Fall Wedding Trends 2020

Easily one of the most popular wedding seasons, the fall time is a nature lovers paradise no matter where you live. Cool weather and beautiful foliage make it prime time for gatherings & celebrations, especially outdoors. Take a look at some of the Fall wedding trends 2020 that I’m most looking forward to, plus get some inspiration for your own event!

Moody Color Palettes

With weddings shifting further away from tradition we’re seeing more unique color palettes. In the fall I tend to see a big shift towards moody palettes with dark colors and edgy combinations. Whether these colors are featured in the decorations, the wedding attire or the tablescape, we can all agree they make a statement. I’m especially loving the use of black, mustards, blue thistle and copper or amber.

Nature Themed Escort Cards

When nature lends you natural decor, make the most of it. While using bits of nature for escort cards isn’t new, there are new ideas constantly emerging. In previous years it was all about using fresh or dried leaves, as well as small slices of wood. This year I’m hoping to see more fruits, like fresh and vibrant red or green apples. To make things even sweeter, consider serving up candied applies with the guest’s name written on the stick!

Translucent Details

In choosing a theme for a fall wedding many couples tend to go rustic. It’s just the vibe of the season, and thats a-okay. If you prefer a more modern or elegant theme however, translucent details are an easy style choice. For example, opt for acrylic arm chairs for the ceremony and reception. When it come to menus or signage, use acrylic featuring hand drawn images and calligraphy. Translucent details are not only beautiful but keep the vibe bright and airy!

Matching Customized Jackets

A super sweet and fun touch for the bride and groom, I’m loving matching customized jackets. You can make them yourselves or purchase them from a seller on Etsy – there are so many to choose from! Aside from customizing the design you can also choose the material, like jean or leather. I love this idea and can only image how stunning the photographs would be. Plus the two of you will stay toasty if the weather takes a turn for the worse!

Dried Florals

A unique spin on floral arrangements are the use of dried or bleached flowers. This strips them of their colors, leaving a gorgeous cream or brown instead. Dried flowers can be incorporated in a number of ways, for both bouquets and arrangements. If your wedding palette is made up of neutral colors, a bouquet solely made of dried flowers would blend in beautifully. Or if you plan on having flesh flowers, use dried flowers as a filler to add contrast and dimension. Talk to your florist and see what they can do!

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Bring the Outdoors In

Is your wedding taking place indoors? No worries! Bring the outdoors inside via luxe floral designs. For starters, consider a ceremony backdrop. A large floral piece will do the trick, as will dried branches featuring a smattering of leaves. Simple but gorgeous! For the ceremony, create a canopy using in-season foliage and hanging edison bulbs or string lights. You can go as lush or as plain as you like depending on your personal style!


I hope some of these ideas for fall wedding trends 2020 have inspired you! And should you need a wedding photographer, I’d love to be a part of your special day. With 11 years of experience, I’m an expert at capturing life milestones, plus creating beautiful memories in the process. Be sure to check out my wedding gallery and reach out should you have any questions. I look forward to working with you!

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