September 29, 2009

White Pumpkin Inspired Autumn Wedding

Fall is definitely in the air here in Calgary.  Autumn is a glorious time of year for a wedding in the city of Calgary as we are graced with a spectacular display of yellow, orange and red on the trees surrounding our fine city.  With the leaves beginning to fall and a definite chill in the air I started thinking more about fall weddings.   While at the grocery store the other day I spotted the cutest little white pumpkins which became the inspiration for this white and brown rustic, yet elegant, fall inspired wedding. Enjoy!  

Wouldn't it be fabulous to host your ceremony and reception at a beautiful rustic barn?  I think it would make for such a memorable experience for you and your guests.  If the barn had doors, I would picture decorating them with a moss square wreath like this one. 
Square moss door wreath photo: Elizabeth Anne Designs
I love the white curtains on the entrance to this barn.  They add a soft romantic touch.
Barn photo: createmyevent

For the ceremony I picture lots of candles to set an intimate and romantic atmosphere. Perhaps some small white pumpkins and greenery incorporated as well.
Candle lined ceremony photo: Ferrington

Pumpkin and candle photo: The Knot

At night, white carved pumpkins could line the way to the barn.  
White "love" pumpkin photo: Masterpiece Pumpkins

How cute would it be to have your flower girl carry a little white pumpkin basket?
Flower girl photo: Pegeen

White pumpkin flower girl basket: Weddingbee Pro

And your ring bearer could carry a little white pumpkin with your rings tied on.
White pumpkin with rings photo: Mint & Sage

A lace dress with a long veil would be perfect for the bride!
Bride photo: Mint & Sage

And the groom would look especially sharp in a tailored chocolate brown suit.
Brown suit photo: Event This

I picture a mostly white bouquet with an organic composition and unique greenery.
White rustic bouquet: Elizabeth Anne Designs

White dahlia and green amaranths bouquet: Ruby Bloom Flowers

Mason jars with candles could be hung inside and out and used to line the windowsills.
Mason jar candles photo: The Knot

The exposed wooden beams of an old barn would be a gorgeous architectural feature for your reception.  Lots of candles and the use of up lighting would be magnificent in a space like this.
Barn reception photo: Robert Hooper

For the tablescapes I envision lots of candles of varying heights.
Candles photo: Elizabeth Anne Designs

And centerpieces and decor that incorporate little white pumpkins, some greenery and fruit (like the plums pictured below) or vegetables (maybe some artichoke hearts).
White pumpkin centerpiece photo: HGTV

White pumpkin and candle centerpiece photo: Decorvillage

White pumpkin rustic decor photo: Carte Wheels

I envision chocolate brown linens for the tables and beautiful wooden chairs.
Chocolate brown linen photo: Source

Look how great this colour scheme is with dim lights and lots of candles.
Romantic brown and white reception table photo: The Knot

The cake could use a tree trunk slab for a cake plate to incorporate a rustic element.
White cake with tree trunk cake plate photo: Jose Villa

For a cute favour you could give your guests a smores pack.
Smores favour photo: Simply Divine Events

Or you could set up a smores buffet complete with all of the necessary supplies.
Smores buffet photo: Bridezilla

And invite your guests out for a late night fire pit.
Wedding with smores and fire pit photo: Snippet and Ink

It will be chilly in the fall so why not fill a basket with shawls or blankets for your guests and leave it fire side.
Basket with shawls photo: Katie Moos

At the end of the night delight in a sparkler send off from your guests and enjoy your new life as Mr. and Mrs.!
Sparkler send off photo: Luster Studios

I LOVE being a Calgary wedding planner and helping my couples pull off the wedding of their dreams in Calgary, Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise and beyond.  I have been flooded with inquires over the past several weeks and my 2010 dates are filling up quickly!  If you are looking for assistance with creating a one-of-a-kind wedding that reflects your love and personalities with a design scheme that will blow your guests away, I would love to hear from you.  Contact me now to avoid disappointment.

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