Colors of Autumn

Happy Holidays!  It's true - another year has gone by and we're again facing the most wonderful time of the year.  In honor of the timing of this post, the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, I thought a little autumn was in order before we completely turn things over to the red and green, silver and gold of the Christmas season.

Molly & Scott were a terrific couple to work with, and their late October wedding was a beautiful testament to the season.  The backdrop was The Piedmont Club in Haymarket, which was particularly glorious on that fall day.

The bridal bouquet was a blend of sherbet-y orange and smokey peaches, Free Spirit and Freedom roses with a rich mango red mini calla, green hypericum, dark red dahlias and a little curly willow for accent.  The dahlias and curly willow were both grown at local farms.

The boutonnieres and corsages were a mix of the best the season had to offer, including panicum grass seed plumes and locally grown wheat.  Pearls and preserved oak leaves added a bit of class and whimsy.

The ceremony took place on the back patio overlooking the 18th hole.  The sky was incredibly blue that day and the grass amazingly green. 

This ceremony setup is a perfect example of not needing to spend a ton of cash to get a special look.  The designs, mums and pumpkins were re-used during the reception as well.

The cake was a beautiful confection and done so well with fall detail.  We supplied the pumpkins and topper - isn't it amazing how a little bit of attention to detail can tell a story?

Centerpiece containers were ceramic pumpkins with lids - a perfect find for this beautiful day.

 My clever couple loves dogs, and their dogs were with them on their big table numbers!  What a lovely was to personalize the centerpieces.

Any time you can coordinate the colors of your event with the timing of natural season surrounding you, it's almost impossible not to hit a home run, it just feels like a celebration.

From our family to yours, hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Don't forget the flowers!