You’ve heard the phrase, “The devil is in the details.” For those of us in the wedding industry, no truer words could be said. As event professionals, we are entrusted with the task of executing dreams. It’s the details that take an event from typical to unforgettable. If you are in the process of planning your wedding, it can feel overwhelming. While we love all the wedding day inspiration out there (think Pinterest, Instagram, and ahem…wedding blogs) it can be a bit overwhelming determining a color palette and look that present your style in a connected way. Hiring a stylist or coordinator can definitely take the pressure off because they have the skill set to simplify the process, but if that’s not in your plan, a few tips can help to pull together a cohesive look that is just perfect. Using a lovely Fall inspired mini-shoot we are going to hone in on some of the details that pull an idea throughout your wedding day.
The inspiration: Boho Autumnal Backyard Wedding
The Color Palette: Amber, Ochre, Pale Pink, White, and warm mixed metallics (Bronze, Copper, Gold and Brass)
The first glimpse of your wedding (for your guests) is the invitation. Invitations share the pertinent logistics of your day, but they also set the tone for what friends and family can expect at your wedding. Hand-lettered invitations, like this pretty one from Letters By LeVault, say a stylish, casual Fall event is ahead! (Summer Mae Photography)
Your ceremony site is the perfect place to showcase seasonal elements and infuse your style. Here a rustic chic barn door backdrop, from Heirloom 23, marries boho autumnal florals creating the perfect space for a vow exchange. The colors reflect the same hues from the invitation suite. (Floriculture Micro-Farmand Summer Mae Photography)
Boutonnieres, while small, should still coordinate with the overall look of your wedding day. Be sure to share with your florist the style of menswear your handsome groom will be wearing. (Floriculture Micro-Farmand Summer Mae Photography)
Beverage Stations welcome guests to sample a variety of personalized cocktails. If you really want to keep to a theme, work with your caterer to select drinks that match your color palette. A gorgeous, antique buffet creates an inviting display. (Floriculture Micro-Farmand Summer Mae Photography)
Green, amber, and pink goblets echo the color palette of the day and look beautiful just sitting around. (Summer Mae Photography)
Drink labels, in that same sweeping style, not only look nice but help guests identify their tasty options. Pops of copper, like this sweet bud vase, add warmth and seasonal flair. (Summer Mae Photography)
No ordinary Gift Table will do when a tufted, settee is available, another stunning piece from Heirloom 23. The deconstructed seat, strewn with leaves, is the ideal spot for parcels and packages. (Summer Mae Photography)
Table Numbers are another little detail that can have a big impact. This little lovely is simple enough but conveys the look of the entire wedding encased in a brass, shadow box. (Summer Mae Photography)
Hand-dyed napkins are an excellent way to include color on your tablescape. A plethora of candlesticks, in various shades, make a romantic statement. Rose gold flatware, ties in beautifully with the decor and is another smart way to have fun with your design. (Floriculture Micro-Farmand Summer Mae Photography)
Place cards don’t have to be fussy- they can be fabulous. Who doesn’t want to see their own name written in fancy print? Rattan plate chargers keep the look earthy and grounded, but elegant. (Floriculture Micro-Farmand Summer Mae Photography)
Lounges have become a staple of wedding day decor. They create an intimate space for guests to relax and gather. Hanging lanterns add a ceiling to this free-spirited nook. (Summer Mae Photography)
Textiles, like the pillows and blankets seen here, bring comfort and allure to this setting. (Summer Mae Photography)
Whatever style and color story you choose for your wedding day–stay true to it! It’s fine to mix and match elements, but remember a pulled together look requires consistency. The little details of your day are the ideal place to focus. Invitations and signage, tablescapes and flatware, and the decorative elements used to layer your vignettes are opportunities for you to create a custom look that represents your own personal style.