Naturally Bold Fall Wedding Inspiration

Badgley Mischka wedding dress

We love vibrant color all year long, but when we see unexpected, rich tones used in the fall, we’re definitely all about it. The team behind today’s naturally bold editorial – Kimie of IYQ Photography + Brittany of Events 306 – paired navy, gold and dark reds to create an earthy, vivid fall wedding scene. Although we love event design that embraces the colors of a season (like this romantic fall shoot we shared just a few days ago), it’s so nice to know we are never limited to a certain color story just because our event falls during a certain time of year. Thanks to today’s team for the reminder! :)

Badgley Mischka wedding dress

bold Fall florals

Flora by Nora whipped up the most gorgeous organic-inspired florals for the shoot. We’re loving those pretty roses + vibrant dahlias!

braid

bold Fall florals

Badgley Mischka wedding dress

And we’re pretty smitten with the whole setting! Shop this simple, but lovely, look – and the shoot’s stunning Rent the Runway gowns – below!

naturally bold inspiration

organic bold florals

organic bold florals

candleabra

pie plate setting

gold rimmed glass

figs

figs

naturally bold inspiration

organic floral centerpiece

llama garland

Reem Acra wedding dress

That blush Reem Acra dress is picture perfect!

Reem Acra wedding dress

Reem Acra wedding dress

gold bangles

llama

braid with flower

Thanks so much to the talented team of vendors below for sharing something so beautiful with us today!

photography: Kimie James of IYQ Photography // planning + design: Brittany Pritchard of Events 306 // venue: Lyons Farmette Lyons, Colorado // florals: Flora by Nora // dessert: Yours Truly Cupcake // rentals: The Harvest Table Company, Chairshed Vintage Rental // stationery: Vanilla Retro // dresses: Reem Acra + Badgley Mischka from Rent the Runway // model: Claire Giesen

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A Cocktail + Dinner Party Wedding: Marie + Dan

Cocktail Dinner wedding

Marie + Dan LOVE cocktails. Like, love-love them. And their passion inspired not only their super fun Smog Shoppe wedding (which we’ll get right to in a sec), but inspired them to start their own business together, a full service curated cocktail catering company called The Whaling Club! For their wedding day, they wanted to create an experience that their guests would never forget, especially since many of them would be trekking in from Chicago and New York. They decided to design a night that celebrated “their” Los Angeles – and that meant sharing their fave foods, fave drinks and personal decor + details put together by the two of them with the help of the girls at GATHER Events! As Marie puts it, We kept coming back to the idea that we wanted to throw the ultimate cocktail and dinner party. So much of a wedding celebration is drinking and eating among the people we love most, and we wanted that to be a big focus. Our wedding was an opportunity to do everything we loved surrounded by the most important people in our lives.

We love that! Big thanks to Marissa Maharaj for the gorgeous photos and congrats to M + D on a beautiful and fun day!

map and photo invitation

Jenny Packham wedding dress

halo engagement ring

Jenny Packham wedding dress

Marie looked amazing in her beaded Jenny Packham dress! And there are pretty BHLDN earrings + Badgley Mischka shoes peeking out in a few photos that completed her gorge ensemble.

Jenny Packham wedding dress

Smog Shoppe wedding

Smog Shoppe wedding

Smog Shoppe wedding

Smog Shoppe wedding

Smog Shoppe wedding

Jenny Packham wedding dress

Smog Shoppe wedding

gold bridesmaids dresses

Moon Canyon worked their magic with the beautiful floral design, which focused on different dahlia varieties + textural greens. So, so pretty!

romantic modern bouquet

card station

wedding fans

floral aisle garland

dahlia garland

floral garland ceremony arbor

smog shoppe wedding

smog shoppe wedding

Marie says, Dan wrote the ceremony with our beloved friend and officiant, Jackie. My brother, Will, composed an original processional that I heard for the first time when I walked down the aisle. Our dear college friend, Colleen (who I have pictured singing at my wedding since I heard her voice), sang “S’Wonderful” with a string quartet that brought me to tears. Dan and I wrote our own vows, and I just remember feeling so overwhelmingly lucky.The entire ceremony was so personal. I think everyone was very emotional–laughing and crying the whole time!

smog shoppe wedding

smog shoppe wedding

smog shoppe wedding

smog shoppe wedding

Processional: Original composition by brother of the bride, Will Buck (played by Angelica Strings)

Recessional: All You Need is Love – The Beatles (played by Angelica Strings)

First Dance: Easy to Love – Ivan + Alyosha

cocktail dinner party

cocktail dinner party

cherry gimlet drinks

Marie + Dan served three specialty signature sips from The Whaling Club, and Dan is sweetly sharing their recipe for a Cherry Gimlet below!

CHERRY GIMLET
2 oz Aviation Gin
1 oz lime juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
2 bing cherries

Muddle all ingredients in shaker. Shake vigorously, strain into a coupe glass, and garnish with a bing cherry. Enjoy!

coupes

oyster bar

oyster bar

smog shoppe reception

window pane seating chart

dinner menu

ranunculus centerpiece

bud vases

blue napkins

blue napkins

vintage camera

first dance

cocktail napkins

dinner

smog shoppe dinner

smog shoppe

Dan surprised me by writing a song and performing it at the wedding! Right after the father/daughter and mother/son dances which were supposed to lead into everyone dancing for the night, Dan motioned for me to sit in a chair. Suddenly there was a microphone in his hand and he was performing the sweetest and happiest song EVER. Dan knows me so well. My favorite song is Beyonce’s “Love On Top” and I am obsessed with all the keys changes at the end. So Dan put in four key changes at the end of his song! As soon as he did the first one I knew exactly why he was doing it and I could feel the energy of everyone behind me. It’s a moment I’ll remember for the rest of my life. I’ve listened to the song only a million times since then.

You can see MUCH more of Dan’s sweet performance in the film at the end of the post! And his single “More and More” is also available on iTunes :)

cakes

drink bar

dancing and a movie

Shawn York’s beautiful capture of Dan’s song + the whole day is a total must-watch:

Enjoy your engagement! Soon you'll get to be married forever, but being engaged is only a brief period in time. Early in our engagement my mom told me she considered the entire engagement period leading up to the big day a part of the wedding celebration. It was nice to think of it that way instead of just one day and then it's over. Also, hire vendors you love and trust to coordinate your day. I was surprisingly calm the week of our wedding because I had handed everything off to Robin of Gather Events.

photography: Marissa Maharaj // venue: Smog Shoppe Los Angeles, California // bar + cocktails: The Whaling Club // event coordination: GATHER Events // florals: Moon Canyon // catering: Heirloom LA // cakes: Magnolia Bakery // rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Found Rentals // flatware: UltraPom // lighting: The Lighter Side // dj: Dart DJ // music: Angelica Strings, Colleen Fee // invitations + save the dates: Swiss Cottage Designs // calligraphy: Petite Pen // videography: Shawn York // hair + makeup: Stephanie Cardenas, Audra Tong, Carsen LaBella // bride’s dress: Jenny Packham // bride’s shoes: Badgley Mischka // groom’s attire: J.Crew // bride’s earrings: BHLDN // bride’s rings + bracelet: Claude Morady

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryDart DJ, Found Vintage Rentals, J. Crew, Smog Shoppe, and Heirloom LA are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.
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Industrial Chambray Wedding Inspiration

blue chambray inspiration

We’re probably not alone when we say we’re chambray obsessed. There’s seriously nothing better than tossing on that trusty denim button up + looking stylish and put together without even trying! So, naturally, we love it when couples + wedding creatives incorporate chambray into their wedding design. And we’re sure you’ll agree, today’s inspirational editorial, designed by Lisa Malott of Wish Rentals + captured by Tiffani Jones, is as good as it gets! Lisa tells us, Our inspiration came from a number of different elements, but initally the gorgeous blue and white dinnerware collection from Dishie Rentals sparked the idea and color palette for our bridal shoot. I sought to create a Kinfolk-inspired aesthetic with a balance of both feminine and masculine elements, raw and natural with refined heirlooms. 

Thanks to these guys, we think you’ll find there are so many creative ways to incorporate moody blue hues + textural denim details into your wedding day design!

blue vintage stamps

blue chambray invitation

blue chambray bride

berry bouquet

blue chambray bride

Ivy & Aster wedding dress

The layers in that Ivy & Aster dress are magical, right? And we love it so much topped with a chambray shirt.

Ivy & Aster wedding dress

dahlia boutonniere

blue chambray groom

blue chambray inspiration

We’re so into that industrial, yet garden-inspired, ceremony set-up. Mary Stonecypher Maslow nailed the team’s vision with all the unique elements she incorporated into the floral design. And she actually hand-picked the pieces for the backdrop garland from her garden the morning of the shoot!

blue chambray inspiration

indigo branch name cards

indigo branch name cards

blue chambray ribbon chair decor

blue chambray tablescape

indigo blue table setting

indigo blue table setting

The tablescape was also the perfect balance of feminine + masculine with airy florals and vintage plates, contrasted by leather touches and textiles with rich color + depth. Shop this gorgeous look for your day below:

indigo blue table setting

indigo blue table setting

floral chair decor

leather name cards

indigo blue table setting

indigo dyed table runner

indigo styled mantle

blue butterfly dessert table

How incredible is the sun print detail on the cake by Hands On Sweets? We love the whole sweets table set-up so much!

sun print cake

naked cake

Ivy & Aster wedding dress

blue chambray inspiration

braided crown with waves

And we think braids are always a win!

blue chambray inspiration

blue chambray inspiration

blue chambray inspiration

blue chambray inspiration

We hope you all loved this industrial chambray shoot as much as we loved sharing it! So many great ways to incorporate the idea, right?! Big thanks to the team below for sharing their vision with us today!

photographer: Tiffani Jones // planning + design: Lisa Malott of Wish Rentals // venue: CL Space Ybor City, Florida // florals: Mary Stonecypher Maslow // dress: Ivy & Aster courtesy of Malindy Elene // bridal accessories: Malindy Elene // hair + makeup: Beauty by Chantel // desserts: Hands On Sweets // invitation + escort cards: Stationery Loft & Gift Boutique // guest book, ink well + quill pens: Blue Sky Papers // vintage furniture + decor: Wish Rentals // vintage plates: Dishie Rentals // leather goods: Wish Rentals, Half Light Bindery // models: Ashton Reed, Jered Allen

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