Insert Your Event Here: Fall 2017

If you’ve been inspired by this year’s incredible fall colors, you’re certainly not alone. Golden Aspens blanket the mountainside as the peaks receive their first snowfall of the season. It’s certainly a sight to remember.

Photo: Breana Mathews taken Oct 6, 2015

Photo: Breana Mathews taken Oct 6, 2015

So, you want to set your wedding date for fall of 2017? Here are some helpful tips for choosing the right date, and how to incorporate the luscious fall colors in to your color palette.


 

Personally, I’ve always found that local 9 News nails the timing on the peaking leaves. Every year the peak is different, so how can you be sure those Aspens will be golden on your wedding date?

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The summer conditions can be a huge factor when predicting peak fall colors. A wet summer tends to make the leaves turn brown or black more quickly, while a dry summer can shorten the time frame to see the changing leaves. Ideally, you’ll want a mild late summer and periodic rain, and a dry September.

“Usually the first signs of aspen gold begin in mid to late August over the higher forests of central and northern Colorado. By the second and third week of September, many aspen groves are well worth a day’s drive. Usually the peak time to view aspen is around the last weekend of September,” according to 7 News.

In the end, it’s up to you to choose your date. If it were me, I’d choose a conservatively earlier date… I’d rather have green leaves than a bunch of naked Aspens.


 

With all of the beautiful autumn colors, how do you choose a fall palette that keeps your reception from looking like a Thanksgiving dinner? To start, navy blue is a hot choice this season. It’s rich, deep, luxurious, not to mention it’s extremely complimentary to numerous colors. Here are some examples.

Navy Blue, Burgundy, Burnt Orange and Beige
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Navy Blue, Butterscotch, Banana, Peach… not just a tasty assortment of sweets.
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Navy Blue, Rosewood, and Wine
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Teal, Amber, Raspberry, and Wine
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Plum, Ocean, Sage, Nude
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Grey, Tan, Lavender
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So now you’ve got your date set and your color palette picked, give us a call! We’d love to help bring your dream wedding to life. For more information, or to get the ideas rolling, email us at info@designworksevents.com or call (720)941-7440.

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