As leaves turn and pumpkins arise on curbs across the nation, brides everywhere are commencing the planning process for the biggest day of their lives during one of the year's most adored seasons. With fall, comes rich oranges and subtle reds as well as a departure from reception ice cream trucks and the welcoming of grand fire pits for post-ceremony s'mores. And it's an opportune time for the most memorable photographs. The shift in fall trends is subtle year-to-year, yet each annual autumnal period brings a fresh take on crisp morning nuptials and cool evening celebrations.
"Greet your guests with a seasonal libation—spiked or non-alcoholic—to kick off the festivities," suggests Jacin Fitzgerald when listing some of the season's latest drink trends. "When the temperatures start to drop, a warm cup of cider not only provides comfort, but the scent evokes the feeling of autumn," Jacin recalls. "Consider a spiked apple cider + bourbon cocktail as a signature drink that guests will remember long after the big day." A chic sugarcoated rim also provides a photo-worthy serving platter of whimsy for guests to enjoy.