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Originally my fiancé and I were planning on having a late summer wedding. When we started looking at venues and what was in our budget, October became the best option. Fortunately the autumn months have a lot to offer for fall wedding inspiration. Our colors will be rich reds, oranges, purples, deep yellows and browns. Our ceremony is outside next to a gazebo in a grove of trees. And I’m counting on the leaves starting to change to give our space a warm vibrant feel.


Our reception will be indoors but I want to carry out our fall theme by bringing the outdoors indoors. I plan on using décor such as cinnamon sticks, curly willow branches (I found a bunch of 10 online for $13), star anise spice, slices of tree trunk for table centerpieces, and pine cones. Some of these pieces I already have in my possession for free from work.


I knew from the beginning that I wanted to have fresh flowers for our centerpieces and bouquets. I understand they can be more expensive but I just love the feel and smells they bring. I’m lucky that one of my former coworkers and friend is a floral designer by hobby. She offered to put together all of my pieces with no upcharge beyond the cost of supplies. And she knows where to look to find bulk flowers locally for a great price. I’m looking forward to what we come up with! Right now I’d like to use dahlias, spider mums, liatris, zinnia, wheatgrass, baby’s breath, and possibly fiddle fern. I haven’t thought about how these will all look together but I like each one individually.


Another way we’ll incorporate the fall theme is with food. I plan on having spiced apple cider available to drink and one of our cake options (I’m thinking of going with three mini cakes) will either be spice or pumpkin! I don’t know yet about using pumpkins or gourds for decorating. I guess I’m on the fence with that one.


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About Ashley Catherine

I’m a 24-year old marketing coordinator from Portland, Oregon who enjoys outdoor activities like hiking and riding my bike, reading, blogging, and indulging my nerdy side with video games and trivia nights. I’m marrying my wonderful fiancé Tom in a fall-themed wedding on October, 5 2013. I’m lucky to call him my best friend.

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  • Amy ✈ Fly Away Bride

    Love the decor and color ideas! Mmmm, mini spice cake…!

  • Sandy The Occasional Hello

    Fall, to me, is the best time for a wedding! Beautiful colors and the crisp air…ahhh!

  • Missy June

    I would have loved a fall wedding…just didn’t want to wait that long. It sounds just lovely!

  • Amy Swift

    Beautiful! Love the fall wedding idea.

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