There’s nothing quite like a change in seasons to inspire the design of an event. The air gets crisper, the year draws closer to an end, and autumn is suddenly upon us: the perfect wedding background. Your fall soiree doesn’t have to be all leaves-and-harvest-inspired : instead, let rich color saturation be your guide. Plenty of beautiful autumnal weddings have been designed with not a caramel apple or plaid table runner in sight – the trick is to use color playfully, and stay away from stuffy traditional patterns. Not feeling the standard pumpkin and persimmon tones that linger everywhere from September through November? Try fall’s moodier alternative palette. Jewel tones are the perfect color boosters, because they’re timeless, and anchor the rest of your wedding design – not to mention, the photos! Wow! If you’re looking for impact and dimension, colors like emerald, sapphire, ruby, agate, and citrine will get you there. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite jewel toned inspirations below – what’s your favorite for a standout fall fête?