Outdoor weddings are perfect for couples who love nature and the beauty of fall! Although we had every intention of capturing a gorgeous fall day, the weather took a wild turn and it ended up being incredibly rainy and windy! Thankfully, despite the weather, all of the best vendors came together to make it the dreamiest setting imaginable!
The initial inspiration for this shoot came from a trip to Prince Edward Island a few years ago. Literary characters came to life on the island and there was such a mix of classic charm and wandering freedom represented by the architecture and landscape. Every bride wants a perfect blend of genuine moments and delightfully intricate details and the island was the best inspiration!
When planning this shoot, I started where most brides start, with the dress. After days of searching, I came across this custom-made, gown with a simply amazing overlay . It is a bit unusual to work with an Etsy shop for stylized shoot, but Yana from StylishBrideAccs made it such a wonderful experience and this dress was so worth it! Not only does the gown feature puffed sleeves and the most elegant train ever, but it can also be worn without the overlay for a simple, classic look. One of the top celebrity wedding trends right now is to showcase two different looks and wear a separate dress for the ceremony and reception. A versatile dress like this one provides the opportunity to feel like a celebrity without the cost of buying two dresses. Our groom also wore two different looks for the day as well, adding a tie to his ensemble for the reception.
One of greatest signs of a true wedding professional is their ability to take a vision or idea and create something new and unique! Sarah from Blossoming Vines did just that! She took the overarching ideas and color palette and created the perfect bouquet. Not only did our bride and groom rock two different looks, but so did our flowers. Sarah had the great idea of turning the gorgeous table centerpiece into a statement piece after dinner. By adding smilax and plumosa ferns and changing out the low compote for a vintage brass trophy style urn, Sarah was able to decorate both the head table and the dance floor with the same bunch of florals designed in two different ways.
Our enthralling, blue wedding cake was designed by Moriah of Curio Cupcakes and decorated by Sarah of Blossoming Vines. The tall triple layer cutting cake created the perfect backdrop for the cascade of flowers down the front. Specific, unique pops of color made this rainy day feel so much brighter!
Lisamarie from Wonderfully Made Makeup created this effortless, radiant, and natural makeup look that survived wind, rain, and dancing!
Megan DeMass designed the perfect, romantic hairstyle that fit the classic bridal look with the wild and free feel that we were hoping to achieve.
Because this dress had two different looks, it needed jewelry that would compliment both the simple, v-neck, silk dress as well as the high neck, straight cut overlay with small pearl details. Emily from Mod-ish created a custom, bridal set of earrings that was absolute perfection!
The incredibly classic paper suite was hand crafted by Carey at Sol Paparie. She took the vision board and made the font simple but stunning. Not only did we get to see her work represented in a full wedding invitation suite, but she also designed a seating chart, matching envelopes, brilliant menus, and the most adorable place cards.
Catering and Coffee Cart
Delicious catering was provided by Stan Diego Baja Taco Kitchen and warm, hand crafted coffee was brought in by Caleb from Catalyst Coffee Cart.
Getting Ready Space and Reception Venue
The darling Airbnb where the day began was an intimate, and adorable place to start preparations. The ceremony and reception venue was initially picked for the gorgeous landscape and the stunning grounds, but when the rain began to pour, we were so thankful to have the magnificent barn to retreat to for dinner and dancing.
Furniture and Dish Rentals
The whole look and feel of the shoot came together with the seating vignette and table designed by Emily from Fancy Fray and Holly from Gigi & LaClede llc. The chandeliers in the barn set the stage for our dance floor which was highlighted by the rich, intricate rug. For dinner, the rug and coffee table were surrounded by a magnificent, blue, curved sofa, a pair of white cane side chairs, and a small, wooden, end table. Our massive, statement farm table from Fancy Fray was presented with by ten gold, Tolix chairs and the tablescape was completed with a smokey gray, hand-dyed table runner, paris blue goblets by Fostoria, modern organic white dinner plates topped with delicate blue and gold rimmed salad plates, and matte gold flatware.
Just because it rains doesn’t mean you can’t have the wedding day of your dreams!