Ok, so it is fully fall around the DC area! We brave the heat two weeks ago, and then the rain last week, but I think we are finally in the clear to share a little fall wedding inspiration! So, if you are getting married this fall and little a little last minute inspiration, or planning your wedding for this time next year, you’ll love this round up of some of our favorite wedding ideas using pumpkins. Pumpkins are easy to find, relatively affordable and they last forever (think planning ahead!). Pumpkins and everything you can do with pumpkins are a great way to celebrate what I think we can all agree is the best season in the Washington DC area!

Wedding Food in Pumpkins

Wedding food served in pumpkins
Photo Credit: tPoz Photography from Lauren and Brennan’s wedding


Pumpkin table decor
Photo Credit: Kelly Ewell Photography from Meredith and Matt’s wedding


Photo Credit: Ashleigh Taylor Photography via Wedding Chicks


DIY pumpkin flower vases
Monogramed pumpkin vase (left); and white pumpkin vase (right) both via Martha Stewart

Pumpkin Wedding Decor

Pumpkin decor for wedding reception entry
Photo Credit: Rebekah J. Murray from Diana and John’s wedding

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Carved pumpkin wedding decor
Photo credit: Laura Ashbrook Photography from Kate and Sajid’s wedding


Carved pumpkin wedding decor
Photo Credit: The Observatory from Beth and Jeff’s wedding

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 Wedding ring shot on mini pumpkin (left); Pumpkin wedding dessert (right)
Photo Credits:  Stephen Gosling Photography (left); Maria Vicencio Photography (right)

Orange Pumpkin Flower Girl Basket

Pumpkin flower girl basket
Photo Credit: Kristi Odom Photography from Michelle and Mark’s wedding

And last but not least, I love, love, love (can you tell I love it?!) pumpkin bread! You could bake up some quick pumpkin bread as wedding favors! This would be an ideal DIY wedding favor because you can start early, bake a few at time and stock pile them in your freezer. Wrap them up in some wax paper inside of kraft paper, tie with bakers twine and you are done! Try these recipes from Martha Stewart:

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Ginger pumpkin bread (left); and pumpkin and sage quick bread (right)
Both via Martha Stewart

We are crazy for pumpkins and the fall season! If you are looking for more local wedding inspiration, look in our DC area wedding idea galleries and real DC area wedding features, and don’t forget to look through our amazing DC area wedding vendor guide for all of the pros who can make it happen. Also, join the conversation in our brand-new Washington DC area wedding forums.

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