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By Louise Baltruschat Hollis

Photos by Charly Mae Photography

Oh, how lovely that you are planning an autumn wedding and are looking for pumpkin wedding ideas! This popular seasonal vegetable is the go-to accessory for autumnal decor and rightly so.

Pumpkins are really versatile and I have loads of ideas for how to style your wedding beautifully with pumpkins. From pumpkin centrepieces to cakes with pumpkins and even flower ideas. Let’s get cracking, shall we?

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas The Light Painters Photo: The Light Painters via DIY Autumn Wedding

 

Pumpkin Wedding Centrepieces

Firstly, let’s check out how to create pumpkin wedding centrepieces.

1. Pumpkin Vase

Carve a pumpkin and pop in flowers for an autumn vase centrepiece.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Flower Centrepiece Hannah Mckernan Photo: Hannah Mckernan via Autumn Halloween Wedding

 

2. Scattered Centrepiece

Use pumpkin vases around the base of tall wedding centrepieces.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Centrepiece Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Cooling Castle Barn Wedding

 

3. Accessories Flowers

Add texture to centrepiece flowers with small pumpkins.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Tablescape Decor Charly Mae Photography Photo: Charly Mae Photography via Sustainable Woodland Wedding Ideas

 

4. Bell Jar

Find inexpensive vases or jars and pop pumpkins inside together with pine cones, fairy lights and moss.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Centrepiece Decor Nicola Casey Photography Photo: Nicola Casey Photography via Halloween Wedding

 

5. Greenery Runner

Dot pumpkins along the centre of your greenery wedding table runner.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Centrepiece Runner Amy Jordison Photography Photo: Amy Jordison Photography via Cosy Autumn Wedding

 

6. Mini Pumpkins

These mini pumpkins interspersing flowers and candles look so lovely.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Table Decor Charlotte White Film and Photography Photo: Charlotte White Film and Photography via Pumpkin Field Wedding Ideas

 

7. Dried Flowers & Leaves

Forage for dried flowers and leaves then add pumpkins for a DIY centrepiece style.

Pumpkin Wedding Decor Centrepiece Table Ideas Florence Fox Photography Photo: Florence Fox Photography via The Druidstone Wedding

 

8. Gold Pumpkins

Paint pumpkins gold and add them to a lace runner for a non-orange style.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Gold Table Decor Mira al Pajarito Photo: Mira al Pajarito via Organic Woodland Elopement Wedding Ideas

 

9. Long Table Decor

Use pumpkins as table centres for long rustic wooden tables.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Decor Table Sam Riley Photography Photo: Sam Riley Photography via Whimsical Autumn Halloween Wedding

 

10. Mismatched

Bring in mismatched trinkets, flowers and pumpkins for rustic wedding decor.

Pumpkin Wedding Idea Centrepiece Decor Electric Blue Photos and Film Photo: Electric Blue Photos and Film via Cider Barn Wedding

 

11. Different Shapes

Use differing pumpkin shapes for a more natural wedding table.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Table Runner The Enlight Project Photo: The Enlight Project via Autumn Boho Wedding Ideas

 

12. Odd Numbers

When styling, work in odd numbers. Using this rule of thumb will allow for a more polished finish to your wedding styling.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Centrepiece Decor Sara Reeve Photo: Sara Reeve via Crafty Orange Autumn Wedding

 

Pumpkin Wedding Reception & Ceremony Decor

It’s not all about your centrepieces, there are, after all, many areas of your wedding that can be embellished. Think place names, guest books and even spots such as windowsills to pop pumpkins on.

13. Stipes

Paint your pumpkins in stripes.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Painted Olivia Johnston Photo: Olivia Johnston via Gold Halloween Wedding

 

14. Candleholders

Carve out the top of your pumpkins and use them to hold candles.

Pumpkin Wedding Decor IDeas Candles Ellie Grace Photography Photo: Ellie Grace Photography via Industrial Indie Autumn City Wedding

 

15. Tea Stand

Add height to your wedding decorations with pumpkins in tea stands.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Tea Stand Beauty & Beard Photography Photo: Beauty & Beard Photography via Farm Wedding Washington

 

16. Place Names

Use small pumpkins to hold your wedding place names.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Place Names Glitter Olivia Johnston Photo: Olivia Johnston via Gold Halloween Wedding

 

17. Foot Of The Table

Bring your wedding top table decorations to the floor by adding larger pumpkins.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Table Decor Miriam Peuser Photography Photo: Miriam Peuser Photography via Autumnal Fairytale Wedding Ideas

 

18. Aisle Runner

Team pumpkins with pinecones, leaves and candles for a romantic meets autumn aisle style.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Aisle Decor The Light Painters Photo: The Light Painters via DIY Autumn Wedding

 

19. Wooden Crate

Simply add pumpkins to a wooden crate with ivy and allow them to shine.

Pumpkin Wedding Decor Wooden Crate Electric Blue Photos and Film Photo: Electric Blue Photos and Film via Cider Barn Wedding

 

20. Lanterns

Choose pumpkin-style paper lanterns to hang from the ceiling.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Paper Lanterns Sara Reeve Photo: Sara Reeve via Orange Autumn Wedding

 

21. Pumpkin Patch

How about holding your wedding in a pumpkin patch, or having your wedding photos taken there?

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Charlotte White Film and Photography Photo: Charlotte White Film and Photography via Pumpkin Field Wedding Ideas

 

22. Guest Book Table

Add pumpkins to your guest book table.

Pumpkin Wedding Decor Guest Book Table Ivory White Photography Photo: Ivory White Photography via Autumn Boho Wedding

 

23. Black Pumpkins

Paint pumpkins black and mix them with natural pumpkins for a moody style.

Pumpkin Wedding Decor Aisle Petals Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Cooling Castle Barn Wedding

 

24. Confetti Bar

Next to your confetti bar, place pretty pumpkins.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Squashes Ivory White Photography Photo: Ivory White Photography via Autumn Boho Wedding

 

25. Wheelbarrow

For a farm-to-table style, add pumpkins and vegetables to a rustic wooden wheelbarrow.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Wheelbarrow Mira al Pajarito Photo: Mira al Pajarito via Organic Woodland Elopement Wedding Ideas

 

26. Card Box

Embellish your wedding card postbox with cute pumpkins.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Card Box Decor Emily and Steve Photography Photo: Emily and Steve Photography via Oxleaze Barn Wedding

 

27. Autumn Leaves

Scatter autumn leaves as a confetti alternative and place pumpkins down the aisle.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Aisle Decor Ivory White Photography Photo: Ivory White Photography via Autumn Boho Wedding

 

28. Names

Carve your names into your pumpkins for a cute sign.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Carved Names Nicola Casey Photography Photo: Nicola Casey Photography via Halloween Wedding

 

30. With Flowers

Pop pumpkins next to flower displays to add an autumn atmosphere.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Decor Caroline Opacic Photography Photo: Caroline Opacic Photography via Gypsy Bohemian Wedding Ideas

 

31. Mantlepiece

Embellish a plain mantlepiece with pumpkins and greenery.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Fireplace Decor Amy Jordison Photography Photo: Amy Jordison Photography via Cosy Autumn Wedding

 

32. Ornaments

Opt for pumpkin ornaments you can keep and reuse.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Ornament Decor Lily Sawyer Photography Photo: Lily Sawyer Photography via Athelington Hall Wedding

 

Pumpkin Wedding Flowers

Strictly speaking, you can’t actually class pumpkins as flowers. However, I’ve put together some pumpkin feel florals and arrangements accessorised with pumpkins for your mood board.

 

33. Orange Bouquet

Go for a seasonal autumn wedding bouquet in all-orange.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Bouquet Andy Li Photography Photo: Andy Li Photography via Eco Organic Farm Wedding

 

34. Pumpkin Vessel

Use pumpkins as a vessel for reception flowers.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Flower Vase Hannah Mckernan Photo: Hannah Mckernan via Autumn Halloween Wedding

 

35. Orange Tulips

These round orange tulips have a gorgeous pumpkin feel about them.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Orange Tulips Caroline Opacic Photography Photo: Caroline Opacic Photography via Gypsy Bohemian Wedding Ideas

 

36. In Between Flowers

Add pumpkins in between flowers for a full table look.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Table Flowers Natalia Ibarra Photography Photo: Natalia Ibarra Photography via Dawn To Eternity Wedding Ideas

 

37. Orange Ranunculus

Orange ranunculus has a pumpkin vibe with its round orange head.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Orange Bouquet Wanderlust Creatives Photo: Wanderlust Creatives via California Wedding

 

38. Chinese Lanterns

Chineses Lanterns are the perfect mock pumpkin flowers to use.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Bouquet Chinese Lanterns Rachael Connerton Photography Photo: Rachael Connerton Photography via Floral Wedding

 

Pumpkin Wedding Cakes

Pumpkins can look beautiful on or around a wedding cake. Here are some options for your dream design.

39. Fondant Pumpkins

Ask your wedding cake designer to create fondant pumpkins.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Cake Photography34 Photo: Photography34 via Ox Pasture Hall Wedding

 

40. Pumpkin Topper

Buy or make a cute pumpkin cake topper.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Cake Topper The Light Painters Photo: The Light Painters via DIY Autumn Wedding

 

41. Tiny Pumpkins

How adorable are these tiny pumpkins?

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Cake Decor Amy Jordison Photography Photo: Amy Jordison Photography via Cosy Autumn Wedding

 

42. Accessorise

Style your wedding cake with a real pumpkin.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Black Cake Thyme Lane Photography Photo: Thyme Lane Photography via Cooling Castle Barn Wedding

 

Pumpkin Wedding Stationery & Signs

Incorporate pumpkin wedding decor into your wedding stationery and signage. Just like these couples did.

43. Table Plan

Create a wedding table plan using pumpkins!

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Table Plan The Edge Photography Photo: The Edge Photography via Tipi Farm Wedding

 

44. Sign

Write on pumpkins for an autumn wedding sign idea.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Sign The Light Painters Photo: The Light Painters via DIY Autumn Wedding

 

45. Sign Stand

Use pumpkins to add height to your wedding signs.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Sign Decor Charlotte White Film and Photography Photo: Charlotte White Film and Photography via Pumpkin Field Wedding Ideas

 

46. Seating Chart

Pumpkin motifs on your stationery will look really wonderful.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Table Plan Nicola Casey Photography Photo: Nicola Casey Photography via Halloween Wedding

 

47. Sign Styling

Add flourish to signs by styling them with pumpkins.

Pumpkin Wedding Decor Wooden Sign Ivory White Photography Photo: Ivory White Photography via Autumn Boho Wedding

 

48. Alternative Vegetables

Mix and match pumpkins with other seasonal veg.

Pumpkin Wedding Ideas Wooden Pallet Sign Sasha Weddings Photo: Sasha Weddings via Riverside Buckinghamshire Wedding

 

So there we have it. All the pumpkin wedding ideas you need for your autumn wedding extravaganza. From pumpkin centrepieces to aisle decor and pumpkin decor, you are ready to go off and plan your styling. YES!


 

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