Modern Vintage Fall Botanic Garden WeddingKRISTIN LA VOIE PHOTOGRAPHY
Sumptuous florals, stunning and rich fall hues and an intimate, botanical garden setting, come together in today’s shoot to create one of the loveliest Autumn weddings editorials I have ever laid my eyes on! Making things all the more romantic, is the radiant, real life couple in stylish modern vintage attire – I hardly know where to start with the bride’s gorgeous lace gown! Its sweeping skirt and long sleeves are a timeless nod to vintage, whilst the crop top adds the perfect contemporary twist. Captured in dreamy fine art photography by Kristin La Voie it really is utterly breathtaking….
I will hand you over to Beso Weddings & Events for the low down on all of the unique details..…”The inspiration for our styled shoot started with an idea for a romantic European-inspired outdoor wedding and quickly became an amazing vision of modern rustic elegance. Think intimate affair in an English garden on a beautiful early fall day. The botanic garden surroundings are lush and beginning their highly anticipated fall color transformation. The color palette of rich red, gold, champagne, ivory and fall color accents worked perfectly in this space. Our goal was to create a wedding design that transcends the beauty of the venue’s natural surroundings and creates an engaging guest experience. To accomplish this we brought together some of the most talented wedding professionals in the Chicago area.
Our couple hosted an elopement destination wedding celebration in Chicago and had elegantly calligraphed wedding invitations sent exclusively to their parents and best friends. They chose to hold their ceremony and wedding celebration outdoors in a garden setting. The secluded charm of the English Walled Garden at Chicago Botanic Garden and a sun-filled early fall day made for the perfect setting.
“Real-life couple Ashley & Michael wore a two-piece french corded lace wedding dress and a contemporary custom-made suit. The on-location hair and make-up team ensured the bride looked beautiful with a loose up-do and make-up that made the bride glow in natural beauty. The bride’s hair was adorned with a flattering gold headpiece and the look was completed with crystal teardrop earrings and glimmering gold Laboutin shoes.”
“The couple exchanged their vows surrounded by a lush garden landscape while ceremony music catered to the couple was played by a guitarist. To both complement and enhance the natural surroundings of the ceremony, the floral designer created arrangements with bursts of rich fall colors in the bridal bouquet of roses, orchids, and chrysanthemums, and posies placed as decor on the rustic white country chairs along the aisle.”
“Following the intimate ceremony, the couple and their guests enjoyed champagne, wine, and handcrafted cocktails at a custom gold leaf bar and admired the lovely two-tier ‘naked’ cake set atop a coordinating mirrored pedestal. The bar is embedded with a chandelier that produces an alluring glow and is further enhanced with the placement of cut glassware and decanters on silver trays.”
“After cocktails everyone gathered at the stunning dinner table and the couple partakes in cake cutting, first dance and toasting traditions. The floral designer created a visually impactful tablescape of floral centerpieces in an array of colors, textures, and intricate details surrounded by white taper candles in cut glass holders. The tabletop consists of thoughtfully selected place settings including scallop edge dinnerware, rose gold flatware and calligraphed place cards and menus.”
“A live event illustrator captured each moment artistically for the couple to have as keepsakes. The couple’s illustrated wedding portrait is displayed on the classic Rolls Royce as it takes them into the prairie sunset for a romantic send off.”
Isn’t it fabulous? I just adore everything about it, from the florals to the fashion! A huge thankyou to the whole creative team behind it, and especially to Kristin La Voie who captured every last detail just so exquisitely – and kindly allowed me to share it on Chic Vintage Brides. If you would like to see more of her beautiful photography head over to her website kristinlavoiephotography.com and be sure to find and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.
And if you loved this and are looking for more Autumn wedding inspiration you will want to take a peek at this breathtakingly romantic shoot in the Blue Ridge mountains, and this elegant woodland wedding inspiration. Or if you’re looking for more fabulous fall floral ideas, you will love this incredible woodland styled shoot with a hint of gothic romance and this decadent Urban Secret Garden inspiration shoot from Chic Vintage Bride’s resident florist Magdalen Hill. You will find all of these, and lots more wedding inspiration, by clicking here.
Contributors & Credits
Photography ~ Kristin La Voie Photography // Event Design & Planning ~ Beso Weddings & Events // Floral Design ~ Natural Beauties Floral // Wedding Cake ~ Sugar Fixe // Calligraphy & Wedding Stationery ~ Bien Fait Calligraphy // Bride’s Shoes ~ Christian Louboutin // Engagement Ring ~ Trumpet & Horn // Rings ~ Caramel Studio // Hair & Makeup ~ Magnificent Brides // Groom’s Attire ~ Wilfred Newman // Ceremony Music ~ Charley Bredrup // Venue ~ Chicago Botanic Garden // Bridal Boutique ~ Alice In Ivory // Custom Bar ~ Northern Decor & Logistics // Desserts ~ Sugar Fixe // Furniture Rentals ~ Bowery And Bash // Getaway Car ~ Classic Wedding Car // Hair Accessories ~ The Left Bank // Live Event Illustration ~ Rosemary Fanti // Napkins, Trays, & Barware ~ Vintage Place Settings // Rentals ~ Halls Rental // Ring Box ~ The Mrs Box // Bride ~ Ashley Grauer – Model Portfolio // Groom ~ Michael Sampson