Autumn is all about rich, bold colors. If you plan a fall wedding, you'll want to incorporate some of the season's natural hues.
When planning a fall wedding, think of nature to conjure up a color palette. Pick up a fallen leaf. You might see a combination of burnt orange, buttery gold and yellow-green. The next leaf may be a mix of dark brown and fiery red. As a rule, colors that are found combined in nature will work combined for your fall wedding color scheme.
Fall wedding invitations should match your chosen colors. Consider using graphic elements such as leaves and acorns.
Mums are a beautiful flower of fall that comes in such colors as crimson, yellow, purple and mauve - colors that could be combined for a warm wedding palette. Visiting a florist early in the planning process can help you narrow in on the color scheme.
A beautiful combination that is seen in everything from home decor to fashion runways is rich browns paired with purples, such as eggplant and grape. To accentuate the muted natural look, use other accents that suggest nature. Wrap wedding bouquets with fabric ribbon, tulle or raffia (leaf fibers from a palm tree, used to make baskets and other crafts.)
Terra cotta is another beautiful color from autumn's palette. Combine it with yellows, copper and ivory.
Deep red, a color of the season, has a romantic tone as well. Combine it with lavender, burgundy and other colors between red and purple on the color wheel. Enhance the romance by using roses as a primary focus in your bouquets and centerpieces. Tie deep red ribbons on the back of ivory chairs.
Cornucopias, or baskets filled with fall squashes, make wonderful fall wedding centerpieces, and can be made more elegant by adding a few fresh flowers. To make them, fill baskets of your choice with fall leaves, gourds, apples, pomegranates, peppers, dried ears of Indian corn and peppers.
Blue is in high style right now, and deep shades such as navy, cobalt, blue-black and sapphire are wonderful for autumn. Pair these shades with shades of periwinkle and silver. Accent bouquets with glittery silver wires provided by your florist.
A final decorating idea: make use of the bounty of the season's fallen leaves for use in decorating. And surround your location with plenty of candle light to provide a warm aura.