Botanics + Butterflies: Edgy Southern California Fall Wedding Inspiration

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

For those of you that don’t know — Southern California doesn’t really get the traditional fall season. As our home office is in sunny Southern California, we’ve experienced this firsthand and crave all the changing colors of the leaves, the crisp air, and that overall cozy feeling of fall… Alas, we are graced with “California Fall,” and make due with what we’ve got (in all honesty, we’re not complaining about CA, we do love it here!). The team at Golden Arrow Events shares our sentiment, and wanted to create autumnal wedding inspiration, to make up for the lack of fall weather here.

Golden Arrow Events shares: We don’t always get that colorful foliage that you see around the country this time of year, but we definitely love fall as much as the rest of the country does. No California girl can wait for the weather to get cool enough to throw on her boots and jacket. Our first inspiration interestingly enough was a butterfly and from there entomology collections! We really began to see their rich deep tones that we often associate with fall and we went from there. We had our bride wear a leather jacket and her favorite fall boots.

Ready to see how they brought fall to Rancho Las Lomas in Orange County? Let’s take a peek at all the pretty captured by Cyd Weeks Photography!

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

In this fall wedding inspiration, you’ll see lots of leather, velvets, jewel-toned glass, warm wood accents, rich colored botanics, and gorgeous butterflies and bugs.

leather backdrop

Can we talk about this incredible framed backdrop for a moment?! Starting with the leather scroll with dainty calligraphy by Sozo Creative StudioBottle and Blooms decorated the interior with an array of florals + butterflies… Cool, right?!

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

calligraphy on leather

Yup, we’re in love…

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

The bride donned one elegant lace wedding dress from Casablanca Bridal Boutique; while the groom rocked one seriously cool maroon Friar Tux ensemble.

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

All those autumnal hues!! We’re pretty darn smitten over the use of textured florals here…

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

YES!! Pomegranate seeds in the drinks for a splash of color and mini cheese boards at each setting? Golden Arrow Events + Bottle and Blooms, you’re geniuses.

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

Tying in the botanical + bug elements of the day, Jonathan Seagul Gallery Laguna Beach placed butterflies at each table setting, along with an assortment of vintage bottles.

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

Hints of slightly Victorian décor… And we dig it!!

cocktails

We love how Bottles and Blooms really took it to the next level by incorporating personal charcuterie boards and fall-themed cocktails with an entomology twist; for her the Cider Bite and for him the Buzz & Berry!

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

What a BEAUTY!! Meghan Valerie Hair created a stunning, messy boho-inspired braid, while Jamie Michele Makeup Artist kept the bride looking fresh for fall — especially with the berry lip color!

signature cocktails

vintage lounge

How we would LOVE to have each + every one of those Cherished RentalsSweet Salvage Rentals pieces in our place…

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

butterfly backdrop

Are you kidding me?! It just keeps getting better and better! From the eclectic arrangements of charcuterie boards, framed butterflies, and the leafy foliage, to those epic cheese wheels!!

butterfly backdrop

cheese cake

For the couple that prefers savory to sweet, why not opt for an after ceremony cheese wheel + fruit spread from Claro’s Italian Market? Très chic, no?

wedding ring

long sleeve wedding dress

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

Holy smokes… That leather jacket from Suo Boutique is the perfect complement to the day.

fall rose bouquet

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

Fall Botanics Wedding Inspiration

And to top it off, the couple rode off on one gorgeous motorcycle, together… Talk about dreamy!!

We seriously can’t get over this interpretation of fall — and the fact that the team brought it to Southern California. Thank you so much for sharing all of your creativity!!

photography: Cyd Weeks Photography // venue name: Rancho Las Lomas, Silverado, California, USA // event design: Golden Arrow Events // planning: Golden Arrow Events // florals: Bottle and Blooms // wedding dress boutique: Casablanca Bridal Boutique // bride's ring: Coby Madison Jewelry // hair stylist: Meghan Valerie Hair // makeup artist: Jamie Michele Makeup Artist // groom attire: Friar Tux // calligraphy: Sozo Creative Studio // catering: Claro's Italian Market // tabletop rentals: Cherished Rentals // furniture rentals: Sweet Salvage Rentals // models: Rebecca Crasnean and Alex Michael Torres // signature cocktails, individual charcuterie plates: Bottle and Blooms // butterfly artist: Jonathan Seagul Gallery Laguna Beach // leather jacket: Suo Boutique // cheese wheels: Claro's Italian Market

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