So many beautiful bridal inspiration shoots are built around the bride of course, which we love. But so many men out there are just as stylish and bespoke as the lovely ladies in their lives, so we wanted to highlight a couple who both love fashion and style, and who wanted to see that reflected throughout the aesthetics of their wedding day. Photographer Cassidy Brook was looking to highlight color with a stylish green groom’s suit, which was where our design ideas began to take shape. We wanted an organic, modern look to the shoot and a warm and textural fall feel that we thought would not only inspire stylish couples but feel relatable and attainable. Adding in tones and shades of marsala and deep fuchsia gave us just the palette we were wanting–fresh and fallish, yet sophisticated.
We outfitted our real couple in a stylish emerald green suit by ASOS and a stunning halter gown by Willowby paired with a flowy skirt from WToo and stunning ring by Susie Saltzman. It’s a tossup whose updo we loved more–his stylish manbun or her beautiful braided look by KIS Hair and Makeup Design! We outfitted their bridesmaid in a gorgeous deep fuchsia halter gown by BHLDN. We kept flowers organic, romantic and textural and we LOVE how the color palette married with the incredible fall colors of the landscape.
The Manor House recently added a new ballroom and we felt like it perfectly married the modern yet still organic feel we were going for. The table set in front of the fireplace was a stylish focal point for the shoot. Velvet is a favorite for fall weddings and we loved the unusual shade of this Rose Velvet Linen from La Tavola–a neutral but with more depth. We set the table with modern gold candelabra and stylish brass votives, which were a lovely tie-in to the gold rimmed plate and flatware from Crate and Barrel. A concrete vessel filled with lush and textural dahlia, garden roses, pieris buds, grapes, crabapples, blackberries and mint gave the table an organic yet elegant vibe. Stationery from Julie Ha Calligraphy completed the look.
See it here on Joy Wed!
Photography: Cassidy Brook | Planning & Design: A Vintage Affair Events | Flower Design: Bare Root Flora | Wedding Dress: op Vanu by Willowby and Effie skirt by WToo | Hair & Make up: Kis Hair & Make-up | Wedding Dress Boutique: A & Be Bridal Shop | Cake: Wildflower Cake |Stationery: Julie Ha Calligraphy | Venue: Manor House | Ring & Earrings: Susie Saltzman | Linens: La Tavola Linen | Groom’s Attire: ASO | Bride Model: Talene Weeks | Groom Model: Jon Weeks
This bold and beautiful fall wedding is being featured today on a fabulous wedding blog: Ruffled! Click here to see the feature.
This delightful and gorgeous wedding featured a bright and bold color palette using a colorful red, blush, gold, and ivory as the main colors. The colors were able to pop out against the blank canvas that is Blanc while seamlessly harmonizing with the greenery around the venue to create an organic yet vibrant feel. The couple decided they wanted to carry over their initials from their invitations to the wedding itself. They used marquee lights of their initials and an ampersand. The marquee lights created a unique and modern backdrop to their ceremony, as the couple stood in front of the lights for their special moment. On their way down the aisle the handsome and might we say adorable ring bearers carried “hip hip” and “hooray” flags. Though only a small detail, the bride loved this idea so much she chose to have the flags recreated as mini drink stirrers so guests could enjoy them with their beverages. Abby and Tommy’s ceremony was incredibly heartwarming as both of their dads officiated it. Tommy’s dad began so that Abby’s dad could walk his daughter down the aisle and then take a minute to soak it all in before concluding the ceremony. It was so personal and so lovely, everyone was smiling from ear to ear the entire time. Showing off their bright and fun personalities, when the ceremony finished, instead of turning around and walking down the aisle, they made their way back in style… by dancing down the aisle. To carry on the theme of the ampersand, Tommy and Abby used handmade ampersand magnets to hold guests’ watercolor place cards. These magnets then doubled as the couple’s favors. The reception room was filled with beautiful wood tables which were adorned with lovely wild, loose, textural arrangements to keep the feeling more organic. There was also seasonal fruit to complete the look which tied in the overall farm to table ambiance the couple wished to design. Seasonal blooms like dahlias were brought in to correspond with the beginning of the fall season! The florist also used Vining greens in order to “connect” the tables and make the room feel more integrated and natural. They also had ice cream sandwiches served on an adorable pink bike.
Photography: Sara & Rocky Photography / Event Planning & Design: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals / Floral Design: Park Floral Design / Venue: Blanc / Wedding Dress: Essense Of Australia / Bridal Store: Whittington Bridal / Bridesmaid Dresses: After Six: The Dessy Group Catering: Footers / Wedding Cake: Whisk And Bean / Ice Cream Sandwiches: Petey Bird / Wood Tables And Benches: Old Wood Soul / Cocktail Table Linens: La Tavola Linen / Wedding Invitations: Paper Please Studio / Save The Dates: Smitten On Paper / Lighting: Lighting & Design Scott
There is nothing quite like timeless yet relaxed backyard wedding. This one was especially perfect. The black Free People bridesmaids dresses with their delicate leather detailing were just stunning. The clear tent with chandeliers and bistro lights let guests dine under the stars. And guests found their seats with dainty deckle edge calligraphed place cards with a navy ribbon with rosemary tied to them. The classic delicate tablescape was a joy to design and one for the books! Ali made the most gorgeous flowers. The couple chose a fondant cake made by Intricate Icings textured to be reminiscent of hobnail glass. Additional hand piped embroidery along the top and bottom edges mimic the lace pattern on the bride’s gown. Intricate sugar flowers cascade across the front for a romantic feel. And the talented Ashely Sawtell captured it all.
Planning & Design: A Vintage Affair
Photographer: Ashley Sawtelle
Florist: Ali Fortunato
Calligrapher: Taryn Eklund Ink
Tent & Other Rentals: All Event Rentals
Caterer: Footers Catering
Dessert: Intricate Icings Cake Design
Music: The Motet
Hair: Keva Morris
Make up: Makeup Madame: Lindsay Ambrosio
DJ: Derek Russo: The Higher Sound
Cocktail Table & Napkin Linens: La Tavola
I can’t even begin to describe how much I loved this wedding or this couple. Their wedding was beautifully elegant, yet relaxed and fun all at once. The day couldn’t have been possible without the amazingly gifted Bella Lu and all captured by the talented Connie Whitlock Photography.
Bella Lu Floral used some of our custom vintage cake stands to create several of the beautiful and lush centerpieces. Jasmine vine and vintage bottles laid along the long guest tables with taper candles and low candlelight to warm up the rustic venue. Also, silk and willow hand dyed silk ribbon were used for the bride’s bouquet.
The wedding featured custom watercolor calligraphy invitations with flowers and mountains, and these lovely details were tied together through the entire day. Now featured on Style Me Pretty! Click here to see!
Photography: Connie Whitlock Photography | Event Planning And Design: A Vintage Affair Events & Rentals | Floral Design: Bella Lu Floral | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture – Lazaro | Stationery: Bethany Siekmeier | Catering: Keystone Ranch | Makeup: Makeup With Mel | Hair: Jessica Lauren | DJ: DTP Events | Venue: Keystone Ranch Golf Course | Bridal Boutique: Kleinfeld Bridal | Desserts: Keystone Ranch | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Linen | Ribbon: Silk And Willow