Elegant Autumn Wedding InspirationJOEY KENNEDY PHOTOGRAPHY
Whilst many of you are looking forward to Summer, here in New Zealand we’re coming to the end of my favourite season, Autumn. Although it marks the end of the Summer, there is nothing I love more than nature’s last smile. From the turning of the leaves to the gorgeous golden light, to me there is no season more breathtaking. And so when this elegant wedding inspiration shoot, full of all the rich colours of fall and beautifully captured by Joey Kennedy Photography, appeared in my inbox; how could I possibly resist sharing it?…..
This shoot charms with olde world romance and opulent Autumn details. From the stunning floral arrangements by Mallory Joyce, to the incredible styling by Lora Kelley and fabulous calligraphy & stationery by Stephanie Fishwick, it is the very epitome of elegance. Full of warm, golden fall light and against the backdrop of the exquisite Clifton Inn, which nestles in the shadows of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Charlottesville, it is sure to take your breath away.
Before I show you exactly what I mean, here are a few words about the shoot from Lora Kelley “Mallory and I started dreaming about this concept probably 6 months ago. We were talking to Joey about doing something in Virginia in the fall and had been working with Stephanie Fishwick for a few editorial pieces. All of us wanted to do something romantic and fallcolororiented. I had a model who I fell in love with (her hair!) We had the pergola, taken in with how the light bore through the shades, and Stephanie was doing a lot of marbling and wanted to incorporate that into a paper suite. It’s a simple shoot with simple people and simple ideas, but’s also about honesty, beauty and love.” Simple or not is is my idea of heaven, and I just know you are going to love it too!…..
George Eliot once wrote “Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.” and that’s always how I feel, especially after seeing its beauty captured so perfectly.
Thank-you so much Lora and Mallory for dreaming up and bringing to life such a vision. And a special thanks to Joey Kennedy for his magical photography and for allowing me to share it on Chic Vintage Brides. You can see more of Joey’s photography over on his website joeykennedyphotography.com. And if the floral styling from this shoot has you swooning, do pop across to malloryjoyce.com/blog/ to see more of Mallory’s fabulous floral designs!
Or for more beautiful wedding inspiration how about this opulent Marsala (Pantone’s colour of the year!) wedding inspiration, this elegant woodland wedding inspiration or this stunning Autumn Art Deco wedding inspiration. Or for more fabulous fall florals, take a peek at this decadent Urban Secret Garden inspiration shoot. You will find all of these, and lots more, by clicking here.
Photography ~ Joey Kennedy Photography // Creative Direction and Design ~ Lora Kelley // Collaborative Design and Florals ~ Mallory Joyce // Venue ~ Clifton Inn in Charlottesville, VA // Calligraphy ~ Stephanie Fishwick // Hair ~ Yolonda Jones // Makeup ~ Lora Kelley // Wedding Dress ~ Designed by Lora Kelley, custom made and hand-crafted by Stepha O’Brien // Groom’s Attire ~ J.Crew // Linens ~ La Tavola // Filmmaker ~ Josh Gooden // Film Lab ~ Richard Photo Lab // Film ~ Kodak