One of my favorite seasons has arrived - fall. And although here in LA, that just means chilly mornings and pumpkin spice everything is back, I still love things that remind me of REAL fall...the kind you see in all those rom-coms we're somehow compelled to watch during this season...the leaves are turning, beautiful tables are set for family dinners, there's lots of snuggling by the fireplace, and I'm about ready to start baking pies! Fall also happens to be our most popular season for weddings, so we're just taking a breath after finishing up most of our fittings. People often think of June (I was a June bride myself), but when we look at our bride's wedding dates, October is number one, followed by a tie between September and June for the number two spot. We're seeing so many fall 2023 brides now, it's going to be a busy season once again next year. This lush day with our Victoriana gown is filled with autumn inspiration, and read through to see a little sneak at winter! Photographed by Nikki Santerre and styled to perfection by Alyson Taylor Events with florals by Olivera Floral Design, happy fall everyone! The timeless Victoriana gown can really work into any season. I just love this combination of pale blue, goldenrod yellow and accents of green creating this beautiful setting. These colors may not be what immediately come to mind when thinking of autumn, but this unexpected combination really does capture a mood. Color is so powerful; if that yellow was exchanged for blush pink, this setting would go straight to spring! The Victoriana wedding dress can go in many different directions too. The Guipure embroidery makes a nod to the Art Deco era of the 1920's, but it also feels a bit vintage Victorian (thus the name), and the scalloped lace train can even give off a Spanish vibe. It really just depends on how you style this dress and the other details chosen for the day that will define the style of the bride and the wedding overall.
Of course nothing says autumn like leaves turning and falling. If you're planning a fall wedding with scenery like this, nature is giving you some spectacular décor for free! Our bride is wearing the Kristene veil, and this lace edged tulle cathedral style is a classic that goes with many of our dresses. And, as always seems to be the case, once fall officially arrives, that just means that the holidays will be here in a blink. The next thing you know it's Christmas and then a New Year. As you can see, the same dress and veil effortlessly make the transition to a winter wonderland just with the change of a bouquet! Incorporating white and green florals, icy blue and a touch of nutmeg, and we've instantly gone from fall to winter.
I feel like that's how fast the rest of this year is going...I'm just getting into a fall mood, and winter will be here in a matter of weeks! Well, I hope you take some time to enjoy it all...spend time with those you love, have fun planning those 2023 weddings, and soak in the beauty of whatever season we are in.
Dress: Victoriana by Claire Pettibone
Photographer: Nikki Santerre
Design: Alyson Taylor Events
Florals: Olivera Floral Design
Paper: English Tea Paperie
Tabletop Design: The Collection by Courtney Inghram
Tabletop Elements: west elm
Candles: Creative Candles
Linens: Party Tables