Fall weddings are gorgeous! The warm colors, crisp air, and plethora of decoration options make this the perfect time to get married. And if you’re looking for some ideas to make your cozy, country style wedding stand out, you’re in luck. Here are 50 of the best unique rustic fall wedding ideas that will turn heads in an instant!
Rustic Fall Wedding Decorations
Barrels used as the base of your serving tables is spot on perfect! They bring an element of rustic, country nostalgia that can’t be found anywhere else.
Or fill those barrels full of glamorous wedding flowers for an elegant, rustic look your guests will love!
Pumpkins are so fun and iconic of the fall, but if you don’t want your wedding to look like a Halloween party, here are some fun ideas to make these perfectly orange decorations work in your favor. First idea, use them as a flower vase! Adding brilliant flowers to a hollowed out pumpkin instantly turns it into a gorgeous table centerpiece.
Second idea, don’t be afraid to carve pumpkins for your fall wedding. Paint and punch a few holes to add a touch of light and embody the fall season.
Entertain your guests with wedding games that stay true to your theme. These little pumpkin tic-tac-toe and checkers tables with hay bale seats are a perfect example for rustic fall wedding games that also serve as fun decor.
Are you assigning seats at your wedding? Add a pumpkin to the tablescape with the number carved into it. What a cute idea! That way you aren’t overdoing the pumpkin look, but you’re incorporating it in a fun, unique way.
Ok, this is just genius – apple candles! Super creative and a fun way to incorporate the food so often associated with fall into your wedding decor.
Another amazing way to use the lovely fall apple – as a place card! Put a few decorative berry branches or flowers in the top with the name and you have yourself a fall-inspired place card that can even be eaten later if your guests still want something to munch on.
Burlap curtains! These definitely set the mood for a rustic wedding, whether inside or outside, you can’t go wrong.
Add a little horseshoe love to your wedding decor! This heart-shaped horseshoe decoration is such a cute idea that takes an ordinary rustic, country item and turns it into a unique display at your wedding.
Delve head-first into the season with this charming rustic fall wedding decoration idea. The use of dark woods, burlap lettering and fall leaves include the autumn season and keep with the rustic theme.
Most brides and grooms have a few pictures of themselves displayed around their wedding event, and we love this idea to match with all the other rustic fall wedding decor. Make your own with a little mod podge and some wood, or buy them here.
Use flirty cowgirl boots for your flower vases if you’re looking at a country theme for your wedding. Fall wedding flowers look especially striking inside those rugged brown boots!
Alright, for you country brides out there, who wouldn’t want this adorable “Ring for a Kiss” cowbell that’ll get your guests involved in your wedding in a fun way. There’s no mistaking that sound, so when you hear it, give your groom a big smooch!
Add a decorative swing to your outdoor wedding for a lovely backyard feel. This new trend is so ideal for a rustic fall wedding. Hang the swing by rope and take a few bridal pictures here to get the full effect.
We love the swing idea so much, we had to include another. Doesn’t it add a touch of romance and whimsy?
Display pictures, words, quotes or other decorations on a wooden ladder at your rustic wedding.
Skip the table cloths and revel in the beauty of wooden tables for your rustic fall wedding. This is a gorgeously simple, yet elegant look for your wedding dinner table – complete with mason jars filled with flowers and candles.
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If you aren’t afraid to go a little crazy with the fall decor, look how drop-dead gorgeous you can make your tables! This draping fall leaf tablescape is nothing short of amazing.
Rustic Fall Wedding Lighting
This is by far my favorite use of mason jars for a rustic wedding! Hang them in a chandelier with crystals for a timeless, classy look.
For a more simple spin on the mason jar chandelier, hang and lite a few in a cluster by rope.
Another DIY wedding decoration that’s brilliant enough to light up a room. Try this hoola-hoop chandelier at your barn wedding!
Add some twinkle lights under your lace-draped table and you have yourself a little country fairy tale look that everyone will love!
Speaking of fairy tales…this remarkable lit up branch arch is the epitome of everything a fall bride dreams of for her outdoor wedding.
Rustic Fall Wedding Food
This is the best themed cheese ball I’ve seen! A little pumpkin-shaped cheese ball to go with your crackers is seriously a must-have at your fall wedding dinner or reception.
Use rugged, circular wood slabs to display your wedding food. And honestly, you can never go wrong with delicious cupcakes.
Use wood cutouts for displaying seasonal fruit – this is seriously the best rustic presentation. We also love the contrast between the wood and tin for this authentic fall theme.
Creamy tomato bisque with grilled cheese…is there any food more appropriate for fall? This is the ultimate comfort fall wedding food and it will have your guests begging for more.
Dig out the wooden crates for a wedding dessert display. This adds a lot of dimension and height to your serving table.
Use shelves to display your wedding food! This donut station is awesome on so many levels – you’re using the built-in rugged look of the wooden walls of your venue, you have soooo much room to display your food and you leave more floor space open for the party.
So in love with these mini pies for a wedding reception! Pies are beyond perfect for a fall wedding – tis the season – and making them bite sized is as functional as it is sweet.
Serve warm apple cider at your wedding reception in style. Add a tower of apples around the cider for depth and color.
Wrap that silverware in a burlap lace envelope and voila – country dinnerware for your wedding party!
Rustic Fall Wedding Favors
Use those iconic mason jars and give your guests a little something yummy for their tummy. Caramel popcorn is the perfect little treat, and you can even get creative with an attached note that says “Thanks for ‘popping’ in”.
“Spread the love” with this sweet jam wedding favor. Go for some fall-inspired flavors and your wedding theme will be sealed up perfectly in this gift.
Both punny and tasteful, dip crisp autumn apples in chocolate and place on doilies with an “apple-y married” note for something seasonal and delicious.
A little golden honey with an adorable “Thanks for bee-in’ here with us” card says it all. A deliciously tasty fall wedding favor any guest will enjoy.
Warm up your guests with a fall scented candle for their wedding favor! Fall is a special time to give out a candle as the weather is getting cooler and scents such as pumpkin, apple spice and baked goodies are in-season and in high-demand.
Rustic Fall Wedding Bouquets
Sunflowers are always a bright choice for any fall wedding, and they mesh perfectly with a rustic theme. Add some choice greens to go with these yellow beauties and a little burlap around the stems to complete the look!
If you don’t want sunflowers to encompass your entire bouquet, just add a few to some other fall colored flowers. Deep red and light orange roses with a little baby’s breathe is an undeniably beautiful combination with sunflowers!
This fall wedding bouquet is a gorgeous combination of deep autumn colors, light pastels, and rustic additions like wheat.
Deep and light burgundy flowers are absolutely stunning for a fall wedding bouquet! I love the addition of white here as well for a nice, elegant contrast.
Go for something a little brighter like this fall inspired bouquet that hits the right autumn hues, but in a lighter tone.
And here’s a bouquet for the fall bride looking for that pop of color. The yellow in this bouquet is awesome!
Feathers, pinecones, wheat and berries make this a perfect choice for the rustic bride looking for a different spin on the bouquet.
And for the bride looking for a unique and sustainable bouquet, go for all burlap. That’s right, all of these flowers are made out of burlap. Beautiful, yet rugged in a way only burlap can create.
Rustic Fall Wedding Cakes
Naked cakes naturally look more rustic, so they’re the perfect choice. Add some seasonal berries and flowers for a beautiful fall look!
Love, love, love this rustic wedding cake idea! Your initials carved into a “tree” with some beautiful pastel flowers on the sides make this cake perfect for any country bride.
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Better yet, embrace the fall season on your “tree” wedding cake by adding a smattering of fall leaves.
And if you can’t tell yet that I’m in love with the initials carved in the tree idea for a cake, check out this amazing cake stand idea! A simple, beautiful wedding cake atop a tree stump. So rustically adorable!
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For a pretty barnyard cake, add a couple tears of ruffled frosting with burlap-brown flowers.
You can never go wrong with a little glam! Add some gold glitter to your wedding cake with autumn flowers of red, orange and burgundy for a glamorous fall wedding cake.
Go for a non-traditional dark cake to really capture the essence of fall. The dark chocolate makes the beautiful sunflower yellows pop and there’s a rustic charm unleashed that a white cake can’t quite match.
Ok, if you’re a pie lover like I am, this is a must at your fall wedding! A truly unique wedding cake alternative that speaks of the fall season like no other dessert can. A pie wedding cake tower is an amazing idea to bring in the warmth of the season and give you that sweet, country feel.
Rustic Fall Wedding Photo Ops
Alright, rustic bride, this is the look for you! Get a bridal picture featuring your cowgirl boots and your favorite horse.
This fall wedding photo is just breathtaking! Spread a few fall leaves on your dress as you lay on the grass with your love for an amazing wedding picture that will bring you back time and time again to the colorful season of your wedding.
Have all your bridesmaids wear their favorite cowgirl boots under a pastel lace dress for an absolutely stunning rustic, country wedding look! Then top it off with a picture of them by a fence showing off their look – so cute!
Since all the leaves are falling to the ground, take a picture from above that makes you feel the falling motion of the season!
If you don’t have your entire rustic fall wedding planned now that you’ve read this blog, we can still help. Chat with one of our event coordinators for a free one-on-one consultation. We’d love to help you plan your big day so it’s exactly what you’ve dreamed.