Who says it has to be flowers that steal the show on reception tables and in wedding bouquets? We’re just about one full week into fall, so today our Friday Flowers will prove that richly-hued leaves can be just as dramatic as any fluffy pink peony! From the vibrant red, gold and rust colored leaves that make this season so special to the moody merlot of Japanese Maple leaves, using leaves in your floral arrangements is sure to add a touch of fall to your wedding!
I absolutely love unique color palettes and Jenni’s blend of fall colors with her groom’s Scottish tartan is a breath of fresh air! It was such a warm wedding with lots of DIY details that perfectly blended both season and culture. Jenni and Bill both look gorgeous and positively giddy! Of course we love the romantic Nashville farm estate Cedarwood, and these photos by Chris and Adrienne Scott Photographers bring the gorgeous day to life!
The amazing natural beauty of northern Idaho plays a central role in this rustic but oh-so-chic woodland wedding inspiration shoot from La Lune Events! The inland northwest is rich with woodsy elements, and these ladies pulled inspiration from their gorgeous surroundings into their design. Fleurtations Floral designed the amazing pinecone centerpieces, feather and berry bouquet, and boutonniere, Feast provided a menu full of earthy ingredients such as muchrooms, rosemary, sage, figs, and arugula, and Happy Cake Co. created the amazing birch tree cake. The beautiful and intimate tabletop (all of the vintage rentals were provided by the Attic) is nestled in the forest – it’s like a setting out of a dream! I’m utterly in love with all of the images from Rebecca Hollis Photography – this shoot is bohemian, rustic, and elegant, all rolled into one!
Working with the fall color palette of amber, gold, saffron and chocolate, Kelly Marie of Fleur and Heather of Greatest Expectations pulled from the in-the-moment trend of beer and hops to style a shoot that is the perfect combination of modern and rustic. With custom stationery and the cutest vintage beer bottle labels from Lily Red Studio, a mouthwatering menu (a charcuterie and cheese station!) from Pure Kitchen Catering, a beautiful bridal look from The Left Bank, and the fabulous raw space at Architectural Anarchy, every little detail was thoughtfully presented. And don’t even get me started on the amazing desserts from Truffle Truffle – including an out of this world 4-tier truffle cake! It was impossible to narrow down the gorgeous images by Amanda Hein, so run over to see ALL of the eye candy in the gallery!
I love fall weddings, especially when there are unique and fun autumn elements that are outside of the traditional norm. This fabulous inspiration shoot from Lisa Martin Bloomsberry Floral and Sara Gray Photography brings a modern spin to the fall wedding, showcasing a color palette of vivid orange and yellow paired with kraft paper brown, and fun and unique details including a beer and nut bar, apple place cards, and a recycled beer bottle centerpiece! The beautiful models show off two bridal looks – one classic and one soft and playful, and what better accessory for bridesmaids than bright yellow Hunter boots?
There is little that’s more stunning than a gold-and-orange hued autumn wedding, and Jenny and Brian’s affair at the Silver Lake Lodge at Deer Valley Resort doesn’t disappoint! Outdoors surrounded by Park City, Utah, mountains, the couple exchanged vows beneath a chuppah. Jenny wore an embroidered Heidi Elnora gown and, while she chose to keep things simple with no bridesmaids, the couple’s lab donned an orange bow tie and stood in for the occasion. Orange roses and calla lilies mixed with yellow and green florals and fall berries by Orchid Dynasty were rich and colorful in Jenny’s bouquet and on reception tables. Fiery blooms graced the cake from Deer Valley Resort, set amidst a gorgeous fall-inspired reception indoors, with flawless decor orchestrated by Soiree Productions. All of the images from Pepper Nix are simply breathtaking!
There is so much gorgeous inspiration in this collaboration shoot between Kristyn Hogan and the talented team at Historic Cedarwood, and we love it all! Amber Housley created the lovely floral stationery and helped direct the styling of this bridal party tea in the garden. Eclectic linens from Urban Outfitters ground the tables for a collection vintage dishware and vases on top, filled with bold blooms and some of the prettiest teacups we’ve ever seen! The bridal party sipped pink Champagne from Le Grande Courtage while playing dress-up in amazing gowns from The Bride Room and accessories by Beatrice Couture Designs styled by Opulent Couturier. And aren’t you just in love with the playful side pony styled by Jessica Jones? Run, don’t walk, to the gallery to soak up all of the inspiration!
This vintage glam black and gold wedding inspiration shoot from Kristyn Hogan and Cedarwood Weddings is absolute perfection! Gold mirrors, frames, and artwork combined with antique lace and soft florals creates a stunning backdrop at Historic Cedarwood in Nashville, Tennessee. The ruffled icing on the cake by Patty Cakes is adorable, and we also love the cool idea of a coffee bar stocked with flavored syrups. The gorgeous stationery from Designs in Paper is one of the best details! Our eyes are completely lit up over this one!
While looking through bouquets of blushing bride protea for our Friday Flowers roundup, there were so many gorgeous bouquets with pincushion protea that it didn’t feel right to not share those as well! Pincushions look exactly like they sound: a little cushion stuck with a bunch of vibrantly colored pins. In yellow, orange or coral, they are all brightly colored and full of texture. It’s a flower with quite a personality!
Is there a more aptly-named wedding flower than “blushing bride?” The name aside, blushing bride protea looks gorgeous when used with a variety of flowers from roses to clematis to orchids. It has a blush center with pointed petals that range from white to ivory to pale pink. Can you spot the blushing bride protea in all of these bouquets?
After just seven months of dating, John knew Kate was the one, so he popped the question in — according to the bride — a “fairy tale-perfect proposal!” The place they chose for their engagement photos was not only naturally beautiful, but full of memories because it’s John’s family farm. After growing up there, it was a very special place for the groom-to-be to share with his bride. Sarah Kate truly captured the love these two have for each other!
Cooler weather gets us thinking of cooler color palettes. Today’s featured floral, the silver brunia, is as cool as it gets! But not only is it cool in color, it’s also modern, elegant, and has a fantastic small rounded shape. While it’s often used in pastel and white flora arrangements, it can look fantastic with more bold colors like red or yellow as well! Take a look at silver brunia used in some of our favorite bouquets!
Leaves are falling, pumpkins are out and apple cider is calling our name! That’s right, fall is in full swing and at Elizabeth Anne Designs, we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate the season. To help us bring the beauty of fall indoors, we have an amazing DIY floral arrangement from one of our newest Vendor Guide members, Blooms by the Box. Blooms by the Box is an amazing resource for those wishing to create their own wedding floral arrangements. They have a wide variety of quality flowers that you can order wholesale, as well as all the tools, vases and containers you could ever need! Their expert advice and tutorials like the one below make bringing your floral dreams to life a snap.
Jasmine: Not the princess from Aladdin, the beautiful flowering vine, of course! This sweet smelling flower is incredibly petite and romantic, and the wispy pink buds add a carefree garden-feel to any bouquet! While it may not be suitable for a bouquet all by itself, it adds such a special touch to roses, peonies or any other flowers you choose for your bouquet. We hope you love these bouquets as much as we do!
Scabiosa pods are incredibly interesting. Sometimes referred to as the pincushion flower, its greenish-brown ball-shaped head is divided up into several smaller sections that almost resemble cupcake liners! They look gorgeous in bouquets and always add an organic feel to an arrangement. Take a look at some of our most favorite bouquets that use scabiosa pods!
Anemones are pure elegance. Perfect for a black and white wedding with their delicate white petals and bold black centers, they also come in a variety of pinks, reds and purples. Anemones are just as classy whether by themselves or with a mixture of other beautiful blooms!
Succulents, step aside. There’s a new bud in town that is ready to take over the modern scene: protea! As different as they are fascinating, they’re one part botanical, one part tropical, and completely bold. They go with everything from peonies to thistle to orchids, and they are for sure a bold addition to any bouquet or centerpiece!
There’s nothing more show-stopping than bold and dramatic flowers, don’t you think? Amaranthus adds texture to an arrangement and when used in a bouquet, it’s hanging stems can give it a cascading feel. It comes in both a rich fuchsia and a bright green, and will make even the smallest boutonniere or the largest ceremony arch unique!
Clematis is a flowering vine that you might see during the summer climbing the gate of your neighbor’s fence, someone’s light post, or even a mailbox or two! From it’s sweet white and pale pink shades which can give a soft garden feel to an arrangement, to the deep wine and burgundy shades that can be so dramatic that it looks like it could contain some deadly poison, there are many varieties. Even the vine itself is full of texture and looks great when used as greenery in arrangements! No matter which color or variety we see though, we’re absolutely in love with clematis today!