ROMANTIC FALL WEDDING INSPIRATION

Lush and bohemian fall wedding arch
 
I am so damn excited to share this styled shoot with y’all and am totally doing a happy dance over here because it’s featured on Green Wedding Shoes today.
 
Overflowing with lush fall floral inspiration, this was the styled shoot of my dreams. Dream Team. Dream Location. Dream Flowers- fresh, pressed, and dried! And I even got to create an invitation suite!
 
You know what’s missing though? Floral foam! We created ALL this flower magic without so much as a block of that nasty stuff. Beautiful and (more) sustainable FTW. You can read more about my aspirations to green my lil’ floral biz right here!
 
Then check out all the moody magic below, captured by the brilliant Evangeline Lane, head over to Green Wedding Shoes to see even more, and hurry back and hire me to make all your fall floral + paper dreams come true. Deal?
 
Fall wedding invititation suite in burgundy with pressed flowers and custom envelope liner
 
We’ll start at the beginning. I love designing paper goods and especially LOVE when they set the tone for your wedding or event from the very beginning.

Here I used pressed flowers on the individual pieces of the suite, and created a custom envelope liner from a photograph of all the flowers that I pressed.

You’ll see these pressed flowers, as well as the dried floral styling elements repeat throughout the event- on the day of paper, in the bouquet, in the centerpieces etc.

I love a strong design/theme and it was such a joy to work with Jessica of Art & Soul Events to bring this vision to life.
 
Installation in rustic wheel barrow with cascading fall flowers
 
Rustic Wheel Barrow with cascading roses and fall leaves
 
Jessica mentioned this wheel barrow in our first conversation, and I immediately knew I wanted to create a floral blanket cascading out of it, before I ever even saw the damn thing. Sometimes ya just know.

This turned out exactly how I pictured it, and would be such a cool way to welcome guests, accent a ceremony area, or create a unique photo backdrop.
 
Boho couple pose next to rustic wheel barrow overflowing with fall flowers in shades of blush, gold, and berry
 
See? These cuties knew just what to do.
 
Wedding cake with real pressed flowers
 
And then there’s this sweet thing!

How gorgeous is this cake by Nicole Bakes Cakes, featuring a frosting pressed flower motif, accented by real pressed flowers? Swoon.

Also worth noting- I finally got to meet Nicole, have the boomerangs to prove it, and she is the cutest!
 
The Old Fashioned Caravan, fall cocktail inspiration, bar signage with pressed flowers
 
Speaking of cute- I’m pretty dang sure The Old Fashioned could not get any cuter.
 
fall cocktail inspiration with fresh flowers and rosemary
 
And could this cocktail look any more delicious? Gimme!
 
Fall tablescape set against rustic wooden doors at Stonewall Ranch, Malibu
 
Pretty much tabletop perfection right here thanks to gorgeous rentals from La Pinata Party Rentals and Jessica’s fab design/styling skills!

Also, we should really talk about Stonewall Ranch– this place is gorgeous and has SO many special + different areas/backdrops/photo ops. Just wait…
 
Fall Wedding Inspiration tablescape featuring blush, berry, burgundy and gold flowers
 
Fall floral centerpiece in rich shades of blush, apricot, berry, burgundy and gold
 
I loved designing with blush, peach, berry, burgundy and gold blooms to create these lush floral pieces. My favorite bloom? Probably that foraged + dried + perfectly peachy bouganvillea. Although I’ll never be mad at a Combo rose. (they’re the gold ones)

What’s your fave?
 
Romantic fall floral arch full of roses and dahlias in shades of blush, berry, burgundy and gold
 
And then, there’s this arch + that view in that light. Magic.

It is worth noting that Jessica cried when she saw it, which is like the highest praise a floral designer can get. Tears, people.

Telling you this makes me blush, but holy hell I loved this thing and I am damn proud of it.

The mechanics are really simple- just chicken wire + water piks, then a base of lemon, ninebark, and maple, followed by loads of roses, garden roses, dahlias, and accent blooms in shades of blush, taupe, peach, berry, burgundy and gold. Favorite arch ever!
 
Romantic and Bohemian Fall Wedding Inspiration
 
A quick costume change and that view?
Yes, that’s the fog rolling in OVER THE WATER. Seriously, Stonewall Ranch, that view is insane!
 
Boho Couple at Stonewall Ranch, Malibu
 
See what I mean?
 
Boho Couple wedding portraits at Stonewall Ranch, Malibu overlooking the ocean
 
Pure magic.
 

Go see more over on Green Wedding Shoes! Then come back and hire these talented people:

Venue: Stonewall Ranch / Planner & Designer: Art & Soul Events / Photographer: Evangeline Lane / Floral Designer, Invitation Design, & Stationery Floral Styling: Winston & Main / Rentals: La Pinata Party Rentals / Bar & Cocktails: The Old Fashioned / Cake Designer/Pastry Chef: Nicole Bakes Cakes / Hair & Makeup: Makeup & Hair by Jackie Romero / Dress Boutique: Lovely Bride / Dress Designer: Rue de Seine Bridal / Beauty Planning: Elwynn + Cass / Signage: Heirloom Paper Co. / Bride & Groom: Andi & Brett



MAGIC MILK BATH

Gorgeous milk bath photography with a blush, lavender, and purple palette.
 
Leftover event flowers + a gorgeous mama-to-be?
Obviously it’s #milkbathmonday.
 
Unicorn mama-to-be in a black clawfoot bath tub surrounded by white subway tile.
 
Not gonna lie, I’m super happy that this is my bathroom.
No guarantees I EVER look this glamorous during bath time though.

But for a total DIY project, aka we could stand in the dirt under our house and *maybe* had to shower in our backyard for 3 months… I LOVE it!
 
Purple ranunculus, peach roses, and italian ruscus milk bath photography
 
Flowers floating in milky water. Who knew?
Pinterest knew.
 
Maternity milk bath featuring lavender and pink flowers.
 
Unicorn locks, a flower crown, and a flower filled bath tub!
 
Lavender flowers floating in a milky bath.
 
More flowers.
 
Lavender locks and a blush and lavender flower crown.
 
When your flower crown matches your hair.
 
Fabulous flowers floating in a milk bath.
 
Preggo belly in a milky bath surrounded by blush and lavender flowers.
 
That belly.
Those flowers.
 
Relaxing floral bath by Winston & Main
 
Fun fact: Monday is “officially” my day off.
I strive to look/feel this relaxed on a monday,
but i often end up working.

On the other hand, I’m pretty dang happy I didn’t take the day off.
 
Better together- a purple japanese ranunculus and a peachy rose.
 
You gotta be flexible with yourself to make magic.
 
 
Photography: Julie Shuford Photography / Concept, Floral Design + Styling: Winston & Main / Model: Ravayna



5 FUN WEDDING RESOURCES

flower cocktail
 
If you’re here to check out Design Your Perfect Wedding: Part II, yay!
But also, I’m still working on it.
 
In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to share a few other wedding tips and tricks I’ve been spreading around the interwebs lately. Check out 5 fun wedding resources below:
 
1. Check out ten unique color palettes I created for my pals over at A Practical Wedding.
 
rainbowcupcakes
 
2. 5 Wedding Trends You Haven’t Heard About Yet
 
unicornbride
 
3. Unexpected Wedding Trends Any Interior Design Lover Needs to See
 
wedding lounge
 
4.Think Like a Florist When Choosing & Caring for Fresh Flowers at Home
 
wildorganicweddingbouquet
 
5. Don’t Be the Worst: 5 Things to NEVER Do at a Wedding
 
flowers with hat and pink background
 
Credits: Photo 1 / Photo 2, Cupcakes / Photo 3, Headpiece / photo 4, Lounge / photo 5 / photo 6
 
Make sure you weigh in on that last one- there’s a serious conversation happening over there in the comments!
 
Then let me know which piece you found the most helpful, AND I’ll see all you bright, bold, technicolor babes on Thursday to chat more about designing your perfect wedding!
 
 
XO