Autumn Inspiration 2015

 It may be early summer here in the northern hemisphere, but I am already thinking of autumn. It is the height of the season for planning end of the year weddings, and I am dreaming of these crisp weather events. 

Today's feature is a muted autumn color palette. These soft colors bring to mind the weeks of late November when autumn begins to make way for the transition into winter. The time of year when brightly colored fall foliage gently fades to neutral tones of mocha, rust, cinnamon, mushroom, sage, and bronze. The landscape becomes more sparsely packed and days grow shorter as nature prepares to head towards the brisk winter season.

While perhaps not typically thought of as exciting, a muted or neutral color scheme is in fact far from dull and drab. With the right vision, these subtle hues can bring just as much impact as more traditionally thought of fall tones -- especially when brought to new heights with the addition of brilliant gold!

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1. Simple and elegant wedding invitations featuring a glorious, dimensional gold leaf pattern are a lovely starting point for an autumn wedding. (Designed by Made Divine)

2. Miniature pumpkins transform into glamorous accents with a coat of gilded gold paint. They can serve as decor for the ceremony and reception. At the end of the night, your guests will have a charming memento to bring to their own homes for the remainder of the season. (via Swank Productions)

3. A beautifully detailed, nature inspired wedding cake takes an autumn event to the next level. With its wood grain patterned tiers and accents of marzipan leaves and acorns, this cake is sure to make an impression at the reception.

4. Channel some understated beauty with a unique centerpiece. These DIY arrangements feature sparkling hurricane glass, centered with a tall pillar candle, and surrounded by natural oak leaves. They can be set up a few weeks ahead of the event to save time when the big day approaches.

5. Elegant table settings begin with gold charger plates. Top them with simple cream colored china, and fresh linens. A single autumn leaf tied to each napkin with suede or velvet trim completes the look. (Source: BHG)
6. A dreamy fresh flower bouquet of Gerbera daisies, roses, wheat, protea, and seeded eucalyptus for the bride and bridesmaids. Soft autumn colors allow the beauty of each flower to shine through and a taupe satin stem wrap is the perfect finishing touch. (Photo by Jules Bianchi Photographers)

7. To give the bride and groom a proper send off, consider tossing fallen leaves. It is a wonderful autumn alternative that pays tribute to the season and while remaining Eco-friendly.

I hope this collection inspires some blissful dreams of autumn. Thank you for reading!

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