Yorke Photography
Yorke Photography

The leaves are changing and so are wedding trends! Autumn has a lot to offer, and we’ve got some amazing fall wedding ideas that’ll make your big day one for the books. From outfit suggestions to decor recommendations, we’ve taken a few of our favourite ideas from real Canadian weddings to give you a bit of design inspo for your fall wedding ceremony and reception.

Here are 32 of our favourite fall wedding ideas.

Maple Leaves

Sprinkle them down your aisle, use them as photo shoot props or use them to fall-ify your food displays - you really can’t go wrong with this Canadian staple, so get creative.

Brooklin Photography
Brooklin Photography

Bridesmaid Dresses in Rich Colours

Want to really embrace those autumn vibes? Ask your girl squad to wear earthy shades like orange, taupe and burgundy or jewel tones like ruby, emerald or sapphire.

Tanya List Design & Floral
Tanya List Design & Floral

Autumnal Wedding Stationery

There are so many beautiful autumnal motifs that your stationer can use to adorn your wedding invitations. Leaves, apples, pumpkins and berries will help capture the fall beauty.

Events by Sarah Megan
Events by Sarah Megan

Red, Yellow and Orange Bouquets

Are there any colours more suited for fall than red, yellow and orange? Nope!

Terry Photo Co
Terry Photo Co

Flower Crowns

Festival season may have come and gone, but flower crowns are still in. We suggest ditching the daisies and add some jewel-toned blooms and leaves to fall-ify them a bit.

Ayla Love Photography
Ayla Love Photography

Floral Pocket Square

Take the classic boutonniere for the groom up a notch with a floral pocket square also in jewel-toned colours.

Evyrose
Evyrose

Rustic Ring Bowl

Here’s an easy fall wedding idea. Rather than a ring pillow, hold your wedding bands in a burlap wrapped basket stuffed with hay or even a bird's nest.

Forest Ceremony

A forest wedding in the fall is downright magical. Say your ‘I dos’ under a canopy of colour and use fallen leaves and potted mums as wedding aisle decorations.

Gen B Photo
Gen B Photo

Wheat

Looking to give your wedding arrangements a little something extra? Add some wheat to give them a dose of fall flavour.

Raelene Schulmeister Photography
Raelene Schulmeister Photography

Cozy Throws

Those hot summer days are long gone, so your guests may need help staying warm. Offer up some cozy throws if you’re hosting an outdoor fall wedding ceremony or reception.

Candles

Want to save a little money and still land some chic aisle markers or centerpieces? Go with candles! These will brighten up even the rainiest fall wedding day.

Eyecontact Photography
Eyecontact Photography

Outdoor Photo Shoot

Take advantage of those beautiful fall colours by taking your wedding portraits outside! You’re sure to get some amazing shots, even if you are a bit chilly.

jamie dimitry photography
jamie dimitry photography

Boots

Strappy sandals aren’t exactly what you’d call practical fall footwear, so go with something a bit more seasonally appropriate, like boots. These’ll give your outfit some added flair and are way more comfy than sky high heels.

ePhoto Studio
ePhoto Studio

Plaid Flannels

Winter nights may call for faux fur jackets and stoles, but fall is all about the plaid flannel. P.S. grooms and their groomsmen can totally embrace the lumberjack vibe and sport plaid shirts instead of plain old white ones, too.

Winter Thirst Photography
Winter Thirst Photography

Outdoor Wedding Reception

Book a wedding reception venue with indoor and outdoor options. If the weather cooperates, you could host a cocktail hour and maybe even your wedding meal in the great outdoors.

Mosaic Events + Consulting
Mosaic Events + Consulting

Pumpkins

‘Tis the season for pumpkin everything. From serving up pumpkin soup shots and PSLs to using them as place cards and in your wedding centerpieces, you’ve got plenty of options.

Events by Sarah Megan
Events by Sarah Megan

Pinecones

Pinecones may be considered winter decor, but just remember that the solstice isn’t until mid-December, so they’re a perfectly appropriate fall wedding idea. Plus, you can repurpose them when you’re decorating your house for Christmas.

Katlyn Jane Photography & Weddings
Katlyn Jane Photography & Weddings

Tree Slice Coasters

Here’s a fun fall wedding idea! Create custom coasters from tree slices printed with your wedding monogram. Use them at your bar or package up as a set and gift them as wedding favours.

Bonnallie Brodeur
Bonnallie Brodeur

Warm Beverages

If the weather is on the cooler side, have a healthy supply of hot drinks like tea, coffee and hot ciders at the ready for your guests. You may even want to make your signature bevy a hot toddy or spiked hot chocolate.

Alix Gould Photography
Alix Gould Photography

Barrel Bars

This is one of our favourite fall wedding ideas. Finish off your reception space with an adorable shabby chic bar. A couple of vintage wooden barrels, some reclaimed wood and a fall floral arrangement or two look super stylish together.

Gold Place Settings

Gilded tableware is almost a necessity for this season. Accent it with some rustic details like a tree-slice place card.

Three Sisters Photography
Three Sisters Photography

Wood Burned Decor

From table numbers to bride and groom chair signage, just about anything can be wood burned.

Eyecontact Photography
Eyecontact Photography

Grazing Platters

Celebrate the fall bounty with grazing platters. Pile up cheeses, meats, bread, nuts and seasonal fruits for a feast for the eyes and the belly!

Plato
Plato

Local Feast

Speaking of feasting, work with your wedding caterer to design a harvest-themed wedding menu that features locally-sourced items and seasonal favourites.

Lindsay Morgan Fry
Lindsay Morgan Fry

Autumnal Wedding Cake

Adding a bit of faux wood, some sugary leaves and a few rich, autumnal colours will make your rustic wedding cake look like a work of art.

F29 Studio
F29 Studio

Rustic Desserts

Give your guests some cozy rustic eats to finish off their meals. Crumbles, pies and homemade tarts are all crowd-pleasers.

ePhoto Studio
ePhoto Studio

Fairy Lights

Fairy lights can be used in every season, but their warm glow really works wonders with an autumnal colour scheme.

Distinct Occasions
Distinct Occasions

Halloween Candy

You may be too old to trick or treat, but you’re never too old for Halloween candy. Stock your dessert table with fun-sized bars of your favourite chocolate, they’ll be easy to find during the season. Bonus: Want to take this October wedding idea even further? We have 25 Awesome Halloween Wedding Ideas.

Josh Bowie Photography
Josh Bowie Photography

Umbrellas

When the season changes from summer to fall, you can expect to see some rain in the forecast. Plan ahead like this couple and get some cute matching umbrellas for your photoshoots (they’ll also come in handy when going to and from your venue).

Kristi Sneddon Photographer
Kristi Sneddon Photographer

Bonfires

You need to embrace the final days of bonfire-worthy weather. Maybe even have s’more supplies at the ready for some late-night snacks.

Image By Design Events, Floral and Event Planning Studio
Image By Design Events, Floral and Event Planning Studio

Preserve Favours

Jams, jellies and marmalades are the perfect rustic wedding favours to give out at your fall wedding. Bonus: if you’ve got the time, they’re pretty easy to DIY.

Rita Kravchuk Photography
Rita Kravchuk Photography

Hay Rides

Forget about town cars and limousines! Make your grand entrance and transport your guests in the most autumnal way possible: a hay ride.

Capture The Moment Photography
Capture The Moment Photography

Find more fall wedding ideas in our Real Wedding galleries »