Your wedding does not have to take place during the summer months in order to be ‘right’. Weddings are wonderful any time of year. In the fall, couples can plan weddings that take advantage of cooler weather and the natural beauty provided by Mother Nature. The autumn season can be very romantic, too.
With fall just around the corner, there are some significant trends couples are embracing when planning their weddings. Below are some of the trends you might want to consider for your own nuptials.
Copper Is in This Fall
We are all familiar with traditional fall colours that include oranges, browns, reds and purples. However, this year, copper is in as well. This is true for both colour schemes and decorative items. Where colour is concerned, consider bridesmaids’ jewellery and other accessories with rose gold accents. Some brides are choosing a copper toned fabric for bridesmaids’ dresses with matching ties worn by the groomsmen. As well, some couples choose rose gold wedding bands to symbolize the time of year they tied the knot.
As for decorations, antique pieces made of copper or with copper elements are very popular. Copper adds a very rustic look and feel that fits perfectly with the fall season. Copper mule mugs used to serve drinks at the reception is but one example of the kinds of things couples are embracing this fall.
Tasting Stations at the Reception
We typically associate the fall season with the traditional agricultural harvest. This is the time of year when food and wine are celebrated as part of culture rather than just elements we need to keep us alive. In light of that, an emerging trend for fall 2015 is to have your caterer set up tasting stations throughout the reception hall. One station may offer fine wines and champagne while another features organic hors d’oeuvres and locally sourced fruits. Your guests can travel from one station to the next, deciding what they do and do not like, while enjoying good conversation with one another.
If you do decide to go the tasting station route, you will have to consider whether the stations will be separate from the main meal or if they should be incorporated into the dining experience as a whole. This decision will affect your budget, so make it wisely.
Naked Cakes with Fruity Flavours
The traditional wedding cake is a tricked out pastry covered with fondant and decorated with all sorts of flowers, borders, and the like. Nevertheless, for fall 2015, the naked cake is in. What is a naked cake? It is a simple, fruit-based cake that offers icing only between the layers. There is no fondant cover and no fancy decorations. It is all about the fruit flavors in the cake itself, combined with a tastefully simple presentation.
Evening Receptions Outdoors
One of the most popular reasons for choosing a fall wedding is to take advantage of cooler temperatures. There is no better way to do so than to hold your reception outdoors, complete with al fresco dining and beautiful mood lighting. In addition, being that it is the autumn season, the reception is less likely to be disturbed by rain or insects. Nonetheless, do have an indoor area to fall back on just in case the weather does not cooperate.
Competition for venues and the fact that couples are taking less time to plan their weddings is leading to more of them choosing the autumn season to get married. So why not take full advantage of what this lovely season has to offer. Your fall wedding plans can begin by visiting us at Engage Diamond Studio in Toronto, where we will work with you to create beautiful, customized engagement and wedding rings.