The official start of autumn is just days away and already our minds our filled with the vibrant colors of harvest, the excitement for cooler temperatures and the taste of pumpkin spice anything. It’s also time to start looking forward to some beautiful fall wedding trends that are right around the corner.
So, what will this year’s fall weddings look like? Here are 7 emerging trends that are sure to be hotter than an autumn bonfire. Let’s take a look!
Silver, gold and bronze accents will complement the rich autumn colors of the season. The sheen of metal provides an extra special design element when incorporated into centerpieces, chairs and other accessories. Imagine the “wow” factor of walking into a reception and being greeted by gold Chiavari chairs, elegant linens placed under gold charger plates and tied together with gold-toned vases and candelabras. Whether it’s gold, silver or bronze, the unique look of metallic finishes will create a most memorable first (and lasting) impression on guests.
A Hint of Harvest
Fall is the perfect time to incorporate Mother Nature’s natural decorations into your wedding. Mums, hay bales, cornstalks and colorful leaves can be used to elegantly accent your venue. The key is to selectively choose your elements – and don’t use them all! Mum centerpieces or leaves on the table will look classy when used separately, but when all used at once, you risk turning your wedding reception into a hoedown. Instead, aim for a “hint of harvest” and bring just one or two elements of the outdoors into your wedding.
One of the hottest fall trends we’ll see this year is the absence of a defined color scheme that dictates all other elements of the wedding. Instead, brides and grooms will opt to let their own personal style take the spotlight and determine the types of chairs, linens and flowers used. The overall look will mix multiple colors and themes to create a reception that is 100 percent your own. Best of all, your guests will leave the night with a real feel for each of your personalities and how they complement each other to create not only a beautiful wedding, but a beautiful marriage.
Thanks to Pinterest and Etsy, it’s easier now than ever to incorporate handmade touches into your wedding. This season we will see this trend strengthen as couples take a crafty approach with their wedding details. This includes home-sewn table cloths and napkins in your own unique pattern, hand-stamped wedding invitations and an endless variety of do-it-yourself escort card ideas. Gone are the days of a “wedding in a box.” Rather, our fall couples want to have a personal hand in every detail they can as a way to insert love, meaning and a hint of personality.
A Pop of Purple
The rich and royal purple hue is no longer reserved for spring and early summer weddings. This majestic color is going to make a strong appearance in fall weddings this year. The key is to pick a darker shade that complements the deeper tones of the season, even with a little hint of red, rather than the lighter, softer varieties that lend themselves to the warmer seasons. Go bold! Think of red wine, hearty mums and eggplant. This is not “princess” purple, this is rich, sultry and high-class.
Embracing the Outdoors
This coming season we will see even more outdoor weddings continue well into October and November. Though the weather will cool down, this will actually make it an even more pleasant experience to celebrate outside. Also, with the use of professional tents and equipment to provide heat to the tents, guests are sure to stay warm and comfortable. Whether your reception requires a heater with 80,000 or 170,000 BTUs of energy to keep your guests warm into the wee hours of the night, we have you covered.
What this trend really means is that couples are in favor of custom-created venues that are outside the box (and outside the walls). There’s more freedom to set your reception hours for when you want – and go as late as you want. You can also celebrate on private property that has particular emotional meaning, like your childhood backyard or a relative’s farm. Our fall 2014 couples like options and the options of an outdoor venue are nearly limitless!
Casual and Cozy
With the continuation of outdoor weddings well into the cooler days of the season, it’s important to keep your guests comfortable in all aspects of your wedding. Allow them to dress a bit more casually so women aren’t chilled by wearing sleeveless of strapless dresses. Men will also appreciate the more comfortable wardrobe that will make busting a move on the outdoor dance floor a whole lot easier. And when your guests aren’t dancing, think about where they will be sitting. For the ceremony, offer fun and unique seating like hay bales for guests to cuddle up close. Even throw some soft blankets on top to take the casual and cozy romance of the season yet one step further!
What trend for fall 2014 are you most excited to see? Share your thoughts by commenting below!