With the stunning fall colors, warmth of family and togetherness, and some of the most delicious meals of the year, what better way to share your gratitude with your loved ones than with a Thanksgiving wedding! From the décor, colors, menu and more, we at Bridal Spectacular have some great ideas on how you can transform your Thanksgiving favorites into an exquisite wedding theme everyone will love. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thanksgiving inspired reception at Canyon Gate Country Club


The Wedding Attire

In order to create a Thanksgiving inspired wedding, it is essential to display the beautiful colors of autumn! For the bridal gown, select a soft ivory or off-white dress adorned with a brown, beige, deep red, or orange sash to integrate that autumn feel. For the groom and his groomsman, outfit them in tan or chocolate brown suits with a variety of autumn colored ties, such as blood orange, golden yellow, chocolate brown and merlot red. Then dress the bridesmaids in the same shades as the guys’ ties for a stunning display of Thanksgiving colors!

Photo by AltF Photography
Ivory wedding gown with a beige sash. Photo by AltF Photography


The Flowers

For your flowers, consider choosing of dark red dahlias, golden black-eyed Susans, yellow and orange calla lilies, yellow sunflowers, and orange roses or carnations. Then, incorporate a Thanksgiving touch by adding embellishments, such as acorns, green berry sprays, sprigs of seeded eucalyptus, or clusters of hypericum berries.

Thanksgiving inspired flowers. Photo by Adam Frazier Photography
Great Thanksgiving colored flowers. Photo by Adam Frazier Photography


Beautiful Autumn Décor

One of the best ways to truly showcase any wedding theme is through the décor! For a Thanksgiving wedding, incorporate themed details into your aisle pieces, alter, aisle runner, centerpieces, seating cards, place settings, menus, favors, dessert table and more! Choose the same colors, flowers and embellishments you selected for your bouquet and wedding attire to ensure the theme is seamless from start-to-finish.

Thanksgiving themed centerpiece at Emerald at Queensridge
Thanksgiving themed centerpiece at Emerald at Queensridge


The Wedding Menu

Thanksgiving is certainly one of the most delectable and fun meals of the year! Transform your favorite dishes into a wedding worthy menu with these tasty ideas!

  • Turkey is a must with a Thanksgiving menu! For your main course, serve up roasted turkey with an orange zest cranberry sauce, corn bread stuffing and pumpkin ravioli.
  • In place of green bean casserole, serve crispy fried green beans in mini cups or paper cones.
  • Love mashed potatoes? Set up a spud bar with different toppings, such as cheese, bacon bits, sour cream and chives. Serve the mashed potatoes in a martini glass for an upscale “mash-tini!”
  • Don’t forget the pumpkin pie! Set up a dessert bar with pumpkin pie shooters, cake pops and cheesecake bites to incorporate this Thanksgiving favorite!
  • And for your wedding cake, consider decorating it with beautiful autumn leaves, brown ribbon and of course a pumpkin.
Thanksgiving inspired wedding cake by Cravin’ Cake Bakery
Thanksgiving inspired wedding cake by Cravin’ Cake Bakery


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