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    Didn't You Hear? Fall Is the New Summer for Your Wedding

    September 15, 2011

    While for many people, wedding season officially ended along with summer on Labor Day, many more are turning to the crisp fall air for their special day – TheKnot.com says that September is currently the most popular month for weddings. It’s no longer hot and humid (well, ideally), so let’s take a look at all the cool things you can do to make your fall wedding unique.

    What’s nice about fall weddings is that you have such a larger color palette to choose from. You’re not restricted to the paler, sunnier colors of summer; you can also do the richer eggplants, deep blues and soft russets of fall, along with any colors in between.

    Southern Weddings Magazine offers a look at fall colors with a twist, combining orange and blue, inspired by Thanksgiving here. They also feature a Halloween inspiration board featuring black and gold accents. And for other great color combos, check out Better Homes and Gardens slideshow here.

    Your choice in colors expands to flowers as well. A lot of blogs favor oranges, reds and yellows, but there are plenty of other options as well. The Loveliest Day shows some amazing hanging baby’s breath poms, and if you’re thinking about centerpieces, Martha Stewart Weddings has an awesome slideshow full of cool ideas like using candles or herbs. Need more help? TheKnot.com provides a handy chart that lets you know which blooms are in season when, and what colors they come in.

    For food, think creative desserts like chocolate lava cake or a hot chocolate bar (yes, that is a thing, and yes, it is amazing). You can also feature pumpkin soup, have a Thanksgiving rehearsal dinner (Thanksgiving twice a year? Always a good idea), use caramel apples favors or… try out a wheat-decorated cake.

    And for general awesome fall entertaining ideas that are easy to incorporate into a wedding, check out Styled. Magazine’s gorgeously art-directed second issue, devoted to “autumn merrymaking” (sounds so regal and Victorian).

    There are tons of sites out there will help you with all the varied details inherent in planning, or attending, a fall wedding, so get out there and start exploring. Just a tip, make sure to avoid these fall wedding pitfalls from TheKnot.com, including holiday weekends and weather issues.

    Now for your turn: what touches or interesting details are you bringing to your fall wedding? Have you attended a fall wedding, or are you planning on attending one, that you thought was really unique? Let us know! Feel free to tweet us @eventupinc, post on our Facebook page or leave us a comment below!