Fall Weddings in Colorado
Signs are everywhere that summer is coming to an end. Target is full of school supplies, the local pools are having their ‘doggie dip days’, and the summer decor line at Michael’s has been replaced with burlap, pumpkins, and scarecrows.
With the end of summer comes the Fall wedding season here in Colorado, and I love Fall weddings!
If you are considering a Fall wedding, know that the beautiful colors in Colorado happen for over a month. They start at high elevations as early as August (mountain weddings) and travel down the mountain into Denver when City park is set in a wash of yellow and orange sometime in September or October.
The brightest of colors are also notoriously difficult to nail with the perfect wedding date as this season changes every year. If warm colors and cozy fall nights by the fire are your wedding decor inspiration, this post is for you! Even if you don’t have the perfect color in the trees at your wedding venue, your guests will love the Autumn ambiance you have created for them.
All of the images below are from Colorado weddings that I have planned. I hope you find plenty of gorgeous inspiration for your Fall wedding, and if you are interested in having a little professional help, make sure to reach out!
Fall Weddings in Colorado
Jordan & Doug were married at Devil’s Thumb Ranch in Tabernash, CO.
Devil’s Thumb is one of our most beautiful, natural wedding venues and the perfect choice for couples looking for fall colors!
We put together a warm, modern color palette of purple, pink, burgundy, and ivory with lots of soft details and simple decor that made room for the venue (and their love) to truly speak.
The mountains and trees were washed in yellow and orange, which perfectly complemented the inviting ambiance of their outdoor ceremony.
I especially loved that we created this stunning family-style table, proving that you don’t need a massive floral budget to fill up space!
These long tables are both welcoming and dramatic. They look incredible in large rooms and encourage guests to get to know each other.
Lauren and Billy were married in Leadville, CO at Camp Hale. This lesser-known Colorado venue is a true gem and a real treat for guests who may be interested in some of Leadville’s famous mining history.
Instead of choosing the traditional Fall color palette of orange, red, and yellow, Lauren and Billy wanted to use navy, gold, and burgundy to complement the colorful natural display outdoors. We designed a beautiful ceremony space, framing their vows with simple greenery and flowing fabric.
(Navy is a wonderful tone to bring into your fall wedding decor. It feels regal and offers a beautiful unexpected accent for the eyes that perfectly compliments the yellow aspens on the mountainside!)
For their reception decor, we used ivory linens with Burgundy napkins, soft greens, gold votives, and navy table numbers. This felt warm, polished, and elegant. It was the perfect way to celebrate after their stunning mountain wedding ceremony.
Another favorite Colorado fall wedding of mine was Ashley and Adam, who were married at Blackstone Rivers Ranch in Idaho Springs, CO.
Blackstone Rivers Ranch is a newer venue; it still feels fresh, and because it is so close to Denver it is a huge draw for couples who don’t want to travel too far into the mountains (but still have a mountain feel).
Nestled in a canyon on the river, Blackstone has modern amenities and thoughtful decor. Both the bride and groom are offered amazing rooms to get ready in, and the property has plenty of space for large groups.
Ashley and Adam were married at the tail end of Colorado fall colors, and the day was absolutely perfect.
For their ceremony in the trees, we hung glass ornaments filled with flowers.
The Burgundy bridesmaid gowns stood out beautifully against the waning fall color, and I loved her lush bouquets in rich tones from Something Styled.
One of the best parts of their wedding was the pie! Nothing says ‘fall’ like beautiful, hand-made fruit pies with warm cinnamon and a flaky crust. (Guests love seeing unique and unusual wedding dessert ideas, so don’t be afraid to go against tradition!)
For their reception decor, we continued with the floral work in Burgundy, orange, yellow, and green. We wrapped each place setting’s silverware with burlap and a ribbon, to add a little more texture to the already gorgeous table.
I absolutely loved the farm tables, made of reclaimed wood, especially in this space. Blackstone Rivers Ranch wedding receptions are held in a tent. In good weather with the sides up, it feels very much like al fresco dining!
Temperatures in Colorado during September can reach over 80 degrees, and it’s absolute magic to celebrate with guests in the open air on a warm fall day.
I have many more fall weddings to share with you, these are just a few I hoped to help spark some inspiration in your wedding planning! I'm always happy to share more ideas and inspiration with couples, and I would love to sit down with you and chat about your unique vision.
Colorado Wedding Vendors Featured in this post:
Devil's Thumb Ranch
Blackstone River's Ranch
Front Range Florals
Lucy Shultz Photography
Doug Trieber Photography