So might still be summer where you are (certainly not in London today!), but when we saw today’s wedding inspiration shoot, it got us excited for autumn (though we’re not quite ready to part with our sandals and sunnies just yet!).

The rich berry hues, the late summer fruits, opulent gold touches, and hints of this year’s ‘it’ colour, Marsala, it had us dreaming of fall weddings and all their array of tones and textures.

But then we found out that it was actually inspired by spring.

And we just love the idea of shaking up the seasons and giving spring couples more to play around with than the standard soft palette.

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Photographed by Alyssa Turner Photography, styled and coordinated by Silver Lining Events + Co. and featuring the talents of a host of wedding vendors in Dallas and beyond, this shoot is positively brimming with beautiful ideas (whether you’re opting for a bold spring wedding or a classic fall one!) 

We’ll pass you over to the lovely Elisabeth of Silver Lining Events + Co. to tell us a bit more about it…

From the Stylist

When creating the initial concept for a styled shoot, I always like to ask myself “Can a client recreate this for their own event?”. Not only do I want to create a concept that is inspiring, but that is relatable as well. This shoot was no different.

We went with the very rich tones of marsala, fuchsia, raspberry and Grape. Our undertones were blush and gold, naturally. Marsala and berry tones are always, predictably, seen in the fall. I wanted to show clients how the can have a rich, beautifully bold spring wedding with these colors.

Real brides love these colors but are afraid to use them. By highlighting the berry colored dresses, using hints of marsala and grape throughout the table, it shows them that bold is possible for spring.

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The Invitations

For stationary, I had the unique idea that a very sentimental bride, that maybe invited 50-75 guests to an intimate affair, would want to personally reach out to each guest with a love note.

Thus, the “Love Note” escort card was born.

On the front of the envelope was their full name and table number, and on the inside was a sweet note from the bride and groom. “We are so happy you are here to share in the fun of today. Enjoy yourself this evening! See you on the dance floor!”

A quick personal note to instantly make the guest feel welcomed. Pink Champagne Paper took my ideas and ran with them. #nailedit. You can credit her for this trend when it picks up!

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The Dresses

The bride’s gown from Bridal Boutique of Lewisville was a soft blush hue, lots of texture from the tulle, and romantically rested off her shoulders.

Veronicuts put her hair up in a playful {big} bun and popped a peony in it. It’s loose, trendy, but not overly done.

Jenna Thomas Beauty created her makeup look, complete with copper eyes, a soft cheek, and a berry lip.  It is a stunning look, that complemented the entire shoot.

The bridesmaids were in Donna Morgan bridesmaid dresses in Berry Bouquet. They fit perfectly and the girls said they were very comfortable.

I love how deep the color is and it looks amazing against their bouquets.

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The Flowers

R Love Floral incorporate all of our colors into the beautiful bouquets and arrangements. They were stunning, as always. I could look at these images for days!

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The Refreshments

Nutrition by Kara Stout was also present with her healthy champagne cocktail recipe, goat cheese with blueberry-fig jam crostini, fresh (hand dipped in gold!) berries on the table, and the very cool loose-leaf tea bar.

I wanted to show clients that they, in fact, can incorporate personal touches into their food and beverage options.

Not just through “signature drinks”. For the loose leaf tea bar, We showcased the simple way to serve this at your wedding reception, bridal shower, or cocktail hour.

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The DIY Details

I will always incorporate a punch of “unique” into the tablescape. This time: hand made marbleized napkins.

I have seen hints of marble pop up in design and interior blogs. I had to try it out! Five hours later, I had ten napkins, marbleized in the colors of our shoot.

You will see them popping out from under the salad plates. Just enough to know they’re there and a perfect combination to the delicate china.

Since this shoot is so feminine, I stayed with the vintage china style for dishes. Pretty Little Plates brought us some amazing pieces- from the tea pot, to the dipped vintage glasses. I could have taken it all home with me.

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The Calligraphy

Pink Champagne Paper also incorporated marsala into the invitation suite, the menu, and the table number.

It is the perfect depiction of a spring marsala wedding. I love how she used gold calligraphy to make it modern, yet a traditional format to keep it classic.

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The Linens

The table linen was from BBJ Linen, in their new Rhythm collection. All other linens were from M & M Special Event Rentals, along with the dinner table and chiavari chairs.

Suite 206 was gracious to be a part of this shoot. The amazing chairs, dome chair and wood stools and mirrored tables were all from them.

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The Cake

We styled the stools for the cake, by Cake Walk Bakeshop, and I love the very unique design that it turned into.

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That cake is so pretty, I love the tablescaping too, and I really wouldn’t mind a sip of that Berry Champagne (even if it is only 9am!)

Thanks so much Alyssa Turner PhotographySilver Lining Events + Co. and the rest of their team for sharing this inspired shoot with us. 

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Photographer: Alyssa Turner Photography / Styling and Coordination: Silver Lining Events + Co / Venue: Avalon Legacy Ranch / Invitations & Stationery: Pink Champagne Paper / Catering: Kara Stout / Cake Baker: Cake Walk Bakeshop / Plates & Stemware: Pretty Little Plates / Videography: GoMan Productions / Florals: R Love Floral / Makeup Artist: Jenna Thomas Beauty / Hairstylist: Veronica Perez / Bridal Salon: Bridal Boutique of Lewisville / Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan Collection / Custom Furniture: Suite 206 / Linens: BBJ Linen / Rental Furniture: M&M Rentals