Chic Color Palettes for Fall Weddings
Which one of these autumnal color palettes is your favorite?
By Sarah Pierce
Aug 25, 2016
Check out these eye-catching color palettes for your fall ceremony and reception.
Traditional: Oranges & Yellows
If you’re a big fan of all things autumn, then there may be no other palette quite as perfect as one filled with the colors of changing leaves. Go with vibrant shades of oranges and yellows to achieve a traditional fall scheme. We love this sweet invitation with its illustrated border that makes us think about walks in the woods when the weather turns cool.
Photo: Eden Wedding Studio
To weave your palette into your florals, use flowers in rich shades of orange and layer your bridal bouquet with lots of interesting, textural elements such as tiny Japanese maple leaves and ferns.
Photo: Reverie Supply
Romantic: Jewel Tones
Why not embrace the moodiness of the changing seasons with a darkly glamorous color palette? Rich jewel tones are a gorgeous opposition to the stark beauty you’ll find outdoors in October and November. Select luscious arrangements full of unique blooms, such as this stunning centerpiece below.
Photo: Clary Pfeiffer
This color scheme is far more flexible between wedding themes than you might think. So, don’t feel limited by a jewel tone palette. It’s not just for the swanky ballroom affairs. See how beautiful this boho bridal party is (below) with their mismatched jewel tone dresses (in stylish 1970s inspired silhouettes, no less!).
Photo: Christina Block
Simple: Earthy Neutrals
When simplicity is the name of the game for you, don’t pick a palette that’s overly fussy. Fall is a terrific time of year for wedding color palettes bursting with creamy neutrals and earthy hues. This pretty invitation features dreamy earth tones and sets a minimalist theme for the wedding celebrations. If you would like, echo this floral pattern bordering the invite in your centerpieces by using similarly colored mums and greenery.
For your bridesmaids, ask them to wear a selection of neutral dresses in vintage fabrics, such as these lace dresses in different shades of nude and ecru. Particularly when your surroundings are filled with colorful autumn leaves, a simple color scheme like this one makes your wedding party stand out.
Photo: Stacey Pentland
Spooky: Black & Gray
We all have our favorite parts about fall. For some brides, it’s the cooler weather. For others, it means getting the boots out of the closet and making daily coffee runs to feed their PSL addiction. But for many, it’s all about Halloween. If you want an elegant Halloween wedding, go with color palettes in varying shades of black and gray. This bride below models a captivating wedding dress featuring a gray tulle skirt and black lace bodice. Completed with a black lace veil alternative, it shows that sacrificing sophistication isn’t necessary for this spooky theme.
Photo: Luna de Mare Photography
Serve your guests deliciously creepy “black” beverages made from dark rum or blackberry syrup. Line these devastatingly gorgeous drinks up on a pretty tray so that your friends and family can admire them before they sample.
Cozy: Cream & Gold
Give your whole wedding a soft and subtle glow when you choose a color palette of rich creams and golds. Gold sequined bridesmaid dresses have been one of the big style hits of 2016, and this trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Hand each one of your ladies a cream rose bouquet with a few spray-painted golden blooms popping up here and there.
Photo: Mikkel Paige Photography
Gold wedding desserts don’t have to be covered in gold sugar sprinkles. This naked wedding cake shows just how alluring a slick drizzle of caramel can be. Looking like liquid gold is dripping down the chocolate layers, this rustic-chic choice is a yummy way to bring your color palette all the way through to the last course.
Photo: Bianca Kate Photography