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Celebrating Gratitude And Togetherness In A Thanksgiving Wedding Celebration


We love fall, and we love the changing colors of the season. With red and gold everywhere, fall is the season of spices, the spooky details and to be thankful for all of our blessings. To celebrate this season, you can go about planning a wedding with a Thanksgiving theme in mind. Fall weddings have a distinct charm, with their warm and cozy atmosphere, making them an ideal backdrop for celebrating your love story. One of the most enticing aspects of an autumn wedding is the weather. The cooler temperatures provide comfort to both you and your wedding guests, allowing for outdoor wedding ceremonies and reception parties that embrace the breathtaking beauty of the season. The changing foliage adds a natural decor element, painting a picturesque backdrop for your special day. If your wedding date falls around Thanksgiving or before, and you want to throw a Thanksgiving-themed wedding, you can choose a few ideas that help you imbibe the beautiful vibe of the holiday. You can use wedding details as a warm color palette think of deep hues of cranberry, rustic oranges, warm browns, and elegant golds that capture the essence of the season. These colors evoke feelings of togetherness, gratitude, and love, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for your celebration.


Embracing the Thanksgiving theme offers a unique opportunity to infuse your wedding with a sense of heartfelt appreciation. Incorporating elements like gratitude journals, thoughtful centerpieces, and thanksgiving-themed favors can help convey the spirit of the holiday and remind your guests of the importance of love and thankfulness.  Throwing a Thanksgiving-themed wedding allows you to share the joy of your union with your nearest and dearest in a way that mirrors the tradition of gathering around a table to give thanks. It's a celebration of love, family, and the beauty of the autumn season, and it's a wonderful way to create lasting memories that you and your guests will cherish for years to come. So, whether you choose to take your wedding vows in a cozy barn, an elegant ballroom, or amidst the golden foliage of an outdoor venue, a Thanksgiving-themed wedding is an amazing day to start a life with your soulmate. If you’re thinking of bringing the joy of this holiday to your wedding, or your wedding date falls close to the holiday, we have some amazing ideas for you! 


  1. All Things Turkey! 


Let’s start off the blog with something obvious for your wedding- choose the perfect wedding menu. Although we named this section all things turkey, we would like to list out a few options that are equally delicious for your wedding and you can pick those out as your wedding day snacks or meals. Before we move ahead, remember that when you’re planning your wedding theme you can choose to keep anything in your menu. However, for a Thanksgiving-themed wedding ensure that the majority of the food and snacks are turkey-themed! For wedding day snacks you can choose turkey-shaped mini sandwiches! You can have your food vendor help you figure out how to make these sandwiches and serve them to your guests! Or you can have them create turkey leg lollipops by wrapping turkey drumsticks in a crispy coating. These handheld snacks are both fun and delicious, making it easy for your wedding guests to snack and enjoy. You can also serve pumpkin and turkey empanadas! Combine fall flavors by making savory empanadas filled with a mixture of ground turkey, pumpkin, and autumn spices. These pocket-sized delights are sure to please your guests.


For your wedding reception dinner, you can choose to have a few different meal-style dishes. You can choose to have herb-roasted turkey with mashed potatoes! Serve a classic herb-roasted turkey as the centerpiece of your wedding meal. Accompany it with traditional sides like mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, and cranberry sauce for a hearty feast. Or you choose turkey roulade with gourmet gravy for your wedding dinner. Elevate your turkey-themed food with turkey roulade – boneless turkey breast rolled with flavorful stuffing. Top it with a rich gourmet gravy made from pan drippings for an elegant twist. You can also think of choosing to serve turkey and wild mushroom risotto at your wedding reception party. For a sophisticated option, offer turkey and wild mushroom risotto. The tender turkey pieces are paired with a creamy, earthy risotto that's sure to impress your guests! 


  1. Cozy Wedding Dinner Table Settings


When we say Thanksgiving-themed wedding, we mean to inject the emotion of being close and together. For a wedding to exude the charms of this holiday, one of the best ways to do so is through the wedding dinner table settings. Since Thanksgiving is usually a gathering of your closest friends and family, eating at the same table, you can choose to have a large setting where you forgo the idea of a sweetheart table and sit with all the wedding guests. However, this is only possible for rustic outdoor weddings. Speaking of which, you can even use rustic wedding details and host a beautiful wedding with cozy dinner tables. Use a burlap or linen tablecloth, and add wooden chargers under white or cream-colored plates. Use copper or gold-toned cutlery and stemware for an elegant touch. Place a small pumpkin or gourd at each place setting for a rustic feel. You can also choose to have greenery runners intertwined with small white blooms or any floral details for your wedding table


Or you can choose to decorate the wedding tables with rich, warm colors like deep reds, oranges, and browns. To inject the vibe of the holiday add a plaid table runner or tablecloth for a cozy touch. Then decorate with mini cornucopias, fall leaves, and candles in lanterns. To finish this look you can also add a wedding centerpiece made out of nothing but fresh fruits and bread decorated with pampas grass! You can also choose to set these tables in a forested area or garden. Use wooden tables and benches or picnic tables for a rustic touch. Decorate with moss runners, pinecone place card holders, and lanterns with LED candles for an enchanting woodland vibe.


  1. Beautiful Notes of Thanks


Thanksgiving weddings radiate warmth, love, and gratitude, making them truly special occasions. Amidst the cozy decor, delicious feasts, and the company of loved ones, it's a time to reflect on life's blessings and cherish the love that has brought two people together. At a Thanksgiving wedding, the air is filled with a sense of togetherness and appreciation. Guests gather not only to celebrate the union of two souls but also to express gratitude for the love they share. It's a time when hearts are full, and gratitude notes play a pivotal role in capturing the essence of this heartfelt celebration. Gratitude notes at Thanksgiving weddings are more than just words on paper; they are heartfelt expressions of love and thankfulness. Couples often choose to write personal messages to their guests, expressing their deep appreciation for their presence on this special day. These notes serve as tokens of gratitude, reminding guests of the love that binds everyone together.


To align with the cozy and rustic aesthetic of Thanksgiving weddings, gratitude notes often feature earthy tones, warm hues, and natural textures. They may be presented on beautifully crafted paper, tied with twine, or adorned with seasonal elements like dried leaves or miniature pumpkins. The presentation itself is a work of art, mirroring the rustic charm of the occasion. Many couples go the extra mile to create personalized gratitude notes that reflect their unique love story. They may incorporate wedding photos, inside jokes, or anecdotes that resonate with their guests, making each note feel like a cherished keepsake. You can also choose to create these notes by yourself. Think of crafting DIY notes for your wedding guests and adding a note of thanks along with a heartfelt message for each of your wedding guests to make them feel as special as they make you feel. 


  1. Fall Wedding Decor for a Thanksgiving Celebration


A Thanksgiving wedding is a celebration of love, gratitude, and the warmth of the season. To create a memorable ambiance that combines the essence of fall and the spirit of thanksgiving, thoughtful decor is key. Here, we talk about some ideas for fall wedding decor that will infuse your celebration with the cozy and inviting atmosphere of this holiday. You can decorate your wedding day with rustic centerpieces. Start with your wedding tablescapes. Incorporate rustic centerpieces made of seasonal blooms, pumpkins, gourds, and candles. Consider using wooden or burlap table runners for that quintessential fall charm.


To add the perfect touch to a Thanksgiving wedding, you should choose the perfect color palette for your wedding. We love autumnal colors for your wedding day. Choose a color palette that mirrors the beauty of autumn. Think deep burgundies, rich oranges, earthy browns, and golden yellows. These hues can be infused into your decor through table linens, floral arrangements, and even your bridal party attire. To add more beautiful wedding decor ideas to your wedding, think of using seasonal blooms! For your wedding bouquet and floral arrangements, opt for fall blooms like dahlias, mums, and sunflowers. Complement them with foliage such as eucalyptus, berries, and dried leaves for a textured and earthy look.


We love weddings with pumpkin decor. And a Thanksgiving wedding without pumpkin decor is not something we can imagine! Pumpkins are synonymous with fall. Incorporate them into your decor by using pumpkins as escort card holders, table number displays, or even as lanterns when carved and lit from within. You can also choose to set up lounge areas with plush seating adorned with comfy pillows and blankets in autumnal hues. This encourages your guests to relax and enjoy the warm and inviting atmosphere. You can also choose to have a candle-lit wedding idea. To us, candles are an excellent way to create an intimate ambiance. Use lanterns, votives, and pillar candles to cast a soft, romantic glow over your reception space. Lastly, don't forget to include elements that signify gratitude. Create a gratitude tree where guests can hang messages of well-wishes and thanks. You can also provide small notebooks or cards for guests to write notes of appreciation.


Last but not least … Amazing Photos! 


For your Thanksgiving wedding, remember to focus on the wedding photos. Of course, you will have a wedding photo list and ideas of the photos you’ll want to see. From your photo ideas with the bridesmaids to the photos with your wedding guests, there’s much to plan. However, one of the most crucial elements of a Thanksgiving wedding is the aspect of feeling close and together. Before your wedding day, make sure that you speak to your wedding photographer and discuss your wedding photo ideas. Let your photographer know that you want to see photos of your wedding guests as well. Consider letting your photographer know that you will want your wedding photos to show how the guests are sitting together and enjoying themselves. Ask your photographer to take photos of the wedding guests mingling together and enjoying their time together. Discussing this along with the photos of your wedding decor will help you remember the day as you planned it! 


With that, we come to the end of our inspirational blog! As you embark on your journey to create the perfect Thanksgiving wedding, remember that it's not just about the decor, but the spirit of gratitude and love that fills the air. These fall wedding decor ideas will help infuse your celebration with cozy details and help you create an inviting atmosphere for this beloved holiday. From rustic centerpieces to autumnal colors, seasonal blooms, and heartfelt details, your wedding will be a reflection of the warmth and charm of the season. As you exchange vows and share moments of joy with loved ones, you'll create lasting memories that capture the essence of Thanksgiving, which is a time to be grateful for the love that surrounds you. Here's to a wedding filled with love, laughter, and the beauty of fall. We hope that the ideas here help you to plan and throw a wedding that encapsulates the emotion of your wedding day and the theme.


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