Apples are a quintessential part of the fall season. So why not embrace the bountiful harvest with an orchard wedding, themed all around this delicious fruit? Not only are apples beautiful and versatile. But they’re a super affordable decorative element as well. What’s not to love? We’ve found the sweetest ideas brides have used to create their own orchard wedding perfection, below.
Orchard Wedding Ideas for the Planning Bride
It’s the subtle details that make all the difference. For a look that’s red delicious, add a bright splash of crimson to your wedding ensemble. A fluffy petticoat, deep red lipstick, or a pair of ruby slippers are the perfect accessory. Or add a bold “Snow White” style bow for a look that is truly fairy tale worthy
For a sweet smelling nod to the theme, give your groom a whimsical cinnamon stick boutonniere! Add a scarlet tie or pocket square to finish the look.
Get that perfect ring close up by perching your bands atop…you guessed it…an apple!
If an apple a day keeps the doctor away then an apple bouquet will really do the trick. A few added greens give this bunch the most incredible texture.
Why not have your orchard wedding ceremony…in the orchard! The long rows of trees create a perfect aisle, especially when added bushels full of apples help line the way. Create your altar with some vintage wooden ladders and adorn them with florals for an easy DIY that is delightfully charming.
The Seating Chart
We love a good food pun, especially when it helps guests find their way to the dinner table. Stick your escort cards to individual apples so everyone can “pick” their seat! And the best part is that the apples can double as favors! (Check out our Rectangle Favor Tags here – they also make great escort cards!)
The Reception Decor
Bushel baskets, produce crates, tree cuttings, moss and a few candles are all it takes to stage the prettiest orchard wedding reception. We love the touch of whimsy the overturned basket adds to the scene.
The Table Decor
Lean into the rustic look with mismatched vintage chairs and place settings. Embellish with deep ruby red apples and green textured florals and you may have trouble getting your guests to actually get up from their seats.
Apple bowling, bobbing for apples and pressing homemade cider are all fun and unique ways to celebrate your orchard wedding. Or you can even let your guests wander through the trees and pick their own bushels!
Spiked apple cider and apple martinis are a great place to start when you’re creating signature cocktails. Garnish with a fresh slice and a sprinkle of cinnamon for that cozy fall feeling.
It’s amazing how many different dishes you can create with apples. So get creative and have some fun when you’re planning your menu.
Pro Tip: Honey-crisp apples add a bright crunch to a hot chicken salad. And fresh apple slices pair beautifully with a cheese and charcuterie tray.
Cream cheese icing makes this delectable tower of apple cake one to remember. And the unfinished naked look gives just the right touch of rustic charm.
There are many ways to do an orchard wedding favor. But we love the idea of giving your guests tiny jugs of spiced cider paired with apple cider donuts for the road.
Tie it all together and you’re well on your way to an Apple-y Ever After you’ll never forget. Especially when you get gorgeous stationery goodies from us right here! And, as always, don’t forget to share your beautiful images with us on Instagram after the big day!