Elegant Fall Wedding Colors II

Yesterday we featured Part I of this fall wedding colors shoot which was pretty much the ceremony part. We get a lot of requests to see more ideas for indoor weddings and how to bring the outside in. Its hard not to love an outdoor wedding but between weather and location sometimes its just more practical to have your wedding inside. If you find yourself caught between loving the look of outside and the convenience of a roof and central heating, these are some ideas for you. :)

  • If possible, find a venue with lots of natural light. Natural light is a big part of what makes those outdoor pictures you love so pretty. Big windows also instantly connect you with the outdoors.
  • Also (you and/or your photographer) can find some spots on the property or even down the road with some beautiful outdoor places to take pictures. They’ll look so much better than indoors, especially if you’re in a place with fluorescent lighting. And it’ll give you some time away from it all to be with your new spouse in a beautiful place to really enjoy the moment.
  • Bring nature inside! This is especially easy to do in the fall when the foliage is begging to be on display but really, any season has tons to offer by way of (free!) decor. Use clippings from your yard and even the side of the road to bring a natural and wild quality to an otherwise sterile space.

Creative Direction and Design: Joy Thigpen // Photography: Eric Kelley // Venue: Early Mountain Vineyard // Floral Design: Joy Thigpen // Wholesale Flowers: Fifty Flowers // Event Rentals: Festive Fare // Linens: Wildflower Linens // Dress: Matthew Williamson // Calligraphy: Holly Hollan // Candles and Lanterns: Crate and Barrel // Center Pieces: West Elm // Shoes: Valentino // Grooms Suit, Tie: Alton LaneBespoke Attire // Grooms Shoes: To Boot New York // Hair and Make-up Styling: Lora Kelley // Jewels: Tiffany & Co. // On-site coordination and production: Lora Kelley// Styling assistant: Mallory Joyce // Photographer’s Assistant: Barrie Humphries // Wedding Cake: Maggie Austin Cake // Letterpress Suite: Blackbird Letterpress

CLICK HERE to see more images from this beautiful fall shoot!

11.14.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog

Elegant Fall Wedding Colors

Are you in the midst of searching for fall wedding colorsJoy Thigpen recently teamed up with Eric and Lora Kelley to pull together an inspiration shoot for the beautiful Early Mountain Vineyards. Taking inspiration from the changing seasons, Joy used an array of fall wedding colors in everything from the fall wedding flowers to the fall wedding cake. Aren’t the fall wedding flowers she created especially lovely? Joy went foraging the morning of for speckled leaves in shades of orange, red, green, and brown to add a little bit of fall to the ceremony garland and aisle markers.

Creative Direction and Design: Joy Thigpen // Photography: Eric Kelley // Venue: Early Mountain Vineyard // Floral Design: Joy Thigpen // Wholesale Flowers: Fifty Flowers // Event Rentals: Festive Fare // Linens: Wildflower Linens // Dress: Matthew Williamson // Calligraphy: Holly Hollan // Candles and Lanterns: Crate and Barrel // Center Pieces: West Elm // Shoes: Valentino // Grooms Suit, Tie: Alton Lane, Bespoke Attire // Grooms Shoes: To Boot New York // Hair and Make-up Styling: Lora Kelley // Jewels: Tiffany & Co. // On-site coordination and production: Lora Kelley // Styling assistant: Mallory Joyce // Photographer’s Assistant: Barrie Humphries // Wedding Cake: Maggie Austin Cake // Letterpress Suite: Blackbird Letterpress

Check back tomorrow for Part II of this beautiful, fall wedding shoot at Early Mountain Vineyards!

11.13.12 / Featured, Wedding Ideas Blog


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11.13.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Wedding Film Photography Giveaway

Happy Monday! Today we have incredible giveaway to share with you. Odalys Mendez, an amazing fine art film photographer, is giving away an entire wedding photography package with 8 hours of coverage to one lucky Once Wed reader absolutely free. And she shoots all film! What a treat, right? Her lifestyle approach to weddings is relaxed and unobtrusive. Using mostly natural light, she documents moments as they unfold naturally creating soft, beautiful imagery for her couples. Be sure to check out her website and blog to view more of her lovely photography!

The Prize: The package to be given away has a value of $3,500 and it is for eight hours of wedding day coverage. Albums, prints and other products are additional and can be ordered through Odalys Mendez Photography. A standard wedding photography contract applies and must be executed within two weeks of notifying the winning couple. If the wedding chosen is outside of the state of Georgia, the winning couple agrees to pay for travel fees upfront, with travel arrangements to be made by Odalys Mendez Photography. The couple must not have an existing contract with another wedding photographer and Odalys Mendez will be the exclusive photographer for the event.

To Enter: Comment below with your name, email, wedding date, and wedding location or venue. Please tell us a little about your story, style, wedding and why you’d like to win the photography package. Odalys will pick the winning couple on December 12th.

This contest is now closed. Thanks to everyone who entered!

11.12.12 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog