I can’t believe it is September and that Labor Day has come and gone. But I’m so excited for the crisp fall weather – it is always perfect in Chicago! I love fall weddings too, and for those of you planning autumn soirées, here is some fall inspiration that looks past the traditional reds and oranges and breaks out the color! Deep pinks, shades of blue from royal to navy, buttery yellows and burnt coral are so versatile and just perfect for your fall palette.
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?
Ahhh. This styled shoot is frothy and girly and just a breath of fresh air—which is great, because we’re left nearly breathless by the gorgeous styling from Maine Seasons Events and the stunning blooms from Floral Fauna. Turquoise milk glass, gold, and tons of pink work together to create the fabulous tabletop decor. And those custom ruffled swags on the tables? We’re in love! The simple texture of the cake from Nothing Bakes Like a Parrott shimmers thanks to exquisite gold detailing, and we adore the letterpress stationery by Gus & Ruby Letterpress and hand-calligraphed by Neither Snow. The models’ gowns from LulaKate look like dresses straight out of a fairy tale—which pretty much sums up why this shoot is one of our favorites of the year! We hope these oh-so-pretty images from Corbin Gurkin Photography make your day like they made ours!
Today’s shoot is not your normal fairytale. While many girls picture weddings inspired by Cinderella, we’re absolutely head-over-heels for this shoot inspired by the lost boys of Peter Pan! Dream catchers, stunning bridal gowns, and outstanding personal styling help bring the fun spirit of the lost boys to this shoot. The color palette was inspired by rainbow ice cream, which Petal Pixie did a phenomenal job of incorporating into floral arrangements that popped against the Utah desert backdrop. If you love the imagination of the lost boys, you’ll love this gorgeous shoot by Alixann Loosle Photography!
Did everyone do something fun for Cinco de Mayo? If not, this stunning shoot photographed by Camilla Binks will inspire a belated fiesta! Blooms and Company created a tabletop in the desert by mixing brightly colored florals and cacti with gorgeous aqua accents. Check out the adorable mini piñatas and the great chevron plates! My absolute favorite though is the absolutely breathtaking lace mantilla veil by Tessa Kim. So grab a little sip of tequila and enjoy this beautiful Mexican inspiration!
I couldn’t be happier about all the prettiness we’ve got today, and wait ’til you see what we’ve got now! This gorgeous styled shoot was created by Imoni Events who incorporated personal and creative details with stunning florals by Petal Pusher. I was swoooning over the colorful palette of pinks and peaches with bright pops of tangerine and I absolutely adore the Southwestern goodness in the backdrop of Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Climbing vines, gorgeous fountains, and old trees? Yes please! Oh how I love this whole shoot and all the photos by Melissa Jill Photography. Hope you enjoy it too!
Isn’t there just something magical about hot air balloons? Our Inspired Creations Contest concept today from Pemberley Events, Petal Play Design, Image Icon Photography and 11 Eureka Boutique was inspired by a photo of a fun-loving couple in a hot air balloon. Floating glass balls and papier-mâché hot air balloons floated above a vibrant and colorful tabletop filled with roses, tulips, and poppies. The color didn’t stop with the flowers! Along the natural runner sat colorful vases and glassware too. The seating chart was actually burlap map of the world with different colored hot air balloons showing people where to sit. Such an adorable theme and wonderful ideas for a colorful travel-inspired wedding!
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!
Winter is a perfect time to showcase a deep, rich color palette, like this vibrant winterberry theme created by Tracy Enoch Photography and Bridal Bliss Consulting. Vivid hues of berry, burgundy, and crimson come to life in each detail from the stunning bouquet from Lizzie Bees Flower Shoppe, metallic china from The Prop Marriage, and favors of berry jam. The understated, classic sweetheart tabletop features a floral garland centerpiece and colorful upholstered chairs as accents. We love the gorgeous fresh floral headpiece, perfectly complementing a lace gown from Circle Park Bridal. Enjoy each and every lovely image from Tracy Enoch Photography!
Bellissima! Today’s Italian garden party wedding shoot, designed by Brittany Lott of Elle Affairs, has us transported to Tuscany! The inspiration behind the shoot was the classic Tuscan alfresco dining experience, which was brought to life with the setting of Birmingham, Alabama’s La Tavalo. The beautiful outdoor table setting featured loose greenery, rosemary accents and olive oil favors, and we just adore the idea of an olive oil tasting bar—what could be more authentically Italian? The mix of modern and traditional elements was brought to life in the invitation suite from Jessica Stalkner at Empress Stationery and chic wrap bridesmaids dresses from Molly Green. And we are in love with the classic elegance of the gowns from Heidi Elnora. There’s so many details—and stunning images from Spindle Photography—to swoon over right here in the gallery!
We are completely smitten with this beautiful equestrian engagement shoot styled by Elyse Alexandria Photography! In a gorgeous nod to autumn, the florals from E-Flowers feature deep red blooms, and a beautiful burnt-orange skirt was handmade just for the occasion! A horse ranch in Provo, Utah was the beautiful backdrop of the day—how handsome is the sweet stallion in his floral lei? Run to the gallery for all of the images from this perfect fall engagement inspiration!
We love this fresh take on nautical style in weddings! Pale pink and gray stationery from Suite Paperie is still nautical-chic, but in a softer presentation than crisp navy and red. Dulce Dreams Events directed a stunning shoot filled with soft blooms from L’Oasis that fit right into the soothing color palette. With images from Alexis June Weddings and Cyrience Photography on a gorgeous old-school sailboat at Maritime Parc, we just can’t get enough of this chic and sophisticated setting! Staying true to the theme, Madison Lee’s Cakes used real seashells for the molds on the cake, and brown sugar created the illusion of sand. The model’s intricate GEMY by Gemy Maalouf gown is stunning! We’re in love with this shoot from top to bottom—see every last detail in the gallery!
Teal and coral work together to create a crisp and tailored preppy look in this inspiration shoot from Arielle Doneson Photography! The chic gowns from Something White are so chic and classic—these looks never go out of style! Gray and peachy-pink stationery with a state motif from Ting is fun and just fancy enough. On-trend chevron livens up the tablescape, with great details like bow tie napkin rings and a birchwood and poppy arrangement by Molly Taylor Designs. Formal white milk glass vases lose a bit of their preciousness with the slightly rustic soup can votive holders—we love the edgy mix! With Love & Whimsy pulled in funky finds and antique pieces from Borrow Vintage + Eclectic Rentals to ensure the affair had the charming vibe they wanted. We adore every detail, but the thing that really has us swooning? The fabulous cake from Hummingbird Bake Shop, presented with a puffy blue-and-white striped seersucker bow—it’s the perfect crowning touch!
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!
We are just gasping for breath over this gorgeous bohemian shoot from Tamiz Photography! All of the vintage decor mixed with romantic pink blooms and lacy vintage dresses are stunning! The romantic island style of long, loose waves crowned with floral hair wreaths gives away this Maui location, yet there’s something ethereal and placeless about it as well. And have you ever seen a tree swing so pretty? We want to teleport ourselves into this shoot right now, but instead we’ll settle for staring at it all afternoon in the gallery!
Elisabeth Carol Photography brings us today’s gorgeous inspiration in shades of emerald green and glittery gold, and it’s fabulous! Set outdoors at the Bell Tower Chapel & Garden in Ft. Worth, Texas, this ivory tablecloth is striped in the color scheme and accented with gold flatware and Chiavari chairs. We love! Stunning white bouquets by Events a la Carte are a big burst of sophistication among the other elements, coordinated by Borrowed & Blue. An ivory cake festooned with fresh flowers from Sweetie Mae’s Sweetcakes looks like an edible version of the pretty table arrangements. The strapless gown from David’s Bridal gets a touch of bling, too, from glittery ballet flats. Enjoy this pretty and sophisticated soiree!
This gorgeous and bright shoot from Alixann Loosle Photography makes us feel like we’ve been transplanted to the glorious Mediterranean region, which is why it’s so hard to believe it took place at the stunning La Caille in Sandy, Utah! We love the tropical feel of the bold flowers from Urban Chateau Floral, their cues taken from floral motif stationery by Alexis June Creative. The breathtaking design, by the always fabulous Michelle Leo Events, gets a playful touch from the cherry red scooter, which we adore! The gorgeous bride is a show-stopper in a romantic, flutter-sleeve gown—we are head over heels in love with all of the gorgeous images!