Embrace US tradition with a Thanksgiving themed wedding

While we might not live in the Big Apple, we’re always looking for a little style inspiration.

This week we thought we’d delve in to the delights of Thanksgiving celebrations, with an abundance of gorgeous ideas you can adopt for your wedding. Think popcorn, pumpkins and pies, all wrapped up in beautiful Autumnal shades…

Let’s start with your ceremony. While you’re unlikely to be tying the knot in the great outdoors in November, there’s nothing to stop you adorning the aisle with flowers in shades of orange, and a few pumpkins here and there. Wooden chairs suit the rustic style perfectly.
 

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Foliage and flowers in deep natural shades, along with an abundance of candlelight make for a romantic setting. Consider using branches or small ornamental trees as your centrepieces. Dining on long tables gives a real feeling of warmth and feasting.
 

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Who says tables have to be decorated to look stunning? This long wooden table is adorned with church candles which form a runner down the centre. Elegant white china and simple glassware complete the look.
 

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When it comes to pudding, we love this Thanksgiving style dessert table. Stick with the wooden, rustic theme and serve toffee apples, cookies and cakes.
 

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Of course, if you want to go to town with your table decorations, call in the pumpkins. They don’t always have to be brightly coloured!

Sticking with the pumpkin theme, they also make perfect vases. Here we see an eye-catching arrangement of orange flowers in their pumpkin vase.
 

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Apples scream ‘autumn’ and ‘Thanksgiving’. Use luscious red varieties as your place settings. It’s an inexpensive idea and will look fabulous on your tables. If you’re inviting children to your wedding, give them a toffee apple instead!
 

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Thanksgiving is all about family and friends. As an alternative to a traditional favour, put a simple, heart-felt note on a gold base plate at every setting.
 

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For pudding, splash out on a pie bar. It’s fun, looks beautiful and will be popular with your guests. Be sure to serve pumpkin, pecan and apple pies with lashings of cream and ice cream on the side (and perhaps some jugs of hot custard for those true Brits among us!)
 

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If you like the idea of serving pies, why not make them miniature and stack them as an alternative to a traditional tiered wedding cake. We love these pies on their ‘tree trunk’ cake stand.
 

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Use autumnal leaves for inspiration. These leaf cookies make wonderful favours. With an iced name on each cookie, they would also work perfectly as place names.
 

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As an alternative guest book, why not create your own tree by asking guests to write notes on leaf-shaped pieces of paper. Hanging from the tree they make a real focal point, and a wonderful keepsake.
 

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Continuing the leaf theme, a simple autumnal leaf is all you need to turn a simple invitation in to a stylish design, giving your guests a hint of the day ahead.
 

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Moving on to cakes. This pumpkin design would be a real talking point!
 

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For something a little more traditional, adorn a simply iced cake with pumpkins and autumnal colours.
 

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…Or keep it simple and elegant with a few sugar leaves
 

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Popcorn fits the theme perfectly and makes a great favour. Present in paper bags for your guests to enjoy on their way home.
 

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Or, if you’d like your guests to have a go at popping corn themselves, give jars of kernels as quirky favours.
 

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We can’t finish our Thanksgiving themed blog without a look at bridal fashion. If you’d like to wear white, find beautiful autumnal shades for your bridesmaids. We love these beautiful maids, all dressed in different hues like the changing leaves themselves!
 

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Gold works particularly well at this time of year. It’s glamorous and warm, fitting in perfectly to the Thanksgiving theme. We adore these gowns – perfect for bride or bridesmaid with a bit of sparkle for the evening.
 

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And finally… don’t forget your flower girls, gorgeous in muted gold with rustic baskets for carrying flower petals, or popcorn.
 

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