When it comes to planning a fall wedding, one of the most exciting decisions you’ll make is choosing your color palette. There’s so many options and each one can set the tone of the day and all the little wedding details you’ll incorporate. The fall time offers such a diverse array of natural colors, which make it a perfect season to creating stunning wedding photos. During my time as a wedding photographer, I’ve seen so many beautiful palettes that have brought a lot of life and personality to the special wedding day.
Burgundy and gold are classic and timeless colors that are associated with the fall but still exude warmth and sophistication. These colors complement each other beautifully and can be incorporated into various aspects of your wedding, from the bridesmaids’ dresses to the table decor. They’re also colors that perfectly flatter every venue and complexion beautifully. Personally I love how the shimmering gold accents bring out the depth of the burgundy, especially in wedding details.
As a Halloween traditionalist, I’m a sucker for anything involving pumpkin orange. It’s one of the most traditional fall colors that goes with virtually everything, while still being vibrant and playful. Paired with olive or jade green, this pallet is both fashionable and elegant. Around this time in Atlanta, we see these colors throughout venues and natural greenery, making it perfect for outdoor weddings.
If you’re leaning towards a more neutral and elegant look, taupe and navy blue are a great choice. Taupe adds a touch of warmth, while navy blue provides a pop of color that goes well in any space. This combination creates a sense of understated luxury that will make your wedding photos feel both classic and contemporary. These colors are perfect for outdoor weddings because the way it’ll juxtapose with the natural fall foliage and beautiful sky. These colors also photograph beautifully in black and white, making them a personal favorite of mine.
I’m a sucker for the dusty rose wedding trend. This color is one of my favorite summer and spring trends and I’m so glad that it’s moving into the fall season. Paired with plum, dusty rose creates a very romantic and dreamy atmosphere that isn’t too feminine, which makes it perfect for indoor and city weddings. I find that these colors make evening weddings look incredibly captivating in a very effortless way, while the two colors themselves look photogenic on everyone.
When I’m asked for my favorite wedding color trends, I always suggest that couples don’t overlook natural and neutrals. There’s some fear that these colors will make photos look dated or boring, when it’s quite the opposite. Colors like sage green and cream are perfect for couples who appreciate the simplicity and beauty of nature. They also photograph well in color and black and white and compliment almost every venue and lighting situation. These colors create a serene and tranquil atmosphere that blends seamlessly with the fall landscape here in Atlanta and really allow the couple to be the focus.
Every year this color trend fills our Pinterest feeds, the quintessential fall colors, deep red and mustard yellow. Personally I love photographing these colors and for bold weddings, they lend themselves to the energy of the couple. Bold colors like these work beautifully when the wedding is high energy or the couple themselves is and it brings so much life and fun into the wedding photos.
If you’re drawn to dusty rose but want a little less feminine look, you’ll love mauve and dusty blue. These are my favorite combos for a vintage-inspired fall wedding. These soft, muted colors create a sense of nostalgia and charm while bringing a lot of elegance. Unlike bold colors, they don’t take away or call a lot of attention to themselves, which means they can bring out scenery and other details very easily. If you’re overwhelmed with color planning or blending colors isn’t your strong suit, I always recommend a using these two colors because they go well with almost everything.
Your wedding color palette is more than just a design choice; it sets the mood and tone for your entire celebration. When planning a fall wedding, take advantage of the season’s natural beauty by choosing a color palette that complements the surroundings. Whether you opt for the classic elegance of burgundy and gold or the vibrant energy of pumpkin orange and olive green, your choice of colors will not only enhance the ambiance of your wedding but also make your photos truly pop. A helpful site you can use it Adobe Color. It lets you add an inspirational photo you’ve found and pulls the exact colors hex for you. You can also customize each color palette using the color wheel to find the perfect mix. The possibilities for fall wedding color palettes are endless. If you’d like to work with me on your wedding, contact us here.