Sweet & Simple Autumn Wedding Inspiration Shoot

You know, as much as I am a Summer junkie, I have to admit I love the beauty of Autumn. The crisp air, the gorgeous colors and the excuse to indulge in some scrumptious apple pie. That’s why this sweet and simple autumn inspiration shoot snapped by Ashley & Luke Photography has me entranced. It is full of Fall inspired gorgeousness and ideas with details that are as sweet and simple as they are totally elegant. The perfect combination for a DIY, country or organic inspired wedding wouldn’t you agree?

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From the photographer: 

I myself am a DIY girl and wanted to showcase a simple yet charming set-up. With fall right around the corner I wanted to showcase the season without going overboard. We chose an apple theme with mini apple pies as well as some donuts for a nice treat. The centerpiece was a simple wooden basket filled with green and red apples. The bouquet was put together by me with dried flowers mixed in with some real coral colored roses. I absolutely loved the invitations that were designed for us. It includes a knot that comes together when it is opened up. What is unique about the whole session is that while we were shooting it was misting. A few times it came down and yet we continued on. I love how the rain added to the beauty of it all.

 

Photographer: Luke and Ashley Photography  / 2nd Shooter: Inspired Images By Tammy  / Hair: Regis  / Furniture: Folk Art By Christine  / Men’s Attire: Macys  / Invitations: The Girl Tyler  / Wedding Dress: Enzoani  

Casual Fall Fete by Jeremy & Kristin

Fall is quickly becoming one of my favorite seasons…. golden hues, rich coloured blooms, cool crisp air – what’s not to love? Combine that with a relaxed casual vibe and a hint of vintage and industrial style, like this wedding by Jeremy & Kristin, and then you really have my attention. But if you also happen to throw in a stunning Vera Wang gown, a hip industrial venue and the natural beauty of the great outdoors – well, I’m in serious danger of catching bad wedding envy!  Take your time to enjoy this one lovelies and cherish all the poised pretty!

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 Beautiful bride Sarah shares the details:

1. What was the vision & theme for your wedding?

I wanted to keep things simple and casual. I also wanted to incorporate the season because I love Fall. It helped me pick the colors and decor.

2. What was the size of your wedding?

Average. We had around 90 people at the ceremony and reception.

3. Tell us about the details

Venue

We chose an art gallery in Fort Worth called Artspace111 because we loved the outdoor space. It had everything we were looking for- a place for an outdoor ceremony and a separate space for the reception. It was the perfect mix of eclectic, industrial, and vintage. We had to move the reception inside because of weather worries but it still turned out beautifully because of the artwork on the walls.

Color Palette

Our colors were brown, orange and a light robin’s egg blue.

Decorations & Flowers

The ceremony decor was very minimal. Our wedding was held in one of the sculpture gardens at the gallery so I didn’t want to interfere with the natural setting. We hung fall themed wreaths on the doors into the ceremony space and placed DIY floral arrangements on either side of the bride and groom. We had some DIY signs painted with “dinner” and “dancing” with arrows pointing the way into the reception space.

The table centerpieces were made my bridesmaids and myself. We used a collection of bottles in different shapes and sizes and painted them on the inside with different shades of robins egg blue. Then, we filled them with wheat stalks in them instead of flowers.

Wedding Cake

Our cake was 3 tiers with 2 tiers of lemon cake and 1 tier of spice cake with a white buttercream frosting. The frosting was done as all white rosettes except for 3 orange rosettes- 1 on each tier. Texture was more important to me than color but Robert didn’t want an all white cake so he came up with the idea to do the 3 orange rosettes.

Favors

I wanted to incorporate Robert’s heritage in some way so we decided on Mexican hot chocolate favors. They also struck me as very fall appropriate wedding favors. It’s a hot chocolate mix that has ancho chile powder and cinnamon added to it. I bought small jars and one of my bridesmaids made the mix and put the jars together. I bought Kraft paper tags and some twine from the store, hand wrote the recipe on the back, stamped “gracias!” on the front, and assembled them a few days before the wedding.

4. Tell us about your Wedding style

Wedding Gown & Accessories

I found my perfect dress at David’s Bridal. It was all lace with some draping on the top that gave it a nice texture. The salesgirl was spot on to recommend a belt with the dress. It gave it a nice vintage feel. I didn’t want to wear white so my dress was ivory instead. Again, I wanted to keep it simple and most importantly, not poofy. I wore ivory Toms that were an engagement gift from a friend. I love the concept behind Toms (get one, give one to an in need child) and also couldn’t deny the comfort factor. I wore my mother’s pearl necklace (my borrowed), some earrings I already had (my old), and a sapphire and diamond ring my dad gave me as we were all getting ready that day (my new and blue).

Bouquets

The bouquets were orange gerber daisies (my favorite flower!) and sunflowers, with some cream colored roses mixed in. I loved how bright and happy they looked! The bridesmaid bouquets were wrapped in brown ribbon and the bridal bouquet in ivory ribbon.

Bridesmaids

The bridesmaids wore robin egg blue dresses from Alfred Sung. They each chose a style to fit them and their personality. I wanted each girl to be comfortable in what they wore. I also liked the eclectic look it provided. 

Groomsmen Attire

Robert wore a dark gray suit, an ivory dress shirt and an orange tie. His boutonnière was the same rose that was part of my bouquet with some coffee berry in there also. The groomsmen wore matching gray suits with either a blue or orange tie. Their boutonnières were made of mini sunflowers.

5. Did you include any DIY or personalized details?

A lot of the small details were do-it-yourself. I bought a basic guest book and added details to make it my own style. Other DIY details included the favors, reception centerpieces, a wedding wish tree I made, and some hand painted signs to direct guests from the ceremony to the reception. I loved being able to look around and think to myself “I love that because I made it.”

6. Was there anything that made your wedding unique?

I like to think my venue was a little unique and the overall feel to the wedding was a lot less formal than weddings I’ve been to. I had a lot of guests tell me later that they had a great time because of how relaxed everything was.

6. What did you find challenging?

Making decisions! I’m usually a fairly decisive Type A person but there were several moments throughout the planning process that I couldn’t make a decision to save my life! Another struggle was trying to balance wedding planning with my regular life – I ended up getting a little behind on other things because I was so focused on wedding planning.

7. What were your favorite moments?

My dad surprised me and the bridesmaids while we were getting ready at the gallery with a bottle of champagne and a beautiful ring he gave me. I also loved the moment right before I walked down the aisle because I was so excited to see Robert! Robert’s favorite moment was seeing my Dad walk me down the aisle. I’m usually not good at keeping secrets but I managed to not tell him anything about how I would look that day.

8. Any advice to Bride’s & Groom’s planning now?

Try to not sweat the small stuff. At first, I was really upset about having the reception inside the gallery instead of outside like we had originally planned. However, everything still turned out beautifully. We still got married, and everyone still had fun.

Also, do things little by little and don’t let it pile up. The more I procrastinated, the more stressed I felt. One last thing- find vendors that you love because it makes the wedding day much less stressful if you have full confidence that they will execute your vision.

 

Photography: Jeremy & Kristin / Hair Stylist: Magnolia Avenue Salon / Caterer: Euro Cater / Floral Designer: Blossom on the Bricks / Dress Store: Davids Bridal / Dress Designer: Vera Wang / DJ: DFW Tunes / Ceremony Location: Artspace111 / Equipment Rentals: Celebration Event Rental / Tuxedo & Mens Attire: Al’s Formal Wear / Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way / Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

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Photographer: Elizabeth Davis Photography / Caterer:  Carrie Ann & Co., Inc. / Floral Designer:  Bella Flora, LLC / Tuxedo and Mens Attire:  Mens Wearhouse 

Courtesy of Two Bright Lights

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