Fall Wedding Fashion

Falling for Autumn: Wedding Ideas for Fall 2023

As the calendar flips to autumn, the world transforms into a vibrant canvas of red, orange, and gold hues, making it the perfect backdrop for a romantic wedding celebration. As we approach 2023, we’ve curated a list of captivating fall wedding ideas to make your special day a splendid, unforgettable affair.

Wedding Ideas for Fall


Earthy Color Palettes

Take a cue from nature’s magnificent color palette in autumn. Think deep burgundy, burnt orange, mustard yellow, and forest green. These earthy tones combined with gold or copper accents can add warmth and elegance to your wedding décor.

Seasonal Florals and Foliage

Incorporate autumnal elements into your floral arrangements. Dahlias, mums, and roses in deep red and orange hues pair beautifully with autumn foliage. Don’t shy away from adding berries, twigs, and even fallen leaves for a rustic feel.

Cozy Outdoor Ceremonies

With mild temperatures and the colorful backdrop that nature provides, autumn is the perfect time for an outdoor ceremony. Create a cozy ambiance with fire pits, fairy lights, and candles, perfect for a wedding under the open sky.

Warm and Hearty Menu

Embrace the season’s harvest by including autumn flavors in your wedding menu. Offer comfort foods like hearty stews or roasted meats. Pumpkin soup or apple cider donuts can be crowd-pleasing starters and desserts. Warm beverages like spiced lattes or hot chocolate are ideal for cooler evenings.

Velvet Accents

In 2023, expect to see a return of velvet in the wedding scene. Velvet adds a touch of luxe and warmth to your wedding décor. Think velvet table runners, ribbon ties for bouquets, or even velvet shoes for the bride!

Pampas Grass

Pampas grass will continue to trend into 2023, especially for autumn weddings. Their feathery plumes in neutral tones can add texture and a dreamy vibe to your wedding decor. Use them in centerpieces, archways, or even in your bouquet.

Autumn-Inspired Wedding Cake

Consider a wedding cake that reflects the season. Spice-flavored cakes, apple cinnamon, or pumpkin flavors are divine. Decorate with fall florals, berries, and foliage to make it a centerpiece in itself.

Intimate Gatherings

As we navigate the post-pandemic world, intimate weddings, or ‘minimonies,’ will continue to be popular in 2023. Smaller guest lists allow for more personalized details and create a cozy, family-like atmosphere, fitting for an autumn wedding.

Warm Invites and Favors

Incorporate the autumn theme in your wedding invites. Use deep, warm colors and rustic elements in your design. For wedding favors, consider seasonal items like mini jars of apple butter, homemade candles, or even little potted succulents.


Nature-Inspired Photo Sessions

Autumn provides a magical backdrop for wedding photos. Use the natural scenery to your advantage. A sunset photo session can capture the beauty of the golden hour, and a blanket or cozy shawl can be a cute accessory (and also keep you warm!).

The beauty of an autumn wedding lies in its ability to blend the natural charm of the season with the warmth and love of a wedding. As you plan your wedding for fall 2023, remember to embrace the season – its colors, its flavors, and most importantly, its cozy, warm spirit. With the right elements, your autumn wedding can be a captivating celebration as enchanting as the season itself.



Images by John and Joseph Photography, Norman and Blake, Deer Pearl Flowers