Here in Charleston, we have a different kind of seasonal transition. We go from Summer, to hurricane season, to not so fall, to cold. This poses it’s own challenges to designing our events, but we have some fun ways to give the wedding the look of “not so fall”. Obviously, color palette is the most versatile. By balancing pastels or neutrals with small pops of darker colors help the transition. Also, using different mediums or textures. Some wouldn’t think of using peonies in the fall. But, we love using them with fall specific blooms, or branches, plants, or sprigs of non floral items.
Again, with color palettes or materials, against neutrals the right shades make that subtle shift from spring or summer. And, wood, especially in lighter shades, has totally become a neutral. We would use these chairs in any season.
This ceremony design offers a lovely option for a wedding in the transitional fall season. With natural elements like a seagrass aisle runner, and natural wooden chairs, the florals or colors of the wedding party attire can become the accents. And, we added a custom fabric draped ceiling to soften the bright white of the plastic tent usually needed in the rainier cooler months.
Metals, woods, natural fibers, and even smoky colored glass can add to a “light” fall design.
Also, blending colors that are typically associated with the fall with colors that can be used year round, offers a noticeably chic way to say it’s not SO fall. The very popular trend of neutral creamy or patterned dresses can definitely work here. Think about ways to layer the look with accessories or in the bouquets.