Neutral colors + earthy elements just say FALL in big letters, right? And the creatives behind today’s styled shoot, Jessica Charles Photography, the Ever After Barn + Taylormade Wedding and Event Florals, wanted to take those concepts and create an inspirational wedding environment filled with nods to the season + a rich, natural woodland feel. Think feathers, moss, raw wood, and touches of muted gold. And for a fun twist, they added vintage-inspired owl elements, which we think would be so sweet to consider for your fall wedding or Thanksgiving tablescape!
The team staged lots of fun vignettes for the shoot, like a mossy ceremony (and cake!) backdrop, a rustic woodland reception table, and a fun lace-tented lounge.
And since we just adore all of those little owl details scattered about, we pulled together a little round-up of our fave owl finds for you to incorporate into your wedding or holiday decor plan:
One of our fave elements of this editorial is the Tea Bath favor bar. Great inspiration for a unique favor idea!
Cassandra from Ever After Barn says, When trying to come up with an idea of a favor I wanted to try to find something that went along with the earthy organic feel of the shoot. About a year ago I attended an art retreat were we focused on herbs and flowers, the benefits of them, and ways to use them. One of the products we made was a tea bath. Just like the herbal teas we drink a tea bath is made using a variety of different dry herbs and botanical to create a pleasing fragrance and taste. Tea baths are obviously not consumed, but rather enjoyed for their aromatherapy and other health benefits.
To create a tea bath you will need 3 simple things:
1. Items to make up your tea bath. This can be any combination of herbs, botanical, salts, cinnamon sticks, fruit peels or oatmeal. Salts, herbs, and botanicals can be found online on sites such as Etsy, or in bulk on sites like Save-On-Crafts and Bramble Berry. They typically range in cost from $5- $25 for a 1 lbs bag – which is a lot!
2. Fragrance oil. Bramble Berry has a large selection at great cost. The beautiful dark amber colored bottled for my fragrance oil in this shoot were the actual bottles the fragrance came in. We simply replaced the labels with our own.
3. Something to put it in. Inspired brides can either provide jars that their guest can take home, or other items such as muslin or organza bags. Because the tea bath mixture looks so pretty I decided to use jars for this shoot. Just like loose leaf tea, the tea bath will need to seep in your bath with either a fabric or muslin bag. A wire mesh tea infuser is a great option too if you have one. A simple step instruction sheet displayed nicely can provide guest with a clear understanding of what to do.
And the inviting lounge space, staged in the sweetest lace tent, was another design element we really loved.
Don’t you wish you could just jump right into that cozy fall setting? We know we do. Thanks so much to everyone involved with this shoot for sharing!
photography: Jessica Charles Photography // venue name: Ever After Barn // event design: Ever After Barn // planning: Ever After Barn // florals: Taylormade Wedding and Event Florals // hair stylist: Lasting Luxe // makeup artist: Lasting Luxe // desserts: Two Prince Bakery Theater // assisted styling: Oh Hello Events // stationery: Invitation Consultants