Fall weddings are truly magical. 

Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons here in the Ozarks, mostly because our ‘fall season’ tends to literally be ‘textbook amazing.’ 

With all of the different types of trees that grow natively in this area, how beautiful those trees look as the weather starts to change, and how perfectly the seasonal transition tends to be in this area during the months of September, October, and November, there’s really no better place in the world to plan a fall wedding. 

Plus, who doesn’t love mums, pumpkins, golden leaves, and all of the other awesome autumn staples that we’ve come to know and love?

So in this blog post, we’re going to share some of our favorite fall wedding ideas—in the hopes that they’ll help to inspire your creative energy as you approach your special day. 

Let’s dive into it. 

5 Fall Wedding Ideas That Are Perfect For An Autumn Ozark Wedding

1. An Autumn-Themed Altar

The altar is really the place where it all ‘comes together’ for the wedding ceremony. 

And you can decorate it as a centerpiece for your entire autumn wedding theme by using fall-centric colors, floral arrangements accented with yellow, gold, brown, and orange (mums are perfect for this), and pumpkins! 

2. Go ‘Plaid’ For Harvest Time

Autumn is also sometimes ceremoniously heralded as ‘harvest season,’ and you can play into this decor style with some ‘old world’ components that’ll lend a traditional element to your overall theme. 

Plaid is one such element that can look amazing for a fall wedding. You can use plaid scarves, sashes, ties, or even plaid suits for the groom and groomsman to bring this element to life. 

And you can double down on the ‘autumn’ theme here by choosing a plaid that contains brown, orange, gold, and dark red contained within its color scheme. 

3. Choose A Floral Dress

Decorating with mums, pumpkins, and other fall design elements also begs the question—how do you tie it all together with the dress?

Well, some brides are going ‘all in’ on the autumn theme by choosing floral wedding dress designs over traditional white designs—and honestly, we’re in love with this trend. 

The trick here is to find a dress that perfectly matches your decor, that you feel so amazing about that you won’t feel like you’re losing anything by deviating away from the ‘traditional’ wedding dress look. 

4. Lavish Table Decorations

One of the best places for fall decoration is the dining table. 

This means that you may want to pay special attention to those reception decorations, to really make the most of the opportunity for iconic autumn representation in your decor. 

Once again—pumpkins, mums, juicy red apples, oak leaves, and even harvest-themed elements (like the cornucopia) are all fantastic options here. 

If you need a bit of inspiration, check out this Pinterest board. It’s full of awesome fall wedding decoration ideas. 

5. Fall-Themed Photography

One of the best things about autumn in the Ozarks is the beautiful array of colors that are often displayed in the parks, within the forests, and on the hiking trails. 

And honestly—this opens up an amazing opportunity for outdoor fall-themed wedding photos. 

For best results, try to be creative and open-minded with this. 

Hire a great photographer, get all dressed up, bring along a makeup/dress-check person, and get ready to just take some photos and see what comes out

You may just be amazed at how they turn out. 


We hope that this post has inspired you to get creative with your own fall wedding ideas. 

We also hope that you’re as excited about the prospect of a fall wedding as we always get this time of year. 

Don’t forget—if you need any help picking out the perfect fall wedding flower arrangements for your special day, don’t hesitate to let us know. 

We love to talk about wedding decor, flowers, and all things wedding-related! 

And if you need a lead on a pumpkin—we may even be able to help you track one down.