With September being the most popular month of the year for weddings, this feel-good and festive season is all about texture, deliciously rich colors, glamorous touches, and a few elements that say fall.
Use fabric with a crimped look or multiple textures such as organza embroidered with bits of chenille, or layer two tablecloths like sheer velvet on top of taffeta. You can also use visually intriguing materials like quilted or ruched silk, linen, or ultrasuede.
For an of the moment look, mix subdued neutrals with surprise pops of bright color that say fall.
Tie the napkins with a small bundle of millet or a crab apple accent for a fall feel. You may also use seasonal napkin rings in gold, silver, wood grain, or resin. It is also not a bad idea to make your own napkin bands using velvet or grosgrain ribbon.
Fall Aisle Style
Add a seasonal touch to your ceremony by using shafts of wheat or bunches of grapes as aisle markers.
Mercury glass vases add glamorous pops of silver to cocktail tables and centerpieces. Gold and silver leaf accessories further brighten up any table or place setting.
Black glass or crystal will add a fashionable and unique touch to tabletops as onyx crystal goblets or vases. You can also fill the vases with champagne-colored flowers to heighten the drama.
Add flair to any space with chandeliers like a modern piece dripping in Swarovski crystals, or vintage varieties filled with candles.
Use LED light fixtures, during the cocktail hour with a sunny effect, move to pink and purple sunset tones on the walls and ceiling during dinner, and then slowly morph into a deep blue with white “stars” as you and your guests take to the dance floor.