Last year I was asked to design and style autumn wedding ideas by the lovely Emma Barrow Photography at Ever After, which is a beautiful intimate wedding venue on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. I jumped at the chance as Ever After is one of my favourite venues in Devon and, of course, I love the rich dark colours of autumn so was excited to put together a autumn wedding look.
Ever After has some beautiful outdoor spaces, and also specialises in Elopement weddings, so we decided to set up a beautiful small tablescape for 4 down on their woodland walk which created a stunning backdrop to a rustic table setting piled with an abundance of autumn fruit and flowers perfect for the season. I was helped by the talented Holly from Holly Bee Flowers who created beautiful autumn wedding arrangements for the whole shoot. Each place setting had a beautiful gilded pear with a placecard attached. All of the stationery for the shoot was hand finished with gold painted names.
We also set up a beautiful small cake table with a gorgeous gilded naked cake from Queen Bee Cakes and I completed the look with sumptuous fabrics and more autumnal fruits.
Another key area was a fabric ceremony backdrop which I set up in the gardens and was again decorated with beautiful flowers and styled with a few lanterns. These fabric backdrops which I create make perfect ceremony areas, focal points or photo booth backdrops for your wedding ( see the bespoke plans and backdrops page for more details. http://knotsandkisses.co.uk/wedding-stationery/bespoke-table-plans-backdrops )
Finally, with the help of the team from Ever After, I created a lovely cosy seating area and drinks bar for after the wedding. Autumn wedding cocktails and a cocktail menu were created and arranged around a beautiful seating area with chairs and rugs.
Autumn Styled Bridal Shoot – Suppliers
Styling & Design: Knots & Kisses – www.knotsandkisses.co.uk
Photographer / Creative Director: Emma Barrow – www.emma-barrow.com
Florist: Holly Bee Flowers – www.hollybeeflowers.co.uk
Cake: Queen Bee Cakes www.queenbeecakes.org.uk
Fabrics : West Country Wedding Planner – www.westcountryweddingplanner.co.uk
Furniture and Props: Virginias Vintage Hire – www.virginiasvintagehire.co.uk
Hair Stylist: Brigitte Fisher – www.brigittefisher.co.uk
Location: Ever After – www.lowergrenofen.co.uk
Make Up Artist: Emma Roberts – www.facebook.com/emmarobertsmakeup
Model: Alex Reeve
Stationery: Knots & Kisses – www.knotsandkisses.co.uk
Silk Ribbon: Kate Cullen – www.katecullen.co.uk
Wardrobe: The Wedding Company, Plympton – www.the-wedding-company.co.uk
Photographer’s Assistant: Liam Ring