Autumn Chill: Using Pumpkins as Wedding Wine Chillers

Yet another use for our favorite fall staple.

As warmer weather lingers on into the fall, these pumpkin wine coolers can keep your varietal chilled with a punch of autumn style. It’s an easy option that can create a casual and festive look for your cocktail hour or reception. When Portland newlywed Lauren Heeter saw the hollowed-out pumpkins used as coolers at a party a few years ago, she started making them for her own gatherings and events. After getting engaged, she knew it would be perfect for her September wedding to Cody Heeter on Mount Hood. Close family and friends gathered for the intimate ceremony—complete with a sunflower bouquet, forest setting and wine bottles resting in pumpkins for an effortlessly rustic look.