Sunday, October 5, 2008

The beauty of fall.

Fall is a wonderful time to get married. The air is crisp and cool, the leaves are turning orange and gold and fruit is abundant. Nature gives you all the cues you need to create a stunning day. Let's look at few ideas and inspiration fall gives us.

One of a kind boutonnieres. Pieces of fabric cut to look like leaves serve as the background for the fiddle heads and lilacs. Finish them off with a contrasting ribbon wrapped around the stems.

Yellow roses mixed with deep burgundy dalias and leaves create a vibrant bouquet for the bride. Use the colors in nature to inspire your color palette. Oranges, golds, maroon, yellows and green all mix well together or can be displayed on their own.
Pumpkins, nuts and squash make great center pieces and table decorations. Clump them together in groups of three or five for an esthetically pleasing arrangements.

When I saw these cakes I new I had to write a post about fall! They are so amazing, I wouldn't want to cut into them to eat! Ask your vendors for new and exciting ways to display your cake. This one sets atop a cut of a tree. Don't worry, you won't have to cut down a whole tree to get this look. It could turn into an adventure with your fiance going for hike into the woods to find a piece of a fallen tree.

This cake just screams northwest to me! From the bright green moss on the base to the delicate ferns, acorns and tiny mushrooms made out of frosting, this cake is sure to turn heads.

If you're still trying to think of a date for your wedding day, don't rule out fall. Yes, it may rain and you most likely will have to have an indoor site but the decor would brighten up any rainy day! It's also a great way to show how much you love the great northwest. We live in a beautiful state surrounded by great food, fresh fruits and amazing landscapes. Bring some of that to your tables on your wedding day.

All photos from the fab Martha Stewart Wedding site. Check it out for more great ideas.