Perhaps we’ve been scorned one too many times sitting through a ceremony in the scorching heat, or maybe we’re leaving the summer season for bachelor and bachelorette parties and other travel festivities. Overall, it is clear the fall season has sky-rocketed to become the most popular time to host a wedding. October has been at the top since 2016 when it surpassed June as the most popular wedding month (then tied with September).
More and more couples have also opted to host their wedding ceremony outdoors in recent years. The autumn months bring many benefits to this such as the temperate weather and beautiful foliage. The busy wedding season has shifted later in the year, and these real weddings below display the season beautifully giving further proof that autumn is arguably the most beautiful season to host a wedding in Grand Rapids.
Autumn Wedding Attire
When it comes to autumn attire, you can really pull the best of the summer and winter seasons and get away with almost anything here! Warm or cool color palettes, velvet or linen fabrics, and colorful or neutral flowers will fly!
There are no official rules, but a classic autumn wedding is inspired by nature’s changing atmosphere. Shades of reds, yellows, and oranges, or colors reminiscent of fall leaves, are classic to an autumn wedding color scheme.
Types of Autumn Wedding Florals
This wedding season has some of your most whimsical bouquets with pampas grass, wheat, seeded eucalyptus, or even berries. There are various types of dried flowers and grass that can bring fall vibes to your florals like phalaris, glixia, and lagarus. We promise these foreign-sounding words are the real deal!
Autumn-Inspired Centerpieces & Decor
You might not necessarily want your wedding to feel like you’re walking into a fall craft show. Therefore, when it comes to decorating for an autumn wedding, you have to be tasteful and true to elegance. Lead with florals (dried, real, or faux) to help achieve a more romantic look.
Creativity & Character
Weddings provide a great opportunity for you to express yourself, allowing for a unique aesthetic and design. Some Autumn inspired looks could enhance the overall mood of your wedding.
If you’re into the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter, implement subtle elements of books and candlelight in your centerpieces. If you’re into scary movies, have your photographer take pictures of you with a spooky masked figure lurking in the background or re-enact a thrilling scene with your videographer.
Let’s bring all your favorite autumn wedding ideas to life! Contact us for details on our wedding day services including day-of coordination to help with your autumn decor, DJs to start the party, lighting to transform your space, and of course photo booth rental, videography, and photography to capture it all!
There’s no denying autumn is a beautiful time of year to host a wedding! Many agree since over 30% of all weddings occur in the months of September & October. See real weddings that display this autumn season beautifully at Complete.
Weddings + Events Grand Rapids, Michigan
If you’re ready to enhance your Autumn wedding experience, we have a variety of wedding vendors to bring it to life! Contact Complete Weddings + Events for details on our multiple services you can custom arrange to build a wedding package filled with all your needs to make your day a cozy, crisp, and full of pumpkin spice!