Something that stands out beautifully in this photo shoot is the burgundy colour palette throughout. Cream, burgundy, and pale pink make for a spectacular wedding cake – this one will inspire for sure!

Other highlights are the gold flatware and antique candle holders, and the pup with the burgundy sweater, of course! Are you ready to start planning your wedding? If Fall and cafe enter your wedding dreams, we can make them come true below.

Details for a Fall Cafe Wedding

Certain things have the power of bringing up nostalgic memories that we hold dear to our hearts, and that's the foundation of our Fall cafe wedding inspiration. The enticing smell of coffee fused with the hard-to-resist aroma of baked treats serve up the warmth and comfort that is characteristic of cozy cafes.

European-style bistros, in particular, exude a charming personality that is highlighted by strikingly rich details that easily double up as unique wedding inspiration. The GingerSnap editorial is oozing with fresh ideas; from the mesmerising old-world charms that you'll simply fall in love with to the trickles of boldness that introduce a new approach to the wedding planning process.

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Colour Palettes for a Fall Cafe Wedding

Bistros don’t typically function as wedding reception venues, but in this case, we can draw inspiration from the warm and elegant details for Fall nuptials. Micro weddings have also risen in popularity across the globe, and bistros are ideal locations for hosting such relaxing events. Richly pigmented romantic and bold tones create the perfect wedding colours for a cafe-inspired affair.

The base hue is a rich coffee-like burgundy tone with mustard/ochre undertones. White, gold, and dark shades of blue serve as the perfect complementary shades for this wedding scheme. They are also a colour combination that brings out the stylish ambiance of a Fall cafe wedding.

What to Look for in a Venue for a Fall Cafe Wedding

A Fall cafe wedding borrows heavily from the process of planning bistro nuptials. They are intimate affairs that are also relaxing and easy to execute. However, the editorial proves that yours doesn't necessarily have to be a micro wedding and you can simply derive inspiration from the bistro-style to put together a grand big day.

It starts with locking down an ideal wedding venue and a bistro would be the ideal location. Restaurants, outdoor dining spaces, and other eateries, in general, are the best venues for cafe-inspired nuptials. Elements like brick walls and wooden flooring also help to enhance the European bistro elegance.

Wedding Dresses & Accessories for a Fall Cafe Wedding

You don't need to look further than the editorial for a Fall cafe wedding dress inspiration. Much like what is expected from a bistro wedding, the brie’s ensemble is simple, striking, and elegant.  The strapless A-line gown is perfect for the occasion and the mustard cardigan is an equally lovely touch for the Fall season.

As for the accessories, a pair of drop pendant earrings paired with simple gold bracelets completes the look. Nothing has been spared in terms of painting a picture of the perfect cafe-inspired wedding look, and even the bride's half-up half-down hairdo ties it all together.

Reception Decor for a Fall Cafe Wedding

It's also worth noting that a Fall cafe wedding can unfold entirely at a bistro or the location can exclusively function as the reception venue. Generally, restaurants and cafes exude a pre-set ambiance, and it's a matter of finding one that aligns with your vision. The process of decking out the venue for your nuptials also ends up being cost-effective and overall, easier.

You'll mostly want to play up the gold tones and introduce berry accents for the "Fall flavor." The editorial also proves that not much is needed to dress up a cafe or restaurant for such an occasion. Dark-coloured candles, gold-toned candle holders, and thematic floral arrangements will do the trick.

Bridesmaid Dresses for a Fall Cafe Wedding

A bride's ensemble isn't complete without connecting her look with the bridesmaids' dresses. The overall tone of the wedding scheme should serve as a sounding board when choosing outfits for the bridal party. To sum it up, the dresses should evoke a laid-back European charm which reflects the true spirit of a Fall cafe wedding.

The bridesmaids' dresses take shape with the Fall cafe wedding colour palette as a reference. We can picture the bridal party in satin or chiffon dresses in burgundy, gold, ochre, or navy blue. Floor-length gowns in a loose-fitting silhouette are befitting for a Fall season wedding. Alternatively, if you go with short-length dresses, a style with long sleeves works for the season.

Groom Style for a Fall Cafe Wedding

The editorial also provides a depiction of a groom's ensemble for a cafe-inspired wedding. It equally falls on the simple side with a touch of formalness that works for a laidback couple hosting a bistro-style shindig. Blue is the predominant colour seen in the groom's wedding style and paired with brown shoes, the ensemble stays true to the Fall cafe wedding theme.

A similar look works for the groomsmen, and suspenders would be a great addition to the overall look. If the groom were to throw something else on, a brown waistcoat would do the trick, or perhaps a brown striped patterned coat.

Bouquets & Boutonnieres for a Fall Cafe Wedding

Fall wedding colours are by nature moody, which sometimes poses a problem in terms of bringing out the romantic side of the palette. The editorial shows us how to create something beautiful out of the otherwise dark theme by simply juxtaposing light-coloured blooms, dark berries, and lots of greenery.

The floral arrangements also stay within the Fall cafe colour palette, and the posies strike a balance between the light and dark shades of the season. Off-white roses, richly pigmented berries, stems of burgundy-coloured foliage, and plenty of greenery create the perfect bridal bouquet. The table centrepieces include more colour with yellow roses, ochre-coloured blooms, and even more foliage.

Wedding Invitations for a Fall Cafe Wedding

Guests love receiving save the date cards followed by the official wedding invites because they foreshadow what's to be expected during the forthcoming occasion. Besides providing crucial information about the big day, wedding invitations also provide hints about the overall theme and style of the big day. It's still important to spell out details like whether it's a black-tie or casual affair.

Once again, simplicity and romance are written all over the Fall cafe wedding invitations. The wedding suite combines splashes of burgundy, white, and ochre undertones. It's a great colour palette for other wedding elements like the menus, place cards, and program.

Favours & Gifts for a Fall Cafe Wedding

The perfect wedding favours for a Fall cafe affair are items that send off guests with a piece of warmth, comfort, and nostalgia. Custom caffeinated gifts are wonderful options, and in this case, guests will also appreciate well-thought-out packaging. Personalised coffee mugs, gourmet coffee packets, and chocolate espresso beans are also great choices.

Guests will get a kick out of coffee-scented gifts like candles, soaps, and scrubs. Coffee-themed items like tea towels, carafes, and cocktail shakers are other delightful wedding favours. Baked treats are much-welcomed wedding gifts as well including cappuccino fudge cakes, Mocha brownies, Tiramisu cups, donuts, and Biscotti.

Fall French Cafe Wedding

From GingerSnap Photography – “A rich, cosy palate was the inspiration behind Jacqueline Rae Wedding’s autumnal styled shoot at the historic Vendome Café, tucked in the heart of Sunnyside, Calgary.

‘When I think cafe, the first thing that comes to mind is comfort. Warm, nourishing food, bold colours and romance,’ says Jacqueline. And romantic it was. The Vendome Café offers the old-world charm of a European bistro, complete with marble countertops, painted brick and vintage crown mouldings.”

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“The wedding table was bathed in wide florals, elevated on rustic butcher blocks and housed by a textured gold vase. The bouquet echoed the shape with a mix of jewel tones that popped when the bride put on a mustard/ochre pullover for warmth. Gold flatware, antique candle holders, blackberries and navy blue candles anchored the setting in deep, lavish tones. Classic crystal glassware softened the moodier pieces of the table beautifully.

The seated banquet style, the Tablescape included old-fashioned plates and light serviettes, accompanied by bold menus and homemade mini pies for guest to enjoy.”

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“Accented with gold pears and pies, a stunning two-tier pastel cake sat atop a traditional platter, draped with stunning florals and lush berries. The dessert table contrasted the playful chalkboard sign seamlessly.”

Our lovely bride and groom were effortlessly elegant, incorporating warm elements into their wardrobe, including a fall bohemian sweater and their adorable pup! The overall variety of texture and jewel tones created a comfortable, yet sophisticated atmosphere for these two on their special day.”

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Credits: Photography: GingerSnap Photography // Event Planning & Styling: Jacqueline Rae Weddings // Floral: Fall For Florals // Rentals: Modern Luxe Rentals // Chalkboard: Calgary Chalk Artist // Wedding Dress: Blush and Raven, Flora Bridal // Cookies: Sugar Shimmer // Cake: Bake My Day // Jewelry: Apostle Boutique // Stationery: Pink Umbrella Design // Models: Brittany Rondeau and Guillaume Noel // Venue & Catering: Vendome Cafe and Teatro Group in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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