Ginger and Travis’ colorful fall estate wedding took place on the first day of the season at the beautiful Gather Estate in Mesa, Arizona. The bride was all in for a fall palette, and I had so much fun designing with color! There was an intimate feel at the beautifully renovated house, flowing into a backyard ceremony and reception.
A palette was featured full of gold and peachy tones, like the leaves soon to change. Pairings of plenty of greens for her garden style obsession, with hints of burgundy and deeper colors rounded out the hues. Her bridesmaids’ slate blue dresses were complimented well. The mixture of color in the final product came together beautifully.
You can find some truly lovely flowers in this color palette. There are stems of natural copper and gold petals that transition beautifully next to a peachy garden roses and the diverse colors of a peach ranunculus. I find myself drawn to the peachy – dreamsicle flowers and always enjoy the challenge of coming up with new designs for brides looking for these colors.
The boutonnieres were unique and textured. They featured the most lovely burgundy leaves of the smoke bush, thistles, wax flower, and a few more foliages. They were also ready to celebrate, with their design in mind to withstand the experiences of the day. If you plan for these little arrangements to be on a lapel from first look to send off, opting for a more textured option can leave them looking in pristine condition throughout the day. A lovely textured boutonniere that pulls in colors with fun foliage can still be stylish. I’ll work all the magic I can to make boutonniere flowers look good all day long, but sometime the heat and 150 hugs later, flowers can look a little beat up. Textured foliage and fun thistles are just more hearty to make sure they last all the way to the dance floor, even with a ride in the pre-wedding photo jumps.
The arch was a key element for Ginger and Travis’ day. At the Gather Estate, it’s a common design choice to have the ceremony arch turn into the sweetheart or head table backdrop. They chose to use the arch as the full head table backdrop. The flowing garden style arch arrangements continued into the greens flowing throughout the head table. Ginger chose to feature the bridesmaids’ bouquets on the table also. Transitioning the bridesmaids’ bouquets to the head table is a great way to repurpose arrangements that might not be seen again after the ceremony.
Guests enjoyed their time at round tables with simple centerpieces of greenery and candles. Ginger and Travis had personalized wood cutouts of each guest’s name greet them at their seat. Even in the open air, the fresh eucalyptus and other greens offered an amazing aroma.
The bride and groom’s colorful day was full of family, friends, and celebration. Guests danced the night away under the twinkling stands of lights in the warm Arizona evening. Ginger and Travis were sent off under the light of sparklers to begin the next chapter of their love story as Mr. and Mrs. It was an honor have been a part of this beautiful day!
Photography | Rich Faiva – Coordinator | Riding Tandem – Venue | Gather Estate -Hair & Makeup | Bridal4theWin – Rentals | The Event Co. – Wedding Gown | Grace Style and Bridal – Bridesmaid Dresses | LuLus
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