I think back to when Garrett and I were first married and all of the thought and design that went into the decor and design elements. Since our wedding I have welcomed any opportunity to throw a party with an awesome color scheme and tablescape, so today I’m partnering with Macy’s to share a spread that would be fall wedding worthy!
Since Thanksgiving is in the air, I wanted to keep in mind that this kind of setting would also work on a smaller scale for a Thanksgiving dinner. But take this tablescape, multiply it by a few dozen, and how gorgeous would a fall wedding set up look!?
Fall Wedding Place Settings:
There are a lot of different ways to add class and elegance to a wedding dinner table, but there are a few key pieces that really elevate the look and feel for your guests. I opted to keep the plates and cups clean and simple, and bring in more texture in the placemats and linens.
I used Lenox napkins from Macy’s in dove grey. These napkins are so gorgeous and I especially love the delicate white trim that brings a feminine touch. I ordered this same color scheme in a round table linen as well because I love the color and texture so much!
I added a pop of glam with these gold Chilewhich Pressed Dahlia Placemats. I can’t tell you how much I love these placemats. They are made from a pressed vinyl-coated polyester and are bendable and wipeable. They look so elegant and are so incredibly functional.
I love the idea of using these placemats for a fall wedding reception, but they would also make a fantastic wedding gift. For any brides out there, add these to your registry! I love that you don’t have to throw then in the wash after every use. Just wipe them up and you’re good to go!
A good color scheme for fall is crucial in delivering the right feel of the season. I’m not a big fan of orange and browns, so I brought in deep hues of burgundy, purple, and red. I mixed in lots of greenery as well which is an inexpensive way to make a centerpiece look extra full and dramatic. Eucalyptus and seeded eucalyptus are perfect fall greenery options. I added them all along the outsides of the arrangement to have the effect of the leaves pouring over the edge
*hint: I used three smaller clear vases to make the large flower centerpiece! I set them in a triangle on the round platter and filled them all individually.
Throw a small sprig of seeded eucalyptus in front of name cards! A simple touch that ties in the centerpieces with the place settings.
One last small idea to consider when planning a fall wedding menu is to throw in some Thanksgiving day favorite foods! How delicious and unique would it be to serve these comfort foods? I listed a few of my favorite Thanksgiving sides below for a little inspiration. I made a mini Thanksgiving dinner for Garrett’s birthday recently and these are some of my favorite tried and true recipes that would be classy and delicious to serve at a wedding.
Traditionally times this sweet potato casserole is made with marshmallows, but this recipe is more sophisticated and fit for a wedding! I love the blend of tangy green apples with orange juice, mixed with the sweetness of yams and brown sugar. This is sure to be a hit!
*tip: start boiling the sweet potatoes with cold water and work up to boiling – it will ensure for an even cook. Don’t overcook the potatoes, cook them until you can poke a fork through them but not soft enough to mash. Also, I always double the green apples because I think that provides a more balanced flavor mixture.
Some people might turn their noses up at canned green beans and Cream of Mushroom soup, but I promise it makes for the very best version of this casserole!
There are so many great options, but I usually opt for the easy route by buying boxed stuffing. Spruce it up by adding ground sausage and cranberries!
Especially for a wedding or Thanksgiving dinner, use real potatoes for this dish! Imitation potatoes just won’t cut it!
I hope these fall wedding ideas were helpful! There are so many options for a classy and elegant fall wedding!
In sponsorship with Macys. All thoughts and opinions are my own.