The time has finally come and we are so thrilled to now share with you all our Rustic Chic Fall Inspiration Shoot! Fabulous vendors, unique ideas and amazing advice from some of the best in Utah! Jimmy Bishop with Gideon Photography has done it again… his work never ceases to amaze and the way he captured this shoot is simply incredible! It was such a pleasure to be able to work with such a talented photographer who knows how to photograph people beautifully and also get amazing detail shots!
The fabulous team at Mood Events shares with us a little about their design concept and how they brought their vision to life:
It’s difficult to select just one style to describe the overall look and feel of this fall photo shoot. Altogether, it is an eclectic mix of styles and various elements that form a cohesive and non-traditional fall-inspired look. Some of the styles incorporated into the overall design aesthetic include rustic and natural elements, modern patterns, whimsical flower arrangements and bold colors, honey, bees, fruits, berries and grains to invoke a sense of harvest and bounty, and lets not forget the glamorous and elegant brought in with gold mirrored tiles and stunning jewelry.
While you won’t see bails of hay, corn stalks or even pumpkins in this fall-inspired photo shoot, there is definite a fall feel represented in the overall aesthetic.
Always wanting to make a statement, we created a focal piece that commands attention. We designed and constructed a mustard-yellow floating dessert buffet and cake stand. Gone are the days of placing wedding cakes on a table where they can easily blend away into the background. What’s “in” are cool vintage furniture pieces and unique cake stands and pedestals in which to display the wedding cake, cupcakes, or other favorite desserts.
The dessert buffet features multiple shelves covered in berry-colored fabric in which to display an array of fresh and delicious homemade desserts, plus a center shelf encased in a hexagon of rope for the wedding cake. Each dessert was selected for it’s homemade quality. The fresh berries and nuts offered a sense of fall and harvest. The idea was to make sure that the desserts as a whole conjured a sense of warmth and feeling of home that is so reminiscent of fall.
For the table scape, we started with a bright, raspberry colored linen. While the linen was bright in color, the fabric was simple and natural in texture. It was the perfect balance of drama and simplicity for this table scape.
Amber-colored glass plates were placed at each place setting (highly reminiscent of honey and beehives) and were wrapped with a mustard yellow dinner napkin. Citrine water goblets, gold and silver flatware, and small jars of honey along with a mini honey dipper and brown satin bow completed the overall setting.
The floral centerpieces were placed on a charger of gold, mirrored hexagon tiles placed in the center of the table and garnished with mini flower blossoms, grapes and plums to complete the look.
Playing off the candy buffet craze, and wanting something a little more organic and healthy, we created a granola bar station comprised of sweet, toasted oats and grains, dried fruits and nuts. This do-it-yourself station can serve as a take-home-favor-station or even as a cocktail hour snack for your guests.
We sewed custom grain bags, rolled the tops down and filled them with oats, and dried fruits and nuts. We then placed our own custom flavors of granola into mason jars, covered them with lids and tied them off with rope and a tag. A drawstring bag sewn from natural linen and an imprinted monogram of the bride and groom on the front would work nicely as a vessel to take the granola home in, or even a small burlap favor bag tied off with coordinating ribbon.
We know buntings have been done over and over again, but we couldn’t resist doing one with a hexagon pattern and our wooden hexagons. Again, going along with elements of the honey bee theme, we not only incorporated the hexagon shape, but also the phrasing ‘bee mine.’ Cheesy, we know.
Escort cards can be more than just a paper tent with a name and a number. Actually, escort cards are probably one of the best ways to incorporate fun and unique elements into a wedding.
Playing off of the “floating” dessert buffet and the hexagon pattern that was repeated throughout (menu cards, name cards, invitations, cake shelf, etc.), we created a hanging installation of wooden hexagons to house all of the guests’ names and table number assignments. Each guest’s name was printed on colored card stock and cut in the shape of a hexagon. We chose alternating colors of pomegranate and plum, to give some variety and visual interest, but not too stark a difference that it detracted from the overall aesthetic. We then attached rope to either end of the screen, added on small clusters of flowers in the corners and hung from trees covered in vines.
Concept: Utah Bride Blog
Photography: Gideon Photography
Event Design & Production: Mood Events
Venue & Catering: Millcreek Inn
Dress: Gateway Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Hair & Makeup by Steph
Jewelry: Katie Waltman Jewelry
Flowers: Branches Floral
Invitations & Paper Goods: Polka Dots and Daisies
Tablecloth: Wildflower Linens
Plates and Flatware Rental: RSVP Rentals
Water Goblets: Diamond Rental
Bride Model: Wren Parker
Groom Model: Ben Kinard