A Gorgeous Fall Wedding | Wine Themed Wedding Decor

Did you know that fall weddings are rapidly growing in popularity?
The benefits typically involve lower costs and much more temperate weather unless a freak heat wave in October rolls into
San Diego where the temps are moderate year-round.

Luck would have it that º104 was the high for my brother and sister-in-laws October wedding.

As I mentioned in the story about the wedding card box that I redesigned for them using a vintage suitcase-
Elliot and Christina’s wedding was themed around wine, golf, and travel.
I know, I know.. that sounds like theme overload.
Yikes, right?!
Nope, not at all!
It really is possible to incorporate multiple themes AND do it not only tastefully, but in such a beautiful way that wedding guests will be talking for years about how beautiful that one wedding was.

Purple is my sister-in-laws favorite color and she wanted to use ivory and silver.

Fall Wedding Decor That is Anything But Drab

Elliot and Christina’s wedding was held at Maderas Golf Club, in Poway, Ca.

Their wedding package included darling little umbrellas and hand-held fans to provide a slight
reprieve for guests  from the intense afternoon sun.

Rain or shine a fall wedding is a gorgeous time of year to get married! Wedding guests will appreciate a small hand-held fan, umbrella or rather sunbrella to help keep the rays of their faces. Get more wedding decor ideas from this gorgeous purple, silver, and cream wedding with a winery theme.

Wedding ceremony guest seating idea. Framed chalkboard print Whether your relation is to the groom or to the bride their wish is for guests to choose a seat not a side.

…..And then there is me,
who entered into the ceremony with my brothers and all the groomsmen on the opposite side of the building.
I ended up using the program to shield my face from the blazing sun and kept whispering to my mom that
I couldn’t believe I missed the darling umbrellas and wanted one too.
There I sat in ridiculous heat, no sunglasses, no cute umbrella, and fanless.
So sad for me.

My wedding program became a tacky sun visor.
Apparently, the photographer found it inspiring enough to shoot.
Ha, ha! Not really.
I’m pretty sure he saw an opportunity to capture that beautiful wrist corsage in a photo.
The beaded bracelet and the single rose complimented the deep purple tones of their wine themed wedding.
I loved the corsage.

Stunning wrist corsage for family in wedding party

Fall Wedding Colors Don’t Have to be Earthtones

Purple, lavender, ivory, and silver dominated this beautiful event.
Fresh rose petals were laid down the aisle in the prettiest swirling pattern.
The lavender pinkish hue is a beautiful contrast to the eggplant purple colored chair sashes around the Chiavari chairs.
The rose petals were included in the wedding package with Madeiras Golf Resort.
A beautiful aisle with rose petals laid out in striking swirling pattern.

Charming Florals Decorated the Chivari Chairs

Small mason jars with a gathering of lavender roses hang off the sides of the chairs down the center of the wedding aisle.
Details of The Wedding Gown

Here’s a beautiful backlit shot of Christina headed down the aisle.
Her dress was gorgeous!
As Christina walked down the aisle the delicate beading on the bodice of her wedding gown shimmered ever so slightly.
It was pure elegance.

Bridal photo shot idea for photographer as she heads down the aisle to marry her beau. Gorgeous backlit photo!
Every woman is beautiful on her wedding day. A beaded bodice wedding gown with laced corset style satin ribbons.

Wedding Bouquets & Floral Arrangements

A stunning fall wedding bouquet idea using untraditional colors. Amaranthus, lavender colored roses, purple hydrangeas and lilies combined together.
The combinations of flowers used in Christina and the bridesmaid’s bouquet
is a combination of Roses, Amaranthus, Hydrangeas, Calla Lilies and Queen Annes Lace.
GORGEOUS wedding bouquets for bride and bridesmaids

A Unique Unity Ceremony

After the wedding vows and rings were exchanged a wine covenant ceremony took place.
Elliot and Christina poured their own glass of wine into a larger wine glass that was personalized with their initials.
The symbolism of this type of ceremony is the sharing of joys and sorrows, bitter and sweet,
and like any fine wine a marriage matures like with age as wine improves with time.
This was a perfect unity ceremony for their wedding as it pulled in on the principles of their faith,
their shared love of visiting wineries together,
and of course, we can’t forget the theme of their wedding was predominately based on a wine.

The meanings of this type of unity ceremony is vast.
If this interests you,
Officiant Eric of Los Angeles, Ca has an extensive list of unity ceremony ideas on his website.

Unique unity ceremony ideas like doing a wine covenant instead of sand or unity candles. A wine ceremony is perfect for wine themed weddings

Close up photo of wedding wine ceremony.

Wedding ceremony floral arrangements with purple and lavender roses atop of pillars at the alter.
Easy Bar Decor For Cocktail Hour

Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres immediately followed the ceremony in patio area overlooking the rolling hills as the sunset.
The decor in this area was simple and cute.
Elliot and Christina featured a signature cocktail that was selected at their engagement party.
All guests were asked to bring the fixings for their favorite adult beverage then a vote was held to determine
which one would be served during the cocktail hour.

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Ideas for choosing a signature drink for cocktail hour following wedding ceremony. Try having guests bring their favorite drink to your engagement party and take a vote on the favorites

Invitations, Seating Cards, Table Cards

Looking for elegant wedding invitations? An elegant wedding at a winery? You should definitely take a look at this gorgeous fall wedding.

 As guests made their way to the reception they found their way to the tables in the ballroom from here.
Each place card was hand-made using corks to pull more of the wine theme into the decor.Ideas for table seating with guests names telling them which table to sit. Wine cork place card holders.
On the opposite side of the foyer, guests were able to drop cards into the wedding card box and sign the guest book.

There are more details of this area and close up photos on the Wedding Card Box post.

Wedding guest book signing table decor.
A Look at the Reception Decor & Centerpieces

And now we are getting to the good stuff-
wedding table decor, centerpieces, place settings, wedding favors and all the juicy details of the reception!

Grand Ballroom Wedding Table Decor in Sunny Southern California Fall Wedding

Naming the Reception Tables

Each table was named after Elliot and Christina’s favorite wineries.
The table signs were hand-made and included a bottle of wine from the winery the table was named after.
Each bottle of wine included a personal photo of them from their travels together.
The wedding favors are cute wine stoppers placed above each place setting.
Ideas for decorating a wedding reception table with wine and chalkboard sign table names named after favorite wineries
The centerpieces alternated between short and tall creating a dramatic impact throughout the room.
Each table also had tea-light candles to lend a romantic ambiance to the entire room.

Alternating heights of short and tall centerpieces can add dimension to a room.

Affordable DIY sign for wedding table name. Silver trays painted with chalk paint.I still can’t get over the floral arrangements.

They are some of the prettiest ones ever!
Like ever, ever!
A table set for two. Bride and Groom sweetheart table decor with a cute DIY Mr. & Mrs banner

Back view of solo wedding couples table decor

Simple white three tiered wedding cake decorated with flowers.

A baseball cake idea for Grooms wedding cake. Great for Baseball Lovers!

Decorating the dance floor with initials is a nice way to personalize a wedding reception
Cookies & Milk Replaces a Dessert Bar

The shots of milk and cookies were a fun twist to a traditional dessert table and just enough sweet
but not to0 much that room wasn’t left to enjoy the wedding cake too.
The groom’s cake was a bit different.
It was frosted in a San Francisco Giants theme.

TRY a milk and cookies bar instead of a traditional desert table. This is a unique wedding idea.

This photo is my brother’s favorite photo from the wedding.

Cracks me up!

He is such a golfer. This was a fun way to incorporate his two love’s into one splendid photograph of a hole in one shot.
Super cute photo ideas for couples getting married at a golf course venue

 Wedding Party

As Elliot and Christiana left their wedding, the wedding guests blew bubbles in celebration of their union.

It was a fun ending to a beautiful day of celebrating their love.

You can really see how tall the centerpieces were as the guy on the left is holding one of them up as they pass by.

Instead using rice to toss on couple after a wedding, try having wedding guests blow bubbles instead! A great photographer will capture a beautiful photo too!

Wedding ring photo idea using wine corks
In just a few hours, Elliot and Christina would begin their journey to Europe for their honeymoon.
While there, they enjoyed all their honeymoon gifts from family and friends that were purchased on their non-traditional honeymoon registry.
You don’t want to miss my post-
WHAT!! You Want Honeymoon Gifts?
 I talk about their travels and why they bucked the norm and ditched a full traditional gift registry.
It’s definitely a must-read for anyone who questions these types of wedding registries.

Bon Voyage

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Gorgeous wedding decor with purple and ivory and touches of silver. This is a wine enthusiasts dream wedding with plenty of ideas, details, and vendor sources.
If you’re looking for more ideas and ways to incorporate all thing wine into your wedding
you definitely want to follow my Pinterest board, Wine Themed Wedding Ideas with nearly 500 inspiring Pins.

Inspiring Pinterest Board Wine Themed Wedding Ideas from the autumn wedding blog post. A must follow board for any newly engaged couple.

The Venue- Madeiras Golf Resort

Photographer- ABM Wedding Photography

Videography- Adam McCain Films

Bridal Gown- Aria Bridal  Abby

Florals & Bouquets- Urban Garden Floral & Event Design

Wedding Cake- Edelweiss Bakery

Cookies- Twiggs Bakery

Wedding Favors- Nice Price Favors

Invitations- Jax Designs 27

Chivari Chairs & Chair Sashes- APR Fine Linens

Tuxedos- Friar Tux

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Angelina @ Peonies & Orange Blossoms
Angelina @ Peonies & Orange Blossoms

what a BEAUTIFUL wedding!!! I am in love with the flowers!


Beautiful wedding! I absolutely love the deep purple theme for the Fall! 😉


Gorgeous wedding – I’m not a huge purple fan, but the colors were lovely.

Maria Brittis

What an exciting wedding so beautiful, congrats