I always knew that I wanted to get married in the Fall. Winter and Spring are too unpredictable in Ohio- although if you are among the few that catch those rare beautiful days in the winter, you’re definitely a lucky one. I’ve always loved the Fall in Ohio. I think it depends on where you live. Trust me, if I lived in San Diego (my dream place to live) I would’ve probably have picked Spring.
In any case, I didn’t want my entire wedding to be taken over by “all things autumn”, but the colors are what really inspired me. I love the combination of brown, orange and a hint of green. I’m sure you have been to one of those weddings where the theme is carried just a little too far? I definitely didn’t want that!
So- after months and months of searching, I created a mood board with all of my favorite things.
Not to my surprise, when I went to get price quotes to make a lot of those things, it was way beyond my budget. Plus, I couldn’t find a lot of those things, unless they were custom made.
Here’s what I came up with:
Then they moved on to welcome our guests by hanging on the doors entering the reception.
Now they hang in our house, to serve as a reminder of our special day!
I also made a 5-tiered cake stand out of cardboard and trimmed the edges with ribbon that I made by layering silk ribbon on top of a ribbed grosgrain ribbon. To fill in between the individual cupcakes, I used the tops of orange and cream colored silk flowers.
Since we went the non-traditional route of having a wedding cake, we decided that we wanted our guests to have an option to take a dessert home with them.
I designed the sticker, that I attached to white boxes that served as a “take home” container for a cupcake.