As we get those first few days of fall under our belts it’s nice to have something pretty to help make the transition into a new season a little bit easier. That’s exactly what I’m loving about this inspiration session from the talented sisters of A Garden Party. This super chic shoot is the perfect palette to get us settled into September (so what if it takes until the 23rd for us to get comfy?) We’re completely loving the rustic, vintage vibe. It’s sophisticated while still being totally approachable and playful… a beautiful bride in cowboy boots doesn’t hurt either. And you know any inspiration that can easily go from an outdoor wedding to fall dinner party is going to be a hit here.
From A Garden Party…
We asked one of our previous brides (we did her wedding a few months ago) to bring out her wedding dress again and of course she jumped at the chance. Her gown had a huge tulle skirt and a crystal beaded bodice that we thought contrasted wonderfully with the vintage setting. She completed the look with a pair of boots. Her bouquet featured oranges roses, cymbidium orchids, yellow ranunculus and was accented with equisetum (horsestail) and crystal beaded wire. The bouquet was wrapped with fabric that was crisscrossed with some bright orange ribbon.
The shoot was staged in a field in Mullica Hill, NJ. We wanted to keep the look fresh, young, but somewhat vintage. We set a barn door table in place and surrounded it with mismatched antique chairs. The china, linens, and napkins all come from our homes and were chosen because they don’t match, but play off of each other. We hung 3 chandeliers from a large tree branch with satin ribbon.
For the flowers we used yellow stock, hot colored poppies, coral peonies, and orange mokara orchids. We filled the vases with oranges and lemons and tied some hand frayed green fabric around them for some texture. We have had lots of brides recently want to incorporate their engagement pictures into their wedding day, so we tucked some of Denise’s photos in the fabric on the vases – what a great way to show off your engagement photos! We tucked large orange gerber daisies into the napkins at each place setting.
Against the tree we propped a barn door that we hung the couple’s monogram from, accented with a few more gerbers and the fabric. Denise was able to shoot the bride in the field, in a great old barn (with some great light flare) and even holding a small chicken that was running around with a few friends in the barn.