Hey hey, to all of our recently engaged readers! We’re curious to know — prior to getting engaged, did you envision what your dream wedding would look like? Did you have an ideal month or time of year picked out…? Any idea why? Winter weddings often feature darker tones paired with clean white, and some places offer up ethereal snow-dusted landscapes; spring weddings tend to be laden with florals and lighter, brighter hues. Summer has the benefit of long days and warm weather, and fall, well… fall tends to be our favorite!
Why? Partly because the changing of hues in nature, moody makeup options galore, and all the jewel-tone florals! With the time change, days do become shorter and (typically) weddings are held earlier to make sure the light is good through the ceremony. Today, we’re sharing our top 5 reasons fall weddings are our fave + featuring gorgeous gowns by Maggie Sottero Designs!
Prepare to *fall* in love…
P.S. That lace gown above that’s giving off all the Grace Kelly vibes? It’s the Cordelia by Maggie Sottero!
1. Jewel-Tone Florals
Is there anything better than pairing vintage-inspired designs with jewel-tone florals? The metallic fringe of this Liam gown by Sottero and Midgley is utterly romantic + plays perfectly with the sultry pops. When it comes to fall flowers, the tones are shifting (you can actually see our Seasonal Flower Guide for Fall here!), which makes for some extremely cool + moody designs!
photography: Samantha Donaldson // venue: St Margarets Cafe, Karaka, Auckland // styling: Harlow Garland Weddings // wedding gowns: Cordelia by Maggie Sottero and Liam by Sottero and Midgley from Astra Bridal // suits: Rembrandt // bridesmaids dresses: Leave Her Wilder // hair + makeup: Belles & Brides // flowers: Blooms by Harlow Garland
2. Changing Weather
As the call of autumn approaches and the weather begins to shift — so does your wardrobe! For brides wanting to switch up their look — don a strappy gown like the Nola above, and then rock a cool jacket in the evening (perhaps leather or denim, with custom calligraphy!).
How dreamy is this shimmering gown with all the lace details?!
3. Fall Elements for Décor + Food
Apple cider, apple pie, and freshly plucked apples, along with pumpkin pie and harvested wheat all set the stage for a dreamy scene. Not to mention the abundance of falling leaves, warm hues, and that glowing golden light. Spice things up with a warm amber glow. Boutonnières featuring berries are quite the nice touch, too!
4. Moody Makeup Options
To go along with the jewel-toned florals, moody makeup looks for fall are one of our favorites! Bold lips, sultry eye looks — you name it! The glam + dark makeup above adds the perfect edge to the ethereal Lisette gown by Maggie Sottero.
5. Harvest Time + Dry Fields
Golden light, golden fields of harvested hay, dry meadows — if mustard yellow and warmer hues are your favorite, this is your time to shine!
To capitalize on those major cool-girl vibes for the cooler weather, rock this romantic lace Hope by Rebecca Ingram gown (featuring a double-keyhole back) + some harvest-inspired florals.
Whether it’s early autumn or late fall — we kind of have a thing for weddings during this season! What do you think? What are your reasons for choosing the season of your wedding? We’d love to hear in the comments below!
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