Because plain-white everything is no fun.
Photography: Adam Barnes
When we think of fall weddings, our minds immediately go a palette comprised of the colors of changing leaves. While red, orange, yellow, brown, and green seem to be the hallmark hues of the cooler-weather months, but you don't need to limit yourself to the shades of a tree on your autumnal wedding day. There are plenty of other color staples associated with the season that you can draw your inspiration from.
Some of our favorites? Pair warm, rich amber with unexpected pastels for just a dash of seasonal appeal. Want something more obvious? Dreamy burgundy looks incredible next to brassy gold hues, while classic berry feels so reminiscent of the season. If you like a more non-traditional color palette, consider ochre and blush, a balanced pairing that feels both masculine and feminine at once. And there are even more beautiful combos where these came from.
Ahead, a collection of one-of-a-kind ideas for a fall-nuptial color palette that's anything but predicable.
High Contrast Black & White
While fall may be rich in color, it's also a season that allows for a more formal tone. This black-and-white themed wedding in Washington, D.C., set dark-hued tables in an all-white room, really highlighting the architecture surrounding and begging the eye to look up. With low-lying garlands of eucalyptus lining the tables' centers, the look was formal and understated.
Photography: Greg Finck2 of 10
Amber and Pastels
Blush tones, peachy hues, and pale blue aren't typically colors you'd expect to see at a fall wedding, but this place setting is a great example of how you can mix deep amber tones and dark leafy greens to make a color palette feel rich and autumnal.
Photography: Maui Maka Photography3 of 10
Ebony and Rose
The sleek black attire worn by this bridal party was perfectly accented with deep red blooms. Since the bride chose to wear a floral gown, the solid gowns her bridesmaids wore allowed her dress to really pop in contrast.
Photography: Nina and Wes Photography4 of 10
With their wedding reception taking place in an all-white industrial loft, this couple opted to bring in burgundy hues and brass accents, toning down the white and giving the space a more intimate feeling. The tables were lined with greenery and pale flowers, with tapered candles bringing the color pop.
Photography: Shannon Von Eschen5 of 10
Reds and Blue Hues
The décor throughout this colorful wedding incorporated various blue and red hues in everything from the lounge décor to the floral arrangements to the berry-topped wedding cake. The pairing is festive and light, yet surprisingly fitting for a fall wedding. If you want to make sure your details pop against the more muted backdrop of fall, this is the palette for you.
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Photography: Liz Banfield6 of 10
Bold berry tones made a big splash at this fall wedding. The rich floral colors are complemented with glowing gold candleholders and the industrial setting.
Photography: Charla Storey Photography7 of 10
In stark contrast to the dark nature of navy, these centerpieces brought in various monochromatic shades of red, burgundy, coral, and pink. Fall fruits adorned the tables, including plums and pomegranates that fit the color scheme.
Photography: Corbin Gurkin8 of 10
This happy couple wed in Italy with an all-orange-and-blue-themed wedding. The blues bring in thoughts of the clear autumnal skies while orange makes a nice contrast that's reminiscent of fall foliage.
Photography: Mademoiselle Fiona Wedding Photography9 of 10
Ochre and Blush
Who says you can't have pale-pink flowers in fall? This arrangement of pink roses, Russian olive branches, and amaranth incorporates deep ochre tones. The result proves that you can always incorporate a splash of ballet pink in your big day.
Photography: Belathée Photography10 of 10
With a gold and gray theme throughout this couple's wedding décor, it was only fitting that the bride chose to wear a pale gray wedding dress while her sister, the matron of honor, shone in gold. The combo works well for all things fall wedding—from the attire and flowers to the stationery and reception décor.
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