Halloween is just around the corner, the days are getting shorter and leafs are beginning to drop — and that means the fall wedding season is in full swing! From your bridal look, wedding décor, flowers and more, we at Bridal Spectacular have some fabulous ideas to help you create an autumn inspired wedding. Enjoy and have a Happy Halloween!
The Bridal Look
Whether you are looking for a more traditional autumn themed wedding or a spooktacular Halloween affair, you can add touches of reds, oranges and yellows to your wedding look to give you that fall style. Think of fall-inspired sashes, embellished brooches and hairpieces. Or, you can go bold with a fully adorned black and orange Halloween styled gown. Then complete the look with a spooktacular headpiece and a pair of black gloves. You choose, a classic autumn style or Halloween glam!
The Ceremony Attire
For your groom, bridesmaids, and groomsman, stick with the same color palette you selected for yourself. Consider creams, reds, oranges and yellows for the more traditional fall look, or dark hues of deep red, purple, black, or orange for Halloween glam. Adorn the guys with a simple fall inspired boutonniere and your girls with a gorgeous themed bouquet to top it off.
Décor Décor Décor
Create your perfect autumn themed wedding by incorporating your chosen colors into your décor, such as seating cards, table linens, napkins, seat covers, uplighting and place settings. Then top it great additions, such as gold charges, stylized table numbers and other autumn or Halloween themed embellishments!
And don’t forget your centerpieces! Incorporate your preferred color palette into your pieces by selecting red and orange roses or carnations, deep red and orange calla lilies, and feathers, twigs or leafs. Then surround each piece with lots of votive candles for a warmer look.
You can’t have an autumn themed wedding without incorporating great fall flavors into your menu, such as pumpkin, squash and apples. Ask your caterer for starters, such as pumpkin tarts, apple chutney, pumpkin bread, pumpkin butter, and roasted butternut squash or pumpkin soup. You can also enjoy a harvest salad with pumpkin seeds and apples, savory pumpkin ravioli and sweet roasted acorn squash for your dishes. For your dessert, set up a table topped with mini pumpkin cheesecake bites, pumpkin and apple pie, caramel apples and of course a themed wedding cake…Yum!
For cocktails, choose signature autumn themed drinks, such as rum apple cider, pumpkin spiced punch, apple-brandy hot toddies, pumpkin martini, or caramel apple punch!
For more fun wedding planning tips and inspiration, please visit http://www.bridalspectacular.com or follow us on Facebook, twitter and Pinterest. And, be sure to save-the-date to attend our Winter Bridal Show January 16 and 17 at Cashman Center where you will find great ideas for every wedding theme imaginable!