Fall Woodland Wedding Inspiration

Fall Tartan Inspiration

Completely inspired by the rich color palette of fall, a talented group of Chicago wedding vendors, led by Ashley from Ashley D Photography and Carlene from Naturally Yours Events, conceptualized + designed a gorgeous styled autumn elopement. Set amid the soon-to-change trees of a woodsy, lakeside parcel, the team painted the landscape with some of fall’s most notable details. Think tartan, tweed, and moody burgundy hues. I’m really loving the fun handmade elements incorporated into this shoot, like the gold branch candelabra decorating the sweetheart table and the pretty antique lace ceremony backdrop. And the beautiful, vibrant florals by Field & Florist seen throughout are just so stunning. Lots of great ideas for those of you considering a fall wedding!

Fall Tartan invitation

Fall Tartan Inspiration

berry boutonniere


Such a great bouquet, right?! Love the touches of berries + fern!

Fall Tartain bouquet

Fall Tartan Inspiration

Fall Tartan Inspiration

Fall Tartan Inspiration

gold candlesticks


For the table, Field & Florist went with a cluster of vintage tulip vases filled with lush florals, ferns, plum peppers, + blush berries. They’re a perfect compliment to the tartan textiles.

Fall Tartan Inspiration

Fall Tartan Inspiration

Fall Tartan Inspiration


And let’s talk about this awesome flower necklace for a sec! Comprised of dahlias + fern, it added such a pretty dose of texture to the bride’s ensemble. We love the idea of exchanging a flower necklace for your bouquet during the reception if you’d rather not lug something around all night! :)

Fall Tartan Bride

berry floral necklace

s'mores bar

Fall Tartan Desserts


A gourmet s’mores bar is such a fun idea – and the beautiful cake by Elysia Root Cakes stayed right on theme with an elegant gold wood-grain design on the bottom tier. So, so pretty!

Fall Tartan Inspiration

Fall Tartan Cake

Fall Tartan Inspiration


Huge thanks to the below creatives for sharing their talents with us today!

photography: Ashley D Photography // planning + design: Naturally Yours Events // venue: Chicagoland, Cary, Illinois // florals: Field & Florist // dress: Anthropologie // bow tie: Fox & Brie // hair + makeup: Debra Petrielli Freelance Hairstylist + Makeup Artist // paper goods: Meghan Flow of Two Little Birds Press // furniture rentals: Shadow Box Dreams Vintage Rentals // tabletop rentals: Nimble Well // s’mores bar marshmallows + caramels: Katherine Anne Confections // cake: Elysia Root Cakes

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Comments

  1. Love these photos! What a creative and beautiful wedding.

  2. This is the perfectly themed fall wedding! The florals are gorgeous, the berries add a fabulous splash of color and a creative twist to the arrangements!

  3. What a lovely styled shoot! Fall is definitely ‘all over’ and I am loving every bit! And what an amazing + pretty couple and the florals are superb. Great work!

  4. I am dying over her hair. So so pretty.

  5. Love the pictures! I totally love the theme. The bride is really pretty :)

  6. This is such a romantic location for a wedding. I especially love the wood effect on the wedding invitations.

  7. Thank you for the feature! We are SO excited and honored to have it featured on GWS! :)

  8. Love the colour theme and the flowers! Beautiful wedding!

  9. Beautiful setting and photos! Love everything about it.

  10. I feel lucky to have been a part of this foray into the woods. I am bowled over by the dahlia bouquet and necklace. And the gold cake–sleek and with the wood grain/feathery texture. The whole scene is out of a fairytale.

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