Do you love pumpkin spice so much..? How about making it the theme of your wedding..? From lattes to ice cream, then lipgloss to hand sanitizer, the pumpkin spice craze has been the trending topic of the fall for years. Here's how you can work pumpkin spice into all of your wedding details. Indulge!
The History of Pumpkin Spice
The first reference to what we now know as "pumpkin spice" can be traced back to 1796. That's the year Amelia Simmons published "American Cookery," regarded as the nation's first cookbook. In it, she includes a recipe for "pompkin pudding," a pie made with stewed pumpkin and spiced with ginger and nutmeg. Pumpkin-flavored items went from reaching 6 to 14.5 percent of U.S. restaurant menus from 2005 to 2015.
Have the Pumpkin Spice Palette
Those burnt orange hue looks lovely when paired with ivory, gold, and brown. Mostly browns and oranges with get you that perfect spice feel to set the mood. Mix in textures like cable knit, fur, and burlap for a warm and welcoming look. Pumpkins are ubiquitous on front stoops in the fall, but you can easily bring the outside indoors also. Mini orange or white pumpkins can be the perfect complement to candles on your table. Make them extra-elegant by spray painting the pumpkins gold before the big day. Be creativite, and give your pumpkins a modern twist: punch out polka dots, carve out chevron stripes, or cut out your couples' monogram. If you're really skilled, you could even try doing you and your sweetheart's silhouettes!
Eat that Pumpkin Spice Up
You’re already obsessed with pumpkin spiced lattes from your local coffee shops, so consider taking your menu up a notch! From pumpkin pies, pumpkin pastas, pumpkin beer, or a signature pumpkin cocktail (served in glasses rimmed with cinnamon and sugar, of course). The amount of "pumpkin spice" foods are endless. Even with edible favors with pumpkin tea, gourmet pumpkin seeds, or pumpkin bread ingredients layered in a mini Mason jar so your guests can appreciate the flavor of pumpkin spice after your big day.
Now, do you think you'll have a 'Pumpkin Spice' Wedding?