The air is crisp, leaves are turning, and it finally feels like fall! So what better way to welcome the season than with a feature in Wedding Chicks?
They’re calling it “How to have a Moody Modern + Rustic Fall Wedding Day.” This shoot was a ton of fun to design and I had the best time spearheading it with dear friend and talented photographer, Leigh Miller. This is for the texture-loving, color-loving bride. Go bold or go home!
Excerpts from the article below. Enjoy!
So Fall is upon us, and what better reason to get your moody modern vibe on is there? Deep maroons and burgundy color palettes and mixing minimalist style with cozy textures just makes us want to curl up near a roaring fire as we clutch our coveted seasonal PSL.
This gorgeous shoot took that rustic barn style and classed it up to a level we weren’t even aware of! To see more just keep scrolling and don’t miss out on a single detail, we have a full gallery that is packed with stunning fall decor thanks to the talents of Leigh Miller Photography and Events by Reagan!
Venue + Candles
This boho barn shoot is full of inspiration for the bride who is not afraid of deep, rich colors and one that had the cattle rancher doing a double take. Our setting was the most unassuming of locations: a historic 1879 barn on an operating cattle ranch in. The barn’s interior was filled with unbelievable textures of exposed stones and weathered wide plank floors, expansive barn doors, cathedral heigh ceilings, and towering windows that let sunbeams shine through. Once inside, you felt as though you had discovered a hidden treasure, a portal back in time. It was the perfect setting for our shoot.
Ceremony + Barn
We focused on color and textures to create a moody and romantic setting, mixing custom elements with easily accessible store bought items. The wine colored velvet linen, plum feathered pillows (Target purchase!), mixed metals, and lush florals really popped against the natural textures of the old, worn barn. Toss in lots and lots of candles and (voila!), a dramatic ceremony setting.
Good Earth Floral knocked the florals out of the park and must have jumped inside my mind when I said we wanted a moody, dripping candle ceremony setting. Ashley truly brought my vision to life…and if you only knew the fear that coursed through our veins as we lit all of those little candles on wobbly 137 year old barn planks.
Table + Pillow
The dinner table was set under a low lying branch of an old oak tree. Wooden benches with pillows tied in the formal table to the more rustic barn setting. Marble tiles (from Home Depot!) with gold calligraphy atop a patterned napkin served as place cards for each guest and colorful jewel toned and pink pastel votives littered the center of the table.
Flowers + Calligraphy
Florals of deep burgundy and peach with trailing greenery loosely draped over their brass containers created a bohemian yet sophisticated setting.
Loveletter Studio’s dramatic modern calligraphy was striking in wine colored ink against our sultry florals and velvet table linen.
Bride + Groom
The bride was dressed in a form fitting gown with a free flowing skirt from Altar Bridal. She was accessorized with a fur shrug and striking burgundy velvet heels. Her real life groom wore a gray plaid suit with plum accents and their chemistry was off the charts!
It takes passion and (sometimes) guts to get the job done! After sharing a toast of sparkling rosé in gold etched champagne chalice and a piece naked wedding cake, the couple was sent off under a shower of gold confetti! This shoot was the marriage of many unexpected design elements, resulting in a bunch of sexy inspiration!
Much love to all of these lovely vendors!
Photography: Leigh Miller Photography
Venue: The Historic Taylor Barn
Florals: Good Earth Floral Design Studio
Bridal Gown: Altar Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic
Hair & Make Up: Magdalena Styles
Calligraphy: Loveletter Studio
Cake: McLain’s Bakery
Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen
Glassware: West Elm, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn