Here comes the sun! If you love color and romance then get ready for this rad sunset-inspired wedding shoot at Gardener Ranch! Florals and decor show off a full range of sunset colors from pale butter yellow and champagne tones, to deep rusts, brick red, and burgundy. Event designer, Bridget McKay Demayo and shoot planner, Carol Oliva Photography took the sun inspiration and ran with it! You can find nods to the sun throughout the shoot like the sun-inspired fabric altar, sun halo hairpieces, sunset petal circle, sun ray table numbers and a blue jean bridal jacket with sun detailing.
Willow and Plum absolutely nailed the creative floral decor with an amazing ombré color palette. Here’s what they shared about their inspiration:
As the inspiration behind the photoshoot was ‘sunset’ we wanted to mimic the spectrum of colors of a sunset in beautiful flowers. Sunsets move from light romantic hues to dark tones—perfect for a fall wedding. Each flower element, the bridal bouquet, the table centerpieces, and the spread of flower petals at the ceremony contained that spectrum of colors seen in a beautiful sunset. This palette offered us the opportunity to arrange the flowers from light to dark and we love the ombré feeling that provided.
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Elyse Stirton created these amazing rust-toned invitations with geometric triangular patterns. The triangle and pyramid shape pops up throughout the decor in the altar design, the leather place cards, and the table numbers. The Crafting Casa finished off each piece with gorgeous calligraphy! Speaking of leather details, they’re going to be big in 2020 as we see more couples choosing a lot of masculine decor for their weddings. For more inspiration, check out our Dark Neutrals and Masculine Wedding Details Feature and see cool textures like leather and stone, as well as wood and brass!
Simply Solid Designs created this totally rad sun-inspired altar design with hand-dyed cloth.
The lush and colorful florals really stand out in this sunset-inspired setup. Willow and Plum shared this about their choice of flowers:
We chose a selection of seasonally available flowers including ioli, toffee, and cinnamon roses, and mixed them with chocolate cymbidium orchids, bronze spider mums and fall foliage including autumn eucalyptus and nandina. In a single bridal bouquet the effect is stunning, seen from each side the bouquet is either light and romantic or dark and moody, and when viewed from the front the orange-toned cinnamon roses were the perfect color to bring those hues together to create something visually magical.
SO CUTE! Adorable flower girls always steal our hearts!! Epiphany Boutique provided their soft, neutral dresses.
Aren’t these sun-inspired hairpieces rad?! Heds Threads designed them and we totally think we’re gonna snag one! Check out some more striking headpieces you can shop below:
Boho Wedding Style
A total vision!!
Absolutely love the idea of this sunset-inspired ombré petal circle! It’s the perfect spot for your vows and then makes for an amazing newlywed shot!
Ok, full table ombré florals… This look is so rad! We hope to see more and more of it!
Loads of Flowers
Cool and eclectic reception lights and hangings are definitely on-trend! For more bohemian lanterns and fixtures, check out this Arabian Spice Meets Rich Color Bohemian Wedding Inspiration!
Seriously loving the fact that this an ombré bridal bouquet can give you multiple looks depending on the camera angle. What a fun idea if you want a mix of soft and neutral colors in some of your photos and then rich, striking color in others! Two bridal looks in one!
Can NEVER get enough bridal jackets right now! This sun-inspired detail is so cool! Check out this roundup of some of our favorite bridal jackets for more inspiration!
Blue Aces Bake Shoppe nailed this gorgeous wedding cake and colorful dessert table! We love how couples are mixing things up with different sized tiers! So cool!
What do you think about this sunset-inspired wedding inspiration? Would you choose a colorful and rich color palette like this one? Let us know down in the comments and shine on!
photography: Carol Oliva Phography // venue name: Gardener Ranch, Carmel Valley, California, USA // event design: Bridget Mckay Demayo // planning: Carol Oliva Photogrpahy // florals: Willow and Plum // wedding dress: Willow by Watters // wedding dress boutique: Epiphany Boutique // hairpiece: Heds Threads // hair stylist: Arellana O ' Roy // makeup artist: Andrea Rodriguez // paper goods: Elyse Stirton // calligraphy: The Crafting Casa // handmade details: Carol Oliva // cake: Blue Aces Bake Shoppe // desserts: Blue Aces Bake Shoppe // tabletop rentals: Chic Event Rentals // furniture rentals: Chic Event Rentals // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen // altar: Simply Solid Designs // flower girl dresses: Epiphany Boutique