7 Sunset Wedding Ideas

Talk about a stunning backdrop!

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Happy November! Can you even believe it? As we head into the peak of autumn, the days get shorter and the nights get longer (hello, Daylight Savings Time!) Why not take advantage of the gorgeous sunset that happens even earlier than usual? A sun-soaked sky makes for a seriously dreamy wedding day backdrop.  Read on for sunset wedding ideas for a glowing day you’ll never forget!





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Photo | Joey Ikemoto

1. Timing Tips

In Los Angeles, the sun sets at 6pm this time of year. At Wayfarers, the ceremony lasts 20 minutes, so time your ceremony accordingly. You’ll have two hours on the grounds, so perhaps arrive at 4 to take full advantage of the magical golden hour and sunset scenery for photographs.





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Photo | Crystal Stokes Photography

2. Bold Bouquet

Take the colors of the sky and incorporate them into your wedding florals! Pinks, oranges, yellows and purples make for a bold statement, almost as vibrant as the sunset.





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Photo | Kenzie Victory

3. Golden Sky, Golden Dress

Capture that golden glow of the sunset with your wedding gown. This dip-dye treatment of a wedding dress gives a subtle tint of gold without being too over the top.





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Photo | Forged in the North

4.  Unexpected Bridal Nails

‘Ballet pink’ nails aren’t for everyone. This mustard-yellow manicure says ‘sunset, here I come!’





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5. Tablescape with Tea Lights

This tablescape is what autumn wedding dreams are made of! Scattered tea lights keep the golden glow of the sunset going all through dinnertime. Eucalyptus, gourds and fall florals add a rustic look to the decor.





Photo | Wedding Chicks

6. Colorful Confections

Sure, the sky was the centerpiece of the ceremony – but this cake is the star of the reception. The gorgeous brushstrokes and orange-sherbert coloring of this cake is a 10/10. It’s almost too perfect to eat!





Riding off into the sunset with this adorable motorcycle decorated for the newlyweds.

Photo | The Arts Haven

7. Ride Off in Style

Why, yes,  the ‘ride off into the sunset’ sentiment should be taken quite literally! Rather than a getaway car, opt for a getaway motorcycle and take a scenic ride along the coast and Palos Verdes Peninsula. It couldn’t get more romantic if you tried!