Planning a Fall Wedding in South Florida
In the Fall, South Florida remains warm and often humid, with always a chance of occasional showers. Even so, South Florida is the perfect place to plan your Autumn wedding from flowers to venues, and every detail in between. Whether you are a local looking for unique details or a visitor hoping to land the perfect location for your destination wedding, let’s explore all South Florida has to offer and more!
While the area’s pristine beaches offer up idyllic backdrops for your special day, there are lots of incredible locations in the area. From museums to botanical gardens to yacht clubs, the area is awash with venues promising equally imaginative backdrops for your wedding. For example, the exclusive Lighthouse Point Yacht Club offers picturesque waterfront views with southern charm, and abundance of first-class amenities from which to choose. With a waterfront gazebo, perfect for outdoor ceremonies and a patio deck ideal to dance the night away in celebration, the Lighthouse Point Yacht Club may be just the location you have been looking for!
While you’ll want your venue to be the ultimate backdrop for your ceremony photos, South Florida offers lots of opportunity for pre-wedding and post-wedding photos. Find a photographer willing to venture off the beaten path for truly unique wedding photos. From the Art Deco architecture of the region to lifeguard stands on the beach at dusk, abundant gardens to offbeat art studio, old southern charm to modern marvels, South Florida can’t be beat for a grand variety of photo opportunities for brides, grooms, and their wedding parties.
Fall is actually a great time to get married outside in Florida, in fact, November to March signals a time of lower humidity and decreased chances of those local showers the region is known for. Early fall calls for lightweight gowns, light colors, and loose clothing. Year round, you may want to opt for a tented option in case of windy or rainy conditions which can muss hair and veils, as well as wedding décor. Many couples provide welcome bags with South Florida necessities like sunscreen, bug repellant, umbrellas, and mini handheld fans.
Flowers and Bouquets
As you plan you special day, keep in mind that you don’t have to keep with traditional floral in South Florida. In fact, today’s brides are adding colors, themes, and even personal touches into bouquets and floral décor. Among the most popular options right now are succulents, orchids, and unique non-traditional florals with a nod to the couple’s personal style. For fall, wedding bouquets and floral décor feature bold pops of color surrounded by natural greenery featuring whimsical cascading accoutrements.
Invitations, Programs, Place Cards
Gold is the accent color of choice this fall, with preserved leaves acting as place cards. Brides and grooms are also embracing personality and remembrances in their paper invitations, many incorporating sentimental dried flowers or lace reminiscent of or from their parents nuptials. Handcrafted invitations and programs designed by local artists and calligraphers are trending this year for South Florida’s upcoming weddings.
The Getaway “Car”
The wedding getaway car is the stuff of legend, from classic cars to horse drawn carriages. Here in South Florida, the getaway “car” could be virtually anything from his and hers beach cruisers to vespas, or for the waterfront wedding – his and hers jet skis – or possibly sailing away on a sleek, modern yacht.
Lighthouse Point Yacht Club offers the ideal location, plus opportunities to unwind, and delectable cuisine, complete with a personal wedding consultant as part of the package to help you plan and coordinate your wedding, the beginning of your happily ever after.