With the changing color of leaves, fall is a beautiful season to plan your wedding. Fall is all about rich colors and choosing a fall wedding theme can be a lot of fun. Fall wedding centerpieces are an important part of fall wedding decorations. The centerpiece sets the mood of your wedding. Since centerpieces are the focal point of a wedding reception, it is important to choose the right wedding centerpiece. While selecting a fall wedding centerpiece, the primary consideration should be the wedding theme, the wedding color (color of bridesmaids’ dresses, cake, decoration, table linen, etc), size of the table and your budget. There are lots of attractive fall wedding centerpiece ideas. Lets’ take a quick look at them.
Ideas for Fall Wedding Centerpieces
Fall wedding centerpieces may include various options like apples, wine, fall flowers, etc. You can easily choose a centerpiece that matches your wedding theme from one of the ideas listed below.
Fall Wedding Centerpiece with Flowers
One of the most popular fall wedding centerpiece ideas is the fall flower. Colorful chrysanthemums, beautiful purple and blue hydrangeas, bright yellow sunflowers, and the all-year-round favorite roses are a few fall wedding flowers. They can be used alone or can be paired and placed in containers, or you can use them in bouquets. Apart from using traditional vases, use different containers like fish bowls, bird cages, and bottles. Try matching the container with the wedding theme. Chrysanthemums can be hung above the table or can be used individually in the centerpiece. Hydrangea works well when paired with chrysanthemums and roses. Sunflower looks great when paired with other fall flowers.
Fall Wedding Centerpiece with Pumpkins
A pumpkin centerpiece is one of my favorite fall wedding centerpiece ideas. You can arrange small pumpkins, pressed leaves, fruits and nuts at the center of the table as a centerpiece. You can take a large pumpkin and cut off the stem and top of the pumpkin. Hollow the pumpkin and use it as a vase to hold your flower. Another idea is to make a hanging pumpkin candle holder or a Jack O’ Lantern.
Steps to Make a Pumpkin Candle Holder
- Take a medium size pumpkin. Hollow the pumpkin by scooping out the flesh and seeds.
- Using a 1/4” drill, make a pattern consisting of holes all around the pumpkin.
- Now, drill three small holes of about 1/2” from the top edge of the pumpkin using a 1/8” drill.
- Drill the holes in a triangular configuration and make sure they are spaced evenly around the perimeter of the pumpkin.
- Attach strings to the hole and tie a secure knot.
- The pumpkin candle holder is ready. Place candles in the hollowed pumpkin and hang them.
- For a Jack O’ Lantern, cut the top of the pumpkin in the traditional zigzag pattern.
You can be creative by attaching fall flowers to the brim of the pumpkin or by coloring the pumpkin with copper, gold or silver acrylic paint to give it a dramatic look.
Fall Wedding Centerpiece with Fruits
Fall fruits like apples, pears, cranberries, etc., can be used in centerpieces. You can purchase decorative baskets of different shapes and sizes, probably of earth tones like golden red, brown or yellow. For a truly unique look, you could fill the fall fruits in long shallow dishes. This elegant wedding centerpiece could be a perfect wedding favor to your guests from the side. Another idea would be to combine green apples or pears with flowers for classic fall centerpieces. Fill the clear glass vases with whole fruit and add fall flower stems to the vase for a floral look.
A fantastic idea would be to submerge grapes in a glass vessels and then float rose petals or floating candles over the water. Another unique centerpiece idea is to place sliced citrus fruits in your centerpiece containers. Fill a hurricane glass vase with water and insert the flower stem using florist foam and slide fruit slices between the foam and the glass. You can mix and match the color of fruits and flowers. Fall fruits prove to be amazing ideas for wedding centerpieces.
Fall Wedding Centerpiece with Leaves
Wedding centerpieces wouldn’t be complete without the dazzling fall leaves. Collect the fall leaves, and to make them waterproof, dip them in paraffin wax and dry them. Place these leaves in wide and shallow glass container, and fill this container with water and floating candles. Then gently float the leaves in it. A stoneware or copper material container would also go well with the fall wedding theme. For a modern look, place the hardened leaves in the square glass vase, and on the top place a layer of small flowers or hang vines.
Fall Color Wedding Centerpiece
For a more modern look, you can place tall centerpieces. Choose fall wedding centerpieces in colors like gold, bronze, copper, maroon, red or orange, depending on which color matches your wedding color. These centerpieces are narrow and occupy less space on the table. You can also place the wedding favors beside it. Another idea would be to spread fall leaves around the centerpiece.
The fall wedding centerpieces you choose must highlight your favorite aspect of fall. With a bit of creativity, you can find the centerpiece that perfectly matches your fall wedding decorations. You can also take ideas from wedding decorations. Whichever centerpiece you choose, do not forget to spread the fall leaves to add a fall feel.