If your wedding is in October or November, I’ve got some great ideas for decorating your venue. Think pumpkins! Fall is a time of gorgeous, warm colors and inspiring organic items to make your wedding the most colorful event of the year.
If you’re having an outdoor wedding, think about the setting. Make sure there are lots of trees in the background, with a lush setting for your ceremony and reception. Autumn is such a magnificent backdrop with its reds, oranges, golds and yellows. And don’t forget green, this year’s Pantone color. You can do so much with Fall colors and the organic treasures the land provides.
First, let’s work on your ceremony. If you want an outdoor service, consider pumpkins and beautiful autumn flowers to set the mood. You can make a display at the beginning and end of the aisle and then either hang lanterns every couple rows, small pumpkins, or even colorful flowers that match the major display. This would make a elegant presentation at your ceremony.
Moving to the reception, how about using a couple pumpkins and some type of fall display at the entrance of your venue. This invites your guests to an evening of fun and celebration. Use an item that reflects your wedding theme, such as a wagon full of pumpkins and flowers, plus berries, and even cornstalks setting around. Use your imagination!
Once inside the venue, you can follow through with pumpkin place cards, which will help move your guests to their seating arrangements. This makes a very attractive table and is a cute idea. Your table setting could be key when thinking through your wedding theme. I would consider pumpkin cake pops, but you might also vary a little with some sunflowers to break up the décor. Maybe use sunflowers in your centerpieces, with small pumpkins, other flowers and berries to add interest. Whatever you decide, make sure to make it colorful. If you have white plates and napkins, use color in your centerpieces. If you use white plates and colored napkins, you might tone your centerpiece down a bit. In other words, keep it balanced.
Brides are moving towards the typical cake, instead of dessert tables this year. But you can do whatever you want. I have two suggestions for an outstanding dessert table. Look at the beautiful cake in this blog. It follows through with the theme of the wedding I’ve suggested. Its full of pumpkins, berries, flowers and Fall colors. If you like something simpler, just use a Autumn flowers on the cake. You can also do a cupcake tower, which is just as impressive. This is a subject you need to determine with your family and budget.
I’ve given you a few ideas for an Autumn (pumpkin) themed wedding. If you would like more information on different themes for Fall, give me a call or send an email. I would love to help you with your wedding. I’ve got loads of ideas.
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