Monday, November 13, 2006

Seasonal Weddings

When you're planning the details for your wedding - menu, flowers, cake, favors - think about the season you are getting married in. Whether your wedding is in the winter, spring, summer, fall or holiday season, there are hundreds of colors, tastes, smells and ideas you can get inspired by.

For example, if you are getting married in the fall you can have rich harvest colors such as deep reds, golds, browns and oranges in your palette. Your centerpieces can be made up of flowers in these rich colors, or you can create a cornucopia centerpiece with a mix of fruits and floral elements.

Your menu can be very hearty, starting with a deliciously warm soup, Cornish hens, as well as other fall foods. And of course the cake, in addition to complimenting the dinner menu, can be decorated to match your fall theme.

This cake, by Jim Smeal is the perfect example of a fall cake: decorated in cream and brown, accented with buttercream branches and sitting on top of a tree stump.

Wedding Planning Tip - Talk to your vendors about elements of the season you can incorporate into the details of your wedding. For example, using seasonal flowers may save you money because these flowers will be much easier to get during the season that they are in full bloom.

For more ideas for an autumnal themed wedding, visit Martha Stewart Weddings' website.


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