“Autumn in the hardest season. The leaves are falling, and they’re falling like they’re falling in love with the ground.” – Andrea Gibson
However, for the clients that we styled this shoot in mind for they are willing to see autumn with a fondness. The authenticity and tireless tradition of the time of year when friends and family gather around the table is something that they feel is a perfect time and place for their own celebration.
The rustic design of the venue at the Red Lion Inn, located in Cohassett, MA, is perfection for an autumnal event and effortlessly lends itself as the building blocks for a sophisticated yet rustic design. All of the florals for the shoot were sourced to speak to the season: from burgundy berries to luscious varieties of cabbage the choices of Jimmy Guzman of JNG Event Consulting provided a freshness that is often lacking in fall designs again referencing the celebration of fall rather than the sadness of the season that so many people reference as leaves fall from the trees.
One area that was a lot of fun to design was the non-traditional photo booth that was placed outside of the event space. The inspiration for the design was sentimental as a recognition that many clients often try to incorporate design elements that honor members of the family that can no be with them on their special day. For this shoot the inspiration was a bride who’s Grandmother had passed but whose beautifully eclectic mix of fine china was included in a thoughtful photo booth backdrop allowing the Grandmother is able to be there in memory as guests pose for photos.
Additional details such as beehive flatware, a taupe colored wedding cake and wine barrels from Be Our Guest, Inc.
help to complete this fresh take on fall.
Designing a wedding for a bride and groom whose celebration highlights all that the season has to offer:
“Autumn .. the year’s last, loveliest smile.” – John Howard Bryant