Ever since we booked our venue in June, I’ve received the same question many times over: Are you having a Halloween wedding?
Considering we’re tying the knot on October 29, 2016, I can see why people would think that. But no, we’re not. (If you haven’t planned a wedding before, I think you’ll be surprised to hear that you have very little say in picking your actual wedding date. In our case, we snatched up the 29th because it was the last Saturday the Minneapolis Golf Club had available in October.)
That did, however, get me thinking about themes. Maybe it’s because of Pinterest or the increasing number of TV shows about weddings (thanks, TLC!), but it does seem like more and more people are choosing an idea to wrap their entire wedding around in an effort to making their big day stand out from the crowd. Carnival, French, literary, Gatsby—working at a wedding magazine, I’ve heard it all.
I’ve personally never been into the idea of assigning my wedding a theme. I want it to be classic and elegant, a timeless event I will remember for the rest of my life without cringing about the details that were trendy for a hot minute.
When I envision my wedding, I imagine the cozy fireplaces roaring in our venue’s lobby, people snuggling up with blankets on the terrace, roses on the tables that reflect the colors of the season, pumpkins scattered about, and guests mingling with a caramel apple signature cocktail in their hands. As for the colors, they weren’t even an item of discussion. We’ve known for a long time that we wanted to deck our reception in navy and orange (with pops of gold), which conveniently happen to be the colors of my fiancé’s favorite football team, the Denver Broncos. Let’s just hope no one mistakes the navy for black—seriously, we’re not having a Halloween wedding!
So, I guess if I had to sum it up in one word, I want our wedding to feel like fall.
Wait, is that a theme?!