6 Autumnal Wedding Trends You’ll Fall for in 2016

As the weather chills and the heat of summer fades away, we welcome the fall season with open arms and gear up for long nights full of apple cider, bonfires, S’mores, and hot chocolate. With the change in season also come new trends for fall weddings, and we’re loving what we’re seeing! Here are 6 amazing trends that are making waves for fall weddings this year:

Romantic Lighting – This fall, couples are embracing warm, romantic lighting thoughtfully placed throughout their venues. Celebrating inside? Try lighting up the atmosphere with candles and Edison bulbs. Tying the knot outdoors? Think hanging branch globes and string lights to create a warm, glowing environment.

Celebrate Indoors AND Outdoors – Speaking of location, fall is just too beautiful of a season to keep yourself and your guests inside all day and night. Make the most of the gorgeous fall weather by choosing to celebrate both inside and outside! Try to select a venue that will allow you space both indoors and outdoors. You can use the outdoor space for unique photo shoots with props or host a hot chocolate station!

Homemade Details – This fall, we are seeing more homemade, thoughtful details being used in weddings across the nation. You can easily include this touch with your wedding favors! Try creating bags to hold biscuits and jam or another homemade and hearty treat for guests to enjoy during or after your wedding.

Dark Colors, Warm Neutrals – It’s time to say goodbye to the light and airy pastels from the summer and say hello to dark, brooding tones. We’re thinking plum, maroon, midnight blue, and burnt orange. You can also include warm neutrals like warm grays or a metallic gold to complement these romantic colors.

Autumnal Flowers and Décor – Fall is the perfect time to step away from the roses and peonies and try something a little different. Mums, dahlias, and even stunning chrysanthemums are wonderful fall flowers to include in your bouquet or decorations. Don’t forget to tie in a few traditional fall wedding details like pumpkins and leaves for a rustic, seasonal look!

Decadent, Rich Desserts – Last but definitely not least, wedding cakes and desserts are steering away from light flavors of citrus and fruit to a heavier, richer treat that guests will savor to the very last bite. Naked spice cakes filled with warm salted caramel are perfect for celebrating your autumnal nuptials! Give the cake that fall-like feel by decorating it with figs or orange and red leaves. Not a fan of cake or want to do something unique? Break with tradition and have a pie buffet or donuts with hot apple cider instead!

Now that you have some great ideas to prepare your fall wedding, be sure to come see the experts at McArthur’s Bakery Café to create the wedding cake or dessert of your dreams! We promise, our creations are totally Pinterest-worthy.