Wedding Inspiration: Fall Reception Ideas

In keeping with our fall theme that began last Monday, let's talk about fall reception ideas! This post was also from last year, but I still love every idea in this post, so I wanted to share it again!

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I really hope receptions at The Barn this fall include the following things:
*Lots and lots (and lots) of gorgeous, romantic candlelight. Giant candelabras! Candles in mason jars! Lanterns (extra pretty if they're hanging above your reception tables)! No matter how you use them, just know that you can't have too many. They create a cozy, moody atmosphere that is perfect for fall weddings, and this look is stunning inside The Barn!
*Fall foods! A fun hot chocolate bar, a fall-themed dessert table with donuts and apple cider, fall cocktails (these recipes), mini pies, soup! 
*Pumpkins, duh. Paint them, cover them in glitter, or leave them their beautiful, natural colors (especially pretty if you use them in all sizes, shapes and colors). White pumpkins make a not-very-fall wedding theme/color palette feel totally fall appropriate!
*A bonfire + s'mores. The best reception entertainment. They're great all year round, but there's just something about sitting around a bonfire in the fall! 
*Burlap. We certainly use burlap in every season, but doesn't it just seem like it was made for fall weddings?! It's perfect for adding a little bit of texture to your reception tables, and it pairs beautifully with fall colors. It's also great for adding a fall vibe to a color palette that isn't very fall-ish. 
*A couple random decor items that I love for fall weddings: logs/wood and wheat (after our famous wheat wedding, I'm obsessed with it!).
*Fall favors. Caramel apples, mini pumpkins that double as place card holders, s'mores, all kinds of delicious popcorn.

Here are a few ideas I love for fall receptions!

MGB Photo, from Meagan + Alex's wedding at The Barn

MGB Photo, from Meagan + Alex's wedding at The Barn

The Kindred Collective, from Jordon + Nick's wedding at The Barn

The Kindred Collective, from Jordon + Nick's wedding at The Barn

Jen Brazil Photography, from Cathryn + Tyler's wedding at The Barn

Jen Brazil Photography, from Cathryn + Tyler's wedding at The Barn

JRowe Photography, from Jana + Robert's wedding at The Barn

JRowe Photography, from Jana + Robert's wedding at The Barn

Miles Witt Boyer, from Lauren + Jack's wedding at The Barn

Miles Witt Boyer, from Lauren + Jack's wedding at The Barn

Tryston Hines Photography, from Samantha + Dalton's wedding at The Barn

Tryston Hines Photography, from Samantha + Dalton's wedding at The Barn

Shingleur Photography, from Lindsy + Keith's wedding at The Barn

Shingleur Photography, from Lindsy + Keith's wedding at The Barn

I hope y'all had a great weekend! And I hope you're looking forward to fall. :)

xoxo,
Kelsi