Fun fact, my daughter was born in Sleepy Hollow New York! This fun little relationship has reignited my excitment for Halloween, specifically the jovial lighthearted side to the holiday. My husband and I agreed that each year we would show her the passion and delightful spirit that surrounds Halloween. Hosting a Halloween dinner party falls perfectly inline with that! Molly Mckinley Designs teamed up with the amazing Rustic White Photography at the The Foundry at Puritan Mill to create a vibrant Halloween dinner party that plays on the chic whimsical side of things. The result is a colorful tablescape dotted with big bold blooms, shapely gourds, towering black candles and an elegant modern place setting. Food is another wonderful opportunity to not just create a epicurean experience that delights, but to add gorgeous scenery to any event like the scrumptious Butternut Squash Hummus. If you're looking to host a Halloween dinner party, be sure to take in Molly McKinley's 10 Tips, which will help you pull off an elevated affair that is all about the wonder!
As we shift away from the summer months, heading into the fall wedding season, there is a playful spirit that takes over. Hollywood is a fantastic source of inspiration for all things, those especially wedding. Woodland weddings are a perfect place to harness the fall energy while offering up a playland to work with. A group of California wedding pros got together, wanting to bring to life a Hollywood inspired fairy tale wedding, Snow White & The Huntsman. Taking a cue from fantasy, the team decided to articulate their vision into a woodland wedding filled with antique decor & furnishings that spoke to a time long ago. Working with pieces from a byfone era, elements like heirloom china & jewelry from Koryn of Intimate Gatherings grandmother were used. Dipping into fall's own hues, berries and blushes from The Wild Floral Co dotted the warm tone surroundings. Wanting to capture the true adventurous nature to the cinematic revision, two stunning wedding dresses dance in the dappled woodland light playing beautifully on the lighter and darker side of the story. Bringing everything together, Victoria Johansson Photography artfully captured each savory little detail, giving life to the fairy tale story.
What could spell dark romance better than a moody snow filled woodland world as your stage? While a snowy shoot might have been the goal for this styled elopement photographed by wedding photographer Lissables Photography, a dreamy blizzard filled world took hold! Expressing a dark romance feel, everything about this delicious elopement is style driven. Wedding designer A Pretty Styled Life brought the drama in the from of grandeur & sophistication. Working with a dark palette centered around black & gold with deep burgundy accents, wedding decor details were chosen that echoed an artistic mod edge. Uniquely geometrical elements dotted the sweetheart table from spherical treasures to gilded sea urchin like starbursts. Sweet treats in the form of sugar dusted donuts, chocolate dipped red velvet Oreo's and a petite gold wedding cake found the perfect home among the snow dusted surroundings. It is for me however, the gorgeous and perfectly fashion forward bridal look to the elopement that is everything. Donning a statement black cutout style gown from BCBG via Rent The Runway, paired with red heeled Louboutin's...
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Rustic chic with a dash of whimsical boho is the perfect way to describe this dreamy kinfolk wedding nestled among the trees at White Rock Lake. Looking to evoke an elevated down home feel, a team of Texas wedding pros including wedding photographer Rachel Meagan Photography and floral & event designer Shannon Rose Events created the perfect fall wedding inspiration shoot. With a focus on texture and movement, unique areas were created within the sprawling park grounds. Noshes, both sweet and savory, were displayed on wood & marble platters placed on top of an antique trunk which was finished with vintage lace. A chocolate naked wedding cake was the perfect choice, echoing the moody the color scheme, topped with a gold calligraphy style note of love. To give the kinfolk wedding a relaxed feel, the team worked with a shorter table opting for gold metal ottoman seating paired with Mexican blankets. Charcoal plates offered moody contrast to a white table runner which was then dotted with gold accents throughout the table. The final piece to the kinfolk wedding puzzle was the ever delicious golden hour time of day, drenching each moment in savory gold goodness!
Tags: black plates, candlestick, dessert display, fall wedding, golden hour wedding, kinfolk wedding, low reception table, metal ottoman, mexican blanket, naked cake, outdoor wedding, summer wedding, table runner