I love the fall… especially here on the east coast. Something inside me feels immediately cozy at the mere thought. Warm colors, warm food, and the warm company of family and friends as the holidays begin… the season is just the best.
The only problem is that, when it comes to design, the season can also become a little monotonous… there is almost a sense of obligation to plan with, and even wear, the colors of the leaves…which can only be attributed to the fact that the things really are damn inspiring.
But there are so many other options out there. In my opinion, a fall wedding palette should feel warm… cozy. Beyond that, I can’t imagine a single limitation that should be in place. In fact, the farther from the norm the better, and I’m loving this peach and purple palette. While a peach is anything but a fall fruit, the last of the summer peaches often linger well into September… and the color, well the color stays around all year.
It’s the little details that always get me. You can really tell that a couple poured their hearts into their wedding when the little details seem to represent who they are.
These days, many of us (Mark and I included) have developed an entire life together before we ever say, “I do,” so it is particularly special to be able to share a little piece of what might normally only be ours, on our wedding day. One great way to do that is through favors. Maybe you love to garden, or can your own vegetables… maybe you have an amazing collection of family recipes between the two of you that you want to share… maybe you just love jam. Whatever it is, there is something so special about a handmade favor.
I’ve decided to leave my favor decision to the very end… feeling like it’s sort of the “icing on the cake” (bad, sorry) of what I hope will be a great wedding, but there are so many ideas out there… I’m having fun dreaming up what might be the perfect little gift for our guests!
I want to be sure that our choice is a true representation of us… even if that just means it’s likely to be food. If there is one thing that Mark and I manage to prove every time we’re together… it is that we love to eat.
I’ve really been wanting to get into canning lately, so maybe I’ll stumble upon a great idea there… I’ve also considered these amazing little creations, since marshmallows are pretty much my favorite thing ever… and the same goes for caramel and Mark, but you never know what we might come up with in the end! I’m trying to remember to pace myself.
… we do still have well over a year.
… not kidding.
I love s’mores like you wouldn’t believe, so in honor of the holiday I thought I’d share a few of my very favorite s’mores treats.
Gimme S’more Cakelets via Desserts for Breakfast
Did I mention there’s a recipe?
S’mores with a French Twist via stephmodo
Gourmet Jumbo S’mores Marshmallows from Tookies
A baby isn’t even on my radar at this point, but I’m finding it very hard to say no to this onesie…
Marshmallow Campfire Onesie from The Wishing Elephant
Photo via Design Sponge
So… I don’t know about you, but I’m having some s’mores tonight.