Your Fall 2013 Wedding: Last Touches

June 12th, 2013

Well, the countdown has begun for our autumn 2013 brides and we’re glad to say we’ve seen some gorgeous ideas so far!

Image Credit: Oxana Brik

Fall has always been my favorite time of year. Believe it or not, we do get some fall colors here in Southern California. And if we want the full blaze, that’s just a quick car trip away to the mountains, where the mornings are crisp and the aspens, maples and liquid ambar are on fire with color.


If you’re planning a fall wedding, you’re in your last quarter of the year to get your final touches all figured out. You most likely already have your venue and may have a gown selected but what about those “little extras”? We’re here to help! Here are some great final ideas for a beautiful autumn wedding.

Seasonal Foods for Your Reception or Bridal Shower

Delicious caramel corn, as seen on Rachael Ray.

Autumn is bursting with flavor! Warm, “heavier” foods like cakes and pies, flavors such as maple or cinnamon, and fruits/veggies such as apples, nuts and gourds are delicious to serve as appetizers or part of the main course.

Also select an autumn flavor and autumn decor for your wedding cake. How about a moist carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and sugar maple leaves around the base? Or perhaps a cinnamon spice cake covered in a satiny ganache?

Prettily cut-out spice cookies are yummy, adorable and rustic for an appetizer. They’re also great for your bridal shower.

Decor for Your Venue and Invitations

Choose sumptuous fall colors for your wedding venue and for your tabletop decor. Natural touches such as pine cones, uncracked nuts, leaves, twigs and bunches of autumn flowers are all nice touches.

Check out these gorgeous placecard holders.

These ideas are also perfect for your wedding and bridal shower invitations.

Fall lends itself to heaver, more dramatic colors and fabrics. Tie big rustic bows around the chairs at your wedding venue. Choose deep or gem colors for your tablecloths. You can also go deeper and more dramatic with color as regards your invitations.

The Wonderful Smells of Autumn

Use scent to really create the mood. Choose foods that give off rich, full fragrances (spices like cinnamon are great for this). Set the tabletops with autumn scented flowers, pine cones, open rustic style jars of spices and the like.

For wedding favors, give fall fragranced soaps or sachets. Our brides also love our selection of brownie pops for showers and at the reception.

Your Locale

Haven’t picked the venue yet? We love to choose an outdoor wedding and/or reception venue for autumn, but do make sure you have backup in case of weather. Pretty wedding tents can be rented, sometimes from the venue and sometimes from an outside source. Decorate these with climbing faux vines and leaves.

These touches are so easy to do and can be very economical. Autumn is practically a decoration in and of itself, so take advantage of this beautiful season to create the perfect, and perfectly beautiful, wedding.