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Moody Fall Forest Shoot with a Black Bridal Gown

Looking for the perfect balance of drama and romance in your wedding day? This moody fall forest wedding shoot at The Ivy Rose Barn has both in spades, with statement flower arrangements in jewel-tone fall colors, a black bridal gown by Claire La Faye, and the most incredible fine art bridal portraits by Nicole Colwell!

This wedding inspiration is a feast for the eyes from start to finish! Every luxurious detail is designed around the woodland setting, from the glamorous bridal style to the organic flower arrangements and black and gold reception decor!

Blush and Black Wedding Invitations with Calligraphy and Watercolor Details

To create a personalized invitation suite, Every Little Letter hand drew venue The Ivy Rose Barn on the stationery! The watercolor artwork graced a suite with elegant calligraphy details and a nude and black palette that accented the rich colors and moody scheme perfectly!

These amazing floral flatlays showed off the designer invitations along with the bride’s gold accessories – the rosebud comb was the perfect combination of bold and dramatic with the metallic finish and romantic floral details!

Blush and Black Wedding Invitations with Calligraphy and Watercolor Details

Her Bella Belle Shoes shoed had flower detailing that made sure the black shoes felt runway ready and bridal at the same time!

Black Wedding Dress with an Epic Fall Floral Ceremony Ring
Black Wedding Dress with an Epic Fall Floral Ceremony Ring

Here is the true slaying detail of this shoot! The black bridal gown from Claire La Faye is a showstopping wedding style choice, with a semi-sheer bodice adorned with flower petal details and a full ballgown skirt that made the most amazing statement.

She rose like a goddess out of the floral ceremony circle Love Blooms crafted at the edge of the moody fall forest. Red, orange, and yellow autumn flowers created a heavenly semicircle altarpiece, accented with foraged greenery and pampas grass to create an organic feel among the dramatic colors.

Braided Bridal Updo Hairstyle with a Gold Flower Headpiece

Emily Artistry worked her magic on the bride’s hair, creating this amazing braided updo! The romantic and structured hairstyle looked effortless and showed off the deep v-back of the black bridal gown. Her gold rose headpiece and crystal drop earrings added the perfect finishing touch to the elegant hairstyle!

Epic Fall Flower Ceremony Ring
Black Wedding Dress with an Epic Fall Floral Ceremony Ring

Moody fall forest portraits by Nicole Colwell captured the dark fairy tale vibes of this amazing wedding inspiration shoot!

Burgundy and Blush Bouquet for a Moody Fall Wedding
Moody Fall Forest Wedding Reception with Black Velvet and Gold Details

To create an intimate wedding reception, the team at The Ivy Rose Barn set tables along the edge of the moody fall forest in Moneta, VA.

Black Goblets and Candles for a Fall Forest Wedding

To create the perfect moody look, the team paired black and gold decor. Black velvet tablecloths from BBJ Linen added a luxe touch to the long tables, with gold leaf patterned chargers that spoke to the woodland setting with a metallic finish!

Black and Gold Glam Place Setting with Touches of Mauve
Moody Fall Forest Wedding Reception Style in Black and Gold

Dramatic flower arrangements at the foot of the table gave it the appearance of growing straight. out of the forest grove, complementing the dramatic yet organic approach to event design.

Black and Gold Glam Place Setting with Touches of Mauve

Black glass goblets and matte black and gold flatware added to the dramatic tabletop decor. Heath ceramic plates and a mauve napkin created an elegant color pairing against the all-black table and pops of rich fall colors from the flower arrangements.

Marble and Gold Wedding Cake

Jisoo Cake Design created a work of art with the marble finish on this ivory and gold cake! The delicate metallic brushed pattern on the frosting finish resembled elegant marble stone, with a sugar flower cake topper of ivory roses and leaves as a nod to the venue!

The dessert table decor took it over the top! A fall flower arrangement of orange dahlias, red and ivory roses, and pampas grass surrounded the wedding cake on a black velvet tablecloth.

Epic Fall Flower Ceremony Ring
Epic Fall Flower Ceremony Ring
Fine Art Virginia Wedding with a Black Bridal Gown
Fine Art Virginia Wedding with a Black Bridal Gown

WEDDING VENDORS –

Photography: Nicole Colwell | Venue, Planning & Rentals: The Ivy Rose Barn | Floral Design: Love Blooms | Wedding Cake: Jisoo Cake Design | Wedding Dress: Claire La Faye | Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Hair and Makeup Artist: Emily Artistry | Linen Rentals: BBJ Linen | Stationery Design: Every Little Letter | Models – Kingsley Model + Talent

Moody Fall Forest Shoot with a Black Bridal Gown

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