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14 Ideas for a Fall-Themed Wedding in the Hudson Valley

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Planning a fall-themed wedding in the Hudson Valley? Let these romantic ideas inspire you as you decide upon the details of your big day.

By Samantha Garbarini and Sabrina Sucato

June weddings are nice and all, but, more and more, we’re loving romantic autumn hues and chilly nights for memorable nuptials. Luckily, the Hudson Valley is an ideal destination to host a fall-themed wedding, thanks to the multi-hued leaves and breathtaking panoramas of mountains and streams.

If an autumnal ceremony is what you seek, look no further than these ideas to help set the scene for your big day. Your guests will swoon over the thoughtful touches, and you’ll love the how the little details add up to create an unforgettable event for you and your special someone.

bridesmaids in matching plaid flannels

Photo courtesy of Uplift Photography

1. Skip the silk robes and do the bridal-party-getting-ready thing in cozy, mix-and-match flannel button-down shirts. 

Autumnal bridesmaid dresses

Photo courtesy of Sean Gallery

2. Choose bridesmaids’ dresses in an array of dusty autumnal colors.

fall-themed wedding shoes

Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus

3. And add a pop of deep burgundy to your white gown with a pair of velvet pumps (like these Manolo Blahnik ones). Similar styles available here.

fall-themed wedding food

Photo courtesy of uplift photography

4. At cocktail hour, serve spiced cider, or offer a big bowl of apple cider donuts for dessert.

autumnal flower arrangement

Photo courtesy of Ulysses Photography

5. Work leaves in wherever you can, like this leaf-flecked arrangement bursting with autumn color. 

fall-themed wedding place cards

Photo courtesy of Ulysses Photography

6. They also set the tone nicely as place cards. 

wedding ring on fall leaves

Photo by Alicia Swedenborg

7. And work as the perfect backdrop to make the diamonds on your rings really sparkle.

Couples surrounded by fall leaves

Photos courtesy of Uplift Photography

8. And are perfect for those romantic just-married-kiss photos. 

fall-themed wedding arrangement

Photo by Joshua Brown Photography

9. Not into leaves? Go with a harvest-inspired arrangement featuring figs, berries, stone fruits, and citrus. 

moody dining table

Photo courtesy of Sue Kessler and Andrew Kelly of Christian Oth Studio

10. Keep it simple with red and orange flowers and a whole lot of candlelight. 

autumn table decor

Photo courtesy of Cappy Hotchkiss Photography

11. Or try something a bit more whimsical like seasonal flowers, apples, felt acorns, and tiny bottles of maple syrup.

Fall-themed wedding decor

Photo courtesy of uplift photography

12. White-painted pumpkins look super chic with silvery votive candles. 

Gold pumpkins

Photo courtesy of Sean Gallery

13. And gold ones make for fantastic place-card holders. 

fire pit at a wedding

Photo courtesy of Uplift Photography

14. With autumn’s chill in the air, finish the night with a roaring fire. 

Related: Pore Over These Pinterest-Worthy Wedding Pics From Red Maple Vineyard

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