Jewel Tone Forest Wedding Inspiration
September 1, 2015
Midwest
Classic WeddingsLuxury VenueSummer Weddings
With the first few whispers of fall, we're happily welcoming those rich, lavish jewel tones that peek their pretty way onto our pages each time this year. Deep shades like emerald, lapis and amethyst that are layered in this slice of inspiration from Heather Cook ElliottTailored Engagements and daffodil*parker. Head to The Vault for even more jeweled-hued goodness!
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From Heather Cook Elliott Photography...As planners and photographers we work and live in the city, love a glammed out high heel, can't resist a black bow tie paired with a slim cut tux and delight in pretending we are in Paris when munching on a macaroon. Still, the woods often call out to us, begging to be wandered and enjoyed while offering a cool respite from the city heat and sun. So while we love a classic cathedral ceremony and a warehouse reception, we adore an outdoor wedding - so we set out to dream of a wooded wedding that is anything but rustic.

Through the use of mixed metals-I can't get enough of copper-flowing flower arrangements - and lush jewel tones we brought a sophisticated but utterly romantic palette to the forest and let it all play out. Our custom created table and bench has intricate herringbone details throughout contrasting with mid-century modern inspired metal legs to build on a polished style softened just a bit by mismatched gold china and stunning agate place cards. Classic black chiavari chairs played host to copper Mr & Mrs signs for the couple and oversized drippy, romantic florals in shades of cream, garnet and emerald upped the wow factor when paired with tall flickering taper candles. Still, everything feels so accessible and perhaps even a bit DIY as tiny details showed off the exquisite vision of Amanda & Julie of Tailored Engagements : gilded macaroons and hand painted cookies play into the handmade watercolor-esque invite suite featured. Fern leaves weave in and out and statement jewelry for the bridesmaid reminds us all that it's all about the green surroundings. Everyone looks great in a little black dress but the bridesmaid's was made to be anything but boring with the delicate lace detailing on the back and gold detailing in the bodice. Hailey Page took our breath away again with the stunner as seen on the bride and for our groom, I think we can all agree that a black bowtie will never go out of style. All in all the effect is enchanting- a little intoxicating, even - and totally calls for a moscow mule to cool off with.