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 started with a fall staple – the red apple. Instead of taking it the traditional route, we wanted to focus on the charm of a schoolhouse at Hoosier Grove Barn in Steamwood, Illinois and highlight its vintage and romantic flair. Cinthia from Savvy Rose Events worked with Amy of Rustique Swan Event Design Styling & Vintage Rentals to design an inspiration board full of deep, cozy colors, fur accessories, and unexpected elements. We knew red apples needed to be part of the décor because it tied so perfectly with the schoolhouse venue and was a creative twist in the traditional red heart motif.
Photography | Meghan McCarthy Photography | Venue | Hoosier Grove Barn | Planning | Savvy Rose Events | Design, Styling, and Rentals | Rustique Swan Event Design Styling & Vintage Rentals | Florals | Aysel Cristian Floral Atelier | Stationery | EMERY ANN DESIGN | Cake | Golden Dome Cakes | Calligraphy | Jessica draper calligraphy | Hair and Makeup | Sabrina Ramirez Artistry | Veil | Dimitra’s Bridal Couture | Submitted via Matchology
Today’s couple had to change their ceremony location last minute due to a hurricane, but you wouldn’t know it with the smiles on their faces! This blush wedding from Kir Tuben is the perfect blend of romantic and rustic, and a good dose of sentimentality in between. Rain didn’t stop them from having their dream wedding filled with fun and laughter!
I really wanted a “soft” and romantic wedding. We wanted our wedding to be telling of who we are as a couple. We included aspects we both loved such as good food, good dancing, and good beer. We wanted people to dance all night and have a blast, and that’s what happened!
Our colors were blush, navy and gold. My bridesmaids all wore different dresses in different shades of blush and I loved the results – it blended so seamlessly and really was the soft, romantic look we were going for. We added floral accents to help bring the vision of romance to life. There were floral groomsmen ties as well as small floral centerpieces on each table.
The wedding took place in the town where my husband grew up which added some sentimental value. Unfortunately, it was the weekend of a hurricane. Thankfully, we had our wedding planner who was always impressing us with her back up plan ready to go. While we didn’t get married at our original chosen location, we did get married on the porch of our reception area. The clouds literally parted for photos and the ceremony and then the rain begun after family photos.
We included photos of us through the years on each table that corresponded with that age. For example, table 5 had pictures of us at five years old. Not only was it adorable, but it gave guests something to do as they could walk around and see the photos. We also hand painted each and every frame for these photos. Our parents made our backdrop for our ceremony and it was absolutely PERFECT! Bryce and his father made the actual lattice backdrop and my mother and father made the fake floral arrangements on it. It was a hit for sure.
Photography | Kir Tuben | Event Planning | Greenery and Grace | Florals | Edwin Little | Stationery | Wedding Paper Divas | Videography | Will Burch | Catering | Country Boys BBQ | Hair | Stephanie Michelle Hair | Makeup | Elizabeth Pope | DJ | Paula Shrum | Dress | BHLDN | Bride’s Shoes | Jack Rogers | Submitted via Matchology
While bridal showers are a way to celebrate the bride, what do you do to thank your besties for standing by your side on your big day? A ‘Bridesmaid Shower’ is the perfect time to show your favorite ladies how much they mean to you and a great chance to hang out before the wedding! G&G had so much fun styling this festive and balloon filled fete with Aisle Society showcasing the amazing gifting goodies from David’s Bridal.
Every party starts off right when cocktails are involved, so sharing a bit of bubbly is a must. David’s Bridal makes your bar cart cuter with personalized gold foil champagne glasses for everyone and adorable #teambride straws and napkins. Their XOXO balloons are the must have decor accessory! All the ladies look fab in David’s Bridal’s selection of cute cocktail dresses and modern jumpsuits, and even sweet Mollie the pup was dolled up in their floral dog collar.
Then on to the main event, the giving! You know David’s Bridal for their fabulous selection of fashion forward, yet affordable bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, but did you know they have gifting items too? David’s Bridal has everything your gals will love: chic printed robes, cute monogrammed water bottles, glittery bath bombs, adorable hair ties, and more! Their personalization and color options make it easy to give custom gifts like makeup bags, compacts, and oh-so-chic floppy hats (bachelorette pool party anyone?) Our favorites were the monogram tassel key chains and gold necklaces! David’s Bridal has what you need to find something for everyone, and not to mention, the prettiest personalized box to package it to perfection.
Chicago’s DL Loft and DL Studio made the perfect setting for this stylish soiree. Obviously, this is a time to “treat yo’ self”, and what better way than ice cream pops on the rooftop? It’s the only way to end a day of fun with the best #bridetribe ever!
Event Production | Glamour & Grace, Lakeshore in Love, Storyboard Wedding for Aisle Society | Gifts, Dresses, Accessories, and Party Decor | David’s Bridal | Photography | Photography by Lauryn | Event Design and Styling | Debi Lilly, A Perfect Event | Venue | DL Loft, DL Studio | Hair and Makeup | Three One Two Bridal | Signage | Studio M Creations | Ice Cream | Gordo’s Ice Cream | Stationery | Debi Lilly Style | Models | Alexis Kersey, Domenica Biondolillo, Unique Love, Taylor Korjenek, Rachael Brodette
Compensation for this post was provided by David’s Bridal for Aisle Society. All opinions are the author’s own, and are not endorsed by David’s Bridal, Aisle Society, or their affiliates.