We are feeling all the fall today with this stunning autumn inspo from Meghan McCarthy Photography! Red apples are a fall classic and this team paired it with warm wood tones and romantic pink for a fabulously fresh take on fall. We love the sweet ceremony design and those apple place cards are perfection! It all …
Nothing says elegant like a soft, muted wedding color scheme of neutrals, which is always peaceful and classic, like shades of beige, ivory and white. What’s more, the neutral colors can fit the mold of any wedding style, from garden weddings to beach ones. If creams, tans and grays are too basic of a paletteRead more
If you’re going for a Hogwarts-approved Harry Potter themed wedding, you’re going to need all the magical inspiration you can get! From invitations and ring boxes to florals and tablescapes, here are 19 ideas to get you started on the wedding of your decidedly non-Muggle dreams.
Raise your hand if you could use a little Italian vacation. … Don’t we all? This next exquisite wedding inspiration might not physically put you in Italy but it sure will give you that warm and fuzzy destination wedding feeling! Not only are these stunning ideas for your big day, but the photos by Cinzia Miccoli and Yulia Longo will have you wistfully staring at them for a while.
So go ahead, take a few minutes and escape with these Italian romance wedding ideas. And if you need a bit longer on your mental vacation we have even more for you to see in the full gallery.
A dwelling dating back to 1500, the beauty of the stone that tells centuries of history, and an ethereal and sensual bride. I’m an Italian Wedding Planner, working in Southern Spain and also in my beautiful region, Apulia.
With this shoot, I wanted to create an elegant style mixed with a typical and magical venue called “Masseria”. The Salento, land of sun and sea, tells through its architecture, flavours and colors, the history and culture that make this region unique.
In Lecce, in Southern Italy, among the Mediterranean vegetation, stands a beautiful manor farm that is the perfect setting for this styled shoot created in July by a team of young and brilliant professionals. Masseria San Lorenzo dates back to the 16th century, surrounded by centuries-old olive trees, fruit trees, flowers, and walkways until you get to the quarries from which the stone used for the construction of the manor was extracted. A perfect backdrop for a dream styled shoot.
A sweet and at the same time sensual bride wears a white dress by Idea Sposa with a soft and elegant cloth. The silk skirt and the bodice decorated with delicate precious inserts are accompanied by a romantic hairstyle and a bright and natural makeup that evokes the colors of the Earth, made by the talented makeup artist Giorgia Melillo.
Between the warm colors of the stone and the sun of Salento, the floral decoration by Flower’s Lab Annalisa De Pascalis stands out, in shades of white, peach, green and purple. Deconstructed forms blend with the location. The bouquet of peonies, English roses, lisianthus, calla lilies, and foliage, integrates perfectly with the bride’s look.
The golden iron structures created by the floral designer Flower’s Lab Annalisa De Pascalis, give an elegant and refined touch to this magical backdrop surrounded by prickly pears and pomegranates.
The invitations, menu, seating plan, and table numbers designed by Estudio Requetebien are delicate and elegant, with a watercolor background and elegant calligraphy.
The magic of light, colors, history, sweet looks and dreamy atmosphere, are captured by the sensitivity of the photographers Yulia Longo Photography and Cinzia Miccoli Photography. An Italian styled shoot made with passion, where professionalism and beauty predominate in a land full of history, art, and traditions. And now… Close your eyes and imagine a white veil that crosses the paths of a historic dwelling and your face kissed by the hot sun of Salento…
Wowza, this wedding inspiration had it all! And one of our very favorite elements was that boho inspired sweetheart table. In case you are just as head-over-heels about it as we are here some Boho Sweetheart Table ideas we know you’ll love!
If there is one feeling you don’t want on your wedding day, it’s to walk away wishing that you’d done things differently. You don’t want to have another typical wedding reception, either.
You want something that people will talk about for years. It’s those unique things that become the stuff of family legend, where all stories start with: ‘do you remember when?’. Your wedding day is supposed to be the biggest, most amazing day of your life, and finding a wedding style that suits you often means looking beyond the norm in the pretty wedding magazines and thinking a little more broadly.
Whether you decide to check out tricked-out transport with all the bells and whistles, or you want to hire in a live Morris dancing group to entertain the guests while they have their prosecco and canapes, your wedding day has to reflect precisely what you want. So, to make that lasting impression, here are five of the quirkiest ways you can make your wedding memorable.
Many people go for the standard flower arrangements and table games as a way to decorate their wedding guest tables. With a little thought, you could go beyond that. What about instead of a standard flower bouquet in a bowl, you go a little better with flower arrangements in ice? It’s bold and unique and most people won’t have thought of it at all. You could also choose to swap flower bouquets for small trees adorned with twinkly lights!
Hang Out Space
A wedding is a place to mingle, but there’s often waiting around while photographs are taken and waiting for the bride and groom. Filling a space with squashy chairs and large bean bags is a good way to make a part of your reception room look inviting and give the guests somewhere to relax at the same time.
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Some people are working close to their budget when it comes to providing wedding transport to their guests. You could choose to hire an entire bus and decorate it with ribbon, or you could go truly quirky and hire in some hot air balloons or a helicopter. You can customise each mode of transport to your wedding day and make it look great.
Live Escort Cards
Also known as ushers for the reception, you could have your guests taken to their seats and provided with a pre-meal cocktail. This way, you don’t spend money on printing seating cards and if you want to have a little something for the guests, why not go for personalised cake pops?
As a kid, party bags were a big deal after each birthday. Instead of offering favours at the end of the day, why not offer welcome bags, instead? You can have personalised paper tote bags printed and stuffed with goodies like labelled chocolates, a mini bottle of Prosecco and even a bag of confetti for you to throw at the happy couple.
Your wedding has to stand out and be different from all the rest and these ideas can help you get there.
I must have flowers, always, and always. Claude Monet said it, but he HAD to have been having visions of this incredible space (hold up, we’ll tell you all about it!) and this mind-blowing shoot in Temecula (nearly a century before it happened) to inspire it. Truly, we wish we lived in the living flower painting that became the muse for this Mid-Summer’s Night-themed photo session. And while we’re at it, we wouldn’t mind breathing in all the aromatic floral fragrance that must have been spellbinding to the talented team, lead by Kristen Booth Photography and Madam Palooza Exceptional Wedding Rentals+Design, behind it all.
Carpeted in flower fields and ancient oak trees, Heavenly Oaks Flower Farm, an actual working flower farm, is utterly romantic. The place has been in the Paysee family for generations, a joyful host for celebrations and memorable occasions on the farm, and now thanks to owners, Lori and David Paysee, it will continue honoring the family event legacy by welcoming weddings into its repertoire of bloom-brimming jubilations. On another day, we’d share a word of caution: that flowers may appear more stunning in the snaps than they do in actual real life, but that would just be a lie. They’re just as radiant IRL. Let these highlights below prove it, and check out the full gallery to peep all the luscious details, including a flower-infused signature sip and a moss-filled ring box that quite possibly blows every other ring shot scenario we’ve seen out of the water….
When something awakens you from within
From Kristen Booth Photography: Sometimes a venue comes along that’s like no other you’ve seen before, and it inspires your creativity to soar to new heights. When Sylvia Asmussen of Madam Palooza Emporium and Dawn Weisberg of Tularosa Flowers first toured Heavenly Oaks Flower Farm hidden in the mountains of De Luz right outside of Temecula, CA, they knew they had found a magical spot. The wild natural beauty of the place inspired this Mid-Summer’s Night styled shoot full of fairytale romance and botanical details, because truly, it’s not often you get to walk through 8ft. tall fields of towering flowers. Working with an incredible team of amazing vendors, Sylvia and Dawn dreamed up a vision for a flower-filled wedding that was both classically European in its styling and decor, and wildly American in its bold vibrancy.
Graced with a classic white farmhouse with wrap-around verandas and shaded by stately oaks and lawn, the farm feels timeless. Our décor, selected from Madam Palooza Emporium, was inspired by the many colors on the property; the varying hues of the florals inspired every aspect of the design and filled it with understated grandeur.
A fairy queen and her king aglow with love
Like a waking dream of love, I hoped my ethereal images could appropriately convey all the romance of our gorgeous real-life couple, Ari and Joseph. Wearing a classical golden crown by EDEN LUXE Bridal and a tulle ball gown with embroidered net bodice by Bonny Bridal, Ari was the epitome of elegance paired with modern flair. Connie Novello of Salon Novello created an amazingly-intricate bridal braid dotted with flowers grown on the farm and gold jeweled hair pins from Eden Luxe Bridal. Melina of Beauty by Melina dusted Ari lightly with fairy dust so that she shimmered and glowed like a real life, next-level fairytale princess. Joseph looked like the most dashing of princes in his ultra-modern, floral brocade dinner jacket and slim-cut satin evening pants from Suit Fellas – echoing the floral inspiration and elevating his overall flawless fashion. Gorgeous stacking rings from Marrow Fine Jewelry continued the fairytale, the shifting magic of moonstones paired with diamonds and gold.
A fairy feast for the eyes
Love Jenna K created botanically-inspired menus and place cards that infused the flowers into every aspect of the wedding design, and created a calligraphy scroll right out of a fairytale. Madam Palooza’s beautiful antique china, crystal and decor created a luxuriously-classical scene enhanced by florals referencing Old Dutch Masters still life paintings with fruit and flower details. As soon as Tularosa Flowers saw the giant ceremony frame she knew she had to fill it with flowers from the farm to create a living flower painting as a backdrop for the beautiful couple. The flowers even continued into the cocktails, with a signature drink created just for the shoot by Tularosa Farm. The Wisteria Fizz uses Tularosa Farm’s “Magic Juice,” a flower-fresh simple syrup that naturally turns cocktails into fairytale concoctions. The towering multi-tiered cake dripping with handmade sugar flowers and dusted with opalescence from Cakes to Celebrate completed the magical setting and botanical details of this fairytale shoot.
Fall weddings can offer some creative options as far as decorations, flowers, wedding cakes and more. We thought the best way for you to start to think about planning your fall wedding would be to offer you our 20 most creative fall wedding ideas and let you take it from there. Need more fall wedding inspiration check out our fall wedding section.
1. Serve Pie
Fall is a great time to serve up some pie at your wedding. You can either give guests individual small pies or your can display a large table of a variety of pie flavors.
2. Wear A Sweater
Keep warm on those chilly fall days by adding a sweater to your wedding day look. You can also bundle up your bridesmaids in sweaters so they are not as cold too.
3. Have Your Picture Taken In A Pumpkin Patch
Nothing says fall like a so make the most of what nature has to offer at this time of the year and have your photographer grab a picture or two in a pumpkin patch.
4. Decorate With White Pumpkins
White pumpkins, otherwise known as Boo pumpkins can really look great and elegant at a fall wedding. Keeping with the wedding white color theme these little fall treat are easy to find at farmer’s markets and can work in a wide variety of ways.
5. Use Pumpkins In Your Centerpiece
Wedding centerpieces are not always easy to decide on but I think anyone hosting a fall wedding can agree that a few centerpieces involving pumpkins can be a great option. See how some other brides have used pumpkins as wedding centerpieces.
6. Decorate With Apples
Apples might not be the most popular symbol for the fall season the way pumpkins are but they work really well for decorating a wedding. Apple wedding decorations like from this real wedding are so super easy to do and tasty.
7. Make Apple Place Cards
A great budget friendly place card option is to use either red or green apples to create your wedding guests place cards.
8. Have A Leaf Inspired Guestbook
Create your own or find someone on to make you a unique guestbook. Either way this leaf inspired guestbook is perfect for the season.
9. Use Maple Syrup As Your Favor
A classic New England staple, maple syrup makes for the perfect fall wedding favor and it is always a favorite of our Rustic Wedding Chic readers. See more fun maple syrup wedding favor ideas.
10. Use A Green Color Theme
Sometimes the color green gets passed over for a fall wedding color but I actually think it can work very well for this season. Think about using a few different shades of green to create the perfect pallet. See an entire green wedding theme.
11. Monogram Your Pumpkins
Ask your crafty cousin for some help and monogram your pumpkins so you can display a few at your reception. Everyone loves personalized wedding items so why not pumpkins?
12. Get A Picture With The Changing Leaves
Chances are one of the reasons you wanted to have your wedding in the fall is because of the dramatic and beautiful changing leaves. Make sure you talk to your photographer ahead of time about how to capture just the right picture.
13. Create A Pinecone Bouquet
Perfect for those later fall weddings that are fading into the winter season, a pinecone bouquet can look so amazing.
14. Create A DIY Leaf Place Setting
This creative rustic wedding DIY project is not only easy to make but can work perfectly for a bridal shower or the rehearsal dinner.
15. Use Hay Bales For Seats
One country wedding staple that works perfectly in the fall season is to dress some hay bales and magically change them in to seating. See our top 10 ways to use hay bales at your wedding for more ideas.
16. Commission A Birch Style Wedding Cake
This cake is one of our most popular pins on Pinterest and it is not very hard to see why. A birch wedding cake is the best way to show off your fall wedding spirit. See more rustic wedding cake ideas.
17. Get Cozy In Flannel
Not the most traditional of wedding outfits but adding a little flannel your wedding gown (at least for a picture or two) can be a great twist on a fall favorite.
18. Use A Wood Theme
Add a natural and woodsy feeling to your fall affair by going with a wood themed wedding. See our post on how to use a wood theme wedding inspiration.
19. Use Wheat As Centerpieces
Perfect for a country wedding or a barn style wedding, a wheat centerpiece can make any wedding table look fall inspired. See our entire list of ways to use wheat at your wedding.
20. Try A Plum Tone Wedding Theme
A wonderful and unexpected color theme to work with in the fall season is plum. See our post on using plum as a wedding color.
If your Sundays revolve around kick-off times, tailgating, and cheering on your favorite teams, you’re not alone. The NFL and football in general has been growing more and more popular in recent years, and chances are you or your fiancé have a favorite team. If you’re a true football fanatic, consider incorporating these tasteful sports touches to your wedding.
Your wedding photos will last a lifetime and always remind you of your special day, so why not add a bit of creativity to your shoot? Grab your favorite jerseys and keep them on hand during your engagement session or for your actual wedding photos. Throw them on for a few fun shots you’ll proudly display. If you live near your alma mater’s field or favorite stadium, head there for some pre-ceremony shots. (If permitted, of course.) Not only will they represent your love for one another, but for your team too. Just be careful not to mess up your wedding hair!
Food and Drink
Speak to your caterers about setting up a “Tailgate” themed food station during your cocktail hour. Beer cheese, dips, subs, chips and more are sure to please your guests—especially if your wedding is on a football Sunday! Consider naming your signature cocktails after your favorite team, or a perfect logo or pigskin shaped cake topper to perfect your cake cutting.
Your cake’s colors in general can also reflect your die-hard football pride. But, if you don’t want to go to that extreme (an orange cake might not be the most photo-friendly—sorry, Clemson fans), treat guests to additional football-themed cookies or cupcakes instead.
At the Reception
Enter to your favorite fight song, the NFL theme song, or cheer (extra bonus points if you have some sweet touchdown dances or celebratory moves.) Throw on jerseys, and toss a football to one another across the dance floor as you kick off your dance party. You can even ask your emcee to announce the entrances like your favorite announcer for a fun touch to get the party started. To help guests hop on board, you can also use football memorabilia for photo booth props.
Who says you have to toss your bouquet? (Those things are expensive!) Throwing a souvenir football instead can change things up a bit, while proclaiming your football fanaticism and passing along a good luck superstition to the next bride-to-be.
Speaking of bouquet, one of the easiest (and most subtle) ways to show off your fandom is through your bridal blooms. Not every NFL team has the most flattering, wedding-worthy colors, so you’re by no means obligated to go all out and collect matching flowers (unless you want to, that is). Think smaller, like wrapping a piece of ribbon or velvet dedicated to your team around the arrangement, or infuse a small keychain into the stems.
Surprise your husband with a charm of your favorite team logo on your garter. Gift him team socks or cufflinks to wear on the big day, or sport some logoed undergarments for a big reveal on your wedding night. The groom and his guys can even don socks or bow ties honoring your football loyalties, depending on how much team spirit you’re willing to incorporate into your wedding.
Decor & Stationary
Give a nod to America’s favorite past time by creating save the date magnets or even wedding invitations that look like tickets for the big game. Get creative with your guest book and have guests sign and leave a little love on a football that you can proudly display in your home. Or, ditch traditional ceremony programs and opt for football-friendly rosters to introduce your bridal party members.