Fall Wedding Trends -Design (Part 1 of 3)

Fall in Chicago is one of my favorite times of the year. The smell of burning wood, crisp leaves crunching under my feet and red sunsets glowing over Lake Michigan. The short season between late-September and December provides couples with a myriad of ways to personalize their wedding. They’re incorporating the texture and the feel of Autumn in their choices of design, food, as well as their wedding activities. Fall in Chicago gives couples the freedom to fully express themselves in all aspects of their wedding weekend. 
h2. Design Rich browns and classic golds are making a comeback! Fruits, vegetables, leaves, and branches are also making an appearance throughout many fall weddings. For example, a number of brides are choosing invitations with more texture than the traditional, engraved wedding invitations. Invites with bows, tulle, vellum, branches, and even berries are matching the overall décor of many weddings. You will find shades of green, orange and red in the fall flowers this year. Brides are choosing to accent their flowers with the rich colors in their table linens and napkins. And, yes, we see the return of linens with texture! Couples are also placing branch wreaths accented with berries and leaves on the doors of their ceremony location. They’ll also incorporate grass, fruit, and gourds into their reception centerpieces. Pumpkins and squash are sometimes used to decorate placecard tables instead of traditional floral arrangements. One of my weddings this month has a leaf motif throughout the entire day. The leaves from their wedding invitations appear on the programs, menu cards, and the wedding “well wisher” cards that guests will fill out instead of a guest book. We even have plans to adorn three canisters of branches with paper leaves as hanging placecards. Copyright 2004 Wedding Chicago, inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. This article has been reprinted with permission. To view this and other interesting wedding articles at "www.weddingchicago.com":http://weddingchicago.com