Fall Wedding Inspiration

Grab inspiration from the fall season from the autumn leaves, scent of hot apple cider, colorful pumpkins, and many other seasonal favorites that will bring such warmth and love to your wedding day. From mountain resort destinations to tips and tricks for your centerpieces, allow us to walk you through some of our favorite elements of the season to inspire your fall wedding.

Autumn Reception Ideas

Take a cue from this autumn wedding reception at The Westin New York Grand Central. Gold candles, deep-plum colored roses, warm lighting, bronze chivary chairs, gold floor-length luxury linens and white pumpkins as place card holders make for a dramatic room set up that eludes the warmth of the fall season.


Your Color Story

Incorporate the colors of the season with flowers. Bring in some of your favorite florals in deep hues such as plum, burgendy and crimson. Calla lilies, roses, and hydrangas in autumn inspired colors make for a great seasonal bouquet. We can't keep our eyes off of this simplistic and elegant bouquet from the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Photo courtesy of April O'Hare Photography.

Location, Location, Location

The best way to ensure your wedding incoroprates the elements of autumn is to plan a destination wedding to the mountains where you can view the fall colors while elevating your wedding to new heights. Consider Beaver Creek or Aspen, Colorado; Deer Valley, Utah; Whistler, Canada or Manchester, Vermont. Pictured: Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Beaver Creek Mountain.

Fall Inspired Cocktails

Mixologist Greg Seider crafted the perfect cocktail that will add an enticing aroma to your wedding. Served as a signature drink at your wedding, the Mill City Sour is an elegant combination of rye whiskey, apple schnapps, fresh-pressed apple cider, basil and a gentle dust of cinnamon.


2 oz Rye Whiskey
1/2 oz Apple Schnapps
1 oz Apple Cider
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Agave

Muddled Basil Leaves
Egg White
Dash of Peach Bitters
Ground Cinnamon Garnish


  1. In cocktail shaker, muddle 5 basil leaves
  2. Build ingredients in shaker
  3. Dry shake*
  4. Fill shaker with ice and reshake
  5. Double strain on the rocks in double old-fashioned glass
  6. Garnish with ground cinnamon

*Dry Shake = Shaken without ice agave syrup is 20 oz Agave mixed with 16 oz water.


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