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Berry + Gold Wedding Inspiration

bohemian romance inspiration

There’s just something about gorgeous berry tones, mixed with a touch of metallic, that feels like the perfect palette for fall. Everything feels a little richer this time of year, and the holidays definitely call for (at least) a little bit of sparkle. For couples who are planning a fall or winter celebration, or for anyone conceptualizing their holiday tablescape, let’s let this beautiful bohemian romance editorial, designed by Rachael Ellen Events, show us how it’s done. We couldn’t be more smitten with the florals by Soil and Stem (just wait til you get a close-up of those peonies + garden roses!), but the whole setting, captured beautifully by Mary Claire Photography, is worth its weight in (berry and) gold.

bohemian romance bride

pink and red garden rose bouquet

bohemian romance bride

bohemian romance inspiration

dark red lips

From Rachael Ellen EventsThis shoot was inspired by the intimate moments of two lovers alone in the woods. The lush greenery of the landscape balanced the various textures of the tablescape. The silk scarves were draped over the trees adding to the sense of intimacy and romance in the forest. Oriental rugs layered with furs and floral prints played up the hunter gatherer theme that inspired us as well. The table was set for two with dozens of candles and glass vases adorned with loose wildflowers giving an added feel of bohemian romance.

fauna inspired invitation

picnic in the woods

bohemian romance picnic

This sweet picnic set-up is such a fun look! We pulled together a little roundup of our fave berry + gold hued party items and attire so you can get the look, too!

brass candlesticks

indigo pattern plate

bohemian romantic florals

The florals were moody, organic, and romantic with deep reds, romantic pinks and vibrant magentas. This palette stood in stark contrast to the lush summer landscape, making for enviable blooms with big impact. Loose buds floated in basins filled with water from the river. The romantic shades were also seen in the bride’s berry lip color.

engagement ring

red roses in water

bohemian romance picnic

bohemian romance picnic

Chantel Lauren Designs

We want to play dress up in this STUNNING gold-topped Chantel Lauren Designs gown!

Chantel Lauren Designs

pink and red garden rose bouquet

gold glitter top dress

pink and red garden rose bouquet

bohemian romance inspiration

See more loveliness in the film captured by Traveller Films:

Not a bad way to end the day! Big thanks to the following creatives for this beautiful inspiration + eye candy!

photography: Mary Claire Photography // planning + design: Rachael Ellen Events // venue: Salt Lake City, Utah // florals: Soil and Stem // videography: Traveller Films // dress: Chantel Lauren Designs // cake: Le Loup Cakery // hair + makeup: Celise Artistry // invitation: Huckleberry Paper

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Beautiful Wedding Photography from Colagrossi Studio

Colagrossi Studio

Please excuse us for just a sec while we swoon over the sweetness captured in these lovely photos by Colagrossi Studio! This talented husband + wife photography team needs to be on the radar of any couple on the hunt for an amazing wedding photographer. According to Mitch and Destany Colagrossi, We consider ourselves artists and storytellers who love to get to know our couples before their big day. We feel strongly that having a relationship with our couples enables us to better tell their story and highlight the things that are most meaningful to them – family, each other, style, or something else we might not have otherwise known. We thrive in small, outdoor, intimate and meaningful weddings. We love to travel and natural light, in fact we prefer it.

Sound like just what you were looking for? Check out some of our fave Colagrossi Studio images below + don’t miss their special offer to GWS couples at the end of the post!

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balloon backdrop

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Colagrossi Studio

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If you’re not located in Northern Indiana near Colagrossi Studio, no problem. They absolutely LOVE to travel + no destination is considered too far!

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Modern Toronto Backyard Wedding: Jac + Adrian

backyard Toronto wedding

Easy, simple and inviting were the key words Jac + Adrian initially threw around when thinking about their big day. And they already knew where they’d tie the knot before they knew any of the other details. Jac’s family cottage on Lake Simcoe in Toronto was the perfect place to throw a low-key, low-stress backyard wedding, that still had tons of style + personality. Color was key and the event design was a family affair: J + A, and their talented fam and friends designed, made and set everything up + we’d say the end result was totally flawless. Let’s hear what Jac has to say about it all:

Adrian and I are both inspired by clean, simple and crisp contemporary design so that is what set the stage for the day. Flowers were all white with lots of greenery as the backdrop.We had ferns EVERYWHERE! The food was incredible without being fussy. We are both creative people but didn’t feel that our wedding needed to be an exact representation of that! The main source of inspiration was geometric sculptures and ferns. We saw a painting (randomly) and were inspired by the lush organic nature contrasted with the sterile white geometric shapes.

Thanks so much to Heidi from Our Labor of Love for these beautiful photos + big congrats to the happy couple!

rings

letter from bride

bride getting ready

Major shoe envy for Jac’s perfect, gold Chloe heels!

silver heels

red bridesmaids

Toronto first look

backyard Toronto wedding

Haux Couture wedding dress

Jac co-designed her wedding dress with Jim of Hoax Couture in Toronto. It’s so simply stunning…

backyard Toronto wedding

navy blue suit

backyard Toronto wedding

backyard Toronto wedding

backyard Toronto wedding

lakeside portraits

backyard Toronto wedding

backyard Toronto wedding

backyard Toronto wedding

red bridesmaid dresses

Red, coral, and fuchsia perfection. This crew of ‘maids has totally won us over!

red bridesmaid dresses

colorful wedding party

colorful wedding party

brides dancing entrance

backyard Toronto ceremony

backyard Toronto ceremony

Our Vows. I was not expecting our ceremony to be the most wonderful part. It was beautiful. It was romantic. It was emotional. It was us. I walked down the aisle to 'Bossy' by Kelis which quickly turned into ‘Stay’ by Maurice Williams and the wedding party walked down the aisle to 'My Baby' by Nina Simone. We had a lovely reading by my aunt and our friend read a Mya Angelou poem. As we signed our papers, Adrian's best man and his brother sang 'First Day of our Life’ by Bright Eyes. For sure the entire ceremony was the most memorable.

backyard Toronto ceremony

backyard Toronto ceremony

backyard Toronto ceremony

backyard Toronto ceremony

backyard Toronto ceremony

group hug

backyard Toronto wedding

backyard Toronto wedding

backyard Toronto wedding

seating chart

daisy centerpieces

And we adore the modern, graphic paper goods and signage. Jac + Adrian designed + printed everything themselves. (A’s an illustrator and J’s a designer.)

pattern table numbers

colorful pattern menu

wedding rings

first dance

first dance

backyard Toronto wedding

backyard Toronto wedding

If something is stressing you out. Don’t do it. Take a step back and think about why you’re here in the first place. I’m sure everyone says it but NOTHING really matters but the two of you and your promise to each other. It may not make sense now but it will. Also, enjoy it. Take it all in and make time for just the two of you, that has nothing to do with wedding planning.

photography: Heidi from Our Labor of Love // venue: bride’s family cottage + farm in Lake Simcoe ov Orillia Ontatio Toronto, Canada // event design: Friends and family contributed. It was a collaborative affair // florals: Daniela Bosco and my bridal BB’s (Annie, Christina, Andi, Louisa) // wedding dress: Custom made by Hoax Couture in Toronto, Jim Searle made it and we designed it together // shoes: Chloe, SS 2014 // bridesmaid dresses: everyone wore something different – Markoo Studios was the lovely red jumper on my bestie Carla //hair + makeup: Justin Rousseau at Brennen Demelo Studios & Bree from Plutino Group //  groom suit: Tiger of Sweeden // paper goods: Adrian and I made them, He’s an Illustrator and I’m a Designer // catering: Era 76 // music: the Sensations from Orillia, and dj was Shannon, 1/2 of Toronto based duo Bitch Craft

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