We don't often see inspirational shoots dedicated to months other than summer and spring, they tend to focus on the warmer months, which are far more popular for weddings. So the minute I saw this incredible Autumn themed shoot "Fall For Me" styled by Cathrin D'Entrement of Cathrin D'Entrement Weddings, I fell. Hard.
"I always wanted to do a styled shoot representing all the rich autumn colours," said Cathrin. "I see so many spring and summer wedding styled shoots, with their soft pastel colours and not nearly enough autumn colours, like the rich reds, greens and yellows."
From the Stylist: "Every season has its elements. Autumn - harvest time, a beautiful season with their crisp mornings and sunshine still warm enough to enjoy the outdoors. Red apples, crystal decanters filled with aged port, old charm rooms with dark wooden floors, cosy furniture - sipping Gluhwein by the fireplace listening to soft music from a string quartet. To me that says 'Autumn has arrived'. Don't you find the light has that special glow?
Creating beautiful table settings is important to me. I am forever searching for beautiful linen and I think in my next life I will own a table linen shop. Chefs take hours to create that perfect dish so why not sit at a table to match! You have so many elements to play with, table cloth, flowers, candles, cutlery, crystal glasses. Keep them within the same warm colours and your table will be dressed in no time. Don't forget to add a touch of gold to add a feel of elegance.
Apples are a big part of autumn, so naturally I had to create an apple tower using many toothpicks to hold them together. It took a few hours but was worth the effort as in my opinion it sets-off any table display. Deep red lips for my bride and a warm fur cape and binoculars for the groom - is autumn not a popular hunting season or rather shall we say a bird watching time?
The florist incorporated all the fall foliage for the bouquets. Red amaryllis, red roses, cymbidiums and lots of fall foliage such as 'firepower nandina'. The beautiful little flower girl holding my old porcelain strawberry cup which was handed down through many generation from my great-grandma. Travelling with me from Germany, Malaysia, and Canada to Perth was a perfect fit for her small hands.
Well-thought-through stationery is so important to any event. We only create it for a special occasion and often keep it in our memory box. The stationary artist added a red wax stamp to keep within the theme and give it an old charm. A menu card doesn't have to be square nor does the place card have to be in place behind the dessert spoon.
After careful planning, triple checking and fabulous communications between all participating vendors, the style shoot came together in harmony. Everything had its place and was places with care.
I always tell brides and grooms to collect their perfect team of vendors as it is them who will create their beautiful wedding and you can see with this Style Shoot that I had mine. Their passion and professionalism will always translate your vision into a piece of art filled with harmony."
Congratulations to the talented team that made this shoot possible:
Event Design and styling â”‚ Cathrin D'Entremont Weddings
Floral Design â”‚ Flower Talk
Photo â”‚NK Photography
Video â”‚Urban Light
Wedding Gown â”‚ Samantha Wynne
Stationery â”‚ Mitchell and Dent
Hair & Make-up â”‚ Nicole Forde
Music â”‚Les Trois Amies
Models â”‚ Melissa and Nilan
Flower girl â”‚Jasmyne
Chairs â”‚Bride and Groom Store
Grooms suit â”‚Formal Wear Express (Rebecca and Mark)
Location â”‚ Bluewater Grill (Function Coordinator Natalie Compton)