These Color Schemes Will Have You Dreaming of a Fall Wedding

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The busy summer wedding season may have come to a close, but fall is fast approaching. With its alluring weather and its colorful scenery, the cooler months ahead are perfect for beautiful weddings and the dreamy fall colors we'll see everywhere. The changing leaves are the perfect starting point. Think deep reds, forest greens, and burnt oranges.

"For those planning a fall wedding, it can be easy to get caught in the cliché color schemes and changing seasonal motifs that can result in a mass-market look," says Allison Aronne of Fête, a New York-based event planning and design production firm. "Instead, brides should incorporate the feelings of the season through chic, natural décor and pops of rich, bold color tones." Planning your big day? Take note of these fall wedding colors and how to include them in your wedding décor.

Tawny Port

"A major trend we are seeing for fall is the use of rich seasonal colors," notes Aronne. Inspired by the deep hues found in Bordeaux wine, Tawny Port is one of this season's trending wedding colors. The dark red tones and the hints of burgundy are ideal for fall and will fit beautifully with any seasonal decor. Incorporate it into your table settings or your floral arrangements for the perfect fall look.

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A romantic staple, lilac (both the color and the flower) will compliment any fall color scheme you choose. Its light shade will go with any décor, not to mention its sweet smell if you opt to include the actual flower on your wedding day. Whether it's in a bouquet, on a bridesmaid's dress, or draped over a chair, lilac is sure to be a hero color of many fall weddings this year.

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Burnt Orange

Burnt orange is a sophisticated take on the myriad of orange tones found in nature when the leaves begin to change. During this time of year, you can find gorgeous bouquets bursting with this dark orange color. You can also include it on your big day with signature cocktails and ciders that hint at the shades of orange you'll want in your color scheme.

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Rose Gold

Rose gold has been popping up everywhere as of late, so you shouldn't be surprised that it made Aronne's list of notable fall wedding colors. Rich tones with hints of metallic and blush, the happening tint will fit seamlessly in your fall wedding décor. Play with rose-gold jewelry for your wedding day look, or use it as an accent color on invitations or place card settings.

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Don't shy away from this shade of dark blue if you're planning a fall wedding. The color will bring a refined look to any ceremony and a warmth to the chill in the air. Try using the color in your table décor with a navy table runner or deep blue linen napkins.

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Deep Forest Green

"For greens, there are so many families of colors from teals to blue," she explains. "If you look at the natural peacock color, any of those color combos will be beautiful for a fall wedding." If you're unsure of a tint of green or blue, Aronne asks you to think about the shades found naturally in a peacock feather as a reference to help you envision the perfect colors for a fall wedding. Aronne also suggests using green palms or leaf branches instead of large florals to nail this look.

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Tried and true, bronze is sure to be a part of many fall weddings this year. From candlesticks to chairs, you can't go wrong incorporating this tone in your fall color scheme. It will look luxe in any setting and is complementary to the other fall colors listed above. Try it in combination with deep forest green or lilac for décor that's sure to impress.

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