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Rugged Romance Wedding Editorial in Rust & Terra Cotta Hues

Filled with rugged romance and perfect for the nontraditional bride, this warm-toned wedding editorial designed and styled by In Her Shoes Coordination combines all our favorite fall nuptial elements in one edgy outdoor weddingscape at Cypress Falls Event Center. Mix the season’s trendiest elements like velvet linens from Premiere Events, a color block cake by Sweet Treets Bakery and geometric altar provided by the venue to completely transform an outdoor setting, beautifully captured by Annique Marie Photography, into a destination location for a fashion-forward couple. This bride rocks a twisty up-style that works well with her felt hat and incorporates terra cotta tones in her bridal eye makeup too, both styled by Crown of Glory Beauty. A soft, botanical-illustrated invitation suite by Design to Flourish works to set the tone for the whole day, and we love the personalized terra cotta clay place card details. Fall foliage, peach petals and bold burgundy blooms alike make up each autumnal arrangement, and we are crushing hard on this bridal bouquet designed by Lavender & Lily Floral that’s as if it’s right off our Pinterest wedding board. A strapless lace bustier bodice gown from Serendipity Bridal gives a romantic vibe, and a black leather jacket is the edgy black cherry on top of this swoon-worthy rugged romance wedding editorial. Read on for notes from the planner as well as a few of the other talented vendors that made this inspiration come to life. Cheers!

Photo // Annique Marie Photography

From the planner, Lindsay of In Her Shoes Coordination, “For my design, I wanted to create a moody photoshoot that brought in neutral colors in taupe and terra cotta with pops of deep reds and gold. The natural surroundings with the venue created the perfect backdrop. The design has a bit of an edge to it with soft features – something for a bold and daring couple ready to take on the world.”

From the hair and makeup artist, Chassie of Crown of Glory Beauty, “The overall feel of this shoot was casual/edgy, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t a fun glam detail to everything. The rugged romance vibes definitely influenced her beauty look. The florals and color palette had a lot of terra cotta colors so we used that for her makeup palette. Terra cotta hues on her eyelids paired with a bold lash went so well with the edgy theme. As far as hair, we went super messy and tousled, but still beautifully put up in an undone sort of way. She definitely isn’t your traditional bride, so we had to give her a nice edge to go along with her hipster hat and leather jacket!”

From the calligrapher, Kelli of Design to Flourish: “Terra cotta keeps popping up on my mood boards, which is no surprise since it can be paired with so many rich colors. It’s a great neutral to play off of for any bride. I knew when I saw the inspiration images for the shoot, I wanted to create something feminine and soft, and I feel like the floral design on the invitation suite really achieves that.”

From the florist, Mallory of Lavender & Lily Floral: “One of my favorite elements used in the bouquet and table centerpieces were the painted tulips. These were not originally on my order, but I ended up grabbing these at the flower market when I saw how beautifully they paired with all of the other elements. Painted tulips are the result of dyed-absorption techniques (allowing the tulips to drink a solution of water and paint thinner). This process allows you to see the veins of each petal and can result in some beautiful color combinations that are very unique. I decided to ‘reflex’ or pull back the petals to make the blooms appear bigger and so that more of the vein detail would show up in the pictures.”

Find even more floral inspiration in our upscale editorials here, or browse through our styled shoots here and have fun daydreaming. Cheers!

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Other Local Vendors: Lavender & Lily Floral, Serendipity Bridal, Crown of Glory Beauty, Annique Marie Photography, In Her Shoes Coordination