October 8th, 2009 |

Wedding Inspiration: Autumn Elegance


I have a soft spot for autumn weddings that are part chic, part rustic.  As some of you know, I too was an October bride!  In fact, we are coming up on our first anniversary next week.  Stay tuned for some pictures from our wedding next week…..

When I saw these centerpieces from Floral Art in LA, I absolutely fell head over heels.  I love the juxtaposition of the antiqued-mirror vase, done in the modern square cube.  The soft, traditional hydrangeas mixed with the rustic berry branches and greenery.  Rustic meets elegance.  And I am loving every square inch of it!  This concept could be done for any type of party…it would be stunning for a Fall dinner party!  If you are interested in finding these mirror vases, I found similar ones at Colonial Candle.  (and yes, my order is already placed!)

A beautiful centerpiece like this deserves an inspiration board.  I would pull the rich brown, gold and deep plum colors out of the flowers to use as a color palette.  Invite your guests with an classic white invitation, updated with plum ink and a modern design.

mirror wedding invitation

For a creative place card display, use a series of wood trays filled with birdseed.  Your place cards will stand up in the birdseed, and look will lend itself to the rustic side of the event.  The color brown could also be pulled out into the tablecloths.  It will fill the room with a sense of warmth, and the look of white plates on the brown will give it a modern edge.

Party favors are typically a small token for your guests to remember the evening by….and since they are normally small, the packaging is very important.  Something as simple as a customized label takes something ordinary and makes it extraordinary.   My Own Labels has a great assortment of labels – perfect for all of your wedding or party needs.  Different styles, numerous colors – so many options that each hostess can create their own look.  I used these for my own wedding….on our welcome baskets, direction cards, goodie bags for the bridesmaids and on our cake boxes.   A perfect detail that can add a cohesive element to your event.


Images: table setting and centerpiece (floralartla.com), wedding cake (thecakegirls.com), place cards (saltharbor.com), beaded wedding gown (jcrew.com), boutonniere and favor boxes (theknot.com)

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3 comments to Wedding Inspiration: Autumn Elegance

  • Really refreshingly modern. I love the use of succulents for a wedding, original…

  • AutumnWeddingFlowers

    Autumn wedding themes are absolutely wonderful because it’s not going to be too hot, and it will not be too cold. The variety of colors that can be incorporated into your wedding is almost limitless. Thanks for great post!

  • Just happily stumbled upon your blog – I LOVE this “autumn elegance”. I’m in the midst of planning my October 2010 (Vineyard Rustic Chic) wedding; these are beautiful images upon which to draw inspiration. I will be checking back frequently!