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Autumn Wedding Inspo

Fall in Love with these Autumn inspired Wedding Ideas

When the weather drops and the leaves change, you know fall has begun. Take advantage of what's left of the season and create a beautiful autumn wedding. From adding leaves, pumpkins, and apples to your stationary, to incorporating butternut squash and other seasonal veggies into your menu, there are several ways to embrace the season. Here are some ideas you and your guests are sure to FALL in love with!

Photo Ideas

- Throw on your cutest boots, favorite jeans and comfiest sweater and have your engagement shoot be under the falling leaves!

  • During this time of year head to a park, farm or river to hold your romantic shoot. The surrounding nature will be the perfect

backdrop for unforgettable pictures to get your guests excited for your special day!

  • Write your date on leaves, pumpkins, or a wood sign as a cute save date invite!


  • Warm colors are the perfect way to embrace the fall season. Burgundy, Orange, Light Charcoal, and Mustard are a few favorites to consider when planning your wedding

  • Get married under a rustic arch covered in the changing leaves and beautiful greens

  • Incorporate mini pumpkins and small berries into your arrangements for a cute and unique to addition to the season

  • Have a basket of blankets for guests to grab as they find their seat at the ceremony, with the temperature dropping it might be a little chilly!

Menu Ideas

  • Cocktail Hour Appetizers: Caprese Salad Skewers, Tomato soup shots and grilled cheese bites, mini quiche

  • Main Entree: Roasted pork with spiced apples, rack of lamb, shepherd’s pie, pumpkin and

butternut squash ravioli

  • Vegetables: mashed potatoes, candied carrots, grilled vegetable medley, baked potato bar

  • Dessert: Apple berry cobbler, pumpkin maple walnut cupcakes, mini pies

  • Beverages: Hot coca and warm apple cider are the perfect addition to any fall night


  • Table numbers can be written on a piece of wood to create a rustic feel that perfectly complements the burgundy and orange colors of the center piece floral

  • Tie guests names onto a small pumpkin that acts as both a place card and a take home gift

  • Floating paper lanterns are an enchanted and whimsical addition to any reception space, hang them from the ceiling and add twinkle lights to set the mood

  • Add a small lantern to your centerpiece decor with a yellow candle inside to give off a warm flickering glow

- Take homes: S’more kit, caramel corn, custom matchboxes, homemade jam

Blog post by Intern Coordinator Danielle Hendricks, edited by Rachel Weinshanker, exclusively for San Diego Life Events

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