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Rustic Fall Wedding Décor

September 26, 2016 by The Marquardt Ranch

Summer’s heat is finally leaving, bringing with it the refreshingly mild temperatures of autumn. If you are planning on holding your wedding ceremony during this time, why not make use of nature’s seasonal beauty by bringing in the colors and materials associated with the cooler weather? In this article, we’ve compiled a list of possibilities and inspirations to help you bring the spirit of the season to your big day. 

Raw Wood Altar with Fall Foliage:

Many rustic designs incorporate raw, unfinished wood, and a wedding altar made of this material would add a lovely personal touch to a fall wedding. You could use seasonal foliage and flowers to decorate your altar, adding an even more personalized touch. Of course, even if the trees in your area don’t change color, you can still bring the vibrant hues of fall to your wedding by using sprigs of silk foliage to decorate your altar.

Candles on Log Pedestals:

Cooler temperatures are creeping in, bringing with them thoughts of cozy nights and candlelight. You can bring a bit of that same feeling to your wedding by placing pillar candles on log discs as a centerpiece, or on larger log pieces elsewhere throughout your venue to make more of a statement.

S’more Roasting Station:

What says ‘fall’ more than roasting s’mores around a campfire? If you have a fire pit at your wedding venue, consider setting up a station where your guests can roast their very own s’mores. Just make sure they also have access to hand wipes or a sink to get the extra marshmallow off of their hands!

Seasonal Offerings:

Fall is the time for hay rides and harvests. You can create a charming, rustic dessert table by re-purposing an old wooden cart and using wicker baskets or small farm crates to display seasonal fruit for your guests to enjoy. Add height variation by using hay bales as a base for bouquets of mums displayed in vintage milk jugs.

Table Linens and Twine:

Perhaps you’re looking for something a bit more subtle, or a way to bring color to your individual place settings. For that, you can use cloth napkins in autumnal hues to artfully wrap your silverware, and tie each setting off with twine and ribbon.

What are some ideas you’ve thought of for your own rustic fall wedding? Let us know in the comments below!

Happy planning!

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