Deep Wine + Berry Florals Shine in this Romantic Autumn Wedding

What’s in a name? Oh, only the sweetest, most meant-to-be love story between today’s super stylish couple, Jemma + Red! When we asked J + R what inspired them most during the planning process they simply said—each other! Lustre Events was an integral part in bringing the design to life, and offered a little insight into the sweet meaning behind the vivid red colors of the day:

Jemma + Red came to us wanting something unique, romantic, and rustic yet modern with shades of wine and berry. The groom’s name is (literally) Red, they share the ruby birthstone, and Jemma often goes by “Jem,” so the colors that have a lot of meaning! Red also sent Jemma red roses at work on a regular basis while they were dating. Clearly, this wedding design was just meant to be!

There to photograph the red-letter day, Amos Photography captured the sweet love between J + R every step of the way!

The Ladies

Roll out the red carpet for these gorgeous ladies!

These bouquets are a literal dream!! So many layers and textures—monochrome never looked better.

The Gents

Red suited up handsomely in Sartoria Darzi!

Love this entry sign by Brooklin Paper Co.!

The Ceremony

How totally breathtaking is this lush ceremony arch by Patchouli Design?! Red foliage, big blooms, and little touches of gold—this is such a fresh take on autumn!

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

We decided not to do a first look and were pretty firm about it. We felt it had more meaning for Red to not see me until I walked down the aisle. 

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Groom + Wedding Party: Look at Me by Carrie Underwood | Bride: Beautiful In My Eyes by Joshua Kadison

Recessional: Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now by MYMP (Cover of Starship)

First Dance: Saving Forever For You by Shanice 

The Newlyweds

As if we couldn’t love her dress anymore! It’s Muse by Berta from White Toronto and that skirt is to die for!

Jemma got all dolled up with a romantic ‘do from Uno Jo Bridal Hair and makeup from By Muavee.

The Romantic Reception

Lustre Events dreamt up this romantic first impression—custom wood shelves by Tufts & Toile, built to display the gorgeous cloches with guests seating assignments. OBSESSED!

Cabin Calligraphy‘s lovely hand lettering sealed the romantic deal!

This display absolutely belongs on our roundup of fun escort card ideas!

Tufts & Toile also supplied a lovely lounge area for guests to rest their feet during dancing.

The reception took place inside a restored barn at Earth to Table: The Farm in Ontario. Lustre Events found an inspiring canvas in the high ceilings, chandeliers, and overall grandeur of the space!

We really wanted it to feel grown-in from the outdoors. The barn has beautiful rafters and beams that were covered in intentional and interesting foliage. The tall seasonal arrangements on the tables helped fill in the height in the room and create a warmer, more intimate feeling. Finally, to fill in the long natural harvest tables with a modern detail, we scattered smaller sculptural Ikebana style arrangements.

So much to love here! Simply Beautiful Decor provided tablewares, which were topped with velvet napkins and a mini cloche place card. How sweet!

These florals! Are they not perfect??

Speaking of perfect…

Dream couple!!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

If you have the budget, hire a wedding planner! Our day couldn’t have been everything it was if it wasn’t for Morgan and Melissa Lukan of Lustre Events! 

Also, your wedding day is strictly about you and your significant other. Do what you both want and plan it how you both want your day to go—don’t worry about opinions of family, friends, and guests. 

What a beautiful celebration of love! Congrats to R+J on your gorgeous day!

photography: Amos Photography // venue name: Earth to Table: The Farm, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada // event design: Lustre Events // planning: Lustre Events // florals: Patchouli Design // wedding dress: Muse by Berta // wedding dress boutique: White Toronto // hair stylist: Uno Jo Bridal Hair // makeup artist: By Muavee // groom attire: Sartoria Darzi // videography: Beautiful Life Studios // paper goods: Brooklin Paper Co. // calligraphy: Cabin Calligraphy // tabletop rentals: Simply Beautiful Decor // furniture rentals: Tufts & Toile // music: DJ Floh Back Productions // photo booth: Mirmir