WARM FALL BRIDAL IDEAS
Houston wedding photographer Christine Gosch
Houston wedding florist The Petaler
Today is Monday, September 16 and my Halloween decor has been adorning the shelves and walls of our home for about 2 weeks now. September 1 is game, and fall is my JAM. There’s not much I don’t like about fall, so when Elizabeth of The Petaler wanted to photograph a unique inspiration shoot, I was down. This shoot was specifically for brides that march to the beat of their own drum who are looking for fall wedding inspiration.
She wanted a copper ceremony arch decorated with only rain tree pods. Magic, right? What a stunning focal point it is. The bouquet’s color palette also revolved around the rust/ copper colors that fall so amply provides.
The attire. Y’all. So, so cool. It’s a 3 piece bridal pant suit from Frankie + Maude in Washington. Composed of palazzo pants, a silk bandeau, and a sheer silk blouse, the movement was out of this world. It was so fun to photograph because some of my favorite materials to shoot were in play. Tons of motion, and sheer fabric to show off different lights.
So grateful to have worked with Elizabeth on this fun piece. It was picked up for publication in the most recent Modern Luxury Weddings Houston Magazine. Catch the article below!
Similar to fashion, beauty and eevn food, wedding florals go through trend cycles. Whether it’s on the cascading, just-foraged bouquet of a few years back or the current renewed appreciation for baby’s breath (it’s back!), the industry trains, and un-trains, its spotlight on different blooms, textures, and palettes. For florals this season, we’re staying neutral: “All shades of brown, but specifically caramels, ambers, and dark shades of honey, are really popular,” says Houston floral designer Elizabeth Miller of The Petaler. This almost sepia-toned color scheme recalls a Southwestern desert landscape. It’s at once moody and cheerful, and it’s sometimes pink. Miller herself just got married this summer. Her wedding colors? “Mauve, brown, and pale millennial pink,” she says. The veteran florist warns that though it’s effortlessly pretty, the combo isn’t for the faint of heart: “It’s not a super dependable palette,” she says, explaining that if it goes too yellow it’s all wrong. “I would save it for the right bride, one who is artistically motivated.” You’ll find these dreamy earth tones in the reddish-brown Copper Beech, Koko Loko, and Distant Drums roses. Also in caramel-colored lisianthus, which, depending on the variety, ranges in shade from citron to true caramel to deep purple. “It’s about finding the right florist who will play around with it,” Miller says.
Mimi Faucett Trahan
As seen in Modern Luxury Weddings Houston Magazine
As always, if you read to the bottom, you get a gold star! One of these days I will have to make those gold stars worth something. Like a Stanley Nickel or a Shrute Buck. Have a wonderful rest of your week!