Fall Weddings - Color Schemes

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When you picture a fall wedding, do you immediately imagine fall leaves and orange pumpkins?  There are so many other beautiful color combinations.  As the weather turns cooler, instead of the orange and red, consider these color palettes. 

Jewel  Tones

Expand the color palette with rich colors like plum, eggplant or navy. Instead of the usual orange pumpkins consider using plums, pomegranates, grapes, or apples.  This color scheme can be paired with darker blacks and grays for a moody fall feel. 

Beautiful Jewel tones for fall wedding (Gina Bilyeau photography, Hannah Elaine photography)

Beautiful Jewel tones for fall wedding (Gina Bilyeau photography, Hannah Elaine photography)

White and Neutrals

While blush has been the popular wedding colors for the last year, fall weddings lend themselves well to neutrals when paired with metallics.  Silver, gold, or copper pair well with white and neutrals for a romantic, elegant look. 

White paired with metals and neutrals makes a beautiful fall wedding palette (Rachel Moore photography, Jennifer Cody photography)

White paired with metals and neutrals makes a beautiful fall wedding palette (Rachel Moore photography, Jennifer Cody photography)

Muted Colors

Instead of the brighter nature inspired shades of fall, choose a more muted or muddy tone and subtle shades. Slate, moss, gray, taupe, cream and a pink-brown shade create a modern, unexpected feel.  

Creams, slate, moss, gray, and taupe are muted and soft for your wedding (Gavin Nutt Photography, Madi Flourney Photography, Justin Wright Photography)

Creams, slate, moss, gray, and taupe are muted and soft for your wedding (Gavin Nutt Photography, Madi Flourney Photography, Justin Wright Photography)

3 Recipes for National Lemonade Day

What is a summer gathering without a great glass of lemonade?  

In honor of National Lemonade Day, here are 3 great recipes to try for your next event.  

Classic Lemonade

  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 6 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar

Mix together and serve over ice

 

Mint Tea Lemonade

  • 3 pints of water
  • 1 handful of mint leaves 
  • 3oz frozen lemonade
  • sugar

Bring water to a boil.  Add a handful of mint tea. Simmer for 5 minutes.  Strain.  Add the frozen lemonade and sugar to taste.

 

Lavender Lemonade

  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp dried lavender
  • 1 cup lemon juice

Bring 1/2 water and honey to a boil.  Remove from heat.  Add lavender and steep for 30 minutes.  Strain. Add lemon juice and remaining water. 

Charming Summer Wedding

Brittany and Chris were one of the sweetest couples I had the pleasure of working with.  Their wedding was filled with southern, rustic charm and a fantastic celebration.   

Every couple should have a bridal party as carefree and happy.  Everyone was so excited to celebrate with these two. 

Guests were treated to a wonderful dessert display filled with an assortment of cake, cookies, brownies and candy.  Love is sweet. 

Vendors

Venue: Southern Trace Farm
Photographer: Megan McGee
Cake: Baked by Ash
Catering: Chef Penelope
Florals: Belles Fleurs
Ceremony Music: College Grove Strings
Reception Music: High Tone Entertainment
Rentals: Southern Events