An Autumn Sunset Bridal Soiree

bridal soiree inspiration

Today’s styled shoot provides perfect inspiration for those of you who are planning a bridal soiree to ask your gals to be by your side on your big day, or want to thank them for all they’ve done for you during the planning process! The Confetti Committee + Gypsy Floral did the most incredible job of producing a party that is filled with lots of beautiful + intentional details that we know you’re going to love. We imagine an intimate outdoor picnic where you + your ladies could make flower crowns, sip yummy cocktails and, of course, enjoy some delicious cake, too! And while this editorial is inspired by fall, we think you could take the overall concept and apply it to any season or theme with just a few small tweaks! Here’s a bit more from Loft Photographie, the talent behind the lens on this one:

With a color palette inspired by the warm tones of a sunset, we wanted to breathe some fresh air into an autumn-themed bridesmaid soiree. Giving nature a makeover, we hand painted wood slices, acorns, and sticks to lend a whimsical touch to an otherwise very earthy setting. We incorporated figs, herbs, peaches, pears, pomegranates and other fall “must’s” into the decor by including them around the naked cake and in floral arrangements.

flower crown

simple bouquet

juliet rose hair piece


The wardrobe was provided by Joy Roy Vintage. Totally love this vintage white lace frock!

vintage necklace

be my bridesmaid

woodland bridal soiree

protea centerpiece

wood slice place setting

woodland bridal soiree


And while I love Spring + all the abundance of beautiful flowers available at that time, there is something about the colors + textures of fall arrangements that make my jaw drop every time. These lovelies by Gypsy Floral are definitely no exception! Just gorgeous…

woodland bridal soiree

woodland bridal soiree

woodland bridal soiree

vintage medicine bottles


The little vintage bottles filled with blooms are so cute – and would be so easy to DIY!

vintage medicine bottles

vintage medicine bottles

woodland bridal soiree

woodland bridal soiree

fig appetizers

fruity cocktails

vintage green settee

vintage necklace


Michelle’s Patisserie baked a charming naked cake + as Loft Photographie mentioned earlier, the wood slices were hand-painted by a bunch of the creatives involved with the shoot. Such a fun backdrop idea!

painted wood slice backdrop

naked cake


And how sweet is this floral-adorned swing? Love it!

flower covered swing


Thank you to the talented team of vendors below for sharing this fun sunset bridal soiree with us today! Are any of you lovelies planning on throwing a sweet celebration similar to this for your bridesmaids?

photography: Loft Photographie // planning + design: The Confetti Committee // venue + furniture: Bee Lavish, Dripping Springs, Texas // florals: Gypsy Floral // catering: The Peached Tortilla // cake: Michelle’s Patisserie // hair: Danielle Cameron // make-up: Lauren Lust // necklaces: Poppy & Fern // wardrobe: Joy Roy Vintage // models: Rossi Saenz (Heyman Talent Agency), Zorica Tomic & Hannah Stone

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryThe Confetti Committee is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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Intimate French-Inspired Wedding in Seattle: Kelsey + Bastien

bride and groom

Kelsey + Bastien’s love story has traveled all the way to France + back. The two met while Kelsey was living abroad and so, naturally, their gorgeous Seattle wedding was not only a beautiful representation of their history + life together, but it was filled with lots of romantic, Parisian-inspired details, too! They truly couldn’t have picked a more perfect venue to host their intimate, 19 guest celebration. The Corson Building, in Seattle’s Georgetown District, with it’s cracked white walls, distressed chandeliers, and moody lighting transports you to an 18th century European garden house. So much beauty at every single turn. Here’s a bit more about the day from their talented photographer, Carina Skrobecki:

Kelsey + Bastien’s wedding day, although beautifully adorned, was focused on the people present, especially since half of them traveled halfway around the world to join them! Everything was done slowly and with intent. No timelines and no schedules. Half of the vows & toasts were in French and you literally felt like you were in another world. The two of them did it their way and know what’s important to them — family, friends, and good glass of champagne. In that order.

hair piece

seattle bouquet

groomsmen

wedding invitations

chalkboard

favors

bunting ceremony decor

hanging vases


Their ceremony site was set in the venue’s beautiful courtyard with charming French cafe chairs for seating and a pretty fabric + floral backdrop. It looks so lovely, right?!

ribbon backdrop

cocktail centerpieces

first look

first look

rose boutonniere

umbrella

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And love Kelsey’s softly arranged bouquet comprised of fluffy garden roses, dusty miller + more, designed by Countryside Floral & Garden.

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

ceremony


According to Kelsey, We had our ceremony half in French and half in English, and being able to choose readings and songs that were special to us in both languages made it really meaningful. My godfather officiated and did a fabulous job of making our ceremony totally unique and about us.

ceremony

ceremony

ceremony


The reception was reminiscent of an intimate dinner party, where, for six hours, everyone dined over candlelight, sipped champagne + swapped stories. Sounds like the most perfect night!

reception

reception

bar

tablescape

gold painted animals

gold painted animals

bride and groom

Relax. No detail is worth getting so worked up about that you remember the stress related to it more than you do the wedding day itself. Also, take the contributions of your parents and parents-in-law to heart. Remember that this day is probably just as significant and meaningful for them as it is for you, so let them play a role.

photography: Carina Skrobecki Photography // venue + catering: The Corson Building Seattle, Washington // event design + planning: bride // floral design: Countryside Floral & Garden // wedding dress: J.Crew // hairpieces: Paris by Debra Moreland // shoes: Badgley Mischka // hair + makeup: Coupe Rokei // groom suit: Alessandro Paris // paper goods: bride // cake: Rusty’s Cheesecake Seattle // music: Josh Ottum, guitar

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Byron Bay Australia Wedding: Lani + Damien

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Lani + Damien’s playful wedding, beautifully designed by Little Gray Station, was a fun mix of some of their favorite things! They wanted to incorporate lots of little details to really make the day their own, but mostly they wanted to throw a super fun party where everyone would have a great time. Since they live in Singapore, it was really important to them to be able to celebrate and spend quality time with their family + friends over the course of a few days, rather than just one. So when they happened upon the Moller Pavilion, tucked away in the Byron Bay region of Australia, they knew they’d found a location that was the perfect fit for what they wanted. And when it came to inspiration, Lani had the vision to transform a blank space into a vintage forest wonderland! You’ll see how she did it a bit later in the post!

Big thanks to Tim Coulson for the gorgeous photography + congratulations to Lani + Damien!

bridesmaids

groomsmen

ceremony programs

bride

ceremony

ceremony exit

Processional: Canon in D – Pachelbel

Recessional: Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba

First Dance: Say a little prayer – Aretha Franklin

ceremony exit

ceremony

wedding party

babys breath bouquet

bride and groom

bride and groom

babys breath bouquet


In major love with Lani’s Reem Acra dress, which she purchased from Anna Dafonte in Paddington NSW.

rustic barn bride

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

lanterns

lawn games


During cocktail hour, guests were able to meander around the property and enjoyed a fun variety of lawn games, like croquet + corn hole!

lawn games

hanging greenery


And here’s the beautiful vintage forest wonderland! Elyssium Blooms brought Lani’s vision to life by suspending an abundant dose of greenery from the venue’s rafters + then mixing in silver heart ornaments + lots of blub lights! Doesn’t it look beautiful?!

hanging greenery

mixed chairs

place setting

pink centerpieces

pink centerpieces


Another fun way Lani + Damien were able to personalize their day was with toy figurines repurposed as cake toppers! They each chose one for each other to coincide with their nicknames. And they had to do it totally on their own + they weren’t allowed to spend over $5! Such a sweet, fun idea! :)

candy bar

hanging greenery

lanterns

Definitely walking down the aisle and seeing each other for the first time on the day – goosebumps! Damien was in tears and I was very close to it. Below is our favourite shot of the day by far – it just captures the amount of laughter and love in the room!

bride and groom

bride and groom

1. Pick a great team who understand your vision, however crazy it may seem at the time (i.e copious amounts of greenery hanging from the roof).
2. Focus on the experience of your guests and not just you as the bride or groom. I think the key areas to invest in and get right are the food, the drinks and the music.
3. After all that’s said and done, you have the memories in your head, but your photos will be forever. Make sure you pick a photographer who gets your style and you get theirs. We are in love with our photos, and often relive the day on a Sunday afternoon with a glass of wine.

photography: Tim Coulson // venue: Moller Pavilion, Bangalow Showground Bangalow, Australia // event design + invitations: Little Gray Station // event planner: Bride // floral design: Elyssium Blooms // wedding dress: Reem Acra from Anna Dafonte in Paddington NSW // hairpieces: Veil from Anna Dafonte // shoes: YSL // bridesmaid dresses: Alice + Olivia, Jigsaw, Alannah Hill // hair + makeup: Hair by Tennille Jamgotchian, make-up by Ashlea Penfold // groom suit: Made in Singapore // cake: Red velvet cake by Let Them Eat Cake // catering: EatDrink Catering // music: Radio Club Band Brisbane //Lighting: North Coast Events

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