Transitioning To An Autumn Wedding | Saphire Event Group

As the New England summer slowly comes to an end, we can’t help but get pumped for autumn wedding season. Autumn, aka fall, has become one of the most popular times of the year to hold a wedding and with good reason. The weather is usually picture perfect and there are so many ways to incorporate seasonal décor and treats to impress your guests.

As we transition from summer to fall we find some couples confused as to which way to go with their wedding colors and details. Often clients who are getting married in the late September to early October time frame wonder if they should decorate for a summer wedding or an autumn wedding? There is no right or wrong answer, but we do have some great tips and tricks for bridging the gap and experiencing the best of both worlds!


Choosing your wedding colors is usually the jumping off point of your décor planning. Your wedding colors will set the look and feel of your day. We love mixing and matching color palettes and pulling in hues that work across multiple seasons. Pairing a dusty rose pink with some darker accent colors such as burgundy and fuchsia works beautifully as you transition from summer to fall. You could even add in some gold accents to really warm up the color combo. Another great option is a more traditional palette of black and white. This gives you a number of options for accents such as blush pink, burgundy or metallic.

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Incorporating lots of greenery and candles is a great way to bring in the coziness of the fall season in a subtle way.  We also suggest add some metallic gold tones in your décor pieces such as frames, candle holders or vases. And don’t forget the uplighting!  Amber uplighting is one of our favorite colors for this time of the year. It will cast a stunning candlelight glow throughout the room and works with almost any color palette.

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Get your guests into the fall spirit with some apple cider donuts. When it comes to wedding dessert, donut displays at weddings have been all the rage. We think an apple cider donut is delicious all year round, but in our neck of the woods, it is certainly an autumn staple.

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If you find yourself getting married on the cusp of fall, we hope these ideas will make their way into your wedding. And as we enjoy the rest of our summer days, we surely are looking forward to a touch of that cozy autumn feeling.

By: Dana Bates

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