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Organic and earthy fall wedding inspiration

September 28, 2015
Earthy bridal bouquet

Of all the seasons, fall is the one that amazes every year. The change is so enchanting and distinct that it transforms weddings, parties, and in this case, a wild and free spirited elopement. Julie Kay Kelly + Meredith of M. Design knew there’d be no better place to show off this insanely gorg change in scenery than Northern California, where there are endless fields and shifting trees and the dreamiest glow from the sun.

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Meredith says, We imagined a wild outdoor elopement where mountains meet the sea, with a strong scientific botanical influence and plenty of touches from the native landscape of Northern California. The style was earthy and lush with unique specimens captured in bell jars and drying hanging in the trees. The paper details were inspired by antique botanical illustrations and depicted different native plants.

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A timeless fall spread with walnut pieces, antique brass containers…

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Doesn’t Sarah’s hair make such a striking contrast with the ethereal Sarah Seven gown?

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The bouquet was filled with native style blooms, greens and grasses including Queen Anne’s lace, coffee berry, thistle, amaranth, Artemisia pods, dahlias, millet, and rattlesnake grass. The botanical specimens included larkspur, succulents, tillandsia, acorns, and blackberries.

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Time to add that bouquet to our never-ending list of faves. Did we mention that Meredith dreamt up not only the design, but the florals, paper goods, and props too? Thanks to her + Julie Kay Kelly Photography for the lovely elopement inspiration.

Photographer: Julie Kay Kelly Photography / Event Styling, Details, Paper Goods, Flowers, Plants, & Handcrafted Props: Meredith Law of M. Design / Dress: Sarah Seven / Model: Sarah Rose Butler