Each season we see trends in the color palettes that brides are choosing for their florals. For the past few years, burgundy and blush have far and wide been the most popular. It’s a trendy, high-contrast palette that matches nicely with a variety of styles and color schemes- looking lovely with navy, emerald, wine, and white. It’s no wonder it has been so popular. If, however, you’re the kind of gal who likes to skip what’s “hip” consider some alternative color stories for your big day.
This lovely look has a similar contrast of dark and light, but here a deeper peach, hints of orange and red create the look. Take note of the ribbon-every detail matters. (Twin Vines Floral and Taylor Leigh Photography)
Shades of orange and white make a fresh Fall display. Burnt orange Orchids and the exotic Protea make a seasonally spectacular look and mixed berries add interest. (AZ Fleuristas and J. Colony Photography)
Another pretty example of that orange and white combination in a more formal style. Here, a brighter orange Rose almost glows within the bouquet. Limited greenery makes the colors pop. (Angel Kidwell Photography)
There is no law that Autumn brides must carry orange! Here a colorful bouquet includes orange in the palette but also incorporates lots of texture and shades of red and green. The multicolored bouquet wrap is fun and lovely. (Sweet BlossomsandBrittany DeFrehn Photography)
Early Fall flowers like heirloom Chrysanthemums, Amaranthus, and Stonecrop gather nicely with blushed Hydrangea, a sure sign that Summer has passed. (Floriculture Micro Farm)
Succulents are a great element to include in a bouquet and look amazing with yellow and white florals. Blue-gray foliage like Eucalyptus and Dusty Miller coordinate nicely in this textural bouquet. (Local Color Flowers and Borrowed Blue Photography)
Here’s a dreamy option that’s earthy-pretty. Find a florist who gets your style and then trust them to do something spectacular like including mushrooms and seedpods into your bouquet for a one-of-a-kind look. (Bad Rabbit FlowersandCody James Barry)
There are many beautiful color stories for your Fall wedding. If you love the current burgundy and blush trend, go for it. If you are looking to diversify a bit consider an Autumnal inspired palette including oranges, reds, and yellows-inspired by the changing leaves and landscape. Perhaps a monochromatic bouquet is what you love or a colorful gathering of flowers. Or, maybe you like unexpected elements and colors that define your own unique style and taste.
Janay and Marcus were married at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore in a rooftop ceremony. The ceremony was followed by a reception with sweeping views of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. They were surrounded by close friends, family and their son when they exchanged their vows. The reception decor was black and gold and focused on stunning views and glittering touches.
Janay wore a deep sweetheart neckline fit and flare bridal gown. The gown featured an illusion neckline and an open back which was decorated with gems. Her Badgley Mishka shoes featured a closed toe and a decorated heal showcasing high style and feminine touches.
Not to be outdone by his wife, Marcus wore a modern tux with a white jacket trimmed in black. His shoes were just as styled as the bride’s. He chose Christian Louboutin spiked men’s flats for his footwear. His look was finished with a simple black bowtie and black vest.
The couple had their first look in a similar location to their ceremony, a rooftop. These locations afford views of the famed Baltimore landscape. The couples who are all about the location, this is a perfect way to have the Baltimore vibe in all your images. After the first look on the rooftop, they traveled to the harbor waterfront to take images along the piers. Right after their portraits, they were married at their rooftop ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. After, they headed to their reception at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore to celebrate with family and friends.
The reception space at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore boasts floor to ceiling windows which overlook the Inner Harbor in Baltimore. This is a perfect space for a wedding if you love the twinkling city lights as the backdrop to your evening event. The reception was decorated with long rectangular tables draped in black, while gold table runners were placed as a high impact accent which finished the look. Gold Chiavari chairs finished the space with a finished and elegant appearance. The cake was a stunning three-tier creation that also featured accents of black and gold. The rest of the decor was kept to a minimum allowing for the views to take center stage. The couple enjoyed a sparkler send-off as the evening wrapped up.
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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.