Late Fall Wedding Ideas with a Cider Bar
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.
View all images from this shoot in the gallery
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