While discussing the design of a fall wedding with one of her brides, Utah Events by Design couldn’t help but notice her bride was frustrated at the common impression that because she was having a fall wedding, her design elements would be limited to the standard fall palette of reds, yellows, oranges and browns and that guests would have to be surrounded by pumpkins, spice candles, and maple leaves. That cozy fall scene isn’t for everyone, so a new innovative wedding design took place. This gorgeous peach and plum one!
I wanted to use a deep, romantic and striking color. I couldn’t help but notice that part of what makes fall such a beautiful season is the striking contrast in colors from the bright yellows to the deep reds and rich browns. I decided if I was going to use shades of purple, I would need a lighter color to help soften the look. I selected peach for a few reasons: it provides a softer alternative to the popular fall color orange, it’s such a calming, feminine, and soft color. I also chose it because peach and purple are an unlikely color combination and yet they work so beautifully together. In addition to these colors, I introduced elements of golds and coppers throughout the details of the shoot to anchor the look and identify it as a fall color pallet and not a spring soiree.
I wanted to explore a watercolor look which would allow all the colors to run together much like the falls leaves did outside my office window. But I didn’t want the paper suite to be the only area where this style appeared in the shoot, so I decided to incorporate the watercolor design on the wedding cake.
I simply fell head over heels for the combination of peaches and purples in this shoot. I think this design encompasses the beauty of the fall season while offering alternative options for brides saying “I do” during the autumn bridal season.
Don’t you agree? We absolutely love this alternative fall look. Thanks to the creative folks below for sharing such pretty inspiration!
Photography: Alixann Loosle Photography / Design Styling and Planning: Utah Events by Design / Linens, chairs, flatware: Diamond Rental / Paper Suite: Freshly Minted Invitations / Floral: Urban Chateau / Bridesmaids: Lily and Iris / Bridal Gown: Alta Moda Bridal / Hair and Makeup: Kristen Packard Makeup Artist / Cake: One Sweet Slice / Wedding Favors: Beehive Soap and Body Care / Location: Provo Canyon, Utah
Marty and Claire’s wedding had a colorful, crafty, and fun vintage inspired hodgepodge spin to it. Their mid-century boutique venue, The Pearl, was half the charm. The rest was all thanks to Claire and her DIY magic. Like every single floral arrangement you’ll see, including that colorful bit up above. Claire made them months in advance using nothing but dried flowers (which also made for one less thing to worry about the day of the wedding). Lots of other goodies to check out in this one thanks to the awesome photography by Captured by Aimee!
The highlight of their wedding invitations were these tea stained hankys. The graphics were hand stamped with custom rubber stamps and each hanky was wrapped around a linen postcard reply card that was customized for each guest’s home state or city.
We love Claire’s bit of advice: DIY like crazy, only if it is fun for you. (Long engagements give you more time for projects. Don’t drive yourself nuts. This should be fun!)
Congratulations C + M!
Photography: Captured by Aimee / Bride’s dress: BCBG with some modifications / Belt: custom made by Bride’s cousin, Maggie / Bride’s hairpiece: made by bride using scraps from her dress and leftover dried flowers / Bridesmaid dresses: ModCloth with taffeta sashes hand sewn by bride / Groom’s suit: Macy’s and custom made vest / Venue: The Pearl Hotel in San Diego
Ok, before it’s Thanksgiving, black friday, then Christmas, and then 2013, let’s slow down and enjoy fall while it’s here, yes? Back to share another festive tabletop inspiration board with y’all is Antiquaria Vintage Registry. Loving the palette they’ve created. It’s so calming and warm, and it definitely makes us want to embrace the season, cuddle and light the fireplace. Hey, perhaps it might even inspire your Thanksgiving tabletop?
Have a fabulous weekend!
Top: via Toast / Middle left: via terrain / Middle right: by Russell Cheyne / Place setting: Kelly of Studio Austin Weddings
Cheers to Southern Weddings on their fresh and oh so very inspiring new issue out on newsstands now. You’ll want to get your hands on this one. It’s their largest issue yet, at 312 pretty pages. We’re sharing a little sneak peek at one of the festive styled shoots you’ll see in the mag, which by the way, we think would make for the perfect Thanksgiving tablescape for your family + friends come next week!
For us, this issue is purely about love, and as such, we wanted every editorial to tell a story. This one is about the Kentucky Derby, but it’s not quite what you’d expect. Our version trades bugler red for blush pink and poppy, traditional roses for their garden-variety cousins, and trackside betting for a bourbon bar and apple bobbing!
You can find the new Southern Weddings magazine throughout the Southeast at Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Target, Walgreens, and other grocery stores and pharmacies, as well as online in their shop!
Photographer: Jen Huang / Florals: Poppies & Posies / Hair Stylist: Stacy Pitt / Makeup Artist: Kerry Crawford / Cake and Desserts: Lael Cakes / Stationery and Calligraphy: Paperfinger / Letterpress Printing: Cordes Printing / Wedding Gown: Ulla-Maija Couture from Gabriella New York Bridal Salon / Linens: La Tavola / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Gold Flatware: Muhs Home / Props: The Trove
First thing’s first – what is The NotWedding? It has become a killer alternative to a bridal show, complete with a sit-down dinner, an emotional ceremony and a dance-party reception. The hand-selected vendors perform their services as they would at a real wedding, and the “wedding guests” (you) get to hear the music, taste the cakes, and touch the linens… while enjoying a night of great food, dancing and surprises. You’ll walk out saying, “I want my wedding to be just like that!”. But first you got to walk in, and right now you can snag your tickets at a reduced price if you buy now.
Atlanta on February 25 at Mason Murer Fine Arts Center
Los Angeles on February 27 at Lot 613
San Diego on March 5 at The New Children’s Museum
RSVP to get your tickets to any of these three locations now!
* Heads up vendors! Want to be a part of this rad event? Fill out an application here.
* For more deets check out The NotWedding’s Facebook page and take a peek at past videos here.
photos by Julie Cate Photography