Lovers of golden leaves, of crisp early mornings, and nature’s fiery colour palette rejoice because our favourite season of the year is here and we plan to celebrate every moment. Starting with this utterly romantic, yet modern editorial of autumnal wedding ideas for a talented team that is going to have you embracing March to May in an entirely new way.
Captured by fine art photographer Lana Nova, the shoot was the vision of stylist Lil Elements. Marie sharing “We wanted to explore the concept of bringing in the wild nature into your wedding day, creating a light field to your wedding ceremony and reception.”
The setting? The blank canvas space of Seacliff House. Floral designer Prajna Flower creating a beautiful Autumnal floral installation adorning the venue’s cosy internal fireplace, the aisle adorned with country grasses that carried over to the floral garland that sat atop a long wooden table with greenery and peach & yellow toned blooms. The table (from South Coast Party Hire who also supplied mismatched wooden chairs for the shoot) topped with deep slate blue crockery pieces and gold cutlery, mixing and matching the raw romance with a little bit of glam. “We created a more grass-like and tall whimsical grass along the table” explains Marie. “We wanted to create an atmosphere for the guest to make them feel like they were sitting within the grass field, dining.”
Our bride, model Kiarna Davis wore dreamy gowns from designer Natalie Chan of The Barefaced Bride. Three different gowns – a traditional champagne toned dress with a star-speckled overlay, a beige and duck egg blue ballgown and a soft pink dress with white lace bodice, all complementing the romantic style of the day, and the contrasting bouquet of champagne and peach. Says Marie “Having small posies for bouquets can be as stunning as a large bouquet but when you have an elegant and detailed dress, you don’t want it to get lost with all the big decor. Sometimes less is more and when you have an amazing venue, you don’t need to dress it over the top!”
Kiarna’s look finished with soft romantic makeup and an up-do (later transformed) by hair and makeup artist Cindy Chan.
And let’s talk details because this shoot has plenty! Theoberry Stationery created beautiful calligraphy that was minimal, yet beautiful on the paper stationery pieces that were finished with watercolour detail. Cordy’s Cakes created a delicious (and pretty!) wedding cake of antique rose and white, playing into that hand painted, delicate feel. And finally, Artiste Saku who always brings the goods, loaned her silk ribbons, velvet ring boxes and wax seal stamps for a little extra something special.
Autumn weddings can completely honour the season without the traditional red and orange colour palette, steal these ideas for your own celebration of the season where Mother Nature lends her moody brilliance.