Autumn is a great time of year for a wedding! It also happens to be a fantastic time to do your own wedding decorations. With so many lovely seasonal design ideas available, fall is one of the best times of the year to try your hand at some do it yourself projects. These are some beautiful ideas for DIY fall wedding decorations that anyone can create.
The brilliant fall leaves are one of the most distinctive features of autumn, and they make a great inspiration for a wedding design. You know how pretty your bridesmaids will look in leaf theme crystal bridesmaid jewelry, such as amber colored Swarovski leaf pendants, so why not extend that motif to the rest of your wedding? Use either silk leaves or preserved real leaves in a multitude of brilliant reds, yellows, and oranges. Just as the crystal leaf bridesmaid jewelry looks so pretty because of the way the leaf pendant dances and moves, the same will be true of your leaf decorations. Long strings of leaves can be hung behind the ceremony altar for a beautiful backdrop for the bride and groom. This would look equally lovely for an indoor or outdoor marriage ceremony.
Fall leaves also work wonderfully for centerpieces. You can actually preserve real leaves right on their branches to use for table decorations. Suspend tiny lanterns with tea lights from the branches for a magical effect. Scattered leaves are an easy addition to any fall wedding, with absolutely no creative experience required. They can line the edges of the aisle for the ceremony (do not place them in the center of the path in case they are slippery), be scattered on a guest book or cake table, or even be used in place of standard place cards at the dinner tables. What an easy way to give your wedding a great autumnal touch!
Pinecones have a great late fall feeling and can make an excellent decoration for a wedding around Thanksgiving. Take real pinecones and spray paint them with a soft gold color. Suspend them from regular sewing thread in a bronze or gold color, and hang them from white birch branches for a modern centerpiece design with an autumnal flavor. Surround the vases with votive candles in ruby red glass holders to bring a pop of color to the design. Something else that is fun to do with pinecones is to dip the edges in glue and then roll them in glitter. While an entirely glittery pinecone might be a bit much, having a thin edge of sparkle along just the edges is a very pretty detail. Wire the special pinecones into wreaths for church doors, attach them to long stems and use as decorative “picks” among centerpieces with flowers and berries, or just tie a pair to each napkin instead of using napkin rings.
It is impossible to mention DIY fall wedding decorations without bringing up pumpkins and gourds. Of course orange pumpkins can be carved into Jack o’Lanterns for Halloween nuptials, but white pumpkins and other gourds are also great for elegant weddings. Hollow out a white pumpkin and fill with fresh wildflowers for a simple but beautiful altar decoration. Arrange clusters of odd and interesting gourds in golden wire baskets around the cocktail hour. Even vegetables like deep purple eggplants can be hollowed out and used for your fall wedding displays. Use your imagination, and you will find tons of fall items that will make very easy DIY projects to enhance the style and beauty of your wedding.