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Fall Weddings: Autumn Formal Tuxedos and Suits

Colorful Leaves.  Crisp air.  Cool days.  Leaves falling.  Light jackets.  Football.  Hayrides.  Leaves Burning.  Halloween.  Homecoming.  Pumpkin Spice.  Yard Rakes.  County Fairs. 

Let me start off by saying that I like summer.  Summer is a great time for a lot of reasons.  But… about this time every summer I find myself stuck in the heat on a really hot day and I start contemplating all the wonderful things about fall.  The above are just a few of the associations I make.  I didn’t, however, list an increasingly prevalent autumn custom that warrants the attention of many a fiance.  Fall weddings are just around the bend, and the time to pick out what you’re going to wear is now!

When your wedding day has a beautiful autumn backdrop, sprinkled with vibrantly colored leaves, blue sky, warm(ish) sun, cool crisp air, and has that undeniable smell of burning leaves somewhere in the distance, the term “Happiest Day of Your Life”  gets a little happier.

Weather plays a big role in wedding planning.  Nobody wants unbearably hot or cold weather on their big day.  Nobody wants unbearably hot or cold anniversary celebrations every year after either.  That means that the prime wedding periods are going to be in the months between cold and hot (spring) and the months between hot and cold (fall.)

The term ‘Fall Wedding’ actually encompasses a lot of different kinds of wedding, the commonality between them not being the look or venue but rather the season and the feel.  Among the most popular of these fall wedding types are Church Weddings, Garden Weddings, and Destination Weddings.

Fall Church Weddings

Beautiful Autumn Church

Beautiful Autumn Church

Being the most traditional, fall church weddings are also the most popular.  When planning a church wedding, it’s always safe if not expected to keep things classic and tasteful.  When picking wedding colors, go with autumn colors for a powerful tie-in.  Some couples choose to incorporate fall colors into the bridal party by matching the bridesmaid dresses with the groomsmens’ accessories.  Others like to simply sprinkle these colors into the decorations and flower bouquets.  Either way, red, yellow, orange, brown, silver, grey, and of course black and white are all wonderful options for a fall church wedding.  Which leaves one big question.

What tuxedo should you rent?

Remember first that this day is yours and you can wear (reasonably) what you like.  Remember 2nd that church weddings are the most traditional.  That’s why our top pick is:

Black ‘Allure Men’ Tuxedo by Jean Yves!

Black 'Allure Men' Tuxedo by Jean Yves

The Black ‘Allure Men’  Tuxedo by Jean Yves is a great option for a fall church wedding because it’s a traditional look, a classic color, and brand new for fall 2012!  For this reason, it’s our top pick.  We’ve also listed these three options listed below because they are also classic black and extremely suave options to consider.  Any of the above can round out that picture perfect wedding she’s had in her head since she was six.

PM Black 'Icon' Tuxedo

Black ‘Icon’ Tuxedo

After Six Black 'Chaplin I' Tuxedo

Black ‘Chaplin I’ Tuxedo

Calvin Klein Black 'Allure' Tuxedo

Black ‘Allure’ Double Breasted Tuxedo


Fall Destination Weddings

Happy Couple view Sunset at a Fall Destination Wedding

Photo by Shachmut Photography

As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts, destination weddings are extremely popular and their popularity is still growing.  The majority of destination weddings take place during the summer months, since beaches are somewhat synonymous with warm tropical weather.  But beaches don’t go away when the warm weather does.

A cool beach can be a beautiful and very comfortable place to get married.  You still have the view, the sand, the sound of the tide, the smell of sea salt, and a sun setting just for you.  You just have a cool breeze to go along with all that.

By nature of the venue, destination weddings tend to be less formal and more relaxed.  While in the summer months a thin linen shirt and rolled up pants may seem like the way to go, in the cooler months most people prefer wearing a tuxedo or a suit.  Popular color options range from tan, navy, brown, grey, and black, with the two most popular being light grey and tan.

For this reason, and because it’s classy, formal but not too formal, light but warm enough too, brand new for fall 2012, and looks truly incredible, our top pick for fall destination weddings is:

Tan ‘Allure Men’ Tuxedo by Jean Yves!

Tan 'Allure Men' Tuxedo by Jean YvesTan 'Allure Men' Tuxedo by Jean Yves

Tan suits and tuxedos are great options for destination weddings because the color blends so well with the surroundings.  They also seem to capture the feel of a destination wedding.  Below we’ve listed some other very popular styles for this venue.  Each one in a different way strikes the perfect contrast against an endless October sky.

Tan 'Rapture' Suit by Jean Yves

Tan ‘Rapture’ Suit

Heather Grey 'Twilight' Tuxedo by Jean Yves

Heather Grey ‘Twilight’ Tuxedo

Midnight 'Savoy' Tuxedo by Jean Yves

Midnight ‘Savoy’ Tuxedo

 

Fall Garden Weddings

Flower Girl, Ring Bearer, and Bride at a Fall Wedding

Photo by Shachmut Photography

And last but certainly not least are fall garden weddings.  Of the three fall wedding venues listed, fall garden weddings are arguably the most likely to have that quintessential fall wedding feel.  Something about being outside in the fall air surrounded by fall themed decorations in a beautiful setting seems to strike just the right balance.  And because gardens are everywhere, fall garden weddings are also usually pretty convenient.

Fall garden weddings are inherently less formal than fall church weddings, which relaxes the dress code and attitude somewhat.  But, they are generally more formal than destination weddings, keeping the dress code classy and the mood ceremonious.  The combination creates a comfortable and fun atmosphere with a respectful and reverent attitude.

Because sartorially speaking, garden wedding represent the middle ground between church and destination weddings, and because the styles is cool, calm, collected, classy, and new for fall 2012, we’ve chosen for our top pick for fall garden weddings to be none other than:

Steel Grey ‘Allure Men’ Tuxedo by Jean Yves!

Steel Grey 'Allure Men' Tuxedo by Jean YvesSteel Grey 'Allure Men' Tuxedo by Jean Yves

 

 

 

 

 

The Steel Grey ‘Allure Men’ Tuxedo lends itself perfectly to events like fall garden weddings.  But life is full of varying shades of grey, many of which are also very popular for this venue.  Below we’ve listed some alternatives that also perfectly set the tone for your day in the garden!

Steel Grey 'Twilight' Tuxedo by Jean Yves

Steel Grey ‘Twilight’ Tuxedo

Heather Grey 'Savoy' Tuxedo by Jean Yves

Heather Grey ‘Savoy’ Tuxedo

Chocolate 'Premier' Tuxedo by Jean Yves

Chocolate ‘Premier’ Tuxedo

Autumn Accessories

To add a little more fall flair to your wedding, consider going with any of these fall colored formal accessories!

Apple Red 'Vertical' Vest and Bow Tie

Apple Red ‘Vertical’

Orange Crush 'Synergy' Vest and Diamond Long Tie

Orange Crush ‘Synergy’

Metallic Gold 'Vertical' Vest and Long Tie

Metallic Gold ‘Vertical’

Truffle 'Synergy' Vest and Bow Tie

Truffle ‘Synergy’

Champagne Tan 'Synergy' Cummerbund and Bow Tie

Champagne Tan ‘Synergy’

Sunbeam 'Simply Solid' Vest and Long Tie

Sunbeam ‘Simply Solid’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more ideas and inspiration for your wedding, check out our “Wedding Inspiration Board” on Pinterest!

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About Michael Armstrong

Michael Armstrong is the resident staff writer for MyTuxedoCatalog.com, the web’s premiere resource for mens rental formal wear styles, news & information, and local listings. He aims to provide the most up to date industry and style information available, while sharing the many venues and ways that mens formal wear presents itself every day. Michael would like to take this opportunity to wish joy to the world, to all the boys and girls now. He’d also like to extend joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, but especially, joy to you and me.

 
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