Each season's runways, must-visit travel destinations, seasonal changes, food customs and more can inspire takes on traditions and outside-the-box ideas for weddings that are as festive as they are forward-thinking. We took autumn's traditional tawny hues, jewel tones and burnished blushes and gave them a bit of a twist. Here, our favorite color schemes for your upcoming autumnal affair.
1. Pumpkin Spice
Take the most admittedly delicious yet basic indulgence of the season and turn it into the most inspired color scheme your guests have seen in a while. Extra points for brides who serve riffs on the seasonal hot drink for dessert.
Pictured: Photo by Mariano Vivanco; Mansur Gavriel clutch, Dhs1,674, matchesfashion.com; Rosey West jewelry shot by Shay Platz; Christos Costarellos Resort 2018.
2. 50 Shades Of Grey
No–not that 50 Shades of Grey. Take this a bit more literally. Soft greys and rich charcoals topped off with a bit of silver and patinaed dove–with touches of greyish whites–pair all too well together for a soft, romantic and all around dreamy vibe.
Pictured: Photo by Christian Oth for BAZAAR.com; Aquazzura velvet pumps, Dhs2,754, net-a-porter.com; Bottega Veneta earrings, Dhs3,143, matchesfashion.com; Marchesa gown, Dhs72,675, farfetch.com; Photo by Elizabeth Messina.
3. Fall Foliage
The season's changing leaves, bold red lips and rich rouge velvets inspire a palette of red in all its tones. Pair it with oatmeal-ivories and matte golds for a look that captures the essence of the time of year, without looking like a theme party.
4. Copper & Concorde
The richest tones feel right this time of year–especially when used to elevate a more rustic setting or offer a darker mood to a glamorous, over-the-top affair.
5. Mexico Bound Multicolour
Fall's muted hues are no reason to abandon color. Opt for a warm-weather destination to inspire your color-rich palette–like the brights of Mexico–to consistently call back to the same bold tones, and avoid your decor looking all over the place and overwrought.
6. Emerald And Burnished Blush
Take spring and summer's soft pink palettes and punctuate them with a rich, luxe emerald inspired by the Irish countryside. Make the romantic palette more slick with gem slices, clean lines and graphic shapes–then contrast the overall aesthetic with wild florals and wispy, draped fabrics.
7. Mustard And Sky Blue
An ode to the solar eclipse, perhaps, but designers this season were feeling all shades of sunny, buttery and mustard-y yellows. Ochre gets a new live with bold shades of sky blue for a palette that brings the laid-back vibes of late summer (with a bit of polish) to the cooler months.
Pictured: Coach 1961 Fall 2017; Elizabeth & James earrings, Dhs349, net-a-porter.com; Photo by Camilla Akrans.