browns and other fall colors and let them help create the warm look and feel of your fall wedding. Fall weddings are my favorites because of how you can bring the outdoors in and because fall fashions are some of the most versatile and easy to wear clothing since you will be dressed for comfortable temperatures and for night time.
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