Summer Meets Fall Wedding Inspiration in the Woods
We’re taking off for the weekend, but not before sharing this dreamy woodland scene. Elizabeth M Photography, Christine McFarlane Events, and Lucky Penny Floral worked on a vision of summer and fall elements commingling into one beautiful day of celebration, using light versus dark elements to highlight both of the seasons. Plus, a donut stack — who doesn’t love a donut stack?
From the event designer, Christine McFarlane Events: With summer coming to end and the start of Fall around the corner, our Woodland Whimsy styled shoot wanted to embrace the transition of the two beautiful seasons. The change from Summer to Fall represents the halfway point of the year, but we wanted to keep the Pantone color of the year alive – greenery. Our summer elements include the light grey neutral bridesmaids dresses, the lush venue, the canary yellow wedding ring, and the Boho summer waves of the bridal hair. Our Fall elements were mostly found in the jewel tone, moss dripping tablescape. The bride and bridesmaids embodied Summer, while the stationery + tablescape encompassed Fall, as if summer was talking up to Fall and embracing its beauty.
The lush woodlands from the end of the summer creates a gorgeous green backdrop for a stunning bride and her beautiful bridesmaids. The light grey neutral colors of the bridesmaids dresses plays nicely with the organic BoHo bouquet and allows for the purple thistle and greenery to stand out. The natural wooden table and moss runner created an organic foundation for the purple water goblets, with ruby red cocktails to pop off the table. Summer and Fall never looked so good together!
A fun DIY project we created for the shoot was our moss runner! We decide to forgo the traditional textile runner, and embraced the beauty of nature / the Pantone color of the year on this one! We were about to create this moss with packets of floral moss that we spray painted for the perfect shade of green. We used painters tape to mark the dimensions of a traditional runner. We had to create holes in the portions of the runner of where the floral pieces would sit. And then, we used loose blooms to dress the table up even more. Oh, and donuts, especially in the right color scheme, never go out of season!
Photographer: Elizabeth M Photography
Event Styling: Christine McFarlane Events
Floral Design: Lucky Penny Floral
Jewelry: Elyse by Nicole
Makeup: Makeup by Farren
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Desserts: Diablo Doughnuts
Calligraphy: Golden Hour Paper