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Planning a Fall Wedding? Say “I do” with Chestnuts


By Lauren Davis

You’ve picked a dress, a wedding venue, and the song for your first dance. What’s next on that “To Do” list? Wedding favors. Decorations. Food. Rather than go with the tried and true, a custom treat really makes your day stand apart from other weddings you may have attended. This is your day! Make all aspects of your event as special as you are.

Wedding Favors
Little “Thank You” gifts are a sweet gesture that lets your guests know that you are glad they can be part of your special day.  Chestnuts would make a beautiful addition to any wedding guest table. You can put the name of the happy couple and wedding date on a rustic bag with a delicate bow in the color of the wedding party’s formal attire. Place each bag at the place settings. If you want to get very fancy, chestnuts, when still in their hard shell, can be engraved.

Seasonal Decor
Not only are chestnuts delicious roasted, or paired with other savory ingredients, they are also beautiful. When considering your flower budget for table centerpieces, think about how gorgeous a rustic basket of chestnuts would be. Chestnuts with candles could warm up a space for a romantic evening setting. Wreaths made out of greenery, pine cones, and chestnuts could be hung in the venue of an autumn wedding or reception.

Tasting Menu
Another idea is to incorporate chestnuts into your menu. Roasted brussel sprouts with bacon would make for a unique side dish. Serving a creamy chestnut soup would warm up guests on a brisk fall or winter wedding day. For dessert? Candied chestnuts, or marrons glacé, in french, are a seasonal favorite for people around the world.

Wedding planning can be a fun expression of your unique personality! Let your originality shine through and have fun.

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The author: Angeline Frame

Angeline is the owner/publisher of Palm Beach Weddings Magazine and Virginia Bride Magazine and the show producer for The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows. She has a degree in Public Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. A former model and wedding venue owner- she loves all things wedding , fashion and decorating. In her spare time she likes to write, travel and get new ideas to share with brides.