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the fall color palette

Fall is all about rich, warm colors. We love these combos:

  • Changing leaves: bronze, copper, peach, and burnt orange
  • Simply divine: chocolate brown paired with celadon green or aquamarine
  • New classic: chocolate brown paired soft pastels such as pale pink or powder blue
  • Rich and regal: gold and red


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Wedding Style: Fall Themed Wedding Style Ideas

Dreaming of fall foliage, warm apple cider, and palette of leaf green and chocolate brown? Sounds like you have a fall wedding in mind. Now you need inspiration! Read on.

Photo: Hyperexposure Photography

The Decor

  • Think rustic elegance: stalks of fall flowers tied to tent poles, glass jugs filled with cider, or dozens of bales of hay for guests to sit on.
  • Go all out with rich: chocolate brown burn-out velvet table linens, brown velvet curtains and chair cushions, and brown beaded candleholders for the cocktail tables.

The Invitations

  • Incorporate an autumnal icon such as a maple leaf or pinecone.
  • Send your wedding invitation in a velvet pocket featuring stitching of your first names.
  • Use metallic gold paper to give any color scheme a fall feel.

The Flowers

  • Pair your favorite flower with bunches of berries or a ring of leaves.
  • Include fruit, such as tiny pears, in the centerpieces.
  • Combine flowers with colorful votives in rustic antique lanterns.

The Menu

  • Use small pumpkins and butternut squashes as bowls for creamy pumpkin soup.
  • Use colorful seasonal produce in interesting ways -- serve a bright red beet puree or a salad of miniature vegetables.
  • Give a nod to Halloween by serving chocolate martinis with Hershey’s Kisses, or green-apple martinis with apple-flavored Jolly Ranchers.

The Cake

  • Try a basket-weave style wedding cake topped with fresh seasonal berries.
  • Dazzle guests with a cupcake tower or tower of donuts.
  • Go for drama with a four-tier confection wrapped in dark chocolate fondant and covered in green sugar-paste apples.
  • Opt out of a traditional wedding cake and serve slices of apple, cherry, and pumpkin pie instead.

The Favors

  • Give out pieces of homemade fudge with the family recipe attached.
  • Create a bundle of cookies packaged with a monogrammed label.
  • Offer spice-scented -- think gingerbread -- candles.
  • Make a jar of homemade jam adorned with a label reading "Spread the Love."
  • Give a kid treat: caramel-dipped Granny Smiths wrapped in cellophane.
  • Give a small potted plant in a cool container.

Too traditional? Get out-of-the-box fall wedding ideas.

-- Allison Micarelli

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