Happy Halloween everyone! It’s not our favorite holiday ever (we don’t really get into all the spooky parts of it), but we do love fall. Today we thought we’d share some apple and pumpkin inspiration – two of our favorite fall harvests. If you’re getting married in the fall, you can get both apples and pumpkins in bulk for a great price.
In Washington, it’s not hard to find pick-your-own apple orchards and pumpkin fields. Make a day of it with your fiance or bridesmaids and stock up on these seasonally appropriate goodies, they’ll add the perfect fall touch to your wedding. In addition, guests can take them home afterwards so they won’t go to waste!
There are tons of creative ideas for decorating pumpkins (just get on Pinterest for a few minutes and you’ll see plenty of examples), but these are some of our favorites! Pumpkins painted with chalkboard paint are the perfect backdrop for signage. These drilled pumpkins with candles inside are super pretty and unique. If you want to keep it simple, just paint signage directly on pumpkins in their natural state. You could also use oversized nailheads to spell out your initials, your wedding date, or just some pretty patterns.
Apple and Pumpkin Inspiration ~ Ceremony
We love these ideas because they show that fall decor doesn’t have to be all orange and red. Pumpkins lining the ceremony aisle is a beautiful idea, and white pumpkins make the perfect vases for any color of bloom – just put a drinking glass inside!
Wedding Reception with Pumpkins
Apple Bouquet Inspiration
Fill apple baskets with apples, allowing guests to pick their own seat. Cut the tops out of apples to fit tealights for a simple and lovely centerpiece. Pin “leaf” placecards onto apples tattooed with your initials.
Apple Wedding Dessert Ideas
And of course, dessert (our fave!) If you’re having a large wedding and the thought of hollowing out hundreds of apples sounds like way too much, these ideas would be great for an engagement party, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner too! Apples filled with cider and cinnamon sticks, a rustic unfrosted cake decorated with apples, and caramel apples with twigs in the top are all adorable.
Loving these ideas? We also wrote a post about how to incorporate pumpkins into your wedding a couple years ago! Check it out here.