It’s (almost) Fall Y’all! In September’s issue of the Monthly Update we are talking about all things Fall. We know everyone is excited for pumpkin spice lattes, leggings and sweaters, and the crunch of leaves under our adorable boots.
Fall is the official start of the apple season. Incorporate this fun and versatile fruit into your event in several ways: Serve cider donuts, warm apple cider in copper mugs. Dress up a rustic walnut farm table by adding mason jars, burlap runners and lanterns. Add twinkly lights and lanterns to create a warm glow, that brings warmth to a crisp fall day.
Continuing with a fall theme, there are several other aspects that can help to pull together the perfect autumn event.
Create a cozy bonfire area at your event. Gather a bunch of chairs (or hay bales) around a bonfire or fire pit. Add a s’mores station, so people can make these tasty treats at their leisure. Provide warm comfy blankets to combat any chill in the air.
Choose darker colors: Burgundy, Dark Green, Oranges, Yellow and add pops of white. Add copper and gold as metal accents to pull the theme together and keep your color palette warm and inviting.
Choose in season flowers. This seems like a pretty obvious statement but often times people don’t know what flowers are in season and then pay more for flowers. Flowers in season in fall are: Calla Lilies, Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Gerber Daisies, Marigolds, Roses, Sunflowers, and Zinnias. Notice that most of these flowers fall right in line with the fall color scheme so they will be perfect to keep your colors flowing throughout.
Seating areas with lounge furniture and vintage settees are a great way to give the outdoors a warm and inviting feel without having an indoor reception. It’s still warm enough outside to be comfortable, so take advantage of that while it lasts! Add custom pillows or blankets to take it to the next level and really impress your guests. Twinkly lights and lanterns with candles are the perfect way to create a cozy, homey outdoor reception space for the early fall months, not to mention they make a super cool backdrop for pictures!
Of course the food is an essential part of any September or autumn wedding because serving your entree in a mini pumpkin is completely acceptable and should be a more regular occurrence in all of our lives. In addition to the cutest “bowls” ever, there are also endless amounts of pie and our personal favorite, the donut wall! Yes, as of September donut walls are real and happening and you definitely need one at your next event.
Lastly, ladies we are talking hair and beauty. For autumn brides, go simple and whimsical. Loose, messy curls with maybe half up or just the front pieces twisted back is the ideal look for this month and it is stunning. Keep your jewelry simple and focus more on an intricate dress with beaded or lace detail. Let your natural beauty shine through in September.
Now you have all the tips you need for the perfect autumn event, so go curl up with a Pumpkin Spice Latte and enjoy the sweater weather while you plan.