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10 Fall Wedding Ideas From NJ Couples

Posted on August 23, 2023 by Jacqueline Larcara

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Between the crisp air and crunchy leaves, fall just feels like the perfect time of year to cuddle close to your significant other. If you’re in search of some inspiration while planning a fall wedding in New Jersey, we have you covered. Whether you want to embrace the colors of the season (those warm shades of red, orange and yellow) or you’d rather opt for a less obvious way to incorporate autumn, these real New Jersey couples provide unique ideas.

1: Display a Chandelier of Seasonal Florals

Photo by Alaina Elizabeth Photography

Couple Samantha & Daniel
Wedding Date October 9, 2022
Venue Minerals Hotel (part of Crystal Springs Resort)
Vibe Boho. The couple incorporated burnt orange, tan and accents of gold. They had beautiful pampas grass, burnt orange roses, toffee roses, dahlias, cremons, quicksand roses and a mixed of seasonal filler flowers throughout the venue.
Photographer Alaina Elizabeth Photography
Why We Love This Fall Wedding Idea A seasonal florals chandelier right above the dance floor brings the autumnal vibes indoors, creates a cozy atmosphere and makes for captivating dance floor photos.
See more photos from Samantha and Daniel’s Minerals Hotel wedding here.

2: Take Portraits in a Sunflower Field

Photo by The Pennington Co.

Couple Kayla & Steve
Wedding Date October 1, 2021
Venue Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm
Vibe Elegant and rustic. They opted for hues of blues and grays, with dark woods and mixed metals. With an early fall date, they didn’t want to go too rustic or use dark of colors. The dusty blue dresses complemented the fall foliage and sunflowers on the farm.
Photographer The Pennington Co.
Why We Love This Fall Wedding Idea We’re lucky that sunflower season in New Jersey can be from July through October. These bright blooms create such a happy atmosphere and add a lovely pop of color to photos.
See more photos from Kayla and Steve’s Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm wedding here.

3: Add Some Jack-O’-Lanterns

amanda-greg-blue-heron-pines. nj halloween wedding laughing goth bride first look with pumpkin groom turns around
Photo by Daniel Nydick Photography

Couple Amanda & Greg
Wedding Date October 31, 2020
Venue Blue Heron Pines Golf Club
Vibe Rustic and moody. This couple had a pumpkin-lined aisle, took super fun photos with jack-o’-lanterns and incorporated spooky touches whenever possible.
Photographer Daniel Nydick Photography
Why We Love This Fall Wedding Idea It doesn’t get more fall than having your wedding on Halloween! But the holiday could detract from your big day. Creating a subtle spooky vibe at your wedding strikes the right balance.
See more photos from Amanda and Greg’s Blue Heron Pines Golf Club wedding here.

4: Have Your First Look in the Woods

The brides in the forest on the grounds of the venue before their Perona Farm wedding.
Photo by Brandon Michael Productions

Couple Alexandria & Victoria
Wedding Date November 17, 2022
Venue Perona Farms (three venues on the property; they chose the newly completed Refinery)
Vibe Modern-minimalist. Black, white and neutral color scheme punctuated with a lot of greenery—and candles.
Photographer Brandon Michael Productions
Why We Love This Fall Wedding Idea If you don’t want to include autumnal hues or display gourds, a first look in the woods says rustic-chic in a subtle way.
See more photos from Alexandria and Victoria’s Perona Farms wedding here.

5: Opt For a Wooden Leaves Guest Book

The guest book featured wooden leaves that guests signed and put into a frame to create a family tree at this Hamilton Manor wedding.
Photo by United Elite Photography

Couple Alexis & Michael
Wedding Date October 28, 2022
Venue The Hamilton Manor
Vibe Rustic-elegant charm. Their fall-themed big day included serving hot apple cider before the ceremony; their flowers included colors like burnt orange, deep reds, and yellows; and their welcome table had a pumpkin engraved with their names
Photographer United Elite Photography
Why We Love This Fall Wedding Idea Every time you look at your guest book (which doubles as decor!), you’ll remember your fall wedding and the real leaves that were on the ground.
See more photos from Alexis and Michael’s Hamilton Manor wedding here.

6: Incorporate a Vintage Car

Photo by Geist House Photo and Film

Couple Jenny & Mike
Wedding Date October 24, 2020
Venue Spoondrift Manor (a private residence in Millstone Township)
Vibe Vintage chic. A lot of gold, hunter green, navy, maroon and ivory. They wanted romantic, vintage floral arrangements that were very organic and complemented the autumn yellows and reds that were seen throughout the property.
Photographer Geist House Photo and Film
Why We Love This Fall Wedding Idea Nothing says fall like a road trip with the windows open (or top down!) and fall foliage whizzing by on a winding road. This couple put a spin on that idea by cruising in a vintage golf cart by Magnolia Event Rentals during their sparkler send-off at the end of the night.
See more photos from Jenny and Mike’s Spoondrift Manor wedding here.

7: Set up a Cozy Outdoor Lounge

Photo by Kelly Sea Images

Couple Casey & Nate
Wedding Date October 2, 2020
Venue backyard of a victorian house in Beach Haven (rented through Stay LBI)
Vibe Beach. The couple set up a large, clear-top tent with string lights in the backyard of a home on LBI. They also had a lounge area featuring rented pink and orange thrifted furniture and rugs.
Photographer Kelly Sea Images
Why We Love This Fall Wedding Idea A lounge with cozy elements like a rug, pillows and arm chairs is the perfect photo backdrop and a great alternative seating spot for guests who want to mingle.
See more photos from Casey and Nate’s LBI wedding here.

8: Supply Blankets For an Outdoor Ceremony

A pile of rolled and tied brown blankets are stacked on a table behind a sign that read "To Have and To Hold In Case you Get Cold."
Photos by Miotti Studio

Couple Alicia & Dan
Wedding Date November 20, 2021
Venue Olde Mill Inn
Vibe Rustic yet elegant. For their big day, on a cool fall night in November, the couple wanted a cozy ceremony in the outdoor courtyard.
Photographer Miotti Studio
Why We Love This Fall Wedding Idea Let your guests feel the cozy love you’re experiencing by providing some blankets. Outdoor ceremonies make for stunning photos but it’s always a nice touch to consider your guests and make sure they’re comfortable during your nuptials.
See more photos from Alicia and Dan’s Olde Mill Inn wedding here.

9: Set the Mood With String Lights

Photo by Jenna Lynn Photography

Couple Lorena & Wilky
Wedding Date November 22, 2020
Venue Terrain at Styer’s (Glen Mills, Pa)
Vibe Boho and whimsical. Lots of greenery with pops of mustard/orange tones. All bouquets had mixed greenery with burnt orange ribbons on the stems.
Photographer Jenna Lynn Photography
Why We Love This Fall Wedding Idea Is there such a thing as too many string lights? We think not. This soft lighting option sets a warm, romantic vibe.
See more photos from Lorena and Wilky’s Terrain at Styer’s wedding here.

10: Send Out Autumnal Invites

Photo by Jeff Tisman Photography

Couple Alyssa & Corey
Wedding Date November 14, 2020
Venue The Ashford Estate
Vibe Vintage feel with a modern twist. Their wedding was a black-tie affair that was elegant and classic with a fall color palette. The bride’s cascading bouquet had a mixture of greenery, burgundy roses, red roses and different types of yellow sunflowers throughout. This fall color combination added a bright splash of color next to her gown.
Photographer Jeff Tisman Photography
Why We Love This Fall Wedding Idea Let your guests know that you’ll be leaning into the season with save-the-dates, invitations and other stationary that features leaves and foliage. It’s a nice way to stray from popular floral-themed stationary.
See more photos from Alyssa and Corey’s Ashford Estate wedding here.

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