In need of some fall festival bride goodness? This stunning Carmel Valley wedding inspiration shoot from Carol Oliva Photography and Bridget Mckay Demayo delivers rich autumn colors, stunning Southwestern-inspired bohemian sunburst details, and the kind of colorful creativity from florist Willow and Plum and baker Blue Aces Bake Shoppe that I love! Add in masculine touches of leather, a dress with lace bell sleeves, and the cutest little flower girls ever and you’re in for a vibrant treat!
Shades of rust red, marigold yellow, and earthy ochre went into the leather invitations designed by Elyse Stirton! The gorgeous paper goods and handcrafted envelopes were accented by The Crafting Casa‘s white ink lettering to stand out against the Southwestern inspired mosaic triangle motif and saffron silk ribbon that adorned the rugged stationery suite
Florist Willow and Plum echoed the color scheme in the bride’s ombre bouquet, combining shades of cinnamon rose, chocolate orchids, and bronze mums to create a classic fall colors palette with stunning bohemian style! The creative bouquet managed to offer a unique view from every angle!
Epiphany Boutique in Carmel, CA, knew exactly how to style a fall festival bridal! The Willowby by Watters dress featured a boho lace pattern and bell sleeves, making it the perfect choice for a bohemian look with Southwestern style inspiration – the crowning touch was the Heds Threads sunbust halo crown! The rays of the setting sun became a stunning motif throughout the paper goods, signage, and ceremony decor, so finding the perfect bridal headpiece that incorporated the signature detail was a total triumph! The best place to pose? A pampas grass swing, of course! This stunning portrait session detail was hung from one of the ancient oaks at Gardener Ranch in Carmel Valley!
The boutique also had the perfect dresses for the adorable flower girls! A shirred dress in soft cappuccino was ideal for a bohemian flower girl – who carried a glass and copper terrarium and wore a flower crown instead of dropping petals! If you’re in need of more fall beauty in Carmel Valley, this burgundy and cinnamon luxe ranch wedding has got you covered!
Simply Solid Designs handmade the triangular ceremony altar installation, creating a setting sun motif with saffron yellow silk ribbon creating sunbeams in the center pf a rough hewn wood frame. Adding clear ghost chairs reflected the golden light of magic hour and made the beautiful couple on a carpet of ombre petals look as though they are alone in the oak grove for this stunning micro wedding ceremony! This venue has graced the blog before, with some of the most magical floral details showcasing a different way to style the oak grove!
Color lovers and fall festival brides will be over the moon for this sunset-inspired wedding ceremony with a playful petal carpet!
Unique details were the name of the game, thanks to the hand lettered leather place cards that marked each seat and the stunning gold ink seating chart that guided them to their table. Each element of the creative decor incorporated the signature triangle motif of the Southwest-inspired setting sun!
Ready for a color blast! The stunning reception table under hanging geometric cage lanterns was draped in a bold yellow silk tablecloth from La Tavola Fine Linen!
Yellow cloth napkins, wooden bowls, and rattan chargers added texture and dimension to the place setting, while the flower arrangements created a stunning ombre effect with King Protea, roses, orchids and massive chrysanthemums mixed with fall foliage to add height and stunning visual interest to the eclectic centerpieces!
Isn’t she lovely! Creating a beautiful reception table with unified colors to the bride’s bouquet and textures that picked up her fall festival bride look tied every element of this stunning shoot together!
Time for dessert! Terra cotta, desert plants, and classic Southwestern style inspired this stunning cake and treat table, with Blue Aces Bake Shoppe creating the sweetest little white wedding cake and an array of colorful desserts!. The wooden platters and cake stand added to the natural textures of the dessert bars and sunbeam details.
Pairing a lace dress with a denim and leather jacket is peak fall festival bride fashion!
WEDDING VENDORS –
Photography and Planning: Carol Oliva Photography | Carmel Valley Wedding Venue: Gardener Ranch | Event Design: Bridget Mckay Demayo | Florist: Willow and Plum | Wedding Cake and Desserts: Blue Aces Bake Shoppe | Wedding Dress: Willowby by Watters | Bridal Boutique: Epiphany Boutique | Bridal Headpiece: Heds Threads | Hair Styling: Arellana O ‘ Roy | Makeup Artist: Andrea Rodriguez | Event Rentals: Chic Event Rentals | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen | Altar: Simply Solid Designs | Stationery Design: Elyse Stirton | Calligraphy: The Crafting Casa |