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Stylish Fall Wedding at Fallbrook Estate

Stylish Fall Wedding at Fallbrook Estate

Looking for your fall wedding inspiration? Take a look at Nicole and Eric’s gorgeous Fall-themed wedding at Fallbrook Estate by Wedgewood Weddings. Let Nicole & Eric's seasonal experience guide your own fall wedding style decisions. As you view their stunning photos and see their fall0inspired wedding décor and embellishments you'll see their are tons of advantages to a fall wedding. 

From gorgeous bold oranges and yellows set off with rich greens, warm wood tones and deeper crimson, this wedding was spectacular. The duo's attention to detail made the entire event pop, and pair it with a gorgeous day that started with early morning mist and brightened to beautiful sunshine and you had a fairytale fall wedding experience. 

Meet Eric and NicoleEric and Nicole's chosen wedding venue, Fallbrook Estate by Wedgewood Weddings offers mountain views, Spanish-style architecture, and a sparkling stone waterfall perfect for your post ceremony photos!

This incredible location offers a beautiful outdoor patio with archway and fireplace. a quiet, serene, romantic location for the perfect fall wedding setting.

Nicole and Eric’s aisle décor consisted of autumn colored leaves lining the walkway. They posted their seating arrangements on fall themed cards for their guests. Their three-tiered cake carried out their fall theme with the second tier designed like a tree carved with their initials! How sweet! They opted to dress up their Chiavari chairs with golden sashes!

Seasonal Considerations

Fall is considered on-season throughout most of the United States and definitely in Southern California. Two of the most popular months for weddings are September and October when the heat cools a little and rainfall in minimal. Understandably, fall dates always book quickly. Talk to our wedding experts by calling 966.966.3009 to arrange your venue tour and select an autumnal date that works for you.

Fall-Inspired Wedding Favors

DIY fall wedding decor favorsAdd a little DIY to your wedding favors with homemade jams, jellies, or to really personalize your guests’ experience! Edible wedding favors are always in good taste, and fall is the best time of year to jump on this trend. In-season fruits like pomegranates lend a pop of color to each place setting, while candied apples would delight any guest. Cute bottles of maple syrup or local honey perfectly fit the season. Mini donuts or pie-on-a-stick are surefire hits, and DIY s'mores packages or mix-your-own hot chocolate cones are a sweet treat for guests to take home.


Autumn Color Palette

Do a Google image search for "Fall Weddings" and you'll no doubt see tons of deep reds, oranges, and browns. Although this color palette mimics the changing of the leaves and provides natural warmth to any style of décor, don't be boxed in by the "fall foliage" feel!

Wanna get a bit more modern with your fall color palette? Consider using gold or copper for a bit of glitz and glam, deep plum and emerald green for elegance, or neutral shades like champagne, cream, and slate gray.Fall florals


The Wedding Party

You may want to pick a slightly heavier fabric for your bridesmaid dresses or have your entourage wear boleros or pashminas to keep the chill at bay. Deep jewel tones, glimmering metallics, and long-sleeved bridesmaid dresses are all lovely options for autumn attire.

The groomsmen can get creative with their fall wardrobe, too! How about argyle socks or plaid ties? Smart navy or gray suits are a sophisticated choice with these bold accessories.


Fall Wedding Cake Trends

Fall wedding cakes can be sophisticated, rustic or down home with drizzles of ganache or caramel, "rough" buttercream icing, or no icing at all! Naked cakes (with minimal or no outside frosting) look stunning decorated with fall fruits, such as figs.

Seasonal flavors include apple spice cake, gingerbread, or, you guessed it, pumpkin spice cake. Red velvet would also be a lovely choice to complement a deep red color palette. Fall weddings in California offer a unique opportunity for couples to showcase their creativity and personal style through their wedding cake and dessert table designs. With warm weather and bright blue skies often a hallmark of autumn in Southern California, there are endless possibilities for incorporating seasonal flavors and colors into these sweet treats.

One popular trend for fall wedding cakes is to incorporate natural elements and earthy tones into the design. Think textured buttercream frosting in shades of rust or deep green, adorned with fresh blooms or fruit such as figs, pomegranates, or persimmons. These elements can add a touch of rustic charm to the cake, while also highlighting the beauty and bounty of the season.

Another approach is to embrace the warm weather by opting for lighter, fresher flavors and designs. Citrus and berry flavors can be a refreshing and unexpected choice for a fall wedding cake, while a naked or semi-naked cake design can showcase the beauty of the natural ingredients and textures. Add a touch of gold leaf or metallic accents for a touch of glamour and sophistication.


Autumnal Wedding Weather

Fall comes with cooler, fresh weather —the ideal for a seasonal wedding. We think Autumn does more than set a pretty scene: the season's signature spices lend themselves to delicious cocktails; muted, earthy color schemes make for stunning paper goods and floral arrangements; and the harvest's signature produce (think apples and pumpkins) make for the sweetest décor. There's a reason why fall has become one of the most popular seasons for nuptials. Ultimately, if you're trying to decide on a month for your wedding, you can't go wrong with a September, October, or November date.

Rich, fall Colors are Perfect For Seasonal Weddings

Fall weddings in California are truly a sight to behold, and one of the most exciting aspects of planning a wedding during this time of year is the incredible fall wedding décor. From rustic to elegant, there are endless possibilities when it comes to fall wedding décor, and California's stunning landscapes and natural beauty provide the perfect backdrop for any theme.

Here are four fall wedding décor ideas that will have you falling head over heels in love with your special day:Eric and Nicole share a smile on their wedding day at Fallbrook Estate

  1. Natural elements: Incorporating natural elements like pumpkins, gourds, leaves, and branches into your décor is a must for any fall wedding in California. These natural elements not only add warmth and texture to your décor but also celebrate the beauty of the season. Consider incorporating natural elements into your centerpieces, bouquets, and even your wedding cake!

  2. Warm colors: Warm, rich colors are synonymous with fall, and incorporating these colors into your décor is a surefire way to make your wedding feel cozy and inviting. Consider using deep reds, oranges, and yellows in your floral arrangements, table settings, and even your bridesmaid dresses.

  3. Rustic charm: If you're looking for a more rustic and charming feel for your fall wedding décor in California, think about incorporating wooden elements like barrels, crates, and wooden signs. These elements will add a touch of natural beauty and a warm, cozy feel to your wedding décor.

  4. Cozy blankets: As the sun sets and the temperatures drop in the evening, providing cozy blankets for your guests is a thoughtful touch that will keep them warm and comfortable. Consider having a basket of blankets near the dance floor or in a lounge area where guests can cozy up and enjoy the festivities.

Fallbrook Estate, Spanish Courtyard

About Fallbrook Estate

Beautiful fall wedding seating arrangement If you're looking for a venue that embodies the spirit of autumn while providing a stunning setting for your Fall wedding in California, Fallbrook Estate is a great choice choice. With its picturesque surroundings, modern conveniences, and exceptional service, you can rest assured that your wedding day will be absolutely unforgettable.

Couples considering Fallbrook Estate for their wedding always love the high ceilings and windows in the banquet room. For a rustic look, Fallbrook Estate by Wedgewood Weddings’ architecture and details make this gorgeous style feel natural. There is an adjoining courtyard and patio for cocktail hour with a variety of amenities including a cozy fireplace, incredible lake views, dark wood beams, mansard roof lines, and Spanish Revival architecture that will make you feel like you're enjoying the best of Southern Spanish scenery at any time of year.

The great Hall at Fallbrook Estate by Wedgewood Weddings

Autumn in Southern California is magical. As a wedding season, fall hugely popular, and it's easy to see why autumn in Southern California is the perfect time for a beautiful and memorable wedding.

Fall wedding seating chart First and foremost, the weather during autumn in Southern California is ideal for a wedding celebration. With mild temperatures and clear skies, it's the perfect time of year to enjoy an outdoor wedding without the risk of rain or scorching heat. The moderate temperatures also make it easier for guests to be comfortable in formal attire, and for couples to be more creative with their wardrobe choices, such as elegant long-sleeved dresses and suits with warm fabrics.

The changing leaves and stunning natural beauty of Southern California make autumn a picturesque season for a wedding. From the vibrant colors of the autumn foliage to the warm hues of the setting sun, autumn provides an enchanting backdrop for a beautiful and romantic wedding. The warm and cozy ambience of the season also makes it the perfect time to incorporate cozy elements into the décor, such as warm blankets and candles.

Fall wedding aisle décor Southern California's offers a wide range of delicious and seasonal local produce for weddings. From pumpkin and apple-flavored cocktails to locally-sourced fruits for a pie themed dessert table, or using produce as décor to add a unique and memorable touch to your special day - in California you have a wealth of fall wedding options.

Moreover, the sense of community that autumn brings to Southern California also makes it a perfect season for weddings. With fall festivals, pumpkin patches, and other seasonal activities, there are many opportunities to come together with loved ones and enjoy the beauty and excitement of the season. Use you wedding website to let your guests know all the local options before, during, and after your wedding week. Whether you're a local or a visitor, autumn in Southern California offers a wonderful range of options.

When it comes to autumn weddings in California, there's no need to stick to the traditional norms. In fact, some of the most unforgettable weddings are the ones that break the mold and incorporate unusual elements that truly reflect the couple's personality and style. Here are some unusual autumn wedding ideas in California that are sure to make your special day stand out:

  1. Harvest-inspired décor: Instead of the usual fall décor elements like pumpkins and leaves, consider incorporating harvest-inspired décor like apples, pears, and grapes into your centerpieces and table settings. This will add a unique touch to your décor, but it will also celebrate the abundance of California's harvest season.

  2. Bold and bright colors: While fall weddings are typically associated with warm and muted colors, why not break the mold and incorporate bold and bright colors into your wedding? Think deep purples, bright blues, and even neon pinks. These unexpected colors will add a playful and fun touch to your wedding décor, just like Eric and Nicole.

  3. Non-traditional entertainment: Instead of the usual wedding band or DJ, consider incorporating non-traditional entertainment like a photo booth, a tarot card reader, or even a live painter who creates a painting of your wedding as it's happening. These unexpected elements will keep guests engaged and add a memorable touch to your wedding.

Fallbrook Estate Courtyard Wedding Ceremony



What should a guest expect at a fall wedding? Eric and Nicole treated their guests to an incredible day with an outside courtyard ceremony and then an inside reception with bright whites and colorful fall décor.  Nicole and Eric's wooden welcome signAs a guest, it can be a challenge to navigate the changing temperatures and find the perfect outfit that balances comfort, style, and appropriateness for the occasion. With a little creativity, you can create a look that will make you feel confident and comfortable throughout the day.

One important consideration when dressing for a fall wedding in California is to take advantage of the warm and sunny weather while it lasts. A sundress or jumpsuit in a bold, bright color can be a perfect choice for a daytime ceremony, paired with sandals or block-heeled mules. Incorporate bold prints or floral patterns, which will pop against the blue skies and sunny landscapes of Southern California.

As the day transitions into evening, be sure to have layers on hand to keep warm as temperatures drop. A cropped jacket or light cardigan in a complementary color can be an excellent option, paired with strappy heels or ankle boots. For men, a lightweight blazer or sport coat in a soft fabric such as linen or cotton can be a comfortable and stylish choice.

When it comes to colors, go traditional with jewel tones, traditional fall hues of orange, brown, and red or think bigger; the natural surroundings offer a wide range of vibrant colors, from ocean blues to desert oranges and pinks. Consider incorporating these unique shades into your wedding guest outfit for a look that reflects the beauty and diversity of the California landscape.


Thank you Nicole and Eric for sharing your inspiration and the beautiful results. Your wedding day style sets the standard for a SoCal wedding!

If you would also like to explore Fallbrook Estate (at any time of year), call or text 866.966.3009 to arrange a fun and pressure free venue tour. 

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