15 CELEBRATIONS TO INSPIRE YOUR FALL WEDDING
Fall weddings to inspire your autumn wedding in New England! Growing up in Vermont, a love for the Fall season is baked into my identity. The changing leaves, golden light, Halloween, sweater weather, apple picking, and the comfort of building an evening bonfire to stay warm as the nights cool down – it’s my favorite season!
“Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.” – Stanley Horowitz
1. ELEGANT FALL DESTINATION WEDDING IN STOWE, VERMONT – NATOLIE & TRENT
Natolie & Trent married on a scenic October day at a private home nestled in the green mountains of Stowe, Vermont. It was the height of fall foliage, with amber and ochre hues bringing the landscape alive. Natolie & Trent live in Louisiana and wanted to plan a destination wedding somewhere special to them. When family friends offered to host the wedding on their property, it felt meant to be. With 100 guests, almost exclusively from out of town, it was a complex bit of planning, but Claudia from Harlow & Dahlia Events put together an incredible day that spoke to the couple’s love of classic style and artistic inspiration. You can see more of this beautiful wedding, here!
2. ELEGANT LAKE CHAMPLAIN BACKYARD WEDDING IN SOUTH HERO, VERMONT – GUSSIE & CONNOR
Gussie & Connor married on a gorgeous day at her family’s home in South Hero, Vermont. The elegant wedding was full of luscious florals, fantastic speeches, and beautiful moments.
“I would have to say the most special moment of the day for me was taking the sunset pictures out on the rocks. All my nerves were gone and it was the first moment where Gussie and I were alone since being married!” – Connor
3. LUXURIOUS PASTEL FLORALS FOR A RIVERSIDE FARM WEDDING – ANNIE & CHARLIE
This New York City couple planned a splendid wedding in the countryside at Riverside Farm in Vermont. Annie and Charlie’s luxurious wedding featured pastel florals, heartfelt moments with guests, and a magical floral filled reception with installations of hanging lanterns and candlelight. Each table featured a Christmas Cracker for each guest to carry on a family tradition. Such a fun way to become each of your guests to dinner! Planned by Destinations Found and florals by Fast Pony Flowers.
4. INTIMATE FALL WEDDING AT THE BRICK HOUSE AT SHELBURNE MUSEUM – TASHA & CHARLIE
“We, like many Vermonters, have a special connection to Lake Champlain and have spent many hours walking the grounds at Shelburne Farms. The Brick House has stunning views of the lake and a historic flair that we couldn’t pass up. We are incredibly grateful to have these places nearby and for them to be such a big part of our lives. We found that having our wedding there was the perfect way to honor our connection to them. As Shelburnites, it was important for us to choose a venue that was local, especially so that we could support both local and regional vendors.” – Tasha & Charlie
5. THE BRIDE WORE MARCHESA FOR THIS BLACK TIE VERMONT WEDDING
Sophie & Andrew’s black tie wedding in Vermont was full of beautiful moments. The West Mountain Inn was the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous wedding and Sophie channeled Audrey Hepburn in her Marchesa gown and tiara by Jennifer Behr. Florals by Fast Pony Flowers brought all the elegance together on this fall wedding day.
6. VERMONT DESTINATION ELOPEMENT AT SHELBURNE FARMS WITH A SPLASH OF HARRY POTTER – ANGEL & JUSTIN
Angel & Justin married on a wonderful September day at the elegant Inn at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont. When thinking about planning to elope, they wanted it to feel intimate and deeply personal.
Elements of Harry Potter were woven into several parts of the day – Justin wore a Hogwarts pin and read the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone out loud to Angel in the evening. You can enjoy more of the details, here!
7. MODERN AND ORGANIC NEUTRAL PALETTE WEDDING INSPIRATION AT WATERWORKS IN WINOOSKI, VERMONT
This editorial was a dream! Lead by Jaclyn Watson Events, each vendor came together with a shared vision to create a chic, organic, neutral color palette modern wedding inspiration. The design of the editorial was based on a neutral palette, with a focus on black and dark gray as one of the main shades. A mix of dried florals, dyed florals (including the palm frond), and delicate blooms perfectly represented that mix of modern and chic style we wanted to explore.
8. ELEGANT SHELBURNE FARMS WEDDING – TARA & PAUL
Tara & Paul tied the knot on a beautiful September day at Shelburne Farms, a National Historic Landmark known for its 1900s Gilded Age architecture and sweeping views of Lake Champlain. Tara explained, “We wanted to share this beautiful place with everyone we love and care so much about. Shelburne Farms is simple and breathless at the same time.”
The reception was held at the Coach Barn, where Tara’s vision of luxurious florals and candlelit details came together perfectly. “We will never forget how proud our parents were when they saw the Coach Barn reception setup for the first time.”
The bride’s father, Bill, kicked off things off with a touching, hilarious toast, recounting Tara’s performance of “I’m a little teapot” as a child. “All the speeches were unforgettable. The maid of honor’s speech was powerful, eloquent, and touched everyone in the room.” See more of their wedding, here!
9. INTIMATE WEDDING AT BIGELOW CHAPEL AT MOUNT AUBURN CEMETERY AND BONDIR CAMBRIDGE IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – CECILIA & MO
Cecilia & Mo married on a warm November day at the Bigelow Chapel at the Mount Auburn Cemetery. This was followed by an intimate dinner at Bondir Cambridge in Boston. Cecilia & Mo both have a background in architecture and design and brought their artistic style to this chic, intimate wedding.
After getting ready at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Cecilia & Mo exchanged their vows in the Bigelow Chapel. This is an enchanting location with its soaring spires of Quincy granite and Gothic Revival structure. “The ceremony seemed to come and go so quickly that we barely had a chance to soak it all in at the time. It wasn’t until we stepped away from it, to take photos in the chapel’s balcony, that the whole experience first truly hit us.”
Hearing words like this always brings me a lot of joy. My goal for the portraits portion of the wedding day is to make beautiful portraits that feel like your relationship and provide space to soak in the experience. See more of their beautiful intimate wedding, here.
10. FALL SHELBURNE FARMS & ECHO VERMONT WEDDING – RACHEL & NATE
Rachel & Nate tied the knot on a beautiful Fall day in October in scenic Vermont. The day began at the stately Shelburne Farms, where the couple planned to have their first look. One thing that struck me about Rachel & Nate as a couple was how they were 100% present and joyful throughout the whole wedding. I asked them what advice they would give to other couples on mindfulness.
“This day is about you and your partner above all. Remember to look your partner in their eyes often throughout the day and night and check-in with each other as a “home” base that can slow everything else down for that moment. Remember also that people have traveled far and wide to celebrate you and your unique love for one another. They are not coming to see a show or to see anything other than your authentic selves.
Show up as you are (albeit a little fancier than every other day, perhaps) and know that you are deeply loved and cared for by each of your guests in their own way. Remember to nourish your body that day as well as to nourish your mind however you need to. Stay out of your head and stay present for the moments because they go by all too quickly! Little things might happen because life is imperfect and making the choice to embrace the imperfections helps a lot. Focus on LOVE, JOY, and the CONNECTION of all of the pieces and pause often to remember those things. “
11. INTIMATE MYTHOLOGY-INSPIRED WEDDING AT STARRY NIGHT CAFE IN VERMONT – HANNAH & ROSS
Hannah & Ross’s intimate fall wedding at Starry Night Cafe in Ferrisburgh, Vermont was full of personal touches and nods to mythology, the Lord of the Rings, and the beauty of the Vermont landscape. You can view more images of their wedding, here.
“What mattered to us was having a really great day that we’d always remember and closing it out with good food, drink and friends!” – Hannah & Ross
Published in Stowe Green Mountain Weddings Magazine.
12. INTIMATE FALL BACKYARD WEDDING IN SHELBURNE, VERMONT – RYAN & LEAH
Ryan & Leah married on a fall day in Shelburne, Vermont. They hosted an intimate gathering at Ryan’s family home. Vermont Tent Company supplying a beautiful sailcloth tent and decor to create an amazing backyard wedding. Leah got ready at Hotel Vermont in Burlington, before meeting up with Ryan at historic Shelburne Farms.
“We love taking walks through the farm and always pictured ourselves getting married in Vermont. One of our favorite moments was when we finally saw each other for the first time that day at Shelburne Farms. We both felt an immediate sigh of relief and excitement.” – Ryan & Leah.
Published in Vermont Weddings and winner of ‘Best Kiss’
13. TRADITIONAL INDIAN WEDDING AT MAQUAM BARN & WINERY – ADITI & SCOTT
Set in the backdrop of the fall season in Vermont, Aditi & Scott’s Indian wedding at Maquam Barn and Winery is a colorful, delightful wedding!
The Hindu ceremony is upon the ancient Vedic traditions. According to the Vedas, the oldest set of Hindu scriptures, marriage is a sacred and eternal union of two people coming together. It’s also about two families coming together through prayer and celebration.
14. FALL WEDDING AT ALL SOULS IN SHELBURNE, VERMONT – MAGGIE & CHARLIE
Maggie & Charlie married on a September day at All Souls Interfaith Gathering in bucolic Shelburne, Vermont. You may recognize these two from their Mountain Top Engagement Session on Mount Mansfield.
“We knew we wanted a fall wedding, so we were thinking about a rich color palette for the visual theme. Vermont has so much natural beauty, so we kept decorations simple on purpose. We also knew right away we wanted to celebrate in Vermont, where Charlie grew up.” – Maggie
15. FALL WEDDING AT THE OLD LANTERN INN IN CHARLOTTE, VERMONT – JESSE & AIDAN
Jesse & Aidan married on a beautiful fall day at The Old Lantern Inn & Barn in Charlotte, Vermont. A few miles away from the venue, is one of my favorite public beaches in Vermont, Charlotte Town Beach. The last time I had been there was for Ruby & Will’s Winter Solstice Elopement. I knew this would be a wonderful place for Jesse & Aidan to share their first look.
“We were really inspired to ensure that the aesthetic and overall feel of the day aligned with who we are and how we live. This showcases the rustic beauty of Vermont in the fall. I am completely obsessed with the fall and we couldn’t of lucked out more in terms of the foliage and weather. The Old Lantern has a very intimate and magical feel. It just felt right. We also felt an instant connection with Julie, the Old Lantern’s wedding planner, and knew we were in capable and caring hands.” -Jesse
“Seeing Jesse for the first time was the most emotional moment for me. That’s the moment I remember the most and that made me feel the most overwhelmed with emotion. Our vow reading was a close second.” – Aidan
As you start to plan your fall wedding here in New England, reach out! I would love to learn your unique love story and capture every moment for you.