When it comes to icons of the autumn season, few are as recognizable and well loved as the maple leaf. So why not choose this as the focal point for your fall-time reception? Its distinct shape makes it a natural design element to style with, plus it comes in such gorgeous colors from ochre to rust to chocolate brown to orange.
Worried that this theme might be too trite? Not at all! You can bring in maple leaf touches sparingly and stylishly beginning with your invitations to your ceremony to your table decorations. Some of our favorite blogs, plus a few we recently discovered, show just how to do this. Fabulous inspiration for your Big Day this fall!
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1. and 2. We immediately fell in love with this entire Autumn Sophistication styled shoot showcased on Heavenly Blooms! The candle display and centerpieces portrays a stylish color scheme of white, ivory and cream against rich wood tones. Cylinder vases in varying sizes hold pillar candles, with little votive holders and liquid amber leaves tucked in among them, while invitation envelopes in a lovely latte color bear trendy calligraphy in contrasting white. As for the centerpiece, it features varieties of roses including ones made from balsa wood. And tucked in among the blooms are maple leaf lookalikes called liquid amber!
3. Perfect as favors! These maple-leaf shaped stirrers could not be more elegant with their brilliant amber color. A nice complement to a maple color scheme. See the item here. Be sure to check out a related post on maple favor ideas.
4. With a combination of maple syrup, lemon juice, and bourbon, you’ve got yourself a chic cocktail. Why not make it your signature drink during the wedding! See the easy recipe via The Kitchn.
5. These darling maple leaf cupcakes matched the main wedding cake, created by Amelie’s House for a couple with links to Canada. Each decorated with a handpainted topper, these cupcakes were maple syrup flavored, too!
6. A scattering of maple leaves on your wedding invitation suite is one simple way of setting the theme. Letterpress gives the leaf silhouettes depth and texture, while you can play up the pretty hues of autumn with overprinting just like Dingbat Press did in these invites we found on Oh So Beautiful Paper!
7. Your bridesmaids are sure to love this flattering silk dupioni dress with scoop neck. Pictured here is “roasted pepper”—a truly stunning color for autumn. Only from Ann Taylor!
8. Lastly, we just love this DIY napkin ring, a project of Nichole Heady featuring her wonderful “Leaf Prints” and “Places, Please” collections. The napkin ring is made from a strip of dark chocolate felt with felt lace trim in harvest gold (aren’t the color names great?), then accented with 2 die-cut Leaf Prints sewn in place with a wooden button and jute twine. Even the place card from Nichole’s “Places, Please” set is stamped with a matching maple leaf design. Such a sweet pair!