Inspiration: Fresh Autumn Wedding

It’s like someone flipped a switch and suddenly fall has arrived in Central Illinois… the weather here has cooled off like crazy in the last week!  Our dinners out on the patio have quickly come to a halt and I found myself shopping yesterday for long sleeve tops for my daughter!  She’s been wearing sun dresses all summer and well… little bare arms get cold when the high temp is 68!  So I’m finally, just now, mentally saying goodbye to Summer.  It’s about time I catch up with the retailers and usher in Autumn!

And there’s no better way to welcome the new season than lovely wedding inspiration and a gorgeous cake!!  I love the traditional fall wedding colors of chocolate brown, orange and golden yellow.  But what if you want to spice it up a bit and give one last shout out to the fleeting days of Summer?  When you throw in a touch of lime green, this traditional color palette becomes fresh, modern and chic.  Just look at what a splash of green can do.  And don’t even get me started on the favors… tiny burlap bundles filled with ready-to-plant bulbs!  Such a charming idea that could be used not only for a wedding but any fall event!
Chic Autumn Wedding

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  • Give a favor that is beautiful both now and later.  Tiny burlap bundles are filled with ready-to-plant flower bulbs.  Display favors on a backdrop of bright moss.  Get the simple instructions to make your own here.  This charming favor would be perfect for a wedding or any fall event.  I can totally envision these as a Thanksgiving table setting!!
  • Define your entrance by lining the aisle with these gorgeous pumpkin hanging bouquets by Martha Andrews.
  • Make a first impression on your guest with hanging monograms on the ceremony doors.  Learn how to make your own here on Martha Stewart.
  • Carry this breathtaking bouquet, a unique mix of textures and colors perfectly suited for the modern bride.
  • Create a warm glow by placing these gorgeous lanterns all around your reception site.
  • Treat your guests to a wedding cake that doubles as a work of art.  This stunning creation by I Dream of Cake (sadly, no longer in business) is a perfect combination of fall colors and modern design.  Love it!

I hope this inspires some fall brides to include lime as an accent color.  If you’ve had a chocolate brown, orange and lime green wedding or party, or are in the midst of planning one, be sure to tell us about it!

Carrie Sellman , Founder & Editor

Carrie Sellman is the Founder & Editor of The Cake Blog. Her work has been published in BRIDES Magazine, Country Living Magazine and featured online at People, Today, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Redbook, Real Simple, TLC, The Cooking Channel and more.


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    Love all the ideas for Thanksgiving and fall. This is my favorite time of year. I just love all the color combinations that happen around this time!

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    Angela A. says

    In the midst of planning our 11-11-11 wedding with chocolate as a main color with orange, red, golden yellow and green accents! I LOVE this bouquet – my sister sent me this pic a while ago and I came across it on your blog. May have to “borrow” the idea. GREAT blog!! I’ll keep ya posted.

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