My brother-in-law was married in Oregon in the fall. I’ll never forget the beautiful backdrop the fall foliage provided. Rich hues complemented the season and a feeling of romance hung in the cool air. For fall 2013, weddings are leaning towards more sophisticated themes. However, that doesn’t mean your wedding has to be stuffy. Fall wedding trends like rich colors and rustic elements keep things playful yet beautiful. Here are some of my favorite fall wedding trends for 2013.
Dresses: Romance and Blush
Brides.com said that blush colored dresses will be popular for fall 2013. Blush can be a very pale creamy pink to a deeper pinkish color (or even peach-toned). It is flattering for pale skin. Also popular for fall is romantic dresses with feminine lace and delicate details. I love the Disney Fairy Tale Wedding gowns by Alfred Angelo. Victorian styles, long sleeves, florals and Old Hollywood wedding dresses were a few other trends on the list.
Pantone’s fall fashion color report for fall 2013 includes emerald, acai (a deep purple),Samba (dark red), linden green and deep linden green. A berry, deep blue, dark gray and brown also made it onto the list. These on-trend colors are great choices for bridesmaid dresses and color accents.
In general, weddings in 2013 have been about sophistication. This might mean chandeliers hanging from trees, a beautiful dessert bar, and, of course, fine stemware and chargers under the plates. Garlands and english roses are other pretty choices. Dahlias work nicely for fall because they come in some of those deep colors that are popular for fall like purple and berry. Deep red calla lilies are a timeless choice for fall. Gold or bronze vases complement these rich hues nicely.
For fall, Amy Shey Jacobs, founder of Chandelier Events, says comfort foods such as mac and cheese will be popular. Also, more local, farm-fresh foods are being used at weddings. “Family-style” meals and food that can be eaten in one bite are other trends for fall 2013 weddings.
Your wedding may have chandeliers and fine china. However, throwing some rustic elements into your wedding prevents things from being too formal. It can be as simple as having wooden signs to welcome guests to your reception. Distressed chairs, farm tables, bark placemats or drinks placed in a vintage wheel barrel are some rustic details that will be memorable. You might even choose to have your wedding in a rustic location like a farm.
Fall is a beautiful time to have a wedding. These trends will help you plan an event to remember.
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