Since today is Halloween and nothing says Halloween more to me than pumpkins and lots of them I thought it was the perfect day to showcase this beautiful pumpkin patch wedding inspiration which is also filled with great autumn wedding tips and ideas from our friends at Rambling House Events. In order to throw a one-of-a-kind fall rustic wedding you will need to put all the pieces together and so this inspiration shoot breaks it down for you step by step so you too can create a perfect fall rustic wedding. Take a look at how the the fall wedding decorations like a cider bar, candy apple buffet and bouquet all come together. Thanks to Rambling House Events and Mary Costa Photography for sharing this rustic wedding inspiration with us today. Love Fall weddings, see our top 10 fall weddings.
The Hair & Makeup: Mary used a coral blush, gold eye shadow, and ruby-red lips to give our model, Meredith, a classic vintage glow. A simple braid up-do added an elegant but relaxed touch.
- Gold ties in the warm and gilded light
- The ruby-red lips and coral blush compliment the changing colors
- Handmade shabby-chic bobby pins dress up the braided hairstyle, trussing in shades of autumn
The Garland: Garlands are a simple and easy way to fill empty space and pull from the other colors used in your wedding. There are so many ways to create garlands and they don’t have to be the classic fabric bunting.
- Tie knots or bows with fabric scraps on butcher’s twine
- Adhere origami folds to fishing wire
- Hang stringed lights like a garland
The Rambling House Caramel Apple Bar: A vintage vanity did the trick for our Caramel Apple Bar. The drawers worked great for layering, and the white made the colors really pop! Candy Apples make great wedding favors.
- Locally fresh-picked apples (easy to eat when cut into slices)
- Wooden dowels for dipping
- Warm homemade caramel
- Sprinkles, toffee crunch, and nuts for color and topping
The Rambling House Cider Bar: For our cider bar, we used an antique wooden ironing board for a rustic flair.
- Hot local cider
- Whiskey for spiking (spice rum is a lovely alternative)
- Candied oranges for zest and color
- Cinnamon sticks for stirring in some spice
- Thrifted mixed and matched teacups and saucers
- Colorful paper straws
- Fresh cider donuts for dipping
The Quilt: Quilts are a classic way to add color and comfort to your indoor or outdoor wedding. whether they are special pieces made with love by the mother of the bride or a special aunt, or throws to add in your wedding colors.
- Cover hay-bale seating or benches
- Hang as wall décor
- Provide a basket-full for the cooler hours of an outdoor reception
- Use quilt squares as a guest book, to later be sewed into a wedding quilt
The Pumpkins: Oh, the things you can do with pumpkins! If you haven’t already seen our decoupage pumpkin tutorial, check it out here. Pumpkins are a simple and natural way to add color and theme to your centerpieces or specialty tables.
- Make delicate jack-o-lanterns by drilling lace-like patterns into your pumpkins and adding a votive for glow.
- Modge-podge pumpkins with fabric to tie in your wedding colors
- Use short, squat pumpkins as layering, to place plates and displays
- Play around with size, shape, and texture
The Bouquet: Midnight blue, plum, and deep reds are classic autumn-wedding colors—but you don’t have to choose one! Our bouquet was bundled together using an assortment of stems and bunches found at a local farm shop. If your timing is right, some farms even allow free u-pick in their flower fields before it’s too late in the season.
- Play with height and shape, creating a wildflower feel to your bouquet instead of a manicured look
- Make sure the boutonnieres pull in each of the colors
- Your bridesmaids can be just as eclectic as the flowers! Find a simple cut and give each their own color—midnight blue, deep plum, and cabernet!