Crisp weather, changing colors, falling leaves: it’s no wonder more and more couples are embracing the romance of the fall season for their wedding. While summer is traditionally known as the peak wedding season, September and October have now surpassed early summer months as the most popular time to tie the knot and this incredible editorial shoot photographed by Chantal Sokhorn Photography at Portland's Tendue warehouse makes it easy to see why. Indigo Event Design planned every detail of this wedding inspiration and Maruwa Design brought all of the brilliant blooms to life. All the images are in the full gallery, so be sure to click through and read on to hear more from Chantal Sokhorn.
Seasonality is so important: this fall 'I Dos' install in Portland, OREGON put its palette to work
It’s so important to embrace your wedding season when thinking about the decor for your big day. But that doesn’t mean your gorgeous head table has to look like Thanksgiving dinner at your grandmother’s. Indigo Event Design encourages couples not to be afraid of thinking out-of-the-box and combining unexpected elements in their seasonal wedding design. For this wedding design, we chose romantic warm fall colors of terra-cotta, rust, copper and merlot and juxtaposed them with cool slate blue and navy. We also wanted to continue those unexpected juxtapositions within the structure of the floral, combining both soft romantic fall foliage with structured tropical floral like anthurium. These dueling textures provide depth and interest to the overall wedding design.
Hitting on both warm and cool tones, Letters and Dust used real leather elements in their invitation suite. This added a warm, unique modern element to their cool blue invitations, envelopes, and even menus. Adding these unexpected touches to anyones invitations is sure to set their wedding apart and leave a lasting first impression on their wedding guests.
In keeping with the unexpected modern touches, this gorgeous Amsale dress beautifully captured by Chantal Sokhorn Photography seamlessly turns its off the shoulder sleeve into a cape-like train. Or maybe we should say a train-like cape. And while this unique element is modern and fresh, the fact that it is made out of a lightweight chiffon organza material also gives it that romantic timeless feel.
For the ceremony Maruwa Design perfectly framed the couple in natural fall foliage interspersed with structured modern floral. Maruwa Design continued those same floral elements in the centerpieces on the tablescape for the reception. The exposed wood on the tablescape perfectly contrasted with the rich blue velvet runner and the modern copper flatware provided by The Party Place and was mirrored precisely in the beautiful cake by Sugarhouse Cake.