Five Popular Wedding Themes For Fall

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When it comes to Fall wedding themes, there are so many creative ones to choose from. Today we want to focus on how to help create these exciting fall wedding themes directly to your wedding decor. Here we have a round-up that will help you plan your own autumn tablescapes.

Heading Back To School

Nothing quite fits a September wedding date quite as well as a back-to-school theme. Maybe it's the inevitable apples. Use apples on your tables to reinforce table numbers, or even utilize them on your welcome table as delightful photo holders. When it comes to decorating your buffet tables, take sack lunch in a more grown-up direction. Display baskets of beautifully-wrapped sandwiches and glass bottles of Coca-Cola atop Pendleton wool blankets for a high school football game vibe.

Beautiful Leaves

Probably the single most popular fall wedding theme is autumn leaves.  If you live in an area that experiences a bright and vibrant fall season, leaves are all around.  They can also be a budget-friendly and eco-friendly way to decorate your tables.

Use spray paint to golden leaves to exude a magical glow. This is definitely autumn gone glam!  If you love this look you can either string them up and hang them as an installation as they have done above. For a more traditional fall motif, use leaves right from outside and place them in the bottom of hurricane-style candle holders or strewn across the table, having them serve as a runner.


October's favorite theme will always be Halloween.  And you would be surprised how easy it is for Halloween to go super chic.  Keep things gorgeously glam by using lots of black with hints of red. And avoid anything super cheesy or gory. Black and red is such a popular and modern color palette for this fall wedding theme. Want to go just a wee tiny bit Gothic?  Use red roses and black accents in your floral design--it will read just the right amount of moody romance.


From pumpkins to wheat, early autumn is all about harvest season!  And this Fall wedding theme allows for so much variety and texture.  Use a wheat and moss centerpiece is simple, clean, and modern. Of course, pumpkins are the most popular of all fall decor accoutrements. You can go for a lush, bountiful cornucopia full of pumpkins, squash, candles, and sunflowers. Or you can try more of a modern aesthetic as with these white pumpkins wrapped in berries. Both look lovely and are seamlessly incorporated into an autumn tablescape. Wheat centerpieces are certainly less colorful than some of the other decor we've looked at today, but for those wanting something seasonal and rustic chic, it's a great option. Paired with linen, it's such a relaxing and peaceful decor element.

Jewel Tones

Deep jewel tones of amber, emerald, sapphire, and garnet create the most elegant of autumn tablescapes. You can layer colors to elicit a rich and sumptuous atmosphere. Use different elements to highlight the jewel tones in your tablescape. Use deep topaz vases and emerald goblets, or just find a smorgasbord of colors.  But to keep it from looking like an estate sale, make sure to blend in lots of natural elements, like moss and other greenery, dahlias, and branches. If you want green to be the focal color on your table, just use small colored glass vases and sprigs of color in each arrangement.  


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