It's Fall, Y'all!

Today is the fall equinox, which means it’s officially the happiest time of year for all of you who love plaid button-ups, cozy scarves, crunchy leaves, Halloween, jeans tucked into boots, and all things pumpkin spice. 

I’ll admit it. I’m pretty sad to see summer go.  But the one thing that is making me a tiny bit more excited for this new season is, of course, inspiration for gorgeous fall weddings. Here are some of my favorite ideas for weddings this fall!

Bouquets

Photos: 1. 2. 3 (which is from Jordan & Nick's recent wedding at The Barn!).

Photos: 1. 2. 3 (which is from Jordan & Nick's recent wedding at The Barn!).

Photos: 4. 5. 6. 

Photos: 4. 5. 6

What makes a beautiful, unique fall bouquet? Texture, whether from lotus pods, billy balls, burlap or ribbon; rich colors, especially cranberry, plum, mustard and burnt orange; and unexpected elements, like wheat, leaves, succulents, and even fruits. If you're curious about whether or not pastels work for fall bouquets, they absolutely do! Add a touch of texture, rich color, or something unexpected, and blush, mint and light blue become totally fall appropriate. 

Cakes

Photos: 1. 2. 3. 

Photos: 1. 2. 3

Photos: 4. 5. 6 (which is from Hayley & Zach's fall wedding at The Barn two years ago).

Photos: 4. 5. 6 (which is from Hayley & Zach's fall wedding at The Barn two years ago).

Something about a naked (or lightly frosted) cake screams fall, especially with the addition of a few apples or flowers in fall hues. If naked cakes aren't your thing, adding burlap or rich colored florals to a simple cake creates a rustic, autumn-inspired look. Or go for a precious birch tree-inspired cake with your initials "carved" in. Gorgeous!

Decor

Photos: 1. 2. 

Photos: 1. 2

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Photos: 3. 4

Nothing says fall decor more than loads of pumpkins! Traditional orange pumpkins or heirloom pumpkins in all shapes and colors are great ceremony and reception decor, but painted or glittered pumpkins are perfect for adding a fall vibe to a wedding with a not-very-fall color scheme. Pumpkins aren't your only option for creating an autumn look, though. Using TONS of candles creates a cozy, romantic atmosphere that makes even the chilliest evenings feel warm and wonderful. 

Ceremony Details

Photo: Miles Witt Boyer, from Lauren & Jack's wedding at The Barn last fall. 

Photo: Miles Witt Boyer, from Lauren & Jack's wedding at The Barn last fall. 

Photos: 1. 2. 3. 

Photos: 1. 2. 3

Once again, candles and pumpkins are a winning combination for ceremony decor. Fall florals, lanterns and gorgeous fallen leaves are also perfect for lining the aisle! 

Reception Details

Photo by MGB Photo, from Meagan & Alex's wedding at The Barn last fall. 

Photo by MGB Photo, from Meagan & Alex's wedding at The Barn last fall. 

Photos: 1 & 2. 

Photos: 1 & 2

Set the tone at the reception with dinner by candlelight and yummy fall snacks, like warm apple cider or delicious donuts. My personal favorite detail for fall weddings? A bonfire and s'mores. And that's all I've got to say about that. 

Keep in mind that choosing a fall wedding date DOES NOT mean your wedding has to be full of burnt orange and red, pumpkins, plaid or any traditional fall decor. If you want to have a hot pink wedding in the fall, DO IT. It's your special day, and you should absolutely choose whatever color scheme, style, flowers and decor you love, not what is "appropriate" for the season. So, I guess I sorta just told you to disregard everything you just read... I'm obviously great at this job. 

I hope you're feeling inspired and looking forward to all things fall after reading this post! What are your favorite ideas for fall weddings? See y'all back here tomorrow!

Xoxo, 
Kelsi