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Renaissance Inspired Autumn Wedding Editorial

Photography - Michelle Hepburn

Today’s shoot is set in my own beautiful part of the world – Hawke’s Bay New Zealand! Captured in the olive barn of local winery, Black Barn, by some wonderful wedding pros I am lucky enough to call friends, I couldn’t be more excited to share this vision of a Fall wedding. It strikes the perfect balance between contemporary and timeless, with just a hint of renaissance romance – oh the florals, they will take your breath away!…..

Renaissance Inspired Fall Wedding Inspiration

I will let photographer Michelle Hepburn share what inspired their floral-filled barn celebration…. “Our intention was to celebrate the season of Autumn – notably the muted colours and textures abundant in flora and fauna at this time of year.

In this season the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter, and you get the most beautiful soft light, fondly reminiscent of a Dutch / Flemish renaissance painting.

Taking this cue from the paintings of this era we wanted to explore the idea of various scenes that celebrated the elements and textures of the season, whilst also communicating a timeless elegance for the bride of today”. 


Isn’t it gorgeous?! I love everything about it – the gorgeous color palette, the dried flowers, those beautiful bridal dresses, the hair and makeup… oh and how yum does that wedding cake look?? (take a peek in the gallery to see what flavour it is!)

Please join me in saying a big thank-you so much to the wonderful team listed below who lent their time and creative talents to bring this beautiful vision of a fall barn wedding to life. And a special thanks to Michelle Hepburn for capturing it all so perfectly, and for allowing me to share it here on Chic Vintage Brides. You can see more of Michelle’s beautiful photography by popping across to her website michellehepburn.com and by following her on Facebook and Instagram.

If you’re considering a Fall wedding of your own and are looking for more inspiration for a celebration in what happens to be my favourite season, you should take a look at this boho-vintage desert elopement inspiration, or this gothic inspired editorial and this breathtakingly romantic styled shoot at Twickenham House. And this stunning wedding inspiration shoot from Sweden has a beautiful Fall color palette, in a Scandi style. And if its color ideas you are looking for, then do take a peek at these 10 inspiring Autumn palettes!



Credits & Contributors

Photography: Michelle Hepburn Photography || Venue: Black Barn – The Olive Shed || Wedding Dresses – Daisy Brides || Hair: Loco Hair || Makeup: Josie Brenstrum || Floral Design: Magdalen Hill Florals || Wedding Cake: Pretty Little Details || Rentals: Miss Frou Frou || Models: Holly Daley and Alanna McDonald