Date : 8/31/2016

Wedding Themes that are Perfect for Autumn

Spring and summer weddings are beautiful, but autumn weddings are positively enchanting. In northern Minnesota, where the autumn season inspires warmth, comfort, and charm, set your wedding against the woods of The Wilderness for a memorable event. Get inspired by these autumn wedding themes as you begin planning your celebration:




Vintage Romance

For a soft and romantic celebration, infuse your wedding with vintage elements. Think about a palette of blush, champagnes, and ivories. Set up a Polaroid photo booth with suitcase props and floral petals strewn throughout your reception. For the bride’s look, play around with ruby red lips, lace, pearls, and a birdcage veil. Tea length gowns—not too short, but not quite floor length— are perfect for bridesmaids. To personalize your banquet tables, set up framed photos of family weddings from different generations for that ‘something old,’ yet still beloved.


Autumn Glamour

Get vampy, sensual, and glamorous for your autumn wedding. The rich and bold color palette of the autumn season can add a luxurious and playful element to your celebration. Incorporate bold plums and deep burgundy into you color palate and play around with textures through lace, velvets, and furs. Offer a wine bar and decadent chocolate desserts to play up your theme!



The Great Outdoors

To take full advantage of the gorgeous scenery of northern Minnesota, engage with the Great Outdoors. Use the wide range of red, oranges, violets, and pines to inspire your wedding colors. Illuminate your wedding reception with soft, warm lights and let the beauty of the sparkling nighttime stars shine through. Incorporate outdoor elements like tree leaves, pine cones, ferns, and mosses into your décor. Focus on soft folk music for the atmosphere at the reception to bring out the natural tones of the season.



Rustic Country

A rustic wedding theme has no better backdrop than autumn scenery. Think sparkling string lights, burlap accents, and mason jar centerpieces filled with wildflowers. Serve your guests hot toddies, spiked apple cider, and hot chocolate for cocktail hour. Consider savory pies, tarts, and pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg-flavored desserts. Throw on those cowgirl boots for the reception and enjoy the country-inspired wedding of your dreams!


The Wilderness at Fortune Bay offers a beautiful venue for your fall wedding. Located on Lake Vermillion, The Wilderness offers a warm atmosphere, timely guest transportation, and a gorgeous backdrop for all your wedding photos. For more information on wedding packages at The Wilderness, visit our Wedding page.


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