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We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to Lake Tahoe after the recent Caldor Fire. Thanks to the tireless work of all the front-line heroes and agencies who worked to protect our town and forests, Tahoe South is open and thriving. It’s the perfect time to secure your wedding date!

Fall is the most popular season to get married! The weather is still lovely, and the colors of foliage change, allowing you to create a magical experience for your bride or groom and guests. If you’re planning your fall wedding and are looking for ideas to pull your vision together, the professionals at Tahoe Wedding Sites are here to help! Here’s your chance to showcase our 25 favorite fall ideas at your wedding!  

1. Pumpkin-Lined Aisle

Nothing says fall like a pumpkin-lined aisle! Mix and match different pumpkin sizes and shapes to create a natural pumpkin patch feel that will remind guests of going to a farm to grab the perfect pumpkin. 

2. Fall Foliage

As you decorate for your wedding ceremony and reception, use the fall season in any way you can! Have an outdoor wedding and get married under the changing fall foliage, or bring the crisp colors inside by creating elegant table arrangements!

3. Monogrammed Pumpkins

Monogram white or orange pumpkins to create centerpieces or venue accents that are adorable for the season yet elegant enough for your wedding day. 

4. Seasonal Ceremony Arch

Seasonal ceremony arches can be in various venues, especially at Tahoe Wedding Sites! Whether you want an autumnal arch for your outdoor wedding at Tahoe Ridge Resort or your indoor wedding at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, a seasonal arch will bring romance and coziness to any location!

5. Fall Flowers and Leaves

Warm colors are stunning additions to your fall wedding bouquets. Blend roses, and orchids, cut some greenery outside, and more. You’ll love how effortlessly each bouquet will come together!

6. Seasonal Beverages

When your guests arrive at your wedding ceremony or reception, you can have seasonal non-alcoholic drinks for everyone to enjoy! Try apple cider, hot chocolate, or punches with fall seasonings. 

7. Leather and Textured Accents

Leather can add a stunning texture and feel to your place settings. Get your guests’ names printed on each leather strip in gold for an elegant flair on your wedding day. You can also get your wedding book created with a leather cover and detailing to be looked at for years to come!

8. Guest Scarves or Blankets

How adorable would it be to let your guests take a scarf or blanket home? Find each piece in your wedding colors, wrap each with a ribbon, and tag it with your wedding date. Guests can stay cozy each fall, reminiscing on your wedding day!

9. Naked Wedding Cake

A naked wedding cake is a cake that is lightly frosted to show the cake beneath it. These cakes have enough filling to add flavor and moisture to the cake you typically get with the frosting. You’ll love the natural look and taste these cakes will add to your wedding day!

10. Pumpkin Placecards

Collect small pumpkins and write out or print small signs with your guests’ names to be stuck into each pumpkin. Placecards are a great way to add fall elements to each table while allowing your guests to feel like they just went to the pumpkin patch! You can also paint each pumpkin in gold for a more elegant look. 

11. Copper Accents

Copper can compliment each seasonal color you want to add to your wedding. You’ll love the mix of metals and fall colors, and your guests will love it too!

12. Pine Cone Decoration Accents

To get into the fall feel of things, add pine cones to your bouquet and boutonniere, or add them to the table centerpieces. The addition of pine cones will add an unexpected autumn design that you and your guests will gush over.

13. Rustic Elements

Rustic elements are essential when looking for ways to incorporate fall into your wedding day. Find rustic plant pots or vases to put your centerpieces in as you decorate. These natural elements add soft textures to your wedding day that you can easily work with to match other decorations. 

14. Mixed Florals and Metallics 

The mix of floral and metallic elements is a gorgeous addition to the tables at your wedding reception. Choose copper or gold to mix with fall floral arrangements for an elegant and timeless look. 

15. Fireplace Focal Point

For a rustic and cozy feel at your wedding venue or reception, you can choose a location with a fireplace! At Tahoe Wedding Site’s Valhalla Historic Estate, you can get married in front of a fireplace that can later be used as the focal point for your reception!

16. Pie For Dessert

Fall is the season for freshly baked pie, so why not have that at your wedding instead of cake? Have some homemade pies in apple, pumpkin, pecan, and more! Your guests will love the options available, and you can even send them home with boxes of individually sliced pie! 

17. Add Plaid

Plaid is the perfect addition to your wedding decor! Add touches of the plaid pattern to your reception tables, ribbons around your bouquets, or on your invitations and cards. 

18. Velvet Additions

Velvet is a warm and cozy textured element that can keep you and your wedding party warm as the weather gets colder. The groom and groomsmen can wear velvet tuxedos, or your bridesmaids can wear velvet dresses. Your wedding party will look elegant and cozy, perfect for your fall wedding!

19. Apple Accents

When you think of fall, you think of apple picking, warm apple pie, and apple-scented candles burning throughout your home. You can easily set apples on the reception tables or around the wedding cake or pies you’re serving for dessert. This is an easy way to incorporate the harvest season into your fall wedding day!

20. Fall Foilage Centerpieces

Fall foliage is stunning since it includes greenery and warm burgundy and cream colors that easily blend together. Decorate each table at your wedding reception with tall fall foliage as the centerpiece.

21. Taper Candles

Taper candles will give your fall wedding ceremony and reception a warm and elegant feel. Simple white taper candles in copper, gold, or bronze candle holders will give your wedding a sophisticated feel that doesn’t take much time or will break your budget. 

22. Spiked Hot Drinks

Like the drinks we mentioned, we also suggest serving spiked hot beverages for your 21-and-older guests! Take apple cider, hot chocolate, and your favorite punch to be served with alcohol. It will warm you right up!

23. Suspended Foliage

Draw your guest’s eyes up from the tables with suspended foliage! Hang fall-colored florals and greenery from strings above candles and fall tablecloths. This simple and elegant look will be unlike anything you’ve seen at a wedding!

24. Soft Accessories

Set the mood with light scarves and candles that fit the autumnal feel of your fall wedding. You’ll love the delicate yet impactful feel these additions will make to your wedding decor!

25. Outdoor Photos

One of the essential parts of your wedding is getting photos to show the love that you, your bride or groom, and your guests have for each other. Stand outside by the fall foliage as you capture your intimate moments, which can perfectly frame to enjoy for the years to come!