Why do people get married in the summer? Is it the weather? True, you do have a better chance of blue skies, but you’re also more likely to get frizzy hair and melty makeup. Is it because schools are out and your “attending” list is more likely to grow? Maybe, but who really wants all those people at their weddings anyway? It’s your day, right? Do you really need to see your Uncle Arnold who always pinches your cheeks even though your almost 30, or your sister who is going to try wear a better dress than you and will undoubtedly get drunk and try to elbow all the other women out of the way when it comes time to throw the bouquet?
When it comes to weddings, fall is the new black. You can pick jewel tones as your wedding colors, drink hot toddies and eat pumpkins! If you are planning to get married this fall, hurrah for your daring to be different, and here are some fall trends you may want to take advantage of.
Layers add a touch of femininity and glamour to every wedding dress. While Oscar de la Renta goes for a Spanish inspired number this year, Monique Lhullier creates dimension with an asymmetrical tiered skirt. Textures are also big this year. Look for 3D florals popping up on this year’s brides while organza appliqués adorn the gowns of Naeem Khan and Reem Acra. Look to the bedroom for inspiration this year with sheer and lingerie inspired dresses being all the rage or, for those who prefer a more understated look, minimalist and modern styles are always a classic option. Other runway hits? Spaghetti straps, flowing sleeves and silhouettes.
When it comes to fall wedding centerpieces, take advantage of what nature has to offer. Go out of the box by adding crab apples, persimmon, garden roses, and calla lilies to your arrangement. You may even want to include some mushrooms or stalks of asparagus.
When you hear about your autumn cake options, you will probably wonder why anyone gets married in the summer. You’ll see autumn confections adorned with marzipan pears and persimmon, fondant maple leaves and fresh berries. As for what’s inside, how about apple cake with alternating layers of cream cheese topped with a citrus glaze, fresh apples and powdered sugar?
Think woodsy wedding when it comes to choosing your invitations. Consider using apples for a border or a maple leaf or acorn motif. You may want to use a wood veneer as the base for your invite or send them in a wheat trimmed box.
When it comes to fall wedding menus, apples are big. Think about mini fried apple tarts for an appetizer and spiked apple cider for a beverage. If you’re going for a classic fall entree, you can’t get more autumnal than roasted pork with sliced apples, raisins and carrots. And, while your at it, why not include some caramel apples for a touch of fun?
Tell us about your fall wedding! What you ate, what you did, how you decorated: we love to hear your comments!