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NJ Wedding Planning, New Jersey Fall Wedding, Rustic and Barn Wedding, Fall wedding planning inspiration


NJ Wedding Planning, New Jersey Fall Wedding, Rustic and Barn Wedding Inspiration. Fall weddings are the new Spring weddings! The majority of brides are now switching their weddings for September, October and November, where there are brighter leaves, cooler weather, and really fun colors. After having photographed close to 100 weddings including in New Jersey, New York, and Destination weddings, I’ve seen a lot of beautiful trends and unique ideas when it comes to planning your Fall wedding which I would love to share with you below:)

Rustic Wedding NJ #stonehouse


For those planning a rustic glam fall wedding, I compiled some amazing items for sale on Etsy that are absolutely adorable!!! Starting from the top left the gorgeous rustic hairpiece, Forage bowtieGlitter covered centerpiecesPastel Mason JarsBurlap Wedding pillowCustom jelly jar favorsBurlap and lace runnerTookies Smoore’s favors (I have personally tried Tookies and worked with their company and they are AMAZING!!!), Gold matte jewelryBirch table numbersGold Matte mason jarsFall in love wedding prop signGold wedding framesHoney jar favorsMason Jar table numbers and cupsLove marquee, and rustic wedding sign.CLICK HERE to see Rustic Glam Wedding Inspiration NJ Wedding Photographer Kay English

LOVE these cards below from Rifle Paper Co which would make the perfect Save the Date, place card or Invitation

Rifle Paper Co Fall Wedding Inspiration

Modern fall wedding bouquet and lace gown inspiration by the amazing Reverie EventsFall Wedding Planning NJ by Reverie Made and Kay English

Fall Succulent Ideas from Etsy:

Succulents are a wonderful inspiration for fall wedding planning because they go with all different types of fall colors and blend well. You can also grow your own succulents. Below are some adorable succulent wedding inspirations found from Etsy. The first is a succulent wedding invitation. The next photo is a gorgeous living succulent wreath which would be perfect for the doors to your church wedding. The lower left corner is a gorgeous bride’s bouquet from Etsy. The best part is you can keep the flowers alive after the wedding and plant them:)Finally, we have the succulent wedding favors on the bottom right.

Succulent Wedding Ideas


The first major step in creating your perfect fall wedding, is selecting your color palette. When most people think about the Fall, they automatically assume you have to go with browns and oranges. But that is not always the case. The bride below who got married at the lovely Stone House in Warren, NJ, selected a variation of greys and well as some bright pops of contrast with the red and oranges. This is one tip I always emphasize to my brides that it’s important to have a lot of contrast in the colors between your dresses and bouquets. If you chose a white bouquet on a white dress, it would blend in too much.

Rustic Fall Wedding Colors #stonehouse NJ

Below from Etsy: Maple Syrup Favors, Dried flower boutonnieres , Wedding puzzle tree, Fall in love banner.

Fall Wedding Ideas

Browns and Pinks

Another gorgeous palette that isn’t the common “Brown and orange” theme, is to mix up the orange with varying colors and pinks as seen below. I loved this brides idea to give the groomsmen all different ties as it really combined together well for their photos!
NJ Wedding Inspiration by Kay English Photography

Below from Etsy: Welcome wedding sign, Jam wedding favor bottle, Fall burlap runner, Dried flower bouquet.


Another GORGEOUS wedding color combo, was a wedding I photographed this fall at Perona Farms inside a barn! It was a fabulous venue for a fall wedding and I loved the purple uplighting and purple centerpieces. The rustic look of the wedding and the purple accents were absolutely perfect for a fall wedding!
Fall wedding colors New Jersey Fall wedding, #peronafarms NJ

Updated versions of traditional fall colors

The wedding below was held at the GORGEOUS Ashford Estate in Allentown, NJ. This is by far one of my favorite venues to photograph and makes the perfect backdrop for a fall wedding! The bride in this wedding selected a lovely combination of more traditional oranges and reds for her colors, but with a modern twist. Her flowers were created by the amazing designers at MDS where they added the beads and sparkles to her bouquet as well as the burlap to give it a more modern twist. I also absolutely LOVED her sparkle shoes from Benjamin Adams. 

Ashford Estate NJ Wedding Fall colors

Gold, coral and Sage

For the final unique color palette, I have included a lighter look for the fall including sage, corals and gold. This wedding I photographed below, held at Crystal Springs in Hamburg, NJ, was a gorgeous color combination for brides looking for a very elegant fall color scheme. Crystal Springs Wedding Colors NJ2) Fall centerpices and decor

Selecting the perfect fall reception decor can be a daunting task with so many different options. Below are some inspirations of centerpieces and wedding decor that really tied in the rest of their fall themed wedding and made a statement to all of their guests. The centerpieces below, by MDS floral, were designed for an Ashford Estate wedding and had the perfect mix of bright fall colors with a rustic look.

NJ Wedding Inspiration Ashford Estate

The wedding below, held in Atlantic Highlands, NJ, was a wedding I photographed in my first season and was absolutely gorgeous! The bride Laura came up with so many unique decor ideas including the various colored paper lanterns in her tent, personalized pumpkins, gourds, Flowers and pumpkins from the farm where she got married, gorgeous greenery and brown accents.

Fall Wedding Inspiration

Barn weddings are perfect for fall as you can decorate the entire thing with floral accents.

Ashford Estate Wedding

Here are more details from the Barn wedding at Perona Farms with a more modern twist with the purple uplighting and gold spray painted apple table numbers, which were BEYOND gorgeous!!!

NJ Barn Wedding



More Unique Fall Wedding Ideas from Etsy: Adorable Invites, Acorn Boutonierres from Etsy,   Rustic Vases with lace , Acorn Wine Bottle Stoppers.

Unique Fall Wedding Ideas NJ


Bridesmaid gowns

Top row: Mismatched bridesmaids from Etsy, Second row from BHLDN, Third Row tea dresses from Etsy.

Whimsical Bridesmaids Dresses for Fall Weddings

Drink something warm on your wedding day, it also makes for cute photos:)I’ve also seen many clients offer hot cider, tea or chocolate to their guests at weddings.


Starbucks Wedding


Bring cute props for your photos!!

Mini Pumpkins, candy and flowers make the perfect backdrop for a photographer when it comes to photographing your fall wedding rings.

lauraring2Gorgeous Purple and lavender color inspiration for bridesmaids

Finally, don’t forget to relax and have a great time on your amazing day! Laugh and be merry! Don’t let all the planning take over of letting you enjoy your day 😉

More Fall Wedding InspirationsGorgeous fall background colors:) Fall Wedding Planning

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White Dog Vintage Rentals - So many great ideas and beautiful colors!

Amanda Burton - Little Miss Mrs makes really cute “rustic chic” fall wedding invitations too! :)

Little Miss Mrs - This is perfection!! I love NJ, I love the fall, and I love these photographs! (I even think I see a few of the venues Little Miss Mrs has made rustic chic invitations for!) Just perfect. <3

Little Miss Mrs - This is perfection!! I love NJ, I love the fall, and I love these photographs! (I even think I see one of my brides who ordered my Little Miss Mrs rustic chic invitations!) Just perfect. <3

Little Miss Mrs - This is perfection!! I love NJ, I love the fall, and I love these photographs! (I even think I see one of my brides who ordered my Little Miss Mrs rustic chic invitations!) Just perfect. <3

Porscha Sharee - These colors! @Debbie Baldwin

Porscha Sharee - These colors!

Whitnie Davis - THIS.