Summer to Fall Wedding Ideas

13 Sep

As fall is hinting her arrival and summer still shines in bright afternoons, event planning finds another gorgeous color inspiration! We recently styled a late summer’s evening inspired photo shoot and couldn’t be more in love with how the color palette pulled together the desired look and feel. If you’re planning a wedding or other special event that you want to reflect the warm color of a late summer sunset, check out these beautiful details.

fall wedding bride and groom

Early fall flowers

Capture your sunset-inspired color palette in your event’s floral details. We love the texture and vibrant warmth of these flowers! The deep oranges and yellows with splashes of fuschia bring just the right amount of color into the event decor. Hypericum berries are growing in popularity as a beautiful filler in arrangements—they add dimension and color; plus, they complement both flowers and greenery. Additionally, they are just the right size for boutonnieres! A simple way to coordinate your bouquets, arrangements with your groom and groomsmen flowers.

late summer early fall wedding flowers
fall wedding boutonnière

Incorporate your theme colors in your cocktail hour

Passed appetizers and signature cocktails become an even greater wedding reception experience when they are paired with a personalized cocktail napkin. Now’s the time you can finally say Mr. & Mrs! Plus, adding your theme and unique touch to your party details is the best way to really add character to an event and give it a polished look. It’s amazing what a few well thought out details can accomplish! Especially when they are something as simple as placing a quick order for custom wedding napkins. Or selecting signature cocktails to share with your guests.

Hint: signature cocktails will also help cut down on bar costs since you can provide just beer, wine and select liquors for your special cocktails. You can skip on the full bar without seeming stingy!

fall wedding cocktail hour

Late summer, early fall themed tablescape

Style your event tablescape with more than a centerpiece! Although that is totally a great place to start. A great way to save on wedding flowers that we’ve been seeing is to have your bride’s bouquet and bridesmaids’ bouquets play double duty. Have the correct vases set up on your head table and simply place your ceremony flowers for a quick reception flower transition! Not only is it more economically, but we know choosing those perfect flowers was a labor of love—why not feature them as much as you can!? Dishes and drinkware will also play a big role in the look of your table. These sweet floral dishes are just lovely for the natural style of this color palette and event theme.

fall wedding head table flower centerpiece
fall wedding tablescape

Details down to the desserts

While the classic wedding cake is still very much a beloved tradition, couples are making their weddings more and more of a unique experience and dessert tables are seeing more than just 3-tiered confections. From a variety of pies to candy buffets, guests are invited to enjoy the newlyweds' favorite sweets. This tasty table presents another opportunity to theme details and show the couples good taste. You can even turn your wedding sweets table into a party favor of sorts, personalizing party bags to stow treats for the road. These photo full color party bags were a fabulous fit for our late summer, early fall wedding theme. The watercolor floral design printed on each bag along with the newlyweds' initials is stylish and so pretty...we may want to cut one square and frame it for keeps.

fall wedding dessert table

Colorful, custom details add so much to weddings and any special event! They are a simple way to add your unique touch and go a long way without taking a big chunk out of your budget. Love is in the details after all, and it’s these little ones that work together to create your event’s look and feel.




Florals by Wild Clover Flowers