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Fall Wedding Trends for the Modern Bride – 2018

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The air is getting cooler, the leaves are starting to change and our most favorite wedding season is just picking up. More couples than ever are choosing to have a fall wedding and it’s so easy to see why. The weather is perfect for outdoor ceremonies, there is less competition for venues and the new angle of the sun on the earth makes for the most dreamy evening light. What’s not to love? So make a cup of tea, grab your favorite sweater and cozy up to some best-loved fall wedding trends for 2018 below!

Inspiration for the Perfect Fall Wedding

Long Sleeve Dresses

I’m a sucker for a long sleeve wedding dress. There is just something about long, lacy bell sleeves that brings every fairy tale princess fantasy to life. Expect to see lots of draping layers and pretty lace details on gowns this fall.

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Oxblood Suits

Is there anything finer than a well tailored suit? Maybe only when it comes in a shade of deep, rich burgundy. Oxblood suits are the perfect accompaniment for your fall wedding. They can be dressed up or down to fit your venue and add just the right amount of warmth.

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Felted Wool Hats & Natural Hair

A great hat can really change the tone of an entire outfit (in the best way). This fall we are seeing more grooms embracing head wear and we are loving it. There is just something so rock and roll about this whole vibe and when you pair it with loose, natural waves on the bride the result is just stunning.

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Jewel Tones

Just because you’re having a fall wedding doesn’t mean you have to go right to a fiery orange color pallete. Rich jewel tones of fuchsia, aubergine and emerald go perfectly with the warm dusty tones of the season. After all, who wouldn’t want to be adorned in the colors of royalty on their wedding day?

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Cascading Bouquets

This floral wedding trend looks like it’s here to stay, and you’ll get no complaints here! Juxtaposed against a classic silhouette, cascading bouquets add just the right amount of loose whimsy to your floral arrangements. (Not to mention the extra surface area they offer for the bouquet toss)!

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Craft Beer Flights

Why choose one signature drink when you can have five? Craft beer flights are a unique way to showcase your favorite local brews during your cocktail hour. Because sometimes more is actually more.

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Cocktail Escort Cards

Or if beer isn’t your beverage of choice, consider this fun fall wedding trend. Cocktail stirrers double as escort cards so your guests can find their seats with a drink already in hand. Efficient and classy!

(P.S. Our rectangle favor tags actually make great custom cocktail escort cards! Message us to set up a custom listing!)

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Fresh Fruit Decor

Reap the bounty of the season by using fresh fall fruits as table decor. Blackberries, figs, pears, apples, and plums are all found in abundance right now. Make sure they are all clean and washed so your guests can munch away as the evening goes on. You can also use pumpkins, squash and gourds to accent your fall wedding theme in a more traditional, but just as beautiful way.

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Trestle Tables

Family style trestle tables are all the rage right now. Because not only do they give everyone a sense of inclusion, but they make for some truly lovely photographs too. We love this added touch of personalized cushions as place cards.

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Unique Entertainment

Couples are keeping up with funky new wedding entertainment and fall weddings are no exception. Consider having a vintage cider press where guests can take turns creating fresh, delicious apple cider. Or a game of lawn bowling that substitutes a large pumpkin for the ball. The options are endless and each more creative than the last.

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Gourmet Comfort Food

A chilly fall wedding is the perfect excuse to enjoy comforting food favorites like tomato soup and grilled cheese. Take inspiration from gourmet restaurants and pay attention to presentation to elevate simple dishes into extraordinary ones.

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New Minimalism

Simple decor ideas are still a bridal favorite this season. Because who really knows what to do with three fork options anyway? Pair things down and only include the essentials on your table for a look that is complete perfection without going overboard.

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Bonfire Reception

A roaring bonfire is the perfect excuse to cozy up to your new groom and break out the marshmallows. End the evening with campfire songs and s’mores and your guests will never want to leave.

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Hand Painted Cookies

Delicate, hand painted sugar cookies are a beautiful favor or dessert option for your fall wedding. The sweet custom details make them *almost* too pretty to eat!

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Black Wedding Cakes

Whoever said black on your wedding day was bad luck has never seen this cake! Moody, dark elements go hand in hand with your fall wedding and the cake should be no exception. The subtle golden detailing and pear topper add just the right amount of brightness.

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These gorgeous fall wedding trends are making this June bride want to renew her vows. And don’t forget to share your own favorite wedding day elements with us on Instagram using #marrygramsbride – nobody inspires us more than you!