The lush, rich tones of autumn are all around us – from gorgeous florals in shades of spice and crimson, to the stunning golden light that filters through fall’s turning leaves, it’s a beautiful season for an afternoon or evening wedding.Standing out against dramatic colors and rich textures, the Voyage couture ball gown wedding dress makes a stunning complement to the deep jewel tones of the season. Reminiscent of medieval times, this styled shoot designed by Reagan Lauren and captured exquisitely by Mariel Hannah, has everything you could imagine for a romantic fall wedding. Rustic tiling and frescos at the Castello di Amorosa transport you instantly to a castle in Tuscany, complete with a cornucopia of fruits and lavish, dramatic florals – inspired by the seasonal offerings of autumn from florists Ponderosa and Thyme. Accented with rich wood seating arrangements from Encore Event Rentals, this dreamy shoot offers endless inspiration for a bride looking to embrace the beauty of Italy no matter where she is.Complete with breathtaking details, Voyage is a true dream for brides looking for the dress – from a full skirt to the fitted illusion lace bodice, this is a gown for the bride who wants it all! Constructed using fine French embroidery, the Voyage gown’s silhouette certainly appeals to brides searching for a modern twist on the classic ball gown. Starting with a fitted bodice and waist, a crinoline underskirt provides the subtlest of volume to the re-embroidered lace skirt. Impeccable detailing is found throughout the gown – especially on the bodice which also features long sleeves and a back that rivals the rest of the gown – a flawless choice for any wedding year-round.Brides looking for a bit of drama will certainly find it with Voyage. Fall is a lovely season to experiment with color; after all, nature herself provides such a stunning assortment of hues this time of year, so it only makes sense to pair the perfect wedding gown with such a palette!The Castello di Amorosa is the perfect venue for brides looking for that European charm without travelling thousands of miles. Invite your guests to step back in time and soak up the charming ambiance of wood, tile and iron as you celebrate your reception in the heart of wine country.Carefully planned hair and makeup is always the final touch to any bridal look. Loose cascading curls and fresh makeup from Aimee Artistry creates a warm, youthful glow and adds even more beauty to this European-inspired bridal shoot. For brides wanting a timeless but modern look, this effortless style complements the essence of the Voyage gown and will look stunning for years to come!
Voyage Gown Credits:
Photography: Mariel Hannah | Styling & Design: @reaganllauren | Hair & Makeup: Aimee Lam | Floral Design: Ponderosa & Thyme |Calligraphy: @ciarraclaire | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Venue: Castello di Amorosa Bakery: Bella Bakery Calistoga | Rentals: Encore Event Rentals