Bristol Coastal Wedding
It might be a bit early in the year to call it, but I’m tempted to say Julia and Chris’ cake table backdrop is already my favorite of 2013. The couple wanted a fall wedding without the overdone burnt warm colors, and instead opted for cool tones with a crisp pop of copper. Thanks so much to Summer Street Photography for capturing the newlyweds’ day to perfection and sharing it with us!
From the bride, Julia: My husband and I really wanted to have an autumn wedding that represented both the season and us without falling into the typical red and orange color palette. We felt that the navy and mossy green really played up the crispness of the season and the transition into winter, and the gold played up the warms colors in nature. Our thematic vision was a combination of natural elements with a vintage/eclectic flair. My main goal was to have people feel like it could only be our wedding.
Our colors were moss green, navy and gold. Adjectives that best described it are natural, eclectic, unique, personal elements, romantic. I had a ton of DIY projects! I made the invitations, flower wall, paper products, cake topper, runners, name cards and I think that is everything.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? A lot of people gave me a hard time for starting an inspiration book over a year before my wedding. It was important to me to pay attention to fall weddings during the year of my engagement so I would know what flowers were in season, what the temperature would be like and what details would be more readily available. I was able to get dresses for my bridesmaids for a great deal during the Dec prior because I knew exactly what I wanted rather then scrambling and paying high prices towards the end of summer. So start early and looks at lots of blogs and magazines! Get inspired and give yourself enough time to figure out what you love and what is you – sometimes they are the same, but not always.
From the photographers, Summer Street Photography: We loved photographing Julia and Chris’ wedding at The Linden Place in Bristol, Rhode Island. Julia and Chris are both extremely intelligent, creative and well spoken people whom we admire. Their wedding was such a beautiful representation of them as a couple as well as their friends and family coming together as one big happy group. Once the ceremony started Chris’ face lit up when he saw Julia for the first time and the two of them only had eyes for each other which made the rest of us swoon in their sweetness. After the ceremony we zipped down to the Bristol waterfront for a few photos of the newlyweds on the docks and on the streets. The evening continued with a warm and cozy reception by a *huge* fire and lots of dancing and desserts. I’m in love with the giant paper flower installation Julia “whipped together in an afternoon” (super bride?) and tried to convince Chris that they need it as their headboard now. The paper flowers and loving, energetic celebration were just two small manifestations of what a great job Julia and Chris did infusing their wedding day with their personalities.
Processional: “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” The Beatles
Recessional: “All You Need Is Love,” The Beatles
First Dance: “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You,” Ingred Michaelson
Wedding Location: Bristol, RI / Wedding Photographer: Summer Street Photography / Wedding Venue: The Linden Place / Wedding Flowers: Broadway Florist / Wedding Dress: Vows / Wedding Shoes: Off 5th / Hair: New Leaf Hair Studio / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Wedding Caterer and Cake: Simply Devine Catering / Wedding Invitations: Bride via Paper Source