13 Elegant Pumpkin Décor Ideas to Spice Up Your Fall Wedding

​There's no job too big or small for this versatile fall fruit. Here's how to incorporate pumpkins into your wedding.
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Maggie Seaver
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Nothing signifies the arrival of autumn like the sight of pumpkins at the farmers market and on neighborhood doorsteps. And naturally, this round, seasonal produce also fits seamlessly into fall wedding décor, from 3-D wedding cake details to organic aisle accents. But you don't have to have a downright rustic celebration to pull off pumpkins—the versatile fruit comes in a range of sizes and colors (even white and pretty pastels), which means you're free to tuck them subtly into centerpieces or bring them boldly into the forefront of your space. See 13 elegant ways to include pumpkins in your wedding right here.

1. Painted Table Numbers

You don't need more than a medium-size pumpkin and some gold paint to number your reception tables.

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2. Gold and Ivory Assortment

If you paint a few pumpkins gold, the eye-catching metallic will pop against the neutral, matte finish of unpainted pumpkins for the right balance of rustic and luxe.

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3. Fondant Clusters

Adorn your wedding cake in fondant or sugar pumpkins rimmed with edible gold foil.

4. Reception Table Accents

Mini white pumpkins scattered intermittently along a table runner of greenery feel seasonal and sophisticated.

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5. Rustic Harvest Boutonniere

pumpkin wedding decor boutenniere

This tiny Moroccan fairy squash (a colorful cousin to the pumpkin) adds a little unprocessed whimsy to the groom's lapel. Complete the boutonniere with red coffee berries and yellow crespedia for texture.

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6. Organic Escort Cards

pumpkin wedding decor escort cards

We feel like mini pumpkins were just made to be escort cards. They're so easy to DIY and label—right on the fruit or tied with cute tags—and can double as favors.

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7. Petite Place Cards

Assign your reception seats with a sweet little pumpkin in the color of your choosing.

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8. Pumpkin-Lined Aisles

No need to splurge on over-the-top aisle décor, especially for an autumn wedding when big, beautiful pumpkins are at their peak—perfect for sprucing up your path to the altar.

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9. Charming Rustic Centerpieces

Warmly hued little pumpkins help round out simple, vintage centerpieces with bucolic charm.

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10. Standout Stairway

Lead your guests to the main entrance with a row of smart-looking pumpkins lining the steps.

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11. Eclectic Table Numbers

And you thought all pumpkins had to be orange. Choose the white variety for a clean, cohesive color palette that still feels authentically homespun.

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12. Message on a Pumpkin

Large pumpkins offer the ideal blank slate for writing your initials, your new marital status, illustrations or any other playful signage you want.

From: A Fall-Inspired Wedding at the River Club in Suwanee, Georgia

13. Jewel-Toned Beauties

Drive home your autumn wedding's rustic harvest theme using distressed wood accents, dark-colored pumpkins and moody blooms.

From: A Fall-Inspired Wedding at the River Club in Suwanee, Georgia

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