Can you imagine a setting more enchanting than this? The Lonesome Valley, set in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains, in autumn: where textures and colors collide in the most breathtaking of ways. If you’re planning a fall wedding, we encourage you to look to the views around you: local orchards, copper-kissed trees, and candlelight will create a beautiful ambiance for you.
More from the photographer, Eric Kelley:
“The deep textures, delicious colors and tender vignettes of Lonesome Valley were the inspiration for this editorial. Set in the heart of the Appalachian mountains, the day unfolds in an enchanted field, wandering delicately through an apple orchard and enjoying a quiet and tender moment on the edge of a lake.
The wedding details mimic this natural beauty by incorporating locally foraged florals, simply entwined copper wire wrapped around the napkins, and muted hues of an indian summer dispersed through out the imagery.
The effortless design by Julie Bunkley from Invision events, gentle styling of Augusta Cole and dreamy florals by Laura McCarty inspire a beautiful backdrop for our couple. Our bride and groom enjoy a bit of whimsy, wrapped in organic elegance. They are playful, thoughtful and endear their guests with the blessing of nature’s beauty.”
Photography By Eric Kelley
Photographer: Eric Kelley | Event Production, Concept & Design: Julie Bunkley, Invision Events | Floral Design: Laura McCarty, Marked | Styling + Collaborative Design: Artistry by Augusta Cole | Venue: Lonesome Valley | Paper Suite & Calligraphy: Laura McCarty, Marked | Hair: Molly Stilley of Irrelephant Blog | Make-up: Joanna Ballentine of Irrelephant Blog | Bride’s Dress: Monique L’Huillier from Ivory & White | Grooms Suit: The Modern Gent | Wedding Film: Caleb Jordan Lee for East West Productions | Jewels: Trumpet and Horn | Dinnerware & Glassware: Anthropologie
We always think the most beautiful inspiration for weddings comes from nature. After all, Mother Nature has done a wonderful job, hasn't she? In today's featured editorial, the creative team elected to work with a very simple, pared-down palette of green and brown, both usually found as the base colors in nature. Highlighting the beauty of these natural tones caused them to push the bounds of their creativity, resulting in a beautiful combination of simple, natural designs with a modern aesthetic.