When Shayla and I started discussing her design and color scheme, the first things she did was show me this beautiful autumn sunset photo that was the source of her color inspiration. It’s an image that I quickly burned into my memory. And while I seldom referenced the actual photo, the memories forever served as my reference point with its vibrant colors transitioning from rich shades of burgundy, bittersweet, blush and golden rod then fading into traces of teal finally settling with a deep midnight blue.
As a couple, Shayla and John are bubbly and full of life. Their joy fills a room and they love donuts – so obviously we quickly became friends. For almost 18 months we worked together filling in details and making sure their wedding was a dream filled with rustic touches, vintage details and a little glam. The setting set the stage for all things rustic, but adding a few sprinkles of gold and glittering linens against the worn wood tables and chairs created the perfect contrast. The bright blooms and flower crowns gave Shayla the slightest boho edge and classic pearls and lace rounded out Shayla’s love of various wedding styles.
The month of September serves as a most stunning backdrop for a wedding day. The warm breezes followed by the cool evening chills, the touches of autumn that have started to fill the air and the apples that dance on our palettes. While we might all be glad we live in a world where there are Octobers, don’t let it over shadow the glory of September.
Photography: Hetler Photography | Day of Coordination & Floral Design: The Day’s Design | Venue: Centennial Barn, Wayland, Mi | Invitations: Minted | Calligraphy: the Bride | Catering: Adeline Leigh | Donuts & Cider: Quality Dairy | Rentals: Baker Rentals