For the Love of Fall

Fall is upon us! Well kind of, I hear the words ‘second summer’ being tossed around a lot right now, but that doesn’t mean fall wedding season isn’t in full swing. I can’t help but love the deep, moody colour palettes that come along with this wonderful season, not to mention warm days, cool nights and the changing leaves. Such a magical, romantic season. Need some more reasons to aim for an autumn wedding? I’ve rounded up some of my favourites below.
1. Keep Warm
Providing blankets and shawls for your guests will be much appreciated, but adding a fire pit just takes things up a notch.
fall_fire photo by Emily Tyler via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings
2. S’mores
So, you opted for a fire, obviously you need s’mores too. Just saying.
fall_smoresphoto by Jamie Jones Photography via Junebug Weddings
3. A Hot Chocolate Bar.
Need I say more?
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Photo by Whitney Jade Photography via Wedding Chicks
4. Starry Nights & Twinkle Lights
Early sunsets can be a blessing if you are dreaming of a candle lit dinner or a first dance under the stars. Plus, the lighting in general at this time of year is just dreamy.
fall_lighting photo by Allyson Wiley Photography via Style Me Pretty
5. Comfort Food

Who doesn’t love a warm bowl of soup on a crisp fall afternoon? A cocktail that warms you from the inside out? Or pie? You definitely can’t go wrong with pie and cocktails.

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Photo by Justin Michau via 100 Layer Cake & Photo by Half Baked Harvest 
6. Jewel Tones
As mentioned, one of my favourite elements of fall weddings, those gorgeous hues. Deep, luxurious, moody. Swoon.
fall_jeweltones photo by Solie Designs via Glamour & Grace
7. Leaves
Alright, so fairly obvious, right? I know, but have you considered just how many fun things you can do with all those beautifully coloured leaves? Get creative!
fall_arch.bridePhoto by Karina & Maks via Green Wedding Shoes
8. Venue
There are so many amazing venue choices, it’s the perfect time of year for lodges, barns, forests, orchards and vineyards–take your pick! Obviously these are all great venues for any time of the year, but there’s just something magical about them in the fall.
fall_vineyardPhoto by Apple Moon Photography via The Very Last Detail
9. Long Sleeve Dresses
This is one stunning trend that can stick around for awhile.
fall_dressPhoto by Dan O’Day via Hello May
10. The Dark Side
A dark and moody autumnal wedding? Yes, please!
fall_darkPhoto by Tyler Branch via GWS
It’s hard to stop at ten, but I think that’s a pretty good roundup. It’s such a lovely time of year and there are so many options, you can’t really go wrong.
Feel free to share some of your top fall wedding trends, themes and thoughts!
xo,
kara
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Spring Flowers

frehWell, it’s raining, again. It seems to be an everyday occurrence lately, and don’t get me wrong I am so, so happy it’s not snowing anymore, but I miss the sun.

So, to remind myself of the beauty that is soon to come, I’ve curated a collection of a few favourite floral trends. I’ll be stopping by our local florist this weekend too, I think a bunch of freshly picked Ontario Ranunculus will be perfect to brighten things up around here.

Here’s a peek at some awe inspiring floral arrangements, let us know what you think!

Gorgeous, over sized bouquets guarantee to make a statement and are another great way to express a little personality on your big day.

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Photo by Loft Photography via Ruffled

Wild, organic, textured, and a perfect example of why bigger is better this year.

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Rachel Solomon Photography via Wedding Sparrow

Big and bold just not your thing? This perfectly curated little bouquet demonstrates that understated can still make a big statement.

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Photography by HELENA AND LAURENT via Snippet and Ink

This boho spread is just breathtaking.

Pastels and muted hues will forever be in demand but we are seeing a resurgence in bright, colourful arrangements and we’re loving it! Try adding a splash of colour to your flowers to bring some vibrancy and fun to your big day.

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MeghanElise Photography via GWS

Speaking of colour, this striking bouquet serves as inspiration for my own wedding day. Vibrant and wild with stunning pops of colour, this one is as fun as it gets and I adore absolutely everything about it.

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Photography by Nina Claire via Nouba

Farm to table is one of my favourite concepts and it is taking off in the floral realm too. Fresh, seasonal make for some of loveliest bouquets, portraying a whimsical, almost effortless look. Not to mention, locally sourced and in season flowers are the perfect choice for the Eco-conscious bride.

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Photography by Heline Bekker via Whimsical Wonderland Weddings

Wildflowers will forever have my heart.

wildflowerbouquetdavidsbridallaceweddingdressPhotography by Eden Strader

Finally, we have to talk about greenery. Yes, you knew it was coming! Pantone recently announced Greenery as the 2017 color of the year, so how could we discuss floral trends without mentioning it?!

Foliage is going to be huge this year, and there are so many fun ways to run with this, so I think we can look forward to some truly beautiful displays this season.

My favourite today comes from a styled shoot with a bouquet created by a local—and truly talented— florist, Mint Floral Co. If I wasn’t head over heels in love with flowers, it would tempt me toward an all green bouquet. Plus, this photographer— Jennifer Moher— she works some serious magic.

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Photography by Jennifer Moher

So, what do you think? I’m certainly feeling a little more inspired on this dreary day.

xo, kara