2013 Fall Wedding Trends to Inspire Your Wedding Planning

We’re nearing the end of summer, and while we are sad that the time for fun in the sun is growing ever shorter, we’re falling in love with autumn wedding planning.

If you love the changing of the seasons (and the leaves!) as much as we do, you’ll love the latest hot wedding trends to hit the runways just in time for fall. Check out some of our favorites below!

Purple Power

Brides are getting really passionate about purple. We’re seeing it everywhere, from bedecking the bridal party to colorful floral arrangements. One of our favorite uses of it is this understated purple place setting with metallic accents.

2013 Fall Wedding Trends - Purple and Metallic Color Scheme
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Peony Perfection

Brides are getting soft and romantic with their bouquets. The flower of choice? The peony! This pricey bloom makes a flirty and feminine addition to your flowers and are evocative of old-fashioned English tea garden elegance.

2013 Fall Wedding Trends - Peonies and English Garden Style Bouquets
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Love the look of peonies but not the price tag? You can get the same look with English tea roses!

Grub’s Gone Green

In recent years, brides have fallen in love with eco-friendly affairs, and this trend doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. No matter the cuisine, they are choosing fresh local produce to bring the best-tasting food options to their guests.

2013 Fall Wedding Trends - Sourcing Local Food for Weddings

Eye-Catching Statement Cakes

Cakes are getting bold and beautiful. The hottest trend in cakes is a contemporary style with eye-catching elements. The clean lines combined with cool colors and edible additions are making brides’ mouths water. Check out a few of our favorites!

Black, grey, and white pinwheels:

2013 Wedding Cake Trends - Contemporary Statement Cakes
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Blue floral hand-painted cake:

2013 Wedding Cake Trends - Blue Contemporary Statement Cake
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Say YES to the Perfect Dress!

The soft, romantic look has never been more pronounced than with this season’s wedding dress styles. Fresh off the runway, these gowns are getting more dainty and delicate. Thanks to the royal wedding last year, lace is still very much in. And we’re loving the modern takes on old-world elegance – off-the-shoulders styling and glamorous illusion necklines.

2013 Fall Wedding Trends - Lace Overlays, Illusion Necklines, and Off The Shoulder Wedding Dresses
{ image credits clockwise from left : Alta Moda Bridal, Wedding Dresses Avenue, Hulu Wedding Dress }

What do you think of these trends? Hot or not? Would add some or all of these things into your wedding? Tell us what you think in the comments, or click “Like” to get the conversation started on Facebook!