We finally had some weather here this weekend – since we don’t really get fall leaves here in the Bay Area, you know the seasons are changing when it’s overcast and raining all day. Not nearly as romantic or charming as a crisp, sunny autumn day with flaming leaves, which is where this inspiration board is coming from. It’s why October was my favorite time in Wisconsin! A cozy white farmhouse surrounded by orange and red leaves, decorated with pumpkins and acorns. Set the table with country linens and arrange flowers in white compotes and pitchers. Fill a table with seasonal desserts like apple cheddar pie and caramel pear tarts, and send your guests home with jars of local jam (this might be a really common wedding favor, but it’s still one of my favorites – for out of town guests, it’s a nice souvenir of their visit, and everyone likes an edible favor).

Mood: crisp autumn, warm farmhouse
Palette: burnt umber, burnt sienna, warm cream, brown tweed


Top row from left: farmhouse with autumn leaves via We Heart It, centerpiece with orange flowers and white compote vase by Matthew Robbins for Martha Stewart Weddings, photo of jam jar favors by Suzy Clement
Row 2: hand-lettered letterpress invitation by Cynthia Warren, variety of pumpkins from Martha Stewart, homespun dessert table by Rebecca Thuss for Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 3: acorn and autumn leaf boutonniere from Martha Stewart Weddings, autumn entrance with pumpkins and leaves from Martha Stewart, photo of red haired bride by Shelly Kroeger, farmhouse linens via Katy Elliott

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  1. paige appel

    PERFECTION KATHRYN!! love your boards so much.

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  2. Shana

    This was my cousin’s (bride) wedding last Saturday down to the jars of jam and red-headed bride! I almost laughed! Trust me, it’s just as gorgeous in real life. :)

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  3. Rachel – theWeddingVine

    I think the acorn table dressing are a great idea!

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  4. Jenni

    LOVE this inspiration board. The colors are gorgeous.

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  5. lydia {ever ours}

    perfect fall inspiration board.

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  6. Holly Hatam

    I don’t think this board could get any warmer or cozier!

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  7. Michele ~ SmittenOwl

    Beautiful! Encompasses all of the wonderful elements of fall.

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  8. Ann

    Living in LA it’s hard to get in the fall decorating mood. I have my pumpkins out and my gourds on the table – the only thing missing is the colorful leaves outside ….I love your inspiration board. Makes me feel like I’m back in CT. Love it. I feel a little cold for a minute, in a big cashmere sweater, walking through the crinkling leaves!

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  9. Detailing Life

    Oh, I really wish this season could go on forever.. I can’t seem to get nearly enough of all these adorable warm colors.

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  10. Julie Blanner, Coordinately Yours

    Inspiration at it’s best! It feels so intimate-I can smell the pumpkin spice!

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  11. the perfect palette {Chrissy}

    one of your best boards to date! love it! so great for fall!

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  12. Julie

    So beautiful! I, too, incorporated potted mums at my own October 2nd, 2010, wedding in Philadelphia. Check out my blog http://www.misopocky.com for pictures!

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  13. Lo

    I absolutely love this board!!!

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