Riding boots, pheasant feathers, sweet potato whoopie pies… I am pretty sure I’ve died and gone to wedding inspiration heaven and I have The Stylish Soiree and Studio 28 Photo to thank for it. You see, if I had my way every single thing I encounter would be decked out in feathers. I love them that much. But these ladies took my obsession to a whole new level, creating a classic, oh so elegant spread inspired by the all American styling of Ralph Lauren and it is spot on gorgeous. See more of the elegant details in the gallery.
Always inspired by fashion, we drew our inspiration for this Fall shoot from the classic all American brand Ralph Lauren. We wanted to translate the Ralph Lauren themes of tradition and elegance into a fall-appropriate tablescape, dessert table and bridal look. To achieve this we used a quiet color palate of neutrals and infused natural earthy elements into the floral design to keep the overall design from feeling stuffy. We chose the lovely Nixon Library as our venue since it captured the feeling of a grand estate hosting an intimate affair in the gardens. For the bride, we choose a beautiful lace A-Line dress from L’ezu for its classic lines and subtle detailing, including the pleated chiffon skirt, and silk covered buttons down the back. To play up Ralph Lauren’s equestrian heritage we took some fun shots with the dress paired of elegant riding boots and a simple blusher veil adorned with a few pheasant feathers (pheasants being another classic fixture in Ralph Lauren). The bride’s jewelry was kept simple; a beaded necklace in fall bronze, gold and silver was garnished with a chocolate brown ribbon, and a gold flower cuff adorned her wrist.
For the tablescape we went with a natural farmhouse wooden table, a cream linen runner, khaki linen hemstitch napkins and a narrow burlap overlay. The main centerpiece was created from a few bunches of dried ‘bunny tail’ foliage finished off with a satin mocha ribbon. Keeping the overall simple and elegant aesthetic in mind, we went with a white, cream and black floral theme infused with a few pheasant feathers and pops of fresh greenery for added texture and visual interest. The table flowers and the bridal bouquet were created using hyndrangea, white China mums, lisianthus, tuberose and dahlias. The asymmetrical bridal bouquet’s handle was adorned with a four inch wide oversize gemstone trim mounted to a mocha tulle, finished off with a thin silk ribbon bow for a rich, layered feel that was completely unique. Baked from Scratch baked the goodies for our Ralph Lauren inspired dessert table, including the simple white cake which we adorned with pheasant feathers and dried bunny tails. Marshmallow squares, sweet potato whoopie pies, mini meringues and bite sized donuts were some of the delicious little treats on the dessert table spread.