The charm of a fall wedding is unmistakeable. The cool breeze is a wonderful alternative to those hot summer months and the crunch of leaves beneath the bride and groom's feet provide an irreplaceable soundtrack to the soirée.
Arguably the loveliest aspect of a fall wedding, however, is the color palettes that define it.
Believe it or not, your color choices aren't limited to orange and red. Autumn is also strewn with earthy tones that reflect the quieting landscape and jewel-inspired hues that echo the season's bountiful harvests.
Below, you'll find six color palette combinations from gorgeous fall weddings, ranging from pastel pink to black (with hints of green, brown and grey in between). Borrow them for your own special day, or share them with a friend who's planning to tie the knot. We guarantee each has a unique fall wedding color combination you'll, well, fall for.
Deep colors like a rich plum and beautiful burgundy are bound to warm up any crisp fall evening. Adding in a few lighter shades to the mix, such as muted pastels and a light grey, will make for the perfect balance during this transitional time of year.
Pop Of Blue
Though blue is typically associated with summer and winter months, it adds excitement and interest to the traditional brown, orange and red autumn palette. Opt for a slightly muted blue so it doesn't compete with the other vibrant shades in this color combination.
Black can add drama to a wedding palette without looking like it's themed for Halloween. Use it as the base of your design, but incorporate lighter pops of gold, pastel pink and cream to soften the aesthetic. Thread in deep green to incorporate notes of nature, the ever-present theme in any fall setting.
A Golden Touch
Gold and glitter need not be reserved for winter weddings. Sprinkle in a bit of seasonally-appropriate sparkle to a fall wedding with a dark golden hue. This color works best when paired with jewel tones, such as a deep red. Create contrast with black and white highlights for a traditional look.
Hints Of Pastel
Pastels make a lovely appearance in fall wedding color schemes when paired with deeper gold tones and cool grey. Add pattern to one of the deeper hues — take, for example, the striped gold table runner in this tablescape — to add dimension and texture to the elegant color palette.
Highlights of yellow lend a sense of revival to wedding palettes otherwise characterized by dark hues. Use browns and blacks as a base, acknowledging the end of a season, and highlight with yellows to point toward a new chapter — both in the year, and in the couple's lives together. (We can hear you aww'ing.)