Cabin Cozy

You don't need warm weather to host a camping-inspired event. After all, camping wedding themes are too much fun to not use nearly year-round. Early fall is a great time to book a cabin venue and design an event that has spaces both indoors and out. Encourage warmth and coziness by providing your friends and family with hot beverages, hearty snacks, and roaring campfires. You might even want to offer wool blankets in buckets around the venue to make sure everyone stays toasty!

rustic wedding reception with bunting
Photo: Woodnote Photography

Outfit your venue with equally rustic decor details, such as these mismatched brass candlesticks and recycled bottles (above).

camping mug wedding favors
Photo: Woodnote Photography

You can also hand out cool favors that add to your camping theme, like these personalized mugs (ready for a hot cup of coffee the next morning)!

Classic Autumnal

Wedding themes should involve what you love. Is your favorite part of fall the Thanksgiving holiday? Do you live for pumpkin spice anything? Then, we think you will love decorating your venue with classic autumn decor elements like bright orange pumpkins, fall berries, and wine-colored candlesticks. For a true Thanksgiving dinner vibe at your reception, arrange a series of tables just like you would for your family dinners (the more mismatched, the more charming).

traditional thanksgiving themed tablescape
Photo: Peter Frank Edwards
candy corn wedding favors with tag
Photo: Evermine

For favors, hand out bags of your favorite fall candy (we admit to a guilty pleasure-level love of candy corn) with a note of "thanks" attached to each one.

Spooky Chic

Of course, for other brides and grooms, there is a fall holiday even more important than Thanksgiving. Halloween weddings are such popular events for fun-loving couples with a strong sense of whimsy. You don't have to make your Halloween theme at all juvenile or gory, though. Our favorite spooky weddings could more accurately be described as "spooky chic." Bring on the dark color palettes of black, charcoal, deep emerald, and eggplant to create luxurious tablescapes. This one below features lighter flowers popping out from dark vases on even darker linens. What really makes it special, though, is all of the taper candles.

elegant and spooky candle Halloween tablescape
Photo: Rebecca Hansen Weddings

Within all of this dark sophistication, leave tiny details that nods to your favorite holiday, such as these cool skeleton plates (below).

elegant Halloween wedding plates with skeletons
Photo: Angioletti Designs

Jewel Tone Glam

We love how beautiful a rich jewel tone color scheme can look against falling leaves and stark branches. Focus on deep reds, pinks, and purples to create a glamorous theme for your autumn wedding. Love the forest vibe below, but cold weather will already have landed by your wedding day? Host it at an indoor venue and load it up with flowers and greenery. Draw attention to your glam bouquet by wrapping it up with bright ribbons.

jewel tone wedding ceremony recessional
Photo: Love Me Do Photography

This jewel tone tablescape glows thanks to the gold chargers. They lend an opulent touch to the rustic antlers decorated with pretty flowers.

jewel tone tablescape with gold chargers
Photo: Christina Block

Simply Natural

Towards the end of fall, the leaves have all gone and the weather is decidedly chilly. With winter right around the corner, opt for a simple wedding theme filled with neutral colors and natural elements. Use cream colored flowers alongside acorns, pine cones, and branches to create stunning centerpieces. If you want to elevate these details, use a bit of metallic spray paint around the edges of each pine cone (or, for a bolder look, paint the whole thing) and add mercury glass votives.

pine cone and candle centerpiece
Photo: Teale Photography

For your wedding cake, stick to equally minimalist decor. This pretty buttercream option features metallic pine cones, soft blush roses, and fluffy fern greenery.

buttercream wedding cake with metallic pine cones
Photo: Eyelet Images