7 Hot Fall Wedding Trends To Steal Right Now

This season, it’s all about woodland motifs, green garlands, creatively displayed comfort foods and tons of metallic accents (even on cakes!).

Fall Color Trend: Jewel Tones + Earthy ShadesPhotos Clockwise From Left: Lola Elise Photography // Eclectic Images // Lola Elise Photography
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Fall Color Trend: Jewel Tones & Earthy Shades

Saturated jewel tones layered with earthy shades create a color-rich palette. Mix colors like emerald green with darker green shades inspired by nature. Or even combine several rich colors, like foliage-inspired oranges and reds with a deep purple.
Also big?
Summer’s cheerful pink has transitioned into almost-red magenta, which pairs well with other jewel tones or by itself with neutral-yet-warm ivory.
Fall Flower Trend: Big BloomsPhotos Clockwise From Left: Mary Fields Photography // Jen Fariello // Genevieve Leiper Photography // Olive Juice Studios
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Fall Flower Trend: Big Blooms

Big bloom flowers, including dahlias and peonies, are making a statement in bold colors like deep orange and fuchsia. Instead of wispy and whimsical arrangements, fall florals will focus on larger flowers, with a supporting cast of celiosa, lily of the valley and scabiosa pods.
Also big?
Mixing budding flowers with wide-open blooms as well as nonfloral elements like feathers and even wheat or barley stalks adds texture and depth to bouquets and centerpieces.
Fall Invitation Trend: Woodland MotifsPhotos Clockwise From Left: Samuel Lippke Studios // Heather Roth Fine Art Photography // Jen Fariello // Love Ala Photography // Erik Ekroth
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Fall Invitation Trend: Woodland Motifs

Acorns, ferns, leaves, garland and wood grain are making a seasonal statement on invitations while also embracing the fall motif. Carry this theme through onto escort and menu cards as well as welcome bags for a cohesive look.
Also big?
Gold and silver foil stamping combined with letterpress for custom-looking fonts.
Fall Reception Trend: Seasonal Fruit And GreensPhotos Clockwise From Left: Genevieve Leiper Photography // Lola Elise Photography // Sabine Scherer// Jade and Matthew Take Pictures // Mike Larson Photography
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Fall Reception Trend: Seasonal Fruit & Greens

This year, wedding receptions are focusing on greenery like garland chair swags and moss table runners. Décor including mixed seasonal fruits and veggies like persimmons, figs, kale and even artichokes put a twist on the traditional harvest theme. Hanging décor, like a non-traditional chandelier and even ribbon create a focal point above your reception and even warm up a big, open space.
Also big?
Soft candle lighting created with tons of votives in mercury glass or burnished gold and bronze holders. Speakeasy inspired single liquor bars like a brandy or tequila bar add a personalized favorite to cocktail hour. Drinks served in vintage barware like champagne saucers instead of flutes.
Fall Cake TrendsPhotos Clockwise from Left: Love Ala Photography // Emily Scannell Photography // Heather Roth Fine Art Photography // Laura Ivanova Photography // Laura Ivanova Photography
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Fall Cake Trend: Buttercream & Gold Accents

Cakes are going back to basics. Instead of over-the-top sugar flowers and intricate details, textured simple textured buttercream accented with fresh flowers and even burlap will be popular this season. Instead of traditional round cakes shapes like hexagons and even ovals put a creative spin on simple cakes. Metallic accents, whether it’s a gold-foiled tier or allover edible painted gold adds a regal touch to even the simplest cake and also pairs well with a jewel tone color palette. Also big? Naked (non-frosted cake) cakes are an interesting take on the simple, earthy look.
Fall Food Trend: Farm To Table Meets Mini FoodsPhotos Clockwise From Left: Q Weddings // Millie Holloman Photography // 136 Beautiful Day Photography // Lily Glass photography // Erik Ekroth //
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Fall Food Trend: Farm To Table Meets Mini Foods

Local, seasonal foods are at the heart of catering menus, especially with all of the fall produce. Creative food displays are becoming a surprise element to reception décor. Fill a cabinet full of cider doughnuts or display grilled mini veggies on a stand. Expect to see trendy comfort foods like cronuts and ramen burgers make an appearance as an unexpected late-night snack too!
Also big? As summer winds down, heartier drinks like hard cider and craft pumpkin beer are replacing summer ale and tropical drinks for cocktail hour.
Fall Dress TrendsPhotos Left to Right: Kurt Wilberding // MCV Photo // MCV Photo
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Fall Dress Trend: Sleeves & Coverlets

Sleeves have been hot since Kate Middleton rocked them for the royal wedding, but we’re going to see more romantic and soft cap sleeves accented with beading and lace this season. For fabrics, hints of gold and silver lace are adding hint a of metallic to the classic white or ivory wedding dresses.
Also big?
Coverage with serious style hit the runways this season in the form of chic coverlets, that have the added bonus of keeping you warm on a chilly evening.

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Escort cards are extremely easy to personalize and an excellent way to bring in your wedding day colors -- from calligraphed seating cards set atop a textured linen to apples tagged with each guest's name or small personalized bundles of lavender tied off with string. Other ways to display escort cards: Pin them to a clothesline, post them on a board covered in color-coordinated ribbon, or incorporate them into your cocktail hour using personalized stirrers tagged with guests' names.
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