Berry Beauty – Romantic Outdoor Wedding Inspiration in Blackberry & Dusky Plum
Autumn is my favourite time of year, and so as the leaves start to turn and fall here in New Zealand I couldn’t help but be inspired to use some rich seasonal berry-coloured hues in today’s inspiration board. Wanting to create a versatile palette though, one that would be just as lovely for a Spring (or Summer) wedding as it would Fall, I kept it pretty with some paler pinks and purples……
Sweetlife Photography via Style Me Pretty
This lovely bride and her mismatched maids captured by Sweetlife Photography formed the basis for this palette, I just love how that rich blackberry shade pops against the dusky and paler hues.
For full on romance think watercolour stationery, a bouquet of seasonal blooms for that on trend foraged feel; and a tablescape full of florals, coloured glass and splashes of plum. For an Autumn wedding layer lots of rich texture throughout your day to create a sense of opulence (and warmth) – aren’t those velvet bridal shoes just divine! A simple draped garland with cascading ribbons makes a lovely ceremony backdrop, for inside or out, as well as the perfect DIY project for saving a few pennies. And who could resist a blackberry cocktail?
To lighten for a Spring celebration simply use the darker tones in the palette more sparingly, and keep fabrics delicate such as lace or softly dyed linen for the table runner, and silk instead of velvet.
Tablescape ~ Myrtie Blue, Photography by Lauren Kinsey via Southern Weddings // Wedding Cake ~ Cindy’s Cakery,Photography by Michael & Carina Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs // Engagement & Wedding Rings ~ Rebecca Yale Photography via SMP // Wedding Stationery ~ Wildfield Paper Co. // Groom ~ Sweetlife Photography via SMP // Aisle Arch ~ Bradley James Photography via SMP // Cocktail ~ Hudson Nichols Photography via 100 Layer Cake // Velvet Bridal Shoes ~ Taylor Lord Photography // Bouquet ~ Myrtie Blue, Photography by Lauren Kinsey via Southern Weddings
For your groom and his groomsmen you could go with a classic tux, but as I had a less formal garden wedding in mind I chose something a little more relaxed but just as dapper – a deep blue suit. Add bow ties and boutonnieres in contrasting berry to compliment your bridesmaids, or go with tweed for a fabulous Fall affair!
If you’re looking for more wedding colour palettes and inspiration boards perfect for Autumn then don’t go anywhere because there are plenty in CVB’s archives! Like this jewel inspired Figs, Garnets & Gold board, and this gorgeous golden plum, or for something a little cooler in colour take a peek at this chic city wedding board. For more traditional Autumnal colours take a peek at this palette inspired by the radiance of early Autumn or this elegant neutral palette with splashes of gold and bronze. And last but not least, how about these 5 perfect palettes for an Autumn wedding?