Oh belles, I cannot tell you how much I love fall. The smells, the colors, the pumpkins on front porches. Absolutely everything about fall screams cups of hot cocoa and big blanket scarves. However living in Savannah, we rarely see fall peak it’s head out until December, even January. What is a girl, and numerous brides, to do when she wants to bring the colorful season to the low country?
Being a guest at four weddings this fall, and working many more, I have seen a ton of different ways to weave in the spirit of fall to a big day. From using miniature pumpkins and heirloom gourds, to candlelit chandeliers and family style seating. There are so many ways to subtly and tastefully give a nod to the cooling temperatures and changing colors. Here are some of my favorite ways to incorporate the season:
- Do an oyster roast for your rehearsal or even the reception! Oysters are synonymous with the fall months, didn’t your mama ever tell you to only eat oysters in months with an “r”?
- Serve spiked apple cider or hot toddy’s as a signature cocktail- recipe here
- Throw an outdoor celebration and set out warm blankets or shawls for guests to curl up in as your favor.
- Use the season’s colors as your backdrop; play with deep purples, grays, and romantic reds. Even better, dress your gals in plum or wine shade.
- For floral, incorporate seasonal blooms like dahlias, thistles, and gum tree leaves.
- Use vintage barn tables to create a chic rustic look.