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7 Destinations That Will Make You Fall in Love with Fall Weddings
It’s time to say “goodbye” to humidity and “hello” to cooler weather, cozy sweaters, and yes, the all-mighty pumpkin spice latte.
Fall is here, and with the season providing the ultimate photo backdrop of colorful autumn leaves and endless opportunities to harness your inner event planner creativity, it’s no surprise that VOGUE recently declared Fall as the chicest season to get married.
Luxury travel company, Natural Retreats, is seeing engaged couples choose Fall wedding dates now more than ever and they’ve put together a list of their favorite Fall wedding destinations that will have you falling in love! From a celebrity-status secret getaway spot, to lodge on the river with bonfire-side dining, (photo opp perfection) these destinations are heaven on Earth.
TETON SPRINGS LODGE & SPA IN VICTOR, IDAHO
There’s a reason why this lodge was named #1 in Idaho by US News & World Report! Fully enclosed by the mountains, you have 360 degrees of incredible views. With an award-winning golf course, on-site spa (so you and your girls can be pampered before the big day!) and the largest heated swimming pool in the region, you’ll understand why this lodge has become a celebrity destination spot – you never know who you might run into on your wedding day!
THE HOMESTEAD PRESERVE IN HOT SPRINGS, VIRGINIA
They say “Virginia is for lovers” and we couldn’t agree more! The rolling hills and Blue Ridge Mountains set the scene for a gorgeous fall wedding at The Homestead Preserve. Known for the historical hot springs, you can experience the beauty of nature with all the conveniences of a luxury stay. The on-site spa and golf course make for perfect pre-wedding activities for the wedding party, and for brides looking for a barn venue, the Old Dairy is a fantastic place to tie the knot!
ALPINE HOUSE IN JACKSON, WYOMING
Jackson Hole is famous as a vibrant city in the heart of the wild west! With its European feel mixed with cowtown elements, The Alpine House a true gem in Jackson Hole. Special details like an honor bar and farm-to-table breakfasts make this inn feel like home.
SOUTH FORK LODGE IN SWAN VALLEY, IDAHO
It’s not everyday that you attend weddings with bonfires along a gorgeous river! This fishing lodge embodies the term “rustic chic” to a tee, and will make sure that your day is perfect from beginning to end. Plus, we can’t think of a better grand exit than sailing off into the sunset (or starry night!) than hopping into a boat stating “Just Married”!
TURPIN MEADOW RANCH IN MORAN, WYOMING
“Howdy partner” takes on a whole new meaning at this darling ranch in Wyoming! Charming chalets and cabins complete with beautiful horses and farm to table dining make this destination truly unique. A group trail ride or wildlife tour might just be the perfect way to to kick off the weekend and let guests get to know one another before you say “I do!”
HANDPICKED HOMES AT TAOS VALLEY IN TAOS, NEW MEXICO
For couples looking for a smaller destination wedding with a lot a personality, look no further than Taos! Full with a rich history and local culture, Taos is much more than a ski town. Your family and guests can stay in their famous pueblo-style homes, all walking distance to incredible food, shopping, and local artists. Take the gondola up the mountain for beautiful photo opps, or take a group outing to watch the hot air balloon festival (or hop in one yourself!). Either way, your love will soar in Taos!
HANDPICKED HOMES AT LAKE TAHOE IN TAHOE, CALIFORNIA
Can’t choose between the mountains of the lake? How about you choose both! Lake Tahoe is renowned for it’s bright blue waters, but it also has some of the best autumnal foliage in the US, making it gorgeous destinations to wed in the Fall. Stay in one of these beautiful handpicked homes on the lake, and if you’re having a small wedding you can even choose to have the ceremony right in the backyard!
Originally posted on District Weddings on October 27, 2015.