When the evenings begin to cool off and the leaves begin to change, we know that Fall is on its way and about to unfold Mother Nature's own kaleidoscope of loveliness. It also means that new wedding trends are underway and color palettes are changing to rich, bold and darker hues for a seasonal rush of beauty. Need to put some final touches on current wedding preparations? Ready to start looking through ideas for next year? Here are Strictly Weddings' top wedding trends for Fall 2016 - five themes we have personally put together to get those creative juices flowing and to help pretty up your wedding inspiration boards on Pinterest.
Top Wedding Trends for Fall 2016
Let's be honest here: trends are getting edgier and new ideas are being shared every day. It can be difficult embracing quirkiness and modern trends when wanting to plan a wedding with a classic traditional feel to it. Don't worry! You aren't asking for too much. When planning a wedding, anything is possible. Finding balance is a gorgeous key to a successful recipe of opulence and unforgettable splendor. This can include hosting an elegant Halloween-themed ceremony or having a barn wedding that makes you feel like a princess. For our top wedding trends, we are leading with five charming themes with warm color schemes we know will be more than hot that will also be spicing things up for Fall 2016. Get ready to swoon Â¦
Berry Medley Theme
We hope you are as enamored with this delectable berry medley theme, centered around freshly picked berries and vibrant shades of blues, pinks and purples with golden undertones. This gilded design will inspire your inner diva with its stunning displays, bold fabrics and succulent delicacies. This is truly a wedding fit for a goddess!
Credits (left to right): Photography: Milou + Olin Photography | Photography: Natalie McNally | Florals: Magdalen Hill | Dress: Rowan McLennan Design | Photography: Bryukhanova Anastasia | Makeup and Hair: Anita Kazantceva | Dress: Dream and Dress | Photography: Ais Portraits
Credits (left to right): Photography: Bryukhanova Anastasia | Makeup and Hair: Anita Kazantceva | Dress: Dream and Dress | Photography: Milou + Olin Photography | Photography: Alyssa Turner Photography | Jewelry: The Mrs. Box Wedding Heirlooms
Credits (left to right): Photography: Milou + Olin Photography | Photography: Dina Chmut | Photography: One Love Photography | Photography: Simply Jessie Photography
Whimsical Barn Theme
Who says that barn weddings have to involve cowboy boots, burlap and mason jars? This whimsical barn wedding theme for the fall demonstrates how thoughtful wedding design can be used to fit a bride's unique style. By omitting rustic themes and focusing on vibrant floral pieces, warm tones, and soft, romantic lighting, a wedding in a barn can be both an elegant and classic event.
Credits (left to right): Photography: Cassie Rosch | Dress: Leanne Marshall | Makeup: Powder Inc. | Photography: Erica Rose Photography | Design: Blomma Designs | Photography: Ais Portraits | Photography: Annmarie Swift Photography | Baked Goods: Torte Di Venezia for Cider Hill Farm | Photography: Mint Photography
Credits (left to right): Photography: Cassie Rosch | Dress: Leanne Marshall | Makeup: Powder Inc. | Photography: Golden Hour Studios | Photography: Mint Photography | Photography: Crofts & Kowalczyk Photography | Photography: Robert Radifera Photography | Catering: Harvest Moon Catering
Magenta & Mustard Theme
This bold magenta and mustard theme has a vivid color pallet that stuns and is the ideal Fall theme for the Indie bride. Fiery pinks pop within warmer fall tones seen throughout, and how amazing are those velvet touches seen in both the stationery and floral arrangements? Blend an Autumn pallet with Spring elements and you have yourself a vivacious celebration.
Credits (left to right): Photography: Lacie Hansen | Photography: Emily Wren Photography | Florals: Kate Farley | Photography: Sally Pinera | Stationery: Cast Calligraphy | Photography: Max Wanger | Floral Design: Olive Willow Designs | Photography: Ciera Chante Photography | Photography: Max Wanger | Floral Design: Olive Willow Designs
Apple Orchard Theme
This apple orchard wedding theme is filled with whimsy and embodies all things autumn. An apple orchard serves as the ideal backdrop to a wedding centered on the changing of the season and its gifts. Branch centerpieces with lush, green leaves bring contrast to the softer, dulcet tones in the linens and tableware. Natural apple colors can be seen in almost every aspect of the overall design, and the result is mouthwatering.
Credits (left to right): Photographer: Jessica Kay Photography | Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Florals: Natalie Bowen | Photographer: Eric Kelley | Coordinator: Invision Events | Photography: Katie Lacer Photography | Stationery: Swiss Cottage Designs
Credits (left to right): Coordinator: White Agency | Photography: Courtney Stockton Photography | Florals: Kari Young Floral | Photography: Courtney Stockton Photography | Florals Kari Young Floral | Design & Photography: Julie Blanner | Design: Rachel Pereira at Shades of Blue Interiors
Halloween Eve Theme
Halloween is the perfect holiday to host a wedding for the edgy bride. A wedding on the creepiest day of the year does not necessarily have to be a creepy occasion. Strictly Weddings' rendition of a classy Hallow's Eve affair includes dimmed lighting, gothic design and lavish burgundy florals fit for a vampire queen. Bring on the candelabras and black lace!
Credits (left to right): Florals & Design: The Merrythought | Coordination & Design: Swank Productions | Photography: Love is a Big Deal | Stationery: Elegant Wedding Invites |Venue: The Green Building | Photographer: Zorz Studios | Photographer: Kim Ing Photography | Photography: SD Photography | Photography: Ashley Cook Photography | Designer: Cathy Telle | SW Contributor: Jessica Ferraro