Autumn Inspiration: Pumpkins, Apple Cocktails, and Gold

Remember this post and how I was adamant about wanting a spring or early summer wedding? Well, these fall trends are so stunning that they’re seriously making me reconsider the vision I had for my own wedding plans! Goodbye, bird cages and blush pink… It’s time to make room for pumpkins, cider, and elegance!


Pumpkin Centerpieces
(white pumpkin & roses | pumpkin & cornucopia | white pumpkins & candles)


Apple Cocktails
(caramel apple martini | apple cider cocktail | orange spiced cider)


Gold Accents
(glittering gold heels | romantic gold cake | gold table setting)

Of course, there are so many more ways to impart the feeling of autumn in your wedding celebration! Between changing leaves, seasonal food favorites, and an array of warm colors, there are endless options for you to choose from. Perhaps you’ll forgo cake in favor of pie? Or maybe guests will enjoy a game of touch football on the lawn instead of the typical bean bag toss? Get creative and make this season part of your wedding, rather than just the backdrop!

Are you having a fall wedding? Feel free to share your ideas and inspiration in the comments! And a follow-up to that: have you ever been so inspired by something you saw online that it made you completely reconsider your wedding plans?



Summer Inspiration: Mint, Fruit, and Frozen Drinks

As of 11:50 AM tomorrow morning, I’ll officially be done with my junior year of college. I’ve been waiting for this day all semester to the point where I thought it would never come, but now that it’s here, I almost can’t believe it. Do I really get to relax soon? Do I really get to go back home and eat mom-cooked food? Do I really get to spend hours doing nothing but lounging in the sunshine?

The answer must be yes, because I already did the last one today! After my management exam, I headed over to the Buckingham Fountain again to plant my rear on a bench and stay there for an hour and a half, baking in the beautiful 80-degree weather.

I swear, every single time I come here... (Personal photo.)

I swear, every single time I come here… (Personal photo.)

At some point I moved to the Bean, stopping to pick up a Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad from Panera, because that salad is one of my absolute favorite things about summer. (If you’ve never had it, you’re missing out; just look at this glorious deliciousness.)

Once I was done eating, I stayed there for another hour or so, just people-watching. It seemed like the entire city was outside, enjoying the sun and warmth—even sleeping in the middle of the park!—and the excitement was honestly contagious. Hopefully, this is the true start of summer and we don’t get another cold spell like we did this past weekend! I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been more ready for summer.

Especially since there are so many fun wedding trends to look forward to!

For those of you with weddings to attend this season, here’s are three trends you may see. There are plenty more (such as Gatsby-themed weddings), but these are my three favorites!


(bridesmaid dresses | cake | shoes)


Fruit-Flavored Cakes
(mango cake | raspberry-lemon cake | berry cake)


Frozen Drinks
(wine smoothies | frozen lemonade with rum | grown-up snow cones)

What’s your favorite wedding trend that you’ve seen lately? Are you planning to include it in your wedding, or do you know someone who did so or is going to this year?


Inspiration: Indoor Forest Wedding

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Sarah, who asked for some advice for her indoor “mystic forest” wedding. She’ll be getting married in January and an outdoor wedding isn’t an option, so her forest-themed ceremony and reception will be taking place at an indoor venue—specifically a theater.


Images collected via Pinterest and Google Image Search.

  1. Centerpieces consist of soft candles, fake branches, and some faux greenery draped elegantly or placed inside a natural pot/basket. Place cards and glassware are kept simple. (x)
  2. Instead of bridesmaids carrying bouquets, they carry something more iconic, such as these rustic lanterns. (x)
  3. Candles and evergreen branches are strategically placed along tables to create a warm, Northern feeling. (x)
  4. A white cake accented with white roses and subtle green leaves to stand out against the dark of the evergreen and espresso color palette. (x)
  5. Live trees can be rented from local nurseries to adorn the altar/ceremony space and bring the outdoors inside. (x)
  6. Rings presented on a bed of moss. (x)
  7. A pure white wedding bouquet accented with natural greens. (x)
  8. Battery-powered LED lights placed inside of jars and other containers to create a “fairy light effect.” (x)
  9. The dessert table is decorated with more greens, as well as vintage items like bird cages, keys, or old books to add touches of whimsy. (x)
  10. Instead of traditional bunting, hanging vines and other greenery are strung across the reception space or even woven around banisters and railings. (x)

If you have a request for an inspiration board (whether it be for a themed wedding, a specific element like place settings, bridal fashion, or whatever strikes your fancy), let me know by leaving a comment or using the Contact form!