Jewel-Toned Fall Inspiration Shoot at Cafe Flora
For the past few seasons, the bridal world has been leaning heavily on the pastel trend. Just recently we're starting to see a shift toward deeper more colorful tones and we're loving it. Don't get us wrong, we're still active members of the pastel fan club, but these saturated jewel-tones are like a breath of fresh air and are perfect for fall.
When this stylized shoot, pulled together by a long list of talented vendors, landed in our inbox we were captivated by the dark blues, deep plums and charcoal grays. The beautiful berry palette is accented with a variety of natural tones and textures that simply make our hearts sing. It's full of unique details, marrying urban and earthy, like the glass tile placemats and the individually calligraphed stone place cards. The hand-painted ceremony backdrop adds a bit of a modern edge while the florals maintain a certain level of whimsy. We could go on all day, but we'll just let you take it all in...
"I am still reeling over the amazing experience I had working on this inspiration shoot. With fourteen different vendors, who were willing to be on location at 5:00 a.m. (some of whom did not sleep the night before), I knew we were already set up for success! This group of vendors was made up of so many creative folks who, barring the well-established venue, Cafe Flora, all have established businesses that are less than 5 years old! I am so impressed with this fresh group and their ability to pull off such a beautiful photo shoot - perfectly captured in the photos by Sahara Coleman.
My main goal with this design was to experiment with color. In this particular shoot, I wanted to present a dark palette in contrast to the bright garden setting of Cafe Flora. The rich and dreamy color scheme highlighted the beauty of the venue and brought out the garden feel, while adding a bit of edge. The DIY ceremony backdrop - which I hand-painted, the dark and earthy cake made by Bakery Nouveau and decorated by the talented Cozbi Hultz, the tablescape featuring tile back-splash place mats, the rich grays and blues of the invitations and the table assignments hand-written on translucent glass tiles both by Songbird Paperie brought together the elements of the mosaic tile theme.
I was thrilled with the opportunity to work in such a rich, bright venue while presenting earthy, textural beauty in the foreground as a lovely contrast. A huge thanks to everyone involved for all the hours of work they put in to make this photo shoot as great as it was. I am genuinely looking forward to working with all of these vendors again!"
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