Can you tell we’re in total fall inspiration mode? It’s one of the most romantic times of the year, and we’re even more excited to share how these creative folks came together to style a shoot that sparks a new way of looking at the farm wedding theme. Becca Lea Photography and Lindsey Zamora wanted to take a new approach- a natural, no-fuss, intimate affair with simple details. Beautiful florals, eye catching vases combined with subtle equestrian details made for a beautiful and intimate scene that can easily be recreated for a fall wedding or dinner party. Let’s check it out! Click here to jump over to the entire gallery of images.
These favor bags are super fun & easy to make. You can snag the “merci” stamp at Paper Source, the muslin favor bags at Michael’s and just use any color of dye and dip them in.
And you know how much we love us a hand-dyed napkin (or anything dyed for that matter). You can reference this DIY hand-dyed napkin post for a full tutorial on how to make these cuties.
Thanks for the pretty inspiration guys!
For more Fall wedding ideas be sure to follow our Pinterest board + browse our wedding ideas section.
Photographer: Becca Lea Photography / Hair Stylist: Savannah King / Floral Designer: The Southern Table / Cinema and Video: Stringer Productions / Cake Designer: Cakewalk Bake Shop / Linens and Coverings: La Tavola Fine Linen Rentals / Equipment Rentals: Ducky-Bob’s Event Specialists / Creative Direction + Styling: Lindsey Zamora Wedding Styling + Design / Bride’s Dress: BCBG / Shoes: Jeffery Campbell / Jewelry: Madison Lane Bridal / Groom’s Suit: H&M / Vintage Pocket Square: Ovadia and Sons
Taylor + Garry’s wedding wasn’t just an expression of their personalities, they actually went back in time and took inspiration from when they first began dating. Like say, how Garry first asked Taylor for her phone number at their university’s library. To honor that memory they scoured the local flea markets and antique shops for an authentic card catalog, vintage books, and amusing ways to display their drinks, hold their menu, and escort guests to their tables. They kept things classic, personal and simple and by no means took away from their already naturally beautiful Dune Lakes venue. And let’s not forget that the Cana Family captured the entire celebration. We absolutely love their work! Click here to jump over to the entire gallery of images!
That bouquet! That’s one massively gorgeous bunch of flowers!
And what’s in this pretty bunch? Ranunculus, peonies and roses.
How fun is that vintage ladder used to display their drinks?
Vintage tin cans seriously make some of the best vessels.
Gah, that view! And now for their beautiful video captured by one of our faves, the Cana Family. We’re such fans of everything they create!
Congratulations Taylor + Garry!
Photography + Videography: the Cana Family / Venue: Dune Lakes / Day of Coordinator: Taffy Gonzalez of All Traditions / Hair & Makeup: The Queen’s Bees / Florist: April Flowers / Cake: Two Little Birds Bakery / Catering: Mama’s Meatball / Invitation Designer: Seaside Press / Rentals: Got You Cover’D, Embellish Vintage Rentals / DJ: Malik Miko Thorne / Transportation: Central Coast Trolley Co. / Wood Signage: made by groom’s grandfather / Wine: came from family friend, Beth McCasland’s vineyard Penman Springs / Wedding Dress: Leanne Marshall from Lovely Bride LA / Shoes: Seychelles / Veil: Tessa Kim from Lovely Bride LA / Ring: designed by the groom and made by Craig at Serengeti West / Groom’s Suit: Alfani Red / Shoes: Fossil / Bridesmaid Dresses: Love Lane Collection through Bella Bridesmaid / Groomsmen: Alfani Red, Tie Bar
Well Cakies, fall is here and it feels good. We love every season equally when it comes to weddings, but when it comes to throwing and hosting parties, we’ve got to say fall is high up there. Your house gets a little cozier, friends and family come over in their sweaters and stay through the night chatting with warm cocktails in their hands… ahh, it’s the best.
So to give you some time to prep in advance, we’ve packed a bunch of our fave wedding & party ideas for the season. Drinks, decor, flowers, munchies – we’ve got it all. Take a peek!
We love sharing DIY’s that are easy to recreate (with your bridesmaids & a few cocktails), fun and will add extra pretty to your next party. Remember this amaze DIY Bramble Workshop shared a while back for the gold sequin heart that was at Amanda’s wedding? Super gorge. We’ve got another one for you today. It has a few more steps than our usual tutorials, but as always feel free to customize colors, shapes, and add your own pizazz.
1. wax / 2. wreath form / 3. scissors + large threading needle / 4. leaf + butterfly paper tracing dies / 5. tissue paper
To make the waxed paper (shown above):
1. Melt a chunk of paraffin wax in a slow cooker.
2. Cover your work surface with a piece of non-corrugated cardboard or chipboard to protect the table from wax.
3. Lay down a piece of tissue paper and quickly brush wax across surface. Loose brush strokes are fine but make sure most of the tissue paper is covered. The wax will harden as you are working.
4. Place the second piece of tissue paper on top so the wax is sandwiched between the two layers.
5. Iron on top of the second piece of tissue paper. The hot iron will re-melt and spread the wax so that it saturates both pieces of tissue.
6. Quickly peel the paper off of the cardboard before the wax has completely hardened and allow to cool. The finished waxed paper should be stiff and translucent.
To make the leaves and butterflies:
1. Cut out leaves and butterflies to use as stencil.
2. Using a large dull needle (such as a tapestry needle) trace the shape onto the piece of waxed paper. Tracing with a needle instead of a pencil will give you a clean outline.
3. When the desired amount of leaves and butterflies have been traced, cut them out using a scissors.
4. Fold the butterflies and leaves in half to make them dimensional. Use a small drop of hot glue at one end of each leaf so that it holds its shape.
To make the wreaths:
1. If using a purchased wreath form, use a wire cutter to separate the two hoops (you’ll be able to make two wreaths from one wreath form).
2. Cut tissue paper into strips and wrap around the wreath gluing with a hot glue gun as you go. Cover the wreath with at least two layers of tissue paper strips.
3. Glue overlapping butterflies or leaves around the wreath.
4. Hang using a ribbon or thread.
Cute, right? Don’t just make one of these. A cluster of wreaths in varying sizes and colors can be hung together to create a lovely backdrop.
Photos by Scott Clark Photo