Fall Wedding Ideas

We have fallen in love with fall wedding ideas! Fall is colorful, changing, full of romance and a beautiful time to tie the knot. Nature is a spectacle of burnt oranges, mustard yellows, deep reds, warm browns and looks a little tattered as leaves fall on the ground. Images of old barns and leaf covered bridges come to mind as do so many other things that represent harvest time like gourds, branches and bunches of wheat.

 Fall Wedding Styles and Themes

Popular fall wedding themes or wedding styles:

  • Fall Leaves Wedding
  • Fall Colors Wedding - A traditional wedding with fall colors
  • Gourds, Flowers and Leaves Wedding
  • Fall Vintage Wedding
  • Fall Garden Wedding
  • Fall Western Wedding
  • Fall Country Wedding

These are not the only possibilities by any means! Like any season or theme, the fall wedding theme is about the symbols that epitomize it. The symbols you choose will become part of your fall wedding ideas and how you use them to decorate will define the look of the wedding and the reception. Here is a list of fall symbols, each of which could be a theme on its own or used in groups to make a bigger theme.

 Fall Ideas

Brainstorming ideas: { pumpkins / gourds / wheat stalks / fall color leaves / acorns / Indian corn / fall color flowers / corn / dried grasses / barns / vineyard / wine / old church / old inn / hay / hay ride / horse drawn carriage / oranges / berries / crabapples / hypericum berries / baskets / branches / fruit baskets / caramel apples / flower baskets / cornucopias / wine / cider / tin containers / pies / wooden buckets / mason jars / bark / birch bark / fall colored candles / wood / preserves / warm apple cider / warm apple pie / cinnamon sticks / apple butter / hurricane candles / lanterns / country chairs / wood containers / wood chairs / wood tables / rustic aged containers / aged bottles / branches }

So, you could have a cornucopia wedding, a wheat stalk wedding, a fall wine vineyard wedding or any one or combination of the fall wedding ideas above. You could also combine these ideas with other themes and have a fall country wedding, a fall vintage wedding, a fall garden wedding, or a fall western wedding.


 Fall Wedding Colors

When choosing wedding colors for fall wedding ideas, think of rich warm colors. Think of yellows, reds, oranges, browns, burgundy, copper, rust, plum, sage and sable. Don't forget hints of greens from the season past, and dirty whites that are in so many grasses, gourds, fabrics and architecture.

These are great examples of fall color palettes. Click on any palette to take you to fall wedding colors.

Not all fall wedding ideas need to have all fall colors though. There are many combinations that use traditional wedding colors like pink, green, purple, and aqua and combine them with a fall color like brown or orange to make excellent fall palettes.

Though beautiful palettes like these can be used during any wedding season, they have enough subtle undertones with the warmth and softness of fall that they are a perfect fit for fall wedding themes.

 Fall Wedding Flowers

Fall wedding flowers are about the color of the flowers, not the type of flowers. There are many flowers that come in beautiful fall tones and a wide range of shapes and textures.

I think it is much easier for a DIY bride to think in terms of color so I broke this list down by flower colors. If you know your color palette, you will be highly successful creating simple centerpieces like so many throughout this website by simply choosing lots of pretty flowers that match your color palette.

Calla Lily, Carnation, Dahlia, Rose, Spider Mum

Amaranthus, Ranunculus, Sunflower


Amaranthus, Dahlia, Gerbera Daisy, Peony, Rose

Asiatic Lily, Calla Lily, Carnation, Dahlia, Football Mum, Gerbera Daisy, Hydrangea, Peony, Ranunculus, Rose, Spider Mum

Button Poms, Carnation, Hydrangea, Hypericum Berries, Spider Mum

Asiatic Lily, Button Poms, Calla Lily, Carnation, Daisy, Dahlia, Football Mum, Freesia, Gerbera Daisy, Gloriosa Lily, Hydrangea, Protea, Ranunculus, Rose, Spider Mum

Asiatic Lily, Gloriosa Lily, Sunflower

Anemone, Asiatic Lily, Astilbe, Button Poms, Calla Lily, Carnation, Daisy, Dahlia, Football Mum, Freesia, Gerbera Daisy, Hydrangea, Lisianthus, Peony, Ranunculus, Rose, Spider Mum, Sweet Pea

Anemone, Asiatic Lily, Astilbe, Button Poms, Calla Lily, Carnation, Daisy, Dahlia, Football Mum, Freesia, Gerbera Daisy, Hypericum Berries, Peony, Protea, Ranunculus, Rose, Spider Mum

Red and Yellow
Gloriosa Lily

Anemone, Asiatic Lily, Billy Balls, Button Poms, Calla Lily, Carnation, Daisy, Dahlia, Football Mum, Freesia, Gerbera Daisy, Hydrangea, Hypericum Berries, Peony, Protea, Ranunculus, Rose, Spider Mum

 Fall Flower Accessories

To add a little more spark to the bouquets and centerpieces and bring out more of the fall theme, consider adding some of these pretty ideas:

  • Birch Bark
  • Copper Wire
  • Curly Willow Branches
  • Fall Leaves
  • Hypericum Berries
  • Rye Grass
  • Seed Pods
  • Wheat Grass
  • Fall Colored Ribbon
  • Fall Colored Twine
  • Fall Colored Fabric
  • Fall Colored Centerpiece Vases

 Fall Wedding Lanterns

Lanterns are so beautiful! Lanterns are excellent wedding accessories that add beautiful light and mood to weddings of all seasons and styles. They come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, and can be displayed in so many very different ways.

Use lanterns with your fall wedding ideas to spruce up the wedding aisle. Put fall colored candles in each one or arrange fall flowers in them. Hang them on shepherd hooks and let them pave a beautiful path down the aisle.

Use them as centerpieces or accessories to centerpieces on your wedding tables. Lanterns add so much beauty to wedding tables and they are so easy to prepare. Fall colored candles burning inside will complement your wedding theme and give off a stunning glow. Leave the door open and let leaves, branches or flowers spill out. Maybe use different sizes or set some on slices of bark to vary the height. Put a small vase of flowers in each one to give each table more of your wedding colors.

 Shepherd Hooks for a Fall Wedding

Shepherd hooks make excellent additions to fall wedding ideas!

Hanging fall decorations is a perfect way to add color and theme ideas to any part of your wedding. Use them to hang just about any fall wedding ideas you can dream up.

Tie a few gourds together with twine and drape them over the hook. Hang tied bunches of wheat grass. Hang decorated lanterns or tied bunches of beautiful wedding flowers. Let ribbons of fabric dance in the breeze as they drape down the poles.

Use shepherd hooks on the wedding tables as a beautiful twist on centerpieces. Hang your flower arrangements rather than let them sit on the table. Arrange flowers, gourds, candles, leaves or other fall wedding ideas around the base for more beautiful color. Hang lanterns above lower flower centerpiece arrangements to give each centerpiece more height and drama.


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