If today’s styled shoot was inspired by the beauty of Muskoka, then I’m pretty sure this Canadian district is going on my list of dream destinations. Evelyn Barkey Photography and Jessy Beck Design created a truly stunning scene with an unending array of rich colors, lush blooms, and striking tree leaves changing shades for the season. Canada, here we come!
Cooler temps have descended on all of us and we’re still falling in love with all of these weddings covered in the colors of the season. Kristen and Matthew’s Arizona big day has inspiration ten-fold and it starts with those beautiful colors. Burgundy, orange, and espresso take center stage in Charity Maurer Photography‘s photos, from the bridesmaids’ lovely, gauzy gowns to the blooming floral arrangements by Lux Florist. BTS Event Management worked wonders with Kristen’s vision and made it brightly come to life.
Today’s bride describes her wedding day vision as “modern romance,” and we’re pretty sure she nailed that vision to a T. Every bit of Shailee and Kramer’s wedding day is an Instagram dream come true, with its romantic floral arrangements from Thatch Floral, pops of gold and slate grey, and a ceremony space captured by Jenna Bechtholt that quite simply took our breath away.
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Pinch me, because I’m pretty sure this wedding from Rabbit Rabbit and Faye and Renee has me in a dream. Kelley and David filled their wedding day with the richest fall color tones, meaning there was no shortage of floral arrangements full of burgundy, blush pink, purple — and berries thrown in for good measure. Thank you Emily Wren Photography for capturing it all!
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If ever there was a wedding that personified the fall season, it would be this beauty from Our Love is Loud, Organically You Events, and Bella Lu Floral. Shiera and Travis’ wedding day was not only thoughtfully executed and full of personal nods for the couple (like a geode cake for the geologist bride), but was also chock full of some of the most epic floral design we’ve seen in quite a while. Case in point — we haven’t been able to take our eyes off of the bridal bouquet since we first peeped it!
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Let’s kick this inspiration off by saying that a sprawling field is always bound to produce great ideas and great pictures, and Lindsey Gage Photography certainly did not disappoint. With a well-loved song by Sting in mind, the elite vendor list–comprised of The Blooming Bud who was in charge of florals, Kathryn Pederson Events who coordinated the details, and Cherished Rentals leading the design and styling–took to their outdoor canvas and dressed it up beautifully. A lovely farm table stood tall and atop it was a centerpiece with rich colors, also found in the bride’s wild bouquet and that must-replicate wreath. We’d gladly stroll through this field anytime if this inspiration is what we would stumble across.
We’re finding heaps of glam lately, and this lovely shoot straight from the lens of Jessica Lynne Studios is no exception. We’re in the thick of fall now and all of these dramatic colors are giving us some serious heart eyes and you can imagine we fell hard for this Love Detailed shoot inspired by nature in autumn. We think the outdoors are at its most divine during this time of year, with vibrant reds and oranges flickering all over and this editorial designed by EDE by Jacqueline mimicked that to a T. The floral arrangements by Chloe + Mint are showered with the most impressive color palette ranging from the brilliant red carnations to the dainty pink roses with a hint of peach. There are so many key elements here to fawn over, we can’t choose a favorite!
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Just in time for delightful fall weather, Ashlee Mintz Photography graces us with this equally-delightful bridal inspiration. Designed by Arielle Fera Events, the shoot is set in a lovely moody color palette with the prettiest shades of seasonal colors outside of the norm of oranges and browns, like cool plums, charcoal grey, and navy blue. Lightening up the wedding editorial are the exceptional dresses in neutral shades to die for. Let’s not forget about the insanely-good arrangements by Allium Floral Design; from the wedding centerpieces to the bouquets, the floral designs were one of the many cherries on top of this wedding shoot!
From the photographer, Ashlee Mintz Photography: Collaborating with Arielle Fera Events to bring this dark moody vision to life led to the most beautiful, gothic, and romantic wedding inspiration. This shoot has a lot of different elements/details, from the lush floral tablescape to the cabbage that lies under a marble name card. The palette included rich, deep tones of purples, blacks, charcoals, and blues. These jewel tones evoked the most magical setting for a stunning bride and her bridesmaids.
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Today, we’re heading into Chicago to find some lovely garden wedding inspiration in the midst of this beautiful and bustling city. With Beso Weddings & Events at the forefront of the conceptualizing and Kristin La Voie Photography behind the lens, it’s no doubt this styled shoot was going to be anything but amazing. It’s full of rich ruby reds to start off with, and it’s rounded off with impressive color accents like gold and champagne that Natural Beauties Floral, Inc. were clearly beyond thrilled to play with; those floral designs are out of this world!
From the photographer, Kristin: When we initially sat down with Gabriela of Beso Weddings & Events, we knew we wanted to create a European-inspired wedding look set in a venue that was not your typical Chicago scene. Chicago Botanic Gardens has numerous gardens, each with its own personality and style, and their English walled garden was the exact look we were after; romantic, colorful, and intimate. Every detail was chosen with this precise vision in mind and thoughtfully designed and executed perfectly by Gabriela and our amazing team of vendors.
Even if your wedding is set to take place in the fall or winter months, white is still a beautiful color to use in and around your wedding decor to enhance your color palette of choice. We love the concept of using stark white crossback chairs like these at an indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony. It makes any ceremony chair decor really pop, especially with those deep and moody, cool weather colors seen here.
Did we mention how much we love patterned linens on wedding tables? It’s so much more eye-catching than your classic and crisp white tablecloth, and it provides another glam touch of added style to your wedding tablescapes.
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The mix of colors in today’s styled shoot from Lindsay Hackney Photography and Apotheca Flower and Tea Shoppe is so fantastic, we think it pretty much has us hypnotized. Rich blues, crisp golds, soft lavender, and minty green — how can it get better than that? Of course, the bride’s Vera Wang gown is also stealing the show with endless layers of tulle that help make this shoot one of the most romantic we’ve seen in a while.
From the photographer, Lindsay Hackney Photography: Autumn in New Hampshire is known for its vivid reds, but for this shoot we were inspired to explorer a cooler fall palette. Moody Prussian blue, minty green and lavender made for exciting and unique foundational colors with bits of gold, peach, and orange keeping things classic.
We were also totally inspired by our venue, the incredible Aldworth Manor. There is no place quite like it in all of New Hampshire, or even New England! The Tuscan-style estate had fallen into disrepair and is being lovingly restored to host weddings and events. The elegance of the Manor’s original features combined with the shabby-chic feel of its current state made for an exquisite backdrop. A gorgeous Vera Wang gown from Borrowing Magnolia and divine floral design from Apotheca Flower Shoppe finished pulled everything together to perfection!
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For me, there’s nothing more calming than an all-white color palette. Studio EMP and Found Vintage Rentals recently gathered to showcase some of Found’s beautiful rental pieces, accenting them with soft ivory blooms, white pumpkins, and neutral linens for a look that’s totally monochrome and striking in its simplicity.
From Found Vintage Rentals: Benjamin Moore announced Simply White as 2016 color of the year, and we’re not at all mad about it! There is something very relaxing about an all white palette that we just can’t get enough of. So pull up a cozy European homespun linen bench, unpack Grandma’s heirloom crystal, and fill ironstone vessels with blooms of white, and enjoy a cozy Christmas dinner around our Domaine Table. Simply (perfectly) White.
When a baker gets married, rest assured the dessert table is going to be a whopper. Bride Toni owns her own bake shop with her sister, and the two went all out designing sweet treats for her wedding to groom Josh. The entire day was a creative fall wedding to remember, with the help of the talented Jessica Hendrix Photography and Pocket Full of Posies.
From the bride, Toni: Our wedding took place at Willow Creek Winery in cape may New Jersey. Kevin Celli was our guide and planner and did an amazing job with helping us out in any way possible! For my wedding I imagined a rustic but colorful and creative vibe. It was fall, but I wanted to incorporate peacock blue/green with bright reds and oranges. Some gold accents. I did a lot of my own crafting, like stained crates handmade seating arrangements signage, etc.. I handmade my invitations and save the dates, at each setting. There was a clementine with a leaf cutout with hand gold embossed names!
One of the biggest things I did for the day was the wedding cakes and all the desserts! I own my own shop in Haddonfield, New Jersey called Sweet T’s Bakeshop. My sister and own the shop together and made a ton of desserts for my day! Two cakes including three different flavors: blood Orange velvet, sweet potato with spiced pears, and baked apple cinnamon dolce! We also made individual apple pies in mason jars, French macaroons with hand painted gold spiders (it was Nov. 1) mini pumpkin cheesecakes with ginger snaps crust and ice cream cookie sandwiches with homemade oatmeal raisin cookies and Bassetts pumpkin ice cream. We also had an array of vintage glass bottle and jars scattered everywhere in tables.
I was in love with my floral arrangements by Pocket Full of Posies in Galloway NJ. Beth Ann did a fabulous job! When my flowers arrived at my hotel suit while we were getting ready I was so so so excited and blown away! I had some succulents, orchids, eucalyptus, deep purple Calla lilies, blue thisle, red berries, and some really pretty bright orange and red needle looking flowers!! In love! Oh yeah, I also had sunflowers with the petals picked off! My table arrangements had turquoise lanterns and white lanterns scattered with candle and some of the antique bottles had a flower or two. There were also some blue mason jars with flowers.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice for other couples is to try and make it special for yourselves. Don’t worry about what other people think. Put your love and every into little details and it will become something special!
Bride’s Processional: “January Rain,” David Gray
Recessional: “Wild Fire,” John Mayer
First Dance: “Sweet Pea,” Amos Lee
Chances are, when you think of a fall wedding you already have a certain vision in your head. Today’s wedding turns all your preconceived notions of a fall wedding upside down, using a cool color palette instead of warm tones to create a look that’s utterly fresh and inspired. Odalys Mendez, Chancey Charm, and Stylish Stems all did absolutely beautiful work here!
From Sarah of Chancey Charm: Lauren Smith and Melvin Chu were the sweetest couple. The Bride, having an interior design background, really thought through every detail with us and was up for the challenge of gathering and perfecting the details with some incredibly creative friends. Ultimately, Beth Claterbaugh of Stylish Stems was able to perfectly bring her dream and Sarah Chancey’s inspiration sketches to life with a romantic backdrop for the ceremony and garlands gracing the long dinner tables at the reception.
The bride and groom really wanted to incorporate a nod to their home, San Fransisco, which was accomplished with a riverside reception under string lights by Goodwin Events and a muted blue color palette. It was a night of food, joy, dancing, and laughter. Truly an escape from reality for guests who enjoyed riverside chats and drinks in the sunset.
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While we love our dark and moody color palettes for autumn, we absolutely adore that this couple took a brighter and airy approach to their fall wedding. Cheery reds, light pinks, and crisp whites all come together for Abby and Tommy’s beautiful day, which was pulled off with the help of wonderful vendors including Sara & Rocky Photography, A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals, and Park Floral Design.
From the event designers, A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals: This delightful and gorgeous wedding featured a bright and bold color palette using a colorful red, blush, gold, and ivory as the main colors. The colors were able to pop out against the blank canvas that is Blanc while seamlessly harmonizing with the greenery around the venue to create an organic yet vibrant feel. The couple decided they wanted to carry over their initials from their invitations to the wedding itself. In order to do this they enlisted the help of Lighting and Design by Scott to create marquee lights of their initials and an ampersand. The marquee lights created a unique and modern backdrop to their ceremony, as the couple stood in front of the lights for their special moment.
On their way down the aisle the handsome and might we say adorable ring bearers carried “hip hip” and “hooray” flags. Though only a small detail, the bride loved this idea so much she chose to have the flags recreated as mini drink stirrers so guests could enjoy them with their beverages. Abby and Tommy’s ceremony was incredibly heartwarming as both of their dads officiated it. Tommy’s dad began so that Abby’s dad could walk his daughter down the aisle and then take a minute to soak it all in before concluding the ceremony. It was so personal and so lovely, everyone was smiling from ear to ear the entire time. Showing off their bright and fun personalities, when the ceremony finished, instead of turning around and walking down the aisle, they made their way back in style… by dancing down the aisle.
To carry on the theme of the ampersand, Tommy and Abby used handmade ampersand magnets to hold guests’ watercolor place cards. These magnets then doubled as the couple’s favors. The reception room was filled with beautiful wood tables which were adorned with lovely wild, loose, textural arrangements to keep the feeling more organic. There was also seasonal fruit to complete the look which tied in the overall farm to table ambiance the couple wished to design. Seasonal blooms like dahlias were brought in to correspond with the beginning of the fall season! The florist also used Vining greens in order to “connect” the tables and make the room feel more integrated and natural. For dessert guests enjoyed a s’mores flavored cake made by the bride’s friend. They also had ice cream sandwiches served on an adorable pink bike.
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Here at Ruffled we’re longtime fans of all things Wes Anderson, so we were delighted to see that photographers Sarah & Ben share the same love! They put together a truly incredible styled shoot inspired by Anderson’s Fantastic Mr. Fox, bringing along Ever After Vintage Weddings for event design and 2Birds Events on floral design.
From the photographers, Sarah & Ben: As huge Wes Anderson fans, this project was a total labor of love for us and we are so happy with how everything came together! We adore how perfectly so many of the details from the movie worked their way into the details, from the cider jug to the blueberry favors, down to the fact the the ever so amazing Oh Hello Events even included Mrs. Fox’s dress pattern as the invitation liner!
We found a perfect forest to shoot in, with tons of pine needles pulling in the fall feeling color palette of the movie (which is hard to find here in Florida!) and Ever After Vintage Weddings did a beautiful job of setting up an intimate feast in the forest. Then, just when our hearts felt like they could burst from the stunning sight of it all, things were kicked up another notch with amazing florals from 2Birds Events (this bouquet is fall perfection!) and a unique two bun up-do for the bride that had us squealing with excitement. There really is no other word for this shoot but fantastic :)
Be sure to catch the sneak peek video by Sarah & Ben:
Today’s shoot from Tulle & Grace takes a simple formula — a darling couple in love, an eye-catching gown, and show-stopping scenery — and makes it absolutely shine. It’s an absolutely perfect anniversary shoot for fall, and we have no doubt it will inspire all you autumn brides out there planning your big day now. Of course, we have to mention the flowers from Forage & Fleur, because that wild bouquet is truly the stuff of dreams.
From the photographer, Whitney of Tulle & Grace: Inspired by the colors of fall, we helped our lovely couple celebrate their anniversary among the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. Brass Town Bald is the highest point in Georgia and the views from the top are some of the most stunning around!
With its dramatic dark tones and pops of shimmering gold, this styled shoot from Christina Block Photography and Ruby Reds Floral is a perfect reminder of why we love autumn so much. There are not one but two stunning gowns from Inbal Dror used here — one strapless and one longsleeve lace — and a delicious array of bundt cakes and desserts for you to feast your eyes on.
From the photographer, Christina Block: This styled shoot was planned to have every detail & element to flawlessly fit with one another. I worked one on one with Inbal Dror & used 2 of their couture bridal gowns, which are mind blowing as is. All the vendors I got together are some of the best in the industry… from the place settings, to the floral… baked goods, location and so forth, everything was beautiful & I think you will agree. Some of the vendors we used were Inbal Dror [as I mentioned prior], Wish Vintage Rentals, Trumpet & Horn, The Mrs Box, Silk and Willow, Graceline and so many more. The shoot also takes place in the old Barnett Building which is a historical building in Downtown Jacksonville… a perfect back drop for the shoot. Styling is my second love & I was very pleased how this shoot came together.
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You don’t come across a vendor pairing like A Fist Full of Bolts and Oak and Cypress Weddings every day, so make sure you soak up this delicious wedding while you can! Reema and Patrick exchanged vows at Bella Luna Farms, a little piece of Pacific Northwest heaven, with an intimate party of closest friends and family. We’ll let the images take it from here:
Of course, don’t miss the film from Velare:
The More We See and Love n’ Fresh Flowers are quite the talented pair, so it’s little wonder we love this next wedding as much as we do. A good place to start is bride Ashley’s amazing two-piece wedding gown by Carol Hannah, which has us breathless with its blush pink billowy skirt.
From the bride, Ashley: When we thought about the day, we envisioned a celebration that was relaxed and a bit untraditional with lots of details that felt like “us” – in the end just a really great party that celebrated how much we love each other and our family and friends. We wanted everyone to feel like they were at an energetic dinner party with a few extra special touches. We looked for a venue that would provide a beautiful backdrop, had a lot of different options (including a plan B rain plan which we thankfully didn’t end up needing, even though it was close!), and that would let us add our own touches. We found that at the Inn Barley Sheaf Farm, which even had mini horses – Sean’s favorite animal!
Bouquet recipe: My bouquet had dahlias, lace hydrangea, ninebark, lisianthus, wild grasses, and fragrant herbs that were all grown organically especially for our wedding at Love n’ Fresh’s flower farm in Philadelphia. It was hand tied with fabric from my skirt, leather and a gold brooch.
Our close family and bridal party all stayed at the Inn for the entire weekend and we took advantage of all of the beautiful areas on the property for everything from the rehearsal dinner – a clam bake as a nod to Sean’s hometown at the beach with a bonfire, s’mores and lawn games – to the after party and a laid back Sunday brunch. Our celebration was intimate and relaxed with curated details that enhanced the rustic/vintage setting. The color scheme was very natural and inspired by the property and surrounding area. We started with creams, greens and blushes and accented it with pops of oxblood, wood, other natural elements, and sparkly gold (so much gold!). We had so much fun incorporating details that were things we loved or reminded us of favorite memories – like waffles in the welcome boxes because we met in the Netherlands or having homebrewed beer named after our puppy as favors.
We had a ton of DIY projects and had so much fun spending time together doing them in the months leading up to the wedding. We built the ceremony arch as well as several large wooden signs that we placed throughout the ceremony and reception (Ashley & Sean welcome sign; ‘Can I Get a Witness’ sign; bar menu; Mr. & Mrs. chair backs). For the ceremony space, we designed and made pillows to warm up the pews, and added blankets which actually came in pretty hand on the chilly October day. I surprised Sean with the sign our nephews carried that had his nickname for me. We designed and printed the programs and menus and made streamers with wedding bells for guests to wave after our kiss. For the reception space we DIY’d the escort cards and gold leaf place cards, a marquee ‘BAR’ sign, tons of votive holders, and walkway luminaries. My mom taught me to cross-stitch when I was little so the two of us sewed all the table numbers. One of our hobbies is homebrewing and we made beer for the favors and designed the labels. Last, we filled guest welcome boxes with treats from the Netherlands, New York, Philadelphia and Kentucky – all special places to us and our family.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? First, choose great vendors. We count ourselves incredibly lucky that we had a venue, florist, photographers, and videographers that truly got our vision and translated it even better than we imagined. Because we chose to plan ourselves, having fantastic people working with us throughout the process meant we got a stress-free day where we could concentrate on each other and our guests instead of whether flowers were in the right place. Second, choose what feels right for you and follow your instincts throughout the planning process – whether that’s traditional or something that makes your parents think you are crazy. We had three family members and friends perform our ceremony, which ended up being our very favorite part of the day, and had cheeseburgers and tater tot poutine for dinner. Last, during the wedding, slow down time as much as you can. Everyone always talks about how insanely fast it goes, and it’s true. Try to be present and take little moments to step back and soak in how much love and support is in that room for you and your partner.
Check out the heartwarming film from Tree of Life Films:
Groomsmen Processional: “Walk The Line,” Avila
Family Processional: “Forget Me Not,” The Civil Wars
Groom, Bridesmaids and Ring Bearers Processional: “Sea Of Love,” Cat Power
Bride’s Processional: “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” Ingrid Michaelson
Recessional: “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” Queen
Reception Entrance: “You Make My Dreams Come True,” Hall & Oates
First Dance: “A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square,” Glenn Miller Band
Mother/Son Dance: “Say A Little Prayer” Aretha Franklin
Cake Cutting: “Home,” Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Last Dance: “You’re My Best Friend,” Queen
As guests were seated for the ceremony we had mellow music playing, things like Etta James, Patsy Cline; Louis Armstong, Norah Jones. For the cocktail hour we had a bluegrass band – The Highwater Preachers – which was a big hit with guests. Our amazing DJ Jon from Lovesick Inc. played everything from 70s funk, 80s rock, and 90s hip hop to current pop. He managed take our eclectic taste and requests and add things we hadn’t even thought of to make an awesome mix that kept our guests dancing all night.
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When you’ve got more than enough love to go around, a rainy wedding day can’t put a damper on your spirits. Lisa and Brad exchanged vows at the bride’s father’s airplane hangar, which was the perfect unique touch for this couple — even on the stormiest of days. Sarah Tamagni Photography, We Do Designs, and Lisa’s Flor Decor also put their marks on the day, taking care of the images, design, and flowers respectively!
From the photographer, Sarah of Sarah Tamagni Photography: Lisa and Brad wanted to be married out at her father’s plane hangar, a place she loves and has been a big part of her life. It was a stormy October day surrounded by close family and friends. There were so many details at this charming cropduster’s daughter’s wedding. The aisle was lined with layers of pampas grass plugged into huge wooden stumps with garden roses and Rice stock. The ceremony backdrop was a garland of pampas grass and rice stock hanging from fabric strategically placed out on the airstrip. Flanked by Gray and white striped pillars holding gorgeous flowers in shades of yellow.
Hand made vintage style wooden planes landed on the reserve tables along with shades of yellow flowers in vintage silver pieces. A photo backdrop was decoupaged with aerial photos of surrounding landscapes taken by the father of the bride. As a focal point a handmade propeller was highlighted with the names of the bride and groom. A small world globe was made of fresh flowers displaying a paper plane and banner. At the sign in table a custom propeller vase was a perfect way to display all of the gorgeous flowers at this wedding along with a 4 by 8 sign hand painted in bold stripes bringing out the lyrics to FLY me to the moon!
What wedding would be complete without ending the night with fireworks? Jessica and Robert made their way from their home of Los Angeles to the more relaxed location of Charleston, South Carolina, bringing along Clay Austin Photography and the talented designers of RiverOaks to make their dream day a reality. Both the bride and groom work in the fashion industry, so the nods to vintage clothing patterns and sewing were a perfect addition!
From the photographer, Clay Austin Photography: This wedding took place at the jaw dropping RiverOaks Charleston which in my opinion is one of the most beautiful venues in the low country! The gorgeous couple decided to leave their busy lives in Los Angeles and declare their love for each other in the south, surrounded by the most important people in their lives. They both work in the fashion industry so Marianne and her amazing crew at RiverOaks created the most perfect fashion inspired design elements throughout the decor. The celebration was capped off by an elaborate fireworks display to send them off with a bang :)
It seems like late fall produces the most beautiful styled shoots, doesn’t it? That’s the impression we get with this photo shoot from Amber Vickery Photography, Annabelle Mode with Wedding Mode, and Sprout, who combined a whole range of colors and textures for an absolutely dreamy wedding scene.
From the event designer, Annabelle Mode: I wanted to design a romantic, elegant and timeless occasion through a warm and cozy fall color palette. I knew Amber would be able to capture everything just the way I envisioned it with her attention to detail and ability to see things with such an artistic eye. Pair that with jaw dropping floral design from the uber talented Michelle Hodges, owner of Sprout. She was able to find foraged and found pieces with structured center pieces and I could not have asked for more. The historic 1890 Grove House, courteously provided by Leslie and Hugh Washburne, was the perfect setting for all of these fantastic elements to come together. Focusing on details was so much fun; stunning calligraphy, a gold foiled cake, and stunning jewelry only enhanced the beauty of everything.
The bride, Rebekah Sauer, and bridesmaid, Elizabeth Howell, were dressed in such fabulous gowns thanks to Julian Gold Bridal in San Antonio. I knew I wanted Rebekah in something graceful and elegant yet ethereal, and what better than this Monique Lhuillier gown and magnificent lace veil. Elizabeth, with her gorgeous red hair, was begging to be in this beautiful teal Amsale dress. Who could have been more handsome than our groom, Jake Sears, who complimented Rebekah so well. And finally, how adorable are Poppy and John, the flower girl and ring bearer, who almost stole the show! Collaborating with such talented and creative women in our industry made this shoot such a joy to design and style!
Shoot Location: Fredricksburg, TX / Photographer: Amber Vickery Photography / Event Design and Decor: Annabelle Mode with Wedding Mode / Floral Design: Sprout / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier via Julian Gold Bridal / Bridesmaid’s Dress: Amsale via Julian Gold Bridal / Jewelry: Chämpe Jennings / Hair: Hannah Dunn / Wedding Cake: Sophie’s Bakery / Calligrapher: Kylie Fulton
What’s chilly weather without hot apple cider? We’re thrilled to share with you this inspired inspiration shoot from Cyrience Creative Studios and Natalie Trento, who mixed plaid fabrics with copper, blues, and apples for a photo shoot that perfectly embodies the cold weather spirit. We love the idea of having stemware suspended over the cider bar with ribbon, so each guest can cut down their own glass!
From the event designer, Natalie Trento: Fall in New York is an amazing time of year, so we designed this stylized shoot to capture some of our absolute favorite autumn elements. From the gorgeous plaid table runners, to the DIY hand-painted copper apples, to the provincial wire baskets and mercury glass candle holders, each component of the shoot was thoughtfully chosen to create a rustic yet modern autumn feel.
Additionally, many of the décor elements, such as the cookbooks, spice jars, and apples, were carefully selected because of their affordability or reusable qualities. We truly wanted this shoot to feel inspirational yet attainable, so that regardless of their budget, couples could incorporate aspects of the decor into their own weddings. For instance, the hanging wine glass display above the bar and dessert buffet was created out of a 12’ metal pole, 50 yards of navy and charcoal grosgrain ribbon, and wine glasses. This display is not only unique due to its affordable components, but because of the fun and functionality of allowing guests to select and cut their own wine glasses from the display.
Farm fresh donuts and apple cider (we decided to serve both spiced and hard) adorned the self-serve bar along with some of our favorite budget-friendly red wine. Love truly is the spice of life, so in lieu of traditional favors,a display of spice jars was set up for guests to take home with them. The thought was that these spices could be used by the wedding’s guests again and again, and would function as lovely reminders of this intimate fall wedding.
Jennifer Cyr of Cyrience Creative Studios was the brilliant photographer behind all of the lovely images. Natalie Trento of Natalie Trento Events conceptualized and implemented the stylized wedding design. The Kitchen Table, a beautiful downtown NYC private dining and event space that was recently featured on Vogue.com, provided the perfect setting for this intimate wedding shoot. The paper goods, including the adorable leaf “place cards” and recipe RSVP cards, were designed and printed by Afsoon Talai of Golreezan.
Shoot Location: New York City, NY / Photographer: Jennifer Cyr of Cyrience Creative Studios / Event Design: Natalie Trento / Flowers: Christina Squillari Floral Design / Venue: The Kitchen Table / Wedding Dresses and Accessories: BHLDN / Hair and Makeup: Once Upon a Bride / Groom’s Suit: Banana Republic / Caterer: Private Palate / Food Styling: The Judy Lab
There’s no doubt that fall in California can be one of the most beautiful times around, and this styled shoot from Photography By Charise and Belle of the Ball Designs sets that fact in stone. Using an array of pinks and burgundy (with a pop of gold), these wedding ideas have us positively swooning and dreaming of an autumn romance.
From the photographer, Photography By Charise: We thought this would be a perfect time to coordinate a styled shoot to inspire those wonderful fall weddings. We decided on a fall, bohemian styled set up. Combining a gorgeous tablescape, an apple cider station and a fall inspired dessert bar mixed with beautiful florals in this outdoor setting was the perfect combination for our vision.
Shoot Location: Simi Valley, CA / Photographer: Photography By Charise / Floral Design: Belle of the Ball Designs / Venue: Private residence / Wedding Dress: Wisteria Bridal / Beauty: Beauty Pro On the Go / Wedding Cake: Sweet Art Bake Shop / Favors: Hartley Farms
We’re heading back down south for a recap of the first NotWedding Greenville. Some of South Carolina’s most talented wedding vendors came together to do what they do best, and it ended up in some seriously pretty details to pin away!
Photos above by Angela Cox Photography
Photos above by Kimberly Michelle Gibson Photography
Photos above by Mel Nocks Photography
Location: Greenville, SC / Photographer + Save the Date Shoot: Kimberly Michelle Gibson Photography / Photographer + Styled Shoot: Angela Cox Photography / Photographer + Rehearsal Dinner: Mel Nocks Photography / Day-Of Coordination: Christine Faust Events / Floral + Event Design (Personal Flowers + Tables 1, 5, 9): Statice Couture Florals & Event Design / Floral + Event Design (Ceremony Design + Tables 2, 6, 10): Frilly Bloomers Florals / Floral + Event Design (Head Table + Tables 3, 7, 11): Willow Florals / Floral + Event Design (Tables 4, 8, 12): Shay Brown Events / Venue: Certus Loft at the Huguenot Mill / Wedding Dress: Adore Bridal Boutique / Jewelry: Danielle Miller Jewelry / Hair and Makeup: Bo Stegall The Salon / Bridesmaid Attire: Fab’rik / Groomsmen Attire: Jessica’s Formal Wear / Caterer: Holmes Catering and Events / Wedding Cake: Buttercream Bakehouse / Cookie Bar: Yumsies / Dessert Bar: The Chocolate Moose / Ceremony Music: WireWood / DJ: Jumping Jukebox / Event Rentals: Professional Party Rentals / Wooden Signs: Back40Life / Wedding Party Totes: Samantha Grace Designs / Photobooth: ShutterBooth / Stationery (Invitations + Menus): Sofia Invitations and Prints / Stationery (Invitations + Paper Accents): Jankun Creative Studio / Videographer: FamZing Photography & Video / Mosquito Control: Palmetto Mosquito Control / Wedding Website Builder: Squarespace / National Travel Vendor: Bliss by Luxury Concierge Travel / National Linen Vendor: LinenTablecloth / National Sparkling Wine Sponsor: Ferrari / Media Partners: flower Magazine, The Knot, Weddings Unveiled Magazine, Inspire Weddings and Marriage Magazine, Weddings and Events with Style, and Wedding 101 Greenville
We couldn’t have a better way to prep up our Thanksgiving festivities than by starting the day with a perfectly autumnal wedding captured by June Bug Co. You might want to take a piece of that apple pie while you read Shannon and Bryan’s fall wedding:
From the bride, Shannon: I was never the girl that dreamed about her future wedding before being engaged because I felt like it was bad voodoo or you’ve purchased a one-way ticket to Crazy Town. However, when Bryan proposed to me I was free to become an excited, giddy bride. The door was opened to being planning our dream wedding. When I was young, my family owned an antique store. I learned to appreciate historical antiquities from an early age which influenced many of the wedding decisions. I wanted to find a historical barn setting for the venue which can be a little tricky in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. There simply aren’t that many venues to choose from. After viewing several venues, we came upon Howell Farms after being suggested by my sister. I instantly fell in love with the venue. It was exactly what I was looking for in our wedding venue. The wedding venue looked gorgeous with the many fall colors and fallen leaves dancing around it.
We were married in the fall because it’s my favorite season of the year so many of the decorations and wedding colors were based around the colors of fall leaves. Many of the table decorations had amber glassware, pumpkins, burlap, and old books that were collected during out yearlong engagement. I spend many a weekend at local flea markets, antique stores, and estate sales looking for all of the table decorations. The main wedding color was mustard yellow because it represented my grandmother’s citrine necklace and earring set which I wore that day.
Any advice for couples planning their wedding now? My advice is to not get caught up in planning all of the details behind the wedding day that you forget the purpose of a wedding. The wedding is a way to publicly celebrate the beginning of your marriage before family and friends.
First Dance: “I Won’t Give Up,” Jason Mraz
Wedding Location: Arlington, TX / Photographer: Nadia Huerta with June Bug Company / Felt Floral Wedding Party Bouquets and Boutonnieres: Muncle Fred Art / Reception Floral Design: DIY / Venue: Howell Family Farms / Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal / Wedding Shoes: Toms / Bride’s Jewelry: Grandmother’s topaz necklace and earring set / Bride’s Robe: Pretty Plumb Sugar / Hair and Makeup: Tisha Corcoran of TC Makeup / Wedding Caterer: Off The Bone BBQ / Wedding Cakes: Sugar Bee Sweets / Pumpkin Ale and Brown Nut Ale: homebrewed by Groom and labels designed by Art by Ellie / Wines: homebrewed by Father of the Bride and labels designed by friend of family / Bartenders: JC Bartending / DJ: Travis Rollins of Texas Entertainment / Fire Pit: Shag Carpet Prop Rentals / Linens and Tables: TLC Event Rentals / Guest Sign In Thumb Print Tree: Bluedetoi / Wedding Favors (Apple Butter): homemade by Mother of the Bride / Photo Booth: DFW Photo Fun / Officiant: Gary Stidham / Stationary and Paper Goods: Art By Ellie
I’m a total sucker for a good intimate wedding. As a wedding photographer herself, bride Elisabeth knew from past experience that she wanted to keep her wedding small. With a gorgeous family farm setting and images by Simply Rosie, we’re smitten with the results of her tireless DIY work!
From the bride, Elisabeth: I always knew my wedding would be at the family farm where I grew up. Our farm is along the Red River in Minnesota with a beautiful barn and fields. With this landscape already, we didn’t need to do much else! We wanted a laid back country wedding feel with hayrides, campfire s’mores and a picnic dinner. Ribs, potatoes & beans were served. The guests sat on haybales during the ceremony as the sun set. The barn was decorated with a touch of gold and elegance with wildflowers from the fields nearby.
Our stationery was hand painted by my mom. We cut out gold wrapping paper to make the bunting we hung with the lights in the barn. We hand dipped the root beer bottles into gold and pink paint and let them drip. I spray painted all the little farm animals gold for the name places. We made our own tables for the guests to eat on out of the barn wood that was always stored in our barns. Any of the extra decorations were from my own house — being a photographer, I have plenty of little props to style with! The gold paperclip fringe on the sweetheart table was made by my little sisters. Let’s just say that was a tedious and time-consuming job. I am so grateful to my family for all the help. And also our large friend network of creative, helpful DIY people — we couldn’t have done it without them. It was a fun wedding to plan!
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t be afraid to have a small wedding. As a wedding photographer, I looked back on my favorite weddings to shoot- one of them had 16 people in attendance. When considering a small private wedding, I had wives tell me to go for it and that they wished they would’ve done the same. While we kept ours to just family, it was still around 60 people. It really was perfect.
Wedding Location: Red River, MN / Photographer: Simply Rosie / Wedding Dress: My own dress was from the first local dress shop we went into. I didn’t want anything too elegant as it was a barn wedding. Something simple and classic. A little secret – it was $100 ;) / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ruche, H&M, Forever 21
Two striking brides, a reception in a botanical garden, storybook-perfect images from AGAiMAGES: all of these make this Brooklyn wedding one of our all-time faves! Anja and Kellye’s wedding day was full of lush red flowers from Peartree Flowers, impeccable style, and last-minute lucky weather. Let’s hear it for the newlyweds!
From the photographer, AGAiMAGES: Anja and Kellye really wanted their ceremony to be outside, but because the North East is pretty unpredictable in the fall, it was all up in the air. However, on their wedding day, beautiful soft clouds gave the best possible light and they could have their dream ceremony outside in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. The emotional and beautiful ceremony that made most if not all guests’ eyes tear up followed by afternoon reception in the Palm house.
From the bride Kellye: Brooklyn, New York is our city of love. We had our first dates in Park Slope and Coney Island. We spent weekends flopped on blankets in Prospect Park and bar-hopping in Williamsburg. We moved in together in Prospect Heights and built our life. We wanted our wedding to pull from that sense of place. The natural beauty of Brooklyn’s parks, the comfort of its classic Brownstone-lined streets, the hip edginess of its diverse thoughts, creativity and people.
We wanted to bring all the beauty of Brooklyn and autumn to our guests. So we looked for inspiration regarding colors in the fall foliage. For flowers we drew on the natural setting of the park with arrangements that were luscious and dramatic, but not too ornate or manicured. Food consisted of delicious favorites using local ingredients. We wanted the photography to be candid and capture the natural surroundings and raw emotions of the day, which it did perfectly!
We wanted everyone enjoy some elegance and celebrate, but also keep things simple enough that all was pleasurable and at ease. For us, it was a perfect day.
Wedding Location: Brooklyn, NY / Photographer: AGAiMAGES / Wedding Venue: Palm House / Event Planner: Shana Sperling Events (917-843-6917) / Floral Design: Peartree Flowers / Wedding Dress: Suzanne Neville / Kellye’s suit: Black Fleece / Hair: Tamara / Makeup: Pamela Lugo (917-797-1140) / Music: Neil Johnson and Jazz Band / Vintage Jewelry and Fur: Anja’s grandmother
Every time I look at this wedding from Carly Bish, I get the biggest smile — because of the bride! Not only does she have some amazing style, she also has the most infectious smile I’ve ever seen. With a fall wedding in Seattle, a little rain was almost a given, but I think it only added to the romance of these wedding portraits. And how great are all the dahlia arrangements made by the bride and her friends and family?
From the bride, Jessica: Our wedding style was urban-whimsy with vintage touches and lots of full and semi-DIY. We are both artistic, so hand making elements of our wedding was important to us and came natural. We wanted to create a fun, hand made, not-at-all-stuffy day.
I’d call our wedding eclectic, like us. We chose gray, ivory, teal and olive green as our colors, with gray having the strongest presence. We DIYed as much as we felt we could, including email save the dates, invitations, guestbook, flowers, music playlist, dessert, favors and our ceremony backdrop.
I always wanted to DIY the flowers, but worried it would be a headache. It was one of my favorite things! The day before our wedding, my best friend and I went to the farmers market in our hometown of Issaquah, WA to get flowers. We purchased 5 large dahlia-filled bouquets and spent less than $60. I have some dahlia plants at my parents home, and my mother-in-law also picked up some flowers to add to the mix. My maid of honor met us at my house to assemble all the bouquets and mason jar arrangements. The morning of the wedding, another one of my bridesmaids helped me wrap the bouquets in twine. A true team effort! I’d highly recommend doing this, if the season is right and you aren’t super particular and willing to work with what the farmers have.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? The wedding and all its details are secondary to the happiness of the couple getting married! Don’t sweat the small (and the not-so-small) stuff; if the linens are slightly off tone, or your dress hem is filthy (like mine became), or people don’t mail in their RSVP, do your best to let it go. We were blessed to have some of our friends and family reminding us of this during the planning process. Also, do whatever you can to live in the moment, and take moments to yourself (and your new spouse) as needed!
We created an all Beatles and Beatles members pre-ceremony iPod playlist to lead into Samantha’s ceremony performance. We made separate cocktail hour and reception playlists, including everything from Sinatra to Dylan to the Beastie Boys.
First Dance: “When the Stars Go Blue,” Ryan Adams
Father/Daughter Dance: “Pennies from Heaven”
Mother/Son Dance: “Lights,” Journey
Wedding Location: Seattle, WA / Wedding Photographer: Carly Bish / Wedding Venue: Utina Wardroom / Wedding Coordinator: Emily of Manette Gracie Weddings & Events / Wedding Dress: Anne Barge La Fleur, style 161 / Bridal Cap: Twigs & Honey, style 117 / Bolero: Anthropologie / Wedding Shoes: Steve Madden “I-Dreemy” / Engagement Ring: EidelPrecious / Hair and Makeup: Erin Skipley / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: H&M, Anthropologie, Macy’s / Wedding Caterer: City Catering Company / Wedding Cake and Desserts: Bride’s mother / Wedding Music: Samantha Lynn / Officiant: Ray Van Winkle / Wedding Invitations: Groom
We’re starting our roll into the winter season, which means Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is on repeat in my iTunes these days. Add our favorite season with one of the best places on earth, and this styled shoot is brought to fruition by Opihi Love and Tamiz Photography. A holiday shoot with bohemian styling from Hawaii? Say no more, I’m officially sold!
From the stylist, Melissa of Opihi Love: Hawaii is such a little slice of heaven on earth — beaches, sand, sunsets, we have it all! It’s when you find hidden gems like a Eucalyptus Forest, and fields of protea, you realize just what Maui has to offer. Although our leaves don’t change color, on the side of Haleakala Crater in upcountry Maui we created our luxe version of a Holiday Photo Shoot. Inspired by beautiful fabrics, warming colors and nod to nature, Tamiz Photography captured the shoot as if we were high in the mountains of Oregon.
A picture perfect sunset with scrumptious pies from Mana Foods, Paia — the setting was perfect for our beautiful couple. Our dessert table was inspired by fall fruits and vegetables, and was elegantly labeled with Miss B Calligraphy. Creating a pie dessert table with a spice selection allows for customization of pie slices by all wedding guests.
Utilizing our surroundings the shoots flowers designed and created by Opihi Love Boutique Rentals & Event Design brought in eucalyptus, protea, kale, and pussy willows. Deep reds, greens, and purples were our feature colors. It’s such a breath taking moment when the sun is setting perfectly, the bride is stunning, and the setting provides you with one-of-a-kind photographs. This is what Maui gave us for this styled shoot.
Shoot Location: Maui, HI / Photographer: Tamiz Photography / Event Styling, Flowers, and Rentals: Opihi Love / Wedding Dress: Tamara Catz / Hair and Makeup: Ry-n Shimabuku Makeup Artistry / Pies: Mana Foods / Calligraphy: Miss B Calligraphy