The crisp autumn season offers plenty of inspiration for your fall wedding and bridal party look. Take a cue from the golden leaves, woodland settings, and overall moody feel of fall when it comes to selecting a color for your bridal party dresses. Think your options are limited to dark tones? You couldn’t be more wrong.
Of course, you can go the dark route if you want. There’s nothing more gorgeous than richly saturated dresses, whether you opt for a mix of deep jewel tones, various shades of marsala, or consistency across the board with bold emerald hues. Black also makes a daring statement, contrasting elegantly against the warm colors of the fallen leaves. But one style we really love is the ever-popular mismatched look, mixing stunning hues through playful patterns and fun textures to create an utterly bohemian look.
However, don’t be afraid to go lighter! Neutrals and earthy tones embody autumn’s rustic nature and mixing and matching them with sequin and glitter accents add a glamorous touch. On the other end of the spectrum, dusky sage green or husky mauve plays up autumn’s softer side. This tone is an especially perfect choice if your fall wedding is in a place that typically lacks seasons. Even creamy ivory looks beautiful and chic, brilliantly contrasting against autumn’s vivid colors. Pair these dresses with a wild bouquet of bright blooms to really make things pop.
Tip: Don’t worry about brisk temperatures. Covering up your girls in a shawl, scarf, pashmina, jacket, or faux fur stoles won’t detract from their look. On the contrary, these pieces accessorize the dresses and give your bridal party something else to personalize.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite fall-inspired looks from real weddings.
Coordinate With Dark Florals
Bouquets of crimson and earthy-hued blooms will always be quintessential for any autumn event. No matter what your bridal party is wearing, dark florals will pop against any backdrop and make for an ethereal and timeless aesthetic.
Keep Warm With Chic Shawls
Shawls not only keep the shoulders warm in the chilly autumn air, but they’re a stylish accessory for your crew’s wedding day look.
Be Radiant In Red
Red is an extremely versatile and flattering color, and it’s a bold hue for brides getting married in cooler temperatures. Scarlet, crimson, or burgundy are all great options for a romantic fall aesthetic.
Opt For A Classic Black
There’s no better time than fall to rock vampy lips and classic black – a timeless look that’s both sultry and elegant.
Mix And Match Neutrals
Dark neutrals in a taupe, coffee, and slate palette draw inspiration from the outdoors and look exquisite with moody crimson, persimmon, and eggplant hues.
Fall In Love With Baby Blue
Though unexpected, baby blue is a refreshing and welcomed addition to an autumn color palette. Just look at how stunning this bridal party is against that natural backdrop!
Play With Shades Of Gray
In shades of fog, stormy blue, and smokey seafoam, this expertly mismatched bridal party is the personification of a misty fall morning on the coast. Follow this bridal crew, and play around with shades of grey for a completely romantic look.
Glam It Up With Sequins
What’s more glamourous than a bridal party wearing sparkly frocks? Nothing! Mismatched sequined neutrals create a glam look with a vintage touch.
Feel Like Royalty In Jewel Tones
Jewel tones take on a curated look with alternating shades of navy and emerald, for a classy and sophisticated ensemble. Even better? They look exceptional with sumptuous textures like silky satin and soft velvet.
Stay Cool In Coordinated Jackets
Dress your crew in stylish moto or denim jackets, like this bridal party who wore coordinating jackets to combat the falling temperatures. A cohesive look that’ll stand the test of time.
Mix Berry Tones And Blush Hues
While berry tones and blushes may typically allude to fresh spring fêtes or balmy summer celebrations, they can be just as delectable for fall, as well. With just a little more depth and powdery cast, this bridal party makes a serious case for the combo against the cool autumn air.
Be Non-Traditional With Rustic Jumpsuits
Cream-colored jumpsuits in an organic, textured fabric are the epitome of playful fall chic. Paired with marigold-hued shoes this wedding party looks picture-perfect carrying their dried palm-frond bouquets.
Keep It Warm And Spicy
Autumn is known for its rich warmth and all the spicy hues that come with it. In deep shades of mauve, ochre, crimson, saffron, amber, and burgundy, this wedding party is equal parts chic and practical – all topped in coordinating faux fur jackets no less.
Feel Royally Romantic In Aubergine
An alluring aubergine shade is royally romantic, especially when it comes in the form of cascading chiffon. This sophisticated hue is subtle enough to blend into the background and looks good on everyone.
Go For The Gold
Matching gold dresses take gilded inspiration from the golden hues of autumn leaves. Your bridal party will also thank you for choosing dresses they can add to their wardrobes.
Have Fun With Textures And Tones
This free-spirited, yet luxe, bridal party look is straight off of an editorial campaign. From opulent textures of soft velvet and slinky silks in a soothing autumnal color palette of ochre, sage, saffron, persimmon, burgundy, and scarlet this group evokes all the rich and dreamy vibes of the season.
Get Cozy In Faux Fur
Fur stoles are a stylish way to keep warm on a chilly autumn day. Paired with ivory dresses, the resulting look is glamorous.
Mimic The Colors Of The Season
Moody tones mimic the deep hues of autumn, which can be showcased in your bridal party dresses, florals, or both!
originally posted on brides.com by Hillary Hoffower
About Author: Hillary Hoffower has been a writer for more than six years, and she made her first foray into the wedding world as an intern at Colin Cowie Weddings. She’s contributed to Brides since 2015, mostly covering bridal fashion, wedding decor trends, and, occasionally, honeymoon escapes. She’s currently Senior Reporter, Millennial Wealth at Business Insider.