Fall is a beautiful time to get married. A rustic theme inspired by fall’s vibrant colors featuring natural elements such as burlap, twigs and twine is perfect for the season. Complement your fall wedding with a seasonal feast featuring late harvest favorites.

The end of another growing season has your local farmer’s stand packed with delicious, colorful produce just waiting to be the focal point of your menu. From savory root vegetables to sweet and tangy apples, there are plenty of options to build a menu around.

Appetizers & Hors D’oeuvres

Cranberry Brie Bites – creamy brie and tangy cranberries baked into a pastry tart until golden brown and topped with chopped pecans and rosemary. These delicious tarts are a bright and beautiful passed hors d’oeuvre.

Bacon-Wrapped Figs – delicate figs stuffed with goat cheese and pecan, wrapped in bacon and baked until the bacon is perfectly crisp and the cheese is bubbly.

Apple Chips – simple and sweet, these crispy rounds baked with a sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon are a playful addition to a cheese display at a rustic wedding.

Parmesan-Crusted Brussels Sprouts – baked or fried to perfection, the rich cheese and hint of cayenne make this earthy fall green come to life.

The Main Event

If you’re starting with a salad, sprinkle little bits of fall over the greens for added color and flavor. Good options are pumpkin seeks, candied walnuts or pecans, figs and dried cranberries.

With cooler weather in the air, substitute salad for a warm pumpkin, squash or vegetable soup. Rather than using a traditional bowl, serve the seasonal soup in a small gourd. This fall favorite is sure to make a memorable first impression.

For the main course, serve your protein with glazed root vegetables and a side of mushroom risotto or pumpkin ravioli.

Roasted fall vegetables, including broccoli, cauliflower, butternut squash and Brussels sprouts, smothered in warm brie is a delicious vegetarian option.

Sweet Endings

If you’re going for a traditional wedding cake, cream cheese frosting is a fall favorite. Paired with spice cake or pumpkin cake, this rich, decadent icing will delight your guests.

Looking for an alternative to a cake? Set up a dessert station with a variety of pies, fruit crisps and pumpkin donuts. For an outdoor wedding, light a bonfire (or alternative heat source such as sternos) and provide all the fixings to roast marshmallows and make s’mores. Guests of all ages would enjoy a make-your-own candy apple station.

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