Fairytale Jewel-Toned Wedding Inspiration

fairytale inspiration

The team behind today’s beautiful wedding inspiration – Two Foxes PhotographyE Events Co., and Gavita Flora – wanted to breathe new life into a wedding trend that had its heyday awhile ago: the fairytale wedding. They conceptualized a scene rich with gold, jewel tones, and complimentary natural elements like greenery, fruit, and warm hued wood to show couples that they can, in fact, use elegant touches, an opaque palette + imaginative details in a fresh, new way. Here’s more about the setting from the team:

Giving a fresh, modern take on this age(ing) old trend was our inspiration for putting together this shoot. We wanted to show brides who desire to have the fairytale wedding (and also those who don’t) that it can be done in a contemporary and relatable way, while still maintaining the beauty, enchantment, and sense of natural wonder that we love so much about fairy tales. This is our ode to the modern princess!

cottage house

bride purple

purple boutonniere


Such a lovely anemone-filled bouquet!

purple anemone bouquet

fairytale inspiration

fairytale inspiration

fairytale inspiration

fairytale inspiration

fairytale inspiration


This sparkly gold headpiece from LITTER was the team’s take on an updated version of the flower crown.

gold head band

fairytale inspiration

purple velvet bow tie

fairytale inspiration

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boutonnieres

purple velvet bow tie

flower hair piece

fairytale invitation

wooden menu

fairytale inspired tablescape

fairytale inspired tablescape


Fall brides! What do you think about this rich, jewel-toned color story? Plum, mulberry, indigo, emerald, and gold would be perfect for a wedding taking place in the chillier months.

gold candles

log seats

raspberry plate setting

raspberry plate setting

purple floral centerpiece

garland table runner

purple floral cake


Thank you so much to the talented folks below for sharing this fun + inspiring editorial with us today! We’re thinking a take on the fairytale trend just might see a revival in the months to come!

photography: Two Foxes Photography // design + event planning: E Events Co. // furniture + decor: Alibi Interiors // dress: Bridal Veil FashionsCasablanca Bridal // florals: Gavita Flora // makeup artist: Kelly Jones // jewelry: LITTER // hair: Malina Terra // venue: Nestldown Silicon Valley, California // cake: Pure Bliss Baking Co.

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryE Events Co., Kelly Jones Makeup, and Two Foxes Photography are all Featured Vendors in the GWS Vendor Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Guide.

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Whimsical Handmade Treehouse Wedding: Maria + Ben

treehouse wedding

Maria + Ben make this whole DIY wedding thing look easy, but they’ll freely admit it takes a lot of hard work + help from friends to pull off a gorgeous, handmade celebration. They tied the knot on a sprawling plot of land in SoCal, with a green, vintage treehouse, and a peaceful pond serving as their backdrop. These two spent months crafting, designing + piecing together the fun design elements that helped give their day a personal spin. And we’re crazy about how it all turned out! Here’s a little bit more form the darling new Mrs.:

Once we settled on the Fallbrook Treehouse, everything else kind of fell into place. I wanted it to be a little bit vintage, a little bit garden party, a little undone, and very personal. We had small personal touches in the wedding, including using books for decorations (we’re both avid readers), using mason jars for glasses and vases (I’m a huge canner), and dancing to Elvis (my husband is obsessed!) Of course, the handmade elements also helped make it feel more personal, and there’s just a nice sense of accomplishment that you get in knowing that you and your husband made a lot of the decorations for the wedding!

We couldn’t agree more! Thanks so much to Yuna Leonard for the pretty photography + big congrats to Maria + Ben on a super lovely day!

treehouse wedding

treehouse wedding

oxford shoes

groom


Such a sweet first look! And we’re head over heels for Maria’s gorge Wren dress from Stone Fox Bride. It’s perfect for all you ladies who are looking for a gown with a more modern feel.

first look

first look

bride and groom

bride and groom


This fun, loose bouquet by Bespoke is made up of poppy pods, garden roses, dahlias, white scabiosa, cobra lilies, dusty miller + brunia berry. So beautiful!

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wedding signs

lavender toss

instagram hashtag wedding

fans

Processional: Bridal Party: The Only Moment – Explosions in the Sky; Bride: We Were Alone – Sigur Ros

Recessional: I Feel It All – Feist

First Dance: Can't Help Falling in Love – Elvis

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ceremony

wedding party

pink bridesmaids

bride and groom

bride and groom film

bride and groom film

bride and groom canoe

eat drink and be married

escort cards

cocktail hour

fringe heart

food truck

food truck

menus

My favorite memory from the day will be how everyone I knew came together to help with setting everything up. I had A LOT of DIY projects and NO PLANNER, so I was definitely in over my head when the day finally came. My family, bridesmaids, and friends all pitched in to help set things up, which was so moving. Without that extra help, the day would have been a total disaster.

bud vases

cake and cupcakes

strawberry favors

first dance

bistro lights

My friend gave me really good advice about budgeting, which is to pick one of two things that are super important to you and then work everything else into your budget afterwards. Maybe that means you have to skip the engraved invitations and calligrapher or scale back on your centerpieces in order to get what you want. I used a spreadsheet in Google Docs to track everything, which made it really easy when I would get random inspiration throughout the planning process.

Also, just know that something (and, often, many things!) will go wrong on the big day, so be mentally prepared to have your backdrop not hang perfectly or your best man to forget his boutonniere or something. At the end of the day, you will be married and people will have a fun time. That's all that matters!

 

photography: Yuna Leonard // venue: Fallbrook Treehouse Fallbrook, California // hair + makeup: e2beauty // photobooth: Magbooth // cupcakes: Elegance on Display // invitations: hello tenfold // catering: Miho Gastrotruck // bar + place settings: Pow Wow Rentals // bridal party flowers + boutonnieres: Bespoke // dj: JP McLeod // bride’s dress: Wren from Stone Fox Bride in NYC // veil + beaded sash: Stone Fox Bride // bride’s shoes: Miu Miu // groom’s suit: My.SuitJ.Crew // groom’s shoes: Cole Haan

This wedding features rad artists fromThe GWS Wedding Artist GalleryJ.P. McLeod is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery

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An Engagement Session at a Cabin in the Woods: Katy + Adam

woodsy engagement

We’ve seen lots of fun engagement session locations lately, like these playful ghost town pics + this picnic session on a canoe, but Katy + Adam’s romantic engagement photos at a secluded cabin in the Oklahoma woods just might be our new fave. There’s just something so cozy + intimate about the setting, don’t you think? And it doesn’t hurt that Katy + Adam are totally adorable, super stylish + completely in love! Jenny McCann truly couldn’t have captured these two any better!

cabin engagement

cabin engagement

cabin engagement

cabin engagement

cabin engagement

cabin engagement

woodsy engagement

woodsy engagement

woodsy engagement

woodsy engagement

woodsy engagement


Katy, lookin’ gorge fireside. Love her twisted braid + soft, pretty  make-up by Marissa Salinas!

woodsy girl

woodsy engagement

woodsy engagement

woodsy engagement

woodsy engagement

woodsy engagement

woodsy engagement

woodsy engagement

woodsy engagement

woodsy engagement


And since we’re suckers for a good proposal story, here’s Katy + Adam’s super sweet tale:

The two of us met at church. We were both in a season of life where we didn’t expect to meet someone and fall in love, so it was only appropriate that the proposal was equally unexpected. We were iced in for the weekend with one of the biggest snow and ice storms North Texas has ever seen. We were a little stir-crazy from being inside all day, so we ventured out to walk to a steak house right around the corner. Because of the weather, we had the whole restaurant to ourselves. The shopping center where the restaurant is had Christmas lights and decorations all around, adding an extra dash of romance to the night. After dinner, we headed back to my apartment, where Adam set up his cell phone to record the whole thing as he got down on one knee and proposed to me in front of the Christmas tree. We got the best of both worlds; we enjoyed the intimacy of it just being the two of us, but we have it on video to share with friends and family and to look back on someday. This cabin photo shoot is such a perfect reminder of the cozy, romantic feel of the night that we got engaged and our lives changed forever.

Congrats, guys! We wish you all the best!

photography: Jenny McCann Photography // venue: River of Love Cabins Thackerville, Oklahoma // hair + makeup: Marissa Salinas

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