I know much of the country is covered in snow and ice, but think back with me, if you will, to a time of golden ochres and rusty browns, a time when freshly-fallen leaves carpeted the forest floor, and temperatures were just starting to cool.
Ah yes, fall, a distant, yet oh-so-pleasant memory.
It's no secret that fall is my favorite season. It is, in fact, when I got married—a girlhood dream realized. I loved the chance to capitalize on the rich tones and flavors of the season. And for a born-and-bred Southerner, all too familiar with the oppressive nature of summer, the temperate September air was just right.
Last fall, I was offered the chance to contribute some paper to an "earthy + luxe" fall engagement shoot, and I jumped at it. An outdoor venue with lots of wild natural beauty and those plenty of those hues I dream about the rest of the year.
For the suite, I wanted to go super simple so that the colors and textures of the envelope, liner, wax seals, and vintage stamps could really pop. I love the way serifed font stood out on the creamy white paper—a timeless look, topped off with the couple's initials on the reply card.
Looking at these images warms me from the inside. So, with cider in hand, I present to you a few of the highlights from this talented midwestern team of vendors.
PHOTOGRAPHER: EMILY HARY PHOTOGRAPHY // @EMILYHARYPHOTOGRAPHY // WWW.EMILYHARY.COM FLORAL DESIGN: LB FLORISTRY // @LBFLORISTRY // WWW.LBFLORISTRY.COM CAKE + DESSERTS: SWEET MELISSA // @SWEETMELISSADESSERTS // WWW.SWEETMELISSADESSERTS.COM WEDDING DRESS: SALLY EAGLE BRIDAL // @SALLY_EAGLE_BRIDAL // WWW.SALLYEAGLE.CO.NZ INVITATIONS: FOUR HATS PRESS // @FOURHATSPRESS // WWW.FOURHATSPRESS.COMCALLIGRAPHY: STEPHANIE KINSEY // @STEPH.KINSEY // WWW.WASHEDDESIGNCO.ETSY.COM MAKEUP ARTIST: DANIELLE RZEPKA BEAUTY SERVICES // @DANIRZEPKA // WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/DANIRZEPKASKIN HAIR STYLING: BREMEN THOMAS OF SALON 301 // @HAIRBYBREMEN // WWW.SALON301.COM RINGS: KATIE CARDER FINE JEWELRY // @KCARDERJEWELRY // WWW.KCARDER.COM TABLE RUNNER: FEATHERS & STONE // @FEATHERSANDSTONE // WWW.FEATHERSANDSTONE.COM TABLE + BENCH: MATT BAYES // @MB_FORESTRY RENTALS: MAEVE VINTAGE // @MAEVEVINTAGE // WWW.MAEVEVINTAGE.COM HAIR PIECE: ETSY // THE FAWN AND THE SPARROW // WWW.THEFAWNANDTHESPARROW.ETSY.COM GROOM’S APPAREL: THE TIE BAR // @THETIEBAR // WWW.THETIEBAR.COM+ ROCKCOW LEATHER STUDIO // @ROCKCOWLEATHER // WWW.ROCKCOWLEATHERSTUDIO.COM MODELS: MACKENZIE HILL // @MACLOUISEHILL + DUSTIN BELL // @DUSTBELL