A Fall Inspired Botanical Shoot

Once you have selected your venue, it really helps determine the rest of the design for your wedding day. That is so true for this pin-worthy styled shoot I’m sharing today. The location is actually an abandoned college and the owner, Jim Parker, likes to have artists create installations in the space. The current branch installation in the venue fit in perfectly with their design ideas including black dahlias, antique keys, turtle shells + antlers. With the peeling paint, stacks of vintage chairs, and gorgeous window light, the space was transformed into bridal-esque beauty. Concept + photography by Apryl Ann Photography and the gorgeous flowers are by Bows & Arrows. Such pretty eye candy for a Monday + hopefully inspiring for all you Fall brides!

whimsical tree branches

key invitations

whimsical tree branches

Gorgeous right??!

whimsical tree branches

whimsical tablescape

bride red lipstick

whimsical bouquet

whimsical wedding dress

I think this bouquet is one of the prettiest I’ve seen…

pink and purple bouquet

terrarium wedding decor

ombre wedding cake

Pretty ombre petal cake by Sugar Bee Sweets.

ombre wedding cake tablescape

whimsical bride

cocktail wedding dress

pink and purple bouquet

turtle shell ring

whimsical bouquet


keys on branches

love keys

Thanks so much to all these talented vendors for sharing their creativity with us today!

photographer + concept: Apryl Ann Photography //floral design: Bows & Arrows // wedding dress: Deseo by Jesus Del Pozo, Rosa Clara // cake: Sugar Bee Sweets // hair + make-up: Gloria Muniz, email glow.mua {at} gmail.com // jewelry: Oro Fino // coordinator: After Yes // rentals: Rent My Dust Vintage Rentals // Stationery: Southern Fried Paper // venue: The Trinity Institute

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  1. what a gorgeous location!! And that tree made of branches and twigs is so creative and unique- I’ve never seen anything like it.

  2. Looooove this! Those vintage L-O-V-E keys always get me. Do you know where I might find something like this?

  3. AHH! I love the LOVE Keys! I’m getting married next September and we will be making our own center pieces using wine bottles (also seen above) but minus the floral arrangements. I hope they turn out nice :)

  4. PIN WORTHY indeed!! Thanks for sharing this LOVELY photoshoot.

  5. As always, thanks for the feature! This was so fun to see come together. :)

  6. Amazing!! It’s a perfect combo of artsy but approachable and romantic. La la love!

  7. This is so gorgeous! Did Bows and Arrows do the branch installation too?

  8. Wow! Seriously stunning in so many ways! I love the dress!

  9. @megan – the branch installation was already there! It was a piece left behind my an artist.

  10. The LOVE keys are from a small boutique in New Mexico, but I have seen them at other places as well! Sorry I can’t be of more help!

  11. I have never seen anything like this!

  12. Beautiful! I love these shoots that are a perfect combo of artsy but approachable and romantic. Amazing job Apryl Ann!

  13. Beautiful shoot! And those flowers are just incredible!

  14. Apryl and everyone involved did such a gorgeous job!! What a privilege and an honor.

  15. Oh my – what a gorgeous location and yes, that bouquet is stunning! Amazing attention to detail!

  16. These are beautiful! The ombre cake is amazing as well!

  17. I love the romantic and natural feel to this shoot. An amazing location too.

  18. Key and nest LUV! I pinned several- thanx for the inspiration!

  19. loving that ombre cake and the cluster of chairs as a backdrop…so gorgeous!

  20. LOVE this. That branch installation piece is amazing and the windows of the venue take my breath away. Love the details too. So pretty.

  21. One word: WOW! Love the keys dangling from the tree. Amazing work.

  22. things that I love on this Botanical shoot

    1. her lovely dress
    2. the love keys
    3. the gorgeous cake
    4. classy bouquet


  23. Beautiful post…..
    Thanks for sharing…..

  24. This shoot was magical! Thank you to everyone involved and thank you for publishing it. It was a joy to work with such amazing people:)

  25. Beautiful location. The lighting is spectacular! Really like the bouquet tie and the skeleton keys. Very botanical-inspired!

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  26. This is the most beautiful shoot I have ever come across! Everything about it: the location, the flowers, the dress, and cake. EVERYTHING is exceptional!!! Good work!

  27. Wow, that concept is really awesome! It’s nice to see some really unique wedding theme from time to time. Keep it up!

  28. So beautiful…
    I especially enjoy the branch installation at the beginning, mixed with the flowers around. Poetic and a bit surrealistic.
    Thank you for sharing.

  29. Very beautiful wedding! Congrats.

  30. Incredibly beautiful and love the lighting too.

  31. very artistic wedding. Love the cake!


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