Autumn Weddings

November 21, 2014

[Ovation Images Photography via Tim Duncan Events]

Who’s ready for Thanksgiving? I know I am! With its pumpkin-spice aroma, the kaleidoscope of reds, oranges, and yellows, and an emphasis on gratitude and family, Thanksgiving is my favorite time of the year.

Another great perk about Thanksgiving is the potential for lovely weddings. After spending hours perusing photography sites and wedding blogs this week, I started wishing I’d had an autumn wedding.

One thing I’ve noticed about fall weddings is that in many places around the country, autumn provides a gorgeous natural photo backdrop. No matter the season of your wedding, consider using nature as a prop for great wedding photos. Of all their wedding day keepsakes, brides often treasure photos most.

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Adorro Impressions Photography via Style Me Pretty

There is something about this photo that I absolutely adore. The colors evoke autumn at first glance, and just looking at the picture, I can almost feel the crisp fall air.

The autumn-leaf treat shown is a great example of how you can get creative with your wedding favors to make them fit your wedding theme or the current season.

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Ryan Flynn Photography via Ruffled Blog

Even though the above photo doesn’t have a “nature” feel, the bride still pays tribute to the season via her color palette and the use of fur wraps. Shawls, capes, and even delicate coats can be both classy and functional as they keep your party comfortable in cool temperatures.

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Elizabeth Messina / Kiss the Groom

Here’s another photo I adore! Apples make the perfect accent for fall weddings. Incorporating them into your decor is a great way to add pops of bright color. Besides their visual appeal, apples make fun photography props, as shown above.

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Camille Styles via The Perfect Palette

Some brides build their whole wedding around an apple theme. Whether or not you choose to incorporate them on such a grand scale, you might still consider delicious and attractive treats like these caramel apples for your dessert table.

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Aaron Delesie Photography via Wedding Sparrow

Above is another illustration of the potential loveliness of bridal party shawls. This wedding took place on Thanksgiving Day in the English countryside. (Click on the Wedding Sparrow link for more pictures of this Thanksgiving Day wedding; the photography is gorgeous!)

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Souder Photography via Something Turquoise

In my opinion, outdoor weddings are almost always beautiful. Whether you hold your wedding inside or out, attractive reception tables can add a lot of flair. One bride’s choice of autumn table decor amidst crunch, fallen leaves is absolutely darling in rustic, unique way.