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Seasonal touches to add to fall weddings

Fall colors, foods can create a beautiful autumn wedding

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Fall can be a beautiful time to get married. Take a look at some tips on how to incorporate fall accents into your ceremony and reception.

Seasonal foliage: Incorporate leaves of pretty fall colors into the décor of your wedding, adding them on place cards, centerpieces and even into garland around your reception hall. According to MarthaStewartWeddings.com, you can even have the flower girls sprinkle leaves down the aisle instead of flower petals.

Wild flowers: Having seasonal wild flowers line the aisle, decorate the alter, and added to bouquets can be a great way to incorporate the autumn season into your ceremony.

Fall colored dresses, ties: Tie the fall colors into your wedding's theme. Consider having the bridesmaids wear dresses in fall colors, or have the groomsmen wear ties in autumn tones.

Centerpieces: According to MarthaStewartWeddings.com, centerpieces are a great way to tie in the fall theme. You can add fall elements such as fall flowers, pumpkins, pinecones and fall-colored candles.

Mini caramel apples: Offer your guests a sweet treat during the cocktail hour with mini caramel apples. Make sure to get either small enough apples or cut them into slices so they are easy for guests to eat.

Fall-themed dishes: Incorporate seasonal food items like pumpkins, squash and cranberries into your food selections at your ceremony. You can also have fall-themed garnishes, like leaf-shaped butter, added to plates.

Soup: Soup is a popular fall item. Consider adding small sips of soup as part of your appetizer offering. You can also provide soup as a pre-entrée course, along with a salad.

Apple cider: While offering coffee to your guests, also include a seasonal apple cider.

Pumpkin desserts: Pumpkin-themed dishes are very popular during the fall, especially pumpkin desserts. Offer pumpkin pies, breads and even lattes to your guests.