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Esperanza Ranch is an authentic vista with modern amenities for Oklahoma’s rental event destinations

News From The Ranch

Esperanza Ranch is an authentic vista with modern amenities for Oklahoma’s rental event destinations

News From The Ranch

Esperanza Ranch is an authentic vista with modern amenities for Oklahoma’s rental event destinations

Fall Wedding Ideas: A Guide to Planning Your Oklahoma Fall Wedding Reception

Fall weddings provide the opportunity to represent themes of abundance, rejuvenation, and prosperity. It is a time of unity, thankfulness, and harvest.

Fall wedding themes incorporate these traits with the love shared by the couple and with their families. Oklahoma City wedding venues  are beautiful, elegant locations to celebrate your marriage amongst the changing of the leaves. Whether you desire to decorate your wedding venue in OKC simply, lavishly, or somewhere in between, we have inspiration and ideas for every couple.

Rustic

There are a number of beautiful and creative ways to represent a rustic wedding theme within your Oklahoma wedding reception. Consider a rustic ranch venue for your wedding to provide your guests with both an indoor and outdoor space to celebrate your union.

Choose a semi-naked cake that lacks modern, clean-cut fondant to provide your guests a peek at the cake itself beneath a thin layer of buttercream. Topped with wildflowers or leaves, this effect creates a distressed, aged appearance that is perfect for a rustic wedding.

Include decorative incorporations of raw wood within your reception space, serving as centerpieces, place cardholders, or as a creative medium for your guests to add to your guestbook.

Swap modern vases for decorated mason jars filled with gorgeous fall plants and wildflowers such as Black-eyed Susans, Poppies, Queen Anne’s Lace, and Sunflowers.

Beautiful succulents can also replace flowers and other decorations, adding muted green tones to any space in need of a bit of decorative flair.

When leaving the venue, consider choosing a wooden vehicle such as a horse-drawn carriage, or a vintage Volkswagen van for a more modern rustic look.

Thanksgiving

Tie in the holiday of thankfulness and family with your wedding by channeling Thanksgiving vibes throughout your reception.

Center your floral color scheme around the richness of color associated with Thanksgiving. Sunflowers, chrysanthemums, carnations, roses, and dried wheat all provide bright pops of festive color in bouquets, centerpieces, or other decorations scattered throughout your reception.

Who needs wedding cake when you could have wedding pie? While you and your significant other can still experience the moment of cutting the cake, switch it up a bit by substituting a decorated pumpkin pie! Many bakeries can provide a central, ceremonial pie, surrounded by adorable mini personal pies for each of your guests to enjoy.

Your dining options can also reflect your Thanksgiving theme. Serve your guests buffet-style from choices of Thanksgiving staples such as roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and cranberry sauce. 

Pumpkin Spice

The delectable scent of pumpkins and fall spices is sure to create a warm, mystical atmosphere for your wedding reception.

Pumpkins can replace traditional decorations in numerous ways, such as lighting a path in the form of themed jack-o-lanterns or creating a colorful and diverse backdrop for pictures and mementos.

Include colors of warm cinnamon and deep orange in your color scheme, choosing bridesmaids’ dresses and groomsmen’s ties in these attractive colors.

Add decorative jars or bowls of aromatic fall spices such as cinnamon, star anise, cloves, and allspice around your reception venue to delight the senses of your guests. Cinnamon pine cones are also a fragrant addition to your wedding decor.

Autumn Leaves

Freshly-fallen autumn leaves are beautiful, colorful, and versatile when incorporated into your wedding theme.

Create a gorgeous ombré pathway to direct your guests towards the reception venue by sorting leaves according to color and laying them in a gradient pattern.

Decorations within the venue could include streamers, curtains, and garlands of strung leaves. Some couples choose to paint the leaves in sparkly gold tones to add shimmer and shine to their decor.

Use strips of burlap and colorful leaves to create and decorate silverware rings, place cards, and the backs of reception chairs with warm tones of brown, yellow, orange, and red.

When designing the wedding cake, consider choosing shimmery leaf tones such as reds and golds over stark white for the color of your fondant or buttercream. Bunches of decorative, colorful, edible leaves can take the place of traditional flowers adorning the tiers of your cake.

Harvest

A harvest-themed wedding celebrates the bounty of nature and all it has to offer. The prosperity of harvest time is a beautiful way to celebrate your marriage with family and friends.

Incorporate rich colors of fall crops such as pumpkins, squash, gourds, and Indian corn into your color scheme. These crops can also be used in place of decorations such as centerpieces and name cardholders.

Represent the bounty of a cornucopia when designing your wedding cake, covered in beautiful edible fruits and vegetables cascading down the cake.

Organize a hayride for your guests that leads them through the decorated, illustrated story of your lives as a couple so far. Highlight your milestones and add a personal touch for your guests by involving them in your journey together.

Consider providing custom mini mason jars full of fresh preserves, jelly, or honey as wedding favors. Send your guests home with a piece of the harvest and a sweet taste in their mouths.

The beautiful 18th-century barn situated on Esperanza Ranch is the perfect venue for a harvest-themed reception, with raw wood serving as the perfect backdrop for hay bales, gourds, and sunflowers. This rustic venue incorporates modern amenities with a timeless aesthetic, boasting a massive antique chandelier illuminated by dozens of electric candles.

Esperanza Ranch is a 50-acre event and wedding venue that combines Oklahoma’s wild beauty with contemporary amenities for a meaningful event experience. It is conveniently located 15 minutes east of Edmond, OK near historic Route 66 in Luther, OK. The ranch’s hand-hewn 18th-century barn, event suites, and peaceful setting create a backdrop of ageless ambiance for special events of all kinds, including: wedding ceremonies and receptions, quinceañeras, social celebrations, corporate events, and more! Learn more at EsperanzaRanch.com

Esperanza Ranch is a 50-acre event and wedding venue that combines Oklahoma’s wild beauty with contemporary amenities for a meaningful event experience. It is conveniently located 15 minutes east of Edmond, OK near historic Route 66 in Luther, OK. The ranch’s hand-hewn 18th-century barn, event suites, and peaceful setting create a backdrop of ageless ambiance for special events of all kinds, including: wedding ceremonies and receptions, quinceañeras, social celebrations, corporate events, and more! Learn more at EsperanzaRanch.com