Mood: sophisticated rustic
Palette: persimmon orange, shades of gray, porcelain

A palette of mostly gray and cream, with pops of persimmon orange, feels so perfect for this time of year when the weather is colder, the skies are gray, and we warm up our homes with family and friends and delicious food. Equal parts rustic (pumpkins and persimmons) and elegant (Vera Wang and Frances Palmer pottery), this palette would work for late autumn or throughout the winter. I’d also add lots and lots of candlelight.

Row 1: gray and cream bouquet by Saipua / gray pumpkin centerpiece by Nikole Herriott via Oh Joy! / gray and orange letterpress invitation by Dauphine Press / blazer with three bows by A Alicia  //  Row 2: vintage silverware with orange ribbon, photo by Mike Larson via Style Unveiled / Lady Baltimore wedding cake from Martha Stewart Weddings / persimmons via Roost  //  Row 3: linen napkins with orange wreath print by Linea Carta / acorn squash soup via Tartelette / cake stands by Frances Palmer / gray wedding dress with pink sash by Vera Wang
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Mood: warm autumn romance
Palette: rose gold, caramel, cocoa, cream

Pink is such a versatile color – though it might be an obvious choice for a spring wedding, it looks lovely for fall when paired with shades of brown and gold. Fall leaves and pink roses are the perfect pairing of rustic and romantic, and gold foil on kraft paper is equal parts elegant and down-to-earth. And no matter how fancy the wedding, there’s always room for a little playfulness, like caramel corn snacks in striped paper bags.

Row 1: road through fall trees via Big Picture / wedding cake with pink and gold ribbons and menu napkin, both from Martha Stewart Weddings / bride and groom, photo by The Image is Found  //  Row 2: pink dress and pearl ring, Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker / pink ranunculus with autumn leaves by Ariella Chezar / pink and gold ring pillow and champagne with sugar cubes, both from Martha Stewart Weddings  //  Row 3: gold satin pumps by Manolo Blahnik from Barneys / candles from JL Designs / caramel corn in striped bags and pink wedding dress by Vera Wang, both from Martha Stewart Weddings  //  Row 4: Jennifer Behr headband, photo by Belathee, via Style Me Pretty / gold foil on kraft paper baby announcement by Lindsay Letters via Oh So Beautiful Paper / rose and oak leaf nosegay from Brides
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Mood: elegant, moody
Palette: midnight black, gold pumpkins, candle white

For my annual Halloween inspiration board, I wanted to avoid anything too obvious, so I chose a gold and black palette (instead of orange and black), and let the main decor be pumpkins painted gold plus lots and lots of candles. Other little details nod to the spooky holiday without being theme-y: a skull-and-crossbones bow tie, and a gorgeous gown reminiscent of a spider web.

On a totally separate note: Sending all my thoughts to everyone on the East Coast – I hope that everyone weathered the storm safely, and that things go back to normal very soon!

Row 1: black and gold 1800s photo back via Vintage Oh My / black and gold Art Deco wedding cake by Lael Cakes, photo by Jen Huang / black wall with gold mirror from Canadian House and Home / gold pumpkins from Swank Productions  //  Row 2: champagne via Grey Likes Weddings, photo by Eric Kelley, styled by Easton Events / black diamond ring by Anna Sheffield from Bonadrag / gold garland tiara by Jennifer Behr, photo by Belathee / black and tulle dress, photo by Jamie Beck  //  Row 3: white pumpkin with gold oak leaves from Ladies Home Journal / bow tie with skulls, photo by Steve DePino, via Ritzy Bee / Czech gravestone via Ketchup & Mustard
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Mood: warm rustic elegance
Palette: barn wood, foliage, rust

Are you on yet? If you’re looking for nothing but wedding inspiration, then you won’t want to miss it! This week, they’re highlighting Snippet & Ink on the homepage, so I thought it would be fun to create an inspiration board with some of my recent finds. Something rustic, and elegant and warm – something for the middle of fall. Branches, grasses and fruit are unexpectedly luxurious, and appropriate for the season. Candlelight and calligraphy add refinement to weathered barn wood and a rusty old truck. This cozy, beautiful warmth is just what I love about autumn!

Click through the links below for image sources.

Row 1:  heavy rustic door via Santa Barbara Chic on / centerpiece with branches and fruit via The Bride’s Cafe on / barn lanterns via Snippet & Ink on //  Row 2:  cheese wheel “cake” via Snippet & Ink on / wedding kiss via Wedding Chicks on / invitation via Inspired By This on  //  Row 3:  flowers, cocktails, and truck all via Snippet & Ink on
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Mood: luxe autumn harvest
Palette: plum, aubergine, burnished gold, cream


One of the things I love most about imagining fall weddings is the rich color palette – ochre, aubergine, burnt sienna, burnished gold. I’ve been collecting images for a deep plum and rich gold inspiration board for awhile, and finally came up with something that I love – something that I think could work equally well for an elegant wedding or a more rustic event. Or even for Thanksgiving dinner! Bowls of fruit and fall leaves are appropriate decorative elements for an autumn wedding.

Row 1: vintage dress with gold accents via Oh Hello Friend / purple china aster arrangement from Martha Stewart / buttercream cake with champagne grapes from Martha Stewart Weddings  //  Row 2: gold leaves centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings / ornate calligraphy invitation by Grapevine Couture Invitations via Michelle Rago Ltd. / aubergine Elie Saab dress via Karla’s Closet  //  Row 3: still life with plums by Jacques Linard / Monique Lhuillier dress, photo by Elisa B, via Snippet & Ink / leaf escort cards via Once Wed, calligraphy by Meagan Tidwell  //  Row 4: golden pears by Lael Cakes, photo by Jen Huang / photo by Nathaniel Goldberg for Vogue UK / bouquet with champagne grapes from Martha Stewart Weddings
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