FALL WEDDING WEDDING TRENDS AND INSPIRATION
June 15th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Ideas for a Fall Wedding - Dresses, Desserts & More
As the leaves fall and the colors change, we can’t help but fall in love with the new season. From new desserts to delicious and easy-to-make cocktails, there are always new fall wedding trends popping up. The beautiful color palettes of this season mixed with all things pumpkin and cinnamon, why not hold your wedding during this time of year?
Whether you’re planning a rustic wedding or a grand affair, there are so many ways to tie in the beauty of autumn. We put together some stunning bridal gown ideas, desserts and more, so follow us along as we explore the hottest fall wedding ideas.
FALL WEDDING DRESSES
From all over lace gowns to sexy mermaid silhouettes and detachable trains, it’s common for fall wedding gowns to include some of the most romantic detailing and lace fabrics you could imagine. Our Val Stefani and Simply Val Stefani collections hold many eye-catching styles to consider for your celebration.
Lace and long sleeves are two dress details that may be ideal on a cool autumn day, especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding. Style Helena from Simply Val Stefani is our gown that pairs these two details perfectly. This design includes peek-a-boo see through lace detailing along the waistline and long illusion sleeves that are dreamy for a bride tying the knot in the fall. The form fitting mermaid silhouette is paired with an unlined bodice, a sultry touch to the elegant lace fabric. Perfect for the slightly brisk weather, the sheer long sleeves will keep you cozy without being stuffy, a detail that will transform your bridal style.
If you’re searching for something a little more high-fashion and dramatic, Val Stefani Style Madrid is calling out for you. This romantic lace bridal ball gown is a one of a kind design that features all over details and re-embroidered floral lace appliques. The dress includes lace swag sleeves that perfectly match the romantic season. The full ball gown silhouette and dramatic train will have you feeling like modern day royalty.
If you’re looking for something a bit more sleek that still matches the season, Style Zia is a sparkly mermaid wedding dress with a detachable train. This stunning gown features a deep V-neck with an illusion inset, beaded lace appliques, and dazzling sequin embroidery. Perfect for a fall wedding, you can include the detachable tulle train for a dramatic entrance to the wedding ceremony and remove it during the reception for a fun night of dancing.
FALL WEDDING FOOD AND DRINK IDEAS
Food is one of the easiest ways to take advantage of seasonal items. When it comes to weddings, desserts and cocktails are an important part of a wedding reception that many guests look forward to indulging in. Especially for those sweethearts that are planning for a romantic autumn ceremony, including the season’s sweet flavors will have your guests raving about your big day!
From pumpkin spice to apple cinnamon to creamy caramel, the possibilities for fall-inspired desserts are endless and delicious.
Desserts not only offer a sweet treat for your guests, they also provide a space in your reception to beautifully tie in seasonal decor. The tablescape and sweets themselves can easily be turned into a focal point by adding seasonal greenery, fall leaves, and pumpkins (or spooky decorations if a Halloween wedding theme is your style).
One of the most anticipated seasonal items for fall is pumpkin spiced everything! A fan favorite, pumpkin spice desserts are almost a must for autumn wedding dessert menus. One idea is to go the traditional route and get a pumpkin spice tiered cake with cream cheese frosting. Decorate it with warm colored leaves or vibrant orange and yellow florals for the perfect pop of color.
Another idea to consider is pumpkin spice flavored donuts, tarts or beignets. These unique options are also less expensive than a full cake. These can be served on a dessert display table or on a donut wall where you guests can have a selection of treats to choose from.
Another spice that comes to mind is cinnamon. From decadent cheesecakes, to warm glazed cinnamon bun cookies, there is nothing this star ingredient won’t blend with. If you’re searching for that rich flavor that will melt in your mouth, we recommend a cinnamon spiced cheesecake. Filled with flavors of tasty sweet spices and a crisp thin crust, this cheesecake is far from the ‘traditional wedding cake’ and will be a uniquely wonderful treat.
If you love cookies and cinnamon buns, this may be the perfect dessert for you. Oh yes, we are talking about glazed cinnamon bun cookies. With or without the warm glaze, these treats can be baked to perfection with just enough chewiness and crunch. Either way you decide to have these goodies, you’ll love the taste and looks of this treat!
Caramel sweets are another delicious idea we love. Rich with sweetness and classic flavor, this selection exudes fall feels. Caramel apples are an example of a great seasonal wedding favor. Not only are these DIY treats easy to make, they will also have your guests feeling like a kid again. You can even create a station with multiple ingredients like nuts, sprinkles, chocolate drizzles and more for your guests to make their own! And for those that want a midnight snack, offer a treat bag so they have the option to take them home.
AUTUMN INSPIRED COCKTAILS
Make cocktail hour even more fun with signature drinks that use the flavors of the season. Your guests will love these specialized bubbles and the fall-inspired tastes behind each drink.
The pumpkin spiced latte has pretty much named itself the drink of this season. If you’re looking to trade in the latte and would rather offer something with a little kick at your reception, check out this delicious selection of fall cocktails.
For something light and refreshing, an apple cider mojito may be your best bet! Mixing together mint and apple flavors might sound a little out of the ordinary, but your guests will love the crisp and invigorating taste. Add some mint garnishes, apple slices and a cinnamon stick for not only décor, but also extra taste. Cinnamon sticks can even be added to your table centerpieces to add visual appeal and emit a beautiful smell throughout your wedding venue.
Take the pumpkin spice latte and add a little kick by creating a pumpkin spice White Russian. A smooth Kahlua and vodka based drink with pumpkin pie spices, this is the ultimate fall cocktail. Not only is this drink smooth as can be, but it also looks and tastes great. You can add this as a signature drink of the night or even put this as a dessert for those guests who prefer a tasteful cocktail rather than a sweet treat.
This time of year and all the fall foliage that comes with it offers so much natural inspiration that can be used when planning your special day. From fall wedding decor to food to gowns, there’s so many options and trends to consider. There is no doubt that your celebration will be the party of the season!
If you’re ready to start looking for fall wedding gown ideas, browse Val Stefani online or find an authorized retailer and schedule an appointment.
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