As golden hour sets on vibrant fall leaves, autumn’s magic is undeniable. The smell of crackling fires paired with crunchy crimson leaves is enough to make just about anyone long for a day on the farm. That’s why The Wild Oak—a former historic apple orchard warehouse located along a country road in Lindon—has become a beloved event space melding modernity with tradition, perfectly suited to provide fall wedding inspiration. 

Fall Wedding Inspiration

FORAGE YOUR FLORALS

When it comes to floral arrangements, there’s no need to play by the rules. “Combining unexpected flower combinations is a great way to create visual interest,” explains Carly Olson, venue manager at The Wild Oak. “We wanted to create cohesiveness between the location and the decor, so we focused on utilizing locally sourced and foraged botanicals,” Olson adds. 

Fall Wedding Inspiration
Fall Wedding Inspiration

“We erred on the side of florals over greenery for the centerpieces and bouquets in order to build depth and texture.” She also suggests using color creatively. “Adding blueberries to the warm-colored bouquets was the perfect way to create contrast and make the combinations unique.”

Fall Wedding Inspiration
Fall Wedding Inspiration

BUILD OFF THE BARNYARD

The orange-hued, sun-bleached wood used for the pergola and trellis puts a spotlight on warm tones in this celebration’s overall design. “Reclaimed wood can provide a vintage feel and still appear elegant and polished when it’s formed into minimalistic structures,” Olson explains. “Simple décor at the altar places focus on the couple and allows for stellar images of your ‘I dos.’” 

Fall Wedding Inspiration
Fall Wedding Inspiration

SET YOUR SCENES

The key to making an event feel intimate in a large venue like The Wild Oak is to create vignettes throughout the space. “When you thoughtfully decorate and designate certain areas for different components of your celebration, you offer guests an interesting and dynamic experience that encourages them to enjoy one another’s company as well as the party itself,” Olson says. “The trick is making sure to provide your guests with clear pathways so that the event flows seamlessly from one segment to the next.”

Fall Wedding Inspiration

CHOOSE YOUR HUES

Golden hour’s buttery-colored evening light provides a picture-perfect ceremony backdrop. “Autumn-inspired color schemes rely heavily on warm tones, so it’s important to create aesthetically intriguing pops, like different textures and metallic touches, so that the design doesn’t all blend together,” Olson says. “Deep shades of orange and burgundy are key when it comes to creating a cozy autumnal atmosphere.”  

Fall Wedding Inspiration

VENDORS

Venue & Planning: The Wild Oak,

Photographer: Cole Hights

Makeup Artist: Lexi Harker

Hair Stylist: Studio DeVore

Food Service: Culinary Crafts

Bar Service: Tin Barrel Beverage Bar

Liquor: Holystone Distilling

Stylist: Kim Johnson

Jewelry: Tanner Trading

Suit: DC Tuxedos

Gown: Allure Bridals

Cake: Cakes by Alessandra

Models: Acia Chanthaboury and Micah J. Hannemann