From the very beginning we knew we wanted to create an outdoor atmosphere amidst a pure autumn setting. Due to the cooperation of God’s creation, we succeeded in having a backdrop perfect for our vision. We wanted this photo shoot to reflect the colors of the season with a romantic flare so we veered toward neutrals with a few pops of reds, purples, oranges, greens and yellow. In addition to elegant furniture and silver candlesticks, we created a juxtaposition of design by incorporating as many natural elements as possible. When the leaves began to fall on our table, we left them! The setting was meant to accommodate everyone from cowboys to king. A special thank you to Erin Woolsey for capturing the setting perfectly with these gorgeous photos...
|We used personal Pumpkin Bundt Cakes from Nothing Bundt Cakes in Dallas, Texas as place card holders (and dessert of course!).|
|Cranberries can be frozen and added to water or punch as a replacement for ice.|
|You’ve heard of adding cucumber or lemons to water to add a slight touch of taste, for the fall season try adding pomegranate and oranges for a more unique combination that will more likely match your color scheme!|
|We tied the rings to a pumpkin as a unique idea for the ring bearer to carry down the aisle.|
|For the brides bouquet we used a lantern with a pumpkin candle that matched the grooms tie and boutonniere.|
Be looking for a DIY tutorial on the S'mores sticks soon. Until then, visit Erin's blog for more eye candy!
Thank you to the following vendors for making this event possible:
Floral and Event Design and Coordination: Events by Shelbi Rene; Rene Watten, Shelbi Rampy and Morgan Watten (EventsByShelbiRene.blogspot.com)
Paper Products and Unique Furniture: Three by The Quill Pen; Marsha Bonneau, Aubrey Bonneau and Chandra Chen (http://www.quillpen3.com/)
Photography: EE Photography; Erin Woolsey (ee-photography.com and eephotography.squarespace.com)
Hair and Make-up by Joanna Cole
Nothing Bundt Cakes: Craig and Wendy Moore (http://www.nothingbundtcakes.com/ and email@example.com)
This photo shoot could not have been a success without the help and assistance of the following people:
Ed and Barbara Bonneau
Amanda Berres and Nancy Deveneau