(You’ll have to forgive me for a non-food post while I reminisce a little about my wedding. Tune in for some cookies, cupcakes, and a food travel post coming up soon!)
Hello, autumn! I can’t believe it’s this time of year again. I had a lovely autumn wedding last October and after chatting with some new friends recently, I realized I never shared much about it here on my blog. Rather than overwhelm you with photos of the whole day, I wanted to share something I wish I had when I started planning. Although I had Pinterest to help, I struggled to find elegant ways to incorporate pumpkins into the wedding.
We dreamed of an autumn wedding and were lucky enough to book the last available Saturday in October at our incredible venue, Monte Verde Inn. To weave autumn into the wedding, I choose colors and decor that celebrated the season. We used navy and ivory as main colors, and added in pops of autumn shades (burgundy, yellow, orange) with the flowers, centerpieces, and other accents.
I had to sneak in a few photos of us at the wedding. One bonus of an autumn wedding: beautiful foliage!
Photos: Kim J Martin Photography
Pumpkins were a must (I love them and what says “autumn” more?), but orange pumpkins seemed a bit too garish. Then I had an epiphany: white pumpkins! They come in miniature and regular sizes just like orange ones, would go perfectly with our colors, and look much classier than orange pumpkins. They can be a bit harder to find, so I kept a look out starting in September and started picking them up at grocery stores whenever I saw them.
Next up was finding ways to use white pumpkins, which is where this list comes in. The first 5 ideas below are from my wedding, and the last 5 are ones I either thought about or found recently and wish I’d used! All the photos from Kim J Martin Photography are from my wedding of pumpkins I DIY’ed into wedding decor.
Here are 10 ways to use white pumpkins at weddings: (more…)