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Autumn Easy Wedding

Autumn has so many benefits from the perfect Virginia fall foliage to the cooler temperatures and crisp blue skies. November is a perfect month for marriage.

What a Relief

The temperate weather is perfect for indoor or outdoor weddings! And now you can give your bridesmaids embroidered shawls in beautiful colors from teal to pumpkin orange or any color just about. And they can continue to enjoy them at tailgate parties or strolls in the park.

What Colors!

The colors for inspiration are everywhere. Gowns of gold. Gowns of teal. Mossy gowns. Fall flowers are practically spring like after the hot weather has finally departed. Pansies are perfect in every color imaginable able to lay out rivers of colors to make your special day look like a scene from Wizard of Oz. Every setting can be brightened with big buckets of mums. The showiness of these flowers can out shine the tired summer alternatives.

Go Town and Country

November is most perfect for a countryside barn wedding. Candied apples, hay bales, hay rides, and effusive bounties of pumpkins and gourds are all things you can bring into your country wedding.

Leave an Impression

Fall weddings leave an impression, especially when you can use silk leaves hanging from wine vines or strewn down the aisle. Leaves are a pretty and easy way to theme your invitations, place markers, and more. There are leaves made for writing on, for decorating, for holding and serving food, and leaves as ornaments for gifts. They are pretty and popular. And in no short supply for your special November day.

Cheers to November

You can celebrate with hearty brews and fine wines. Weddings in wineries and breweries are perfect and especially perfect in Virginia. Be refined or casual, large or intimate, you can find the perfect place to host your wedding and the perfect pairing of wine or beer.

So don’t say No to November, say Yes! There is no shortage of inspiration and whether you host your wedding in a barn, at a plantation, in a garden courtyard, at a winery, Virginia has an endless supply of perfect autumn venues.

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The author: Dawn Van Ness

Dawn Dickson Van Ness grew up at the beach and has published her work in print and online. With a BA in English and a MS in Mass Communications, she has used writing and multimedia to promote artists, art shows, writers, small businesses, and other self-employed individuals by building websites and maintaining social media pages. She feels most fulfilled when she is helping others achieve their dreams, which includes writing self-help and steps-to-success articles for various websites. It seems a natural fit for this wife and mother of two to write features that help soon-to-be wed couples. For more about Dawn, go to