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Fall-en In Love

I bet by now you have seen plenty of fall weddings. With so many techniques said and done, how do you make it your own? Enter Rebecca and Vincent, who came to me in search of DIY and coordination help. They planned a late fall wedding at the Bridgewater Manor and needed help filling the space. Going with the very in-trend burnt oranges color palette, they experimented with various flowers from Ling's Moment, pampas grass, and votives of various sizes.

The take-away was to keep things simple, yet classy. The flowers were primarily utilized for the bouquets and altar pieces. For the bridesmaids, the flowers were adorned on hoops, my favorite twist on the bouquet. The pampas grass was placed in tin vases with a single rose atop the cocktail tables. For the centerpieces, they opted for a mirror platform with floating candles—with a twist. Instead of a basic white floating candle, gold rose candles were placed inside. Mercury votives have become a staple at weddings, but instead of the traditional white candle inside, they opted for terra cotta. The signage comprised of white wooden pieces with flower accents. All of these details kept the wedding chic and cohesive.

With the theme down, it's time for the personal touches. Rebecca and Vincent asked me to make the decal for the welcome sign and to design the seating chart. They absolutely love their cats and wanted their specialty cocktails to be named after them. Rebecca sent photos of the cats to me, and I hand-painted their likeness in watercolor, digitally painted the details, and collaged the images into a cocktail sign. The customization continued with a printed aisle runner, engraved cake cutting utensils, and a Mickey and Minnie jack-o-lantern centered below the sweetheart table. So happy to see Disney elements incorporated into a wedding.

After all of the calls, check lists, to-do's, and experimentation, the wedding became a joyous day for Rebecca and Vincent. I'm very grateful to have been their partner-in-crime on their wedding planning journey. The attentiveness towards what was needed to get done and desire to embrace the aspects of a DIY wedding made working with them a true treat. Congratulations to the newlyweds and hope you make it to Disney sometime soon!

Planning, coordination, various signage, blog post images: Love, Rose: Events and Design

Day-of photography: Cherryville Photography

Florals: Ling's Moment

DJ and Video: This Magic Moment with Julie Conroy

Makeup and Hair: Val Fiso and Shannon Duffy

Officiant: Anthony Zecca

Backdrop: Cupcakes by Kayla


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