Fall Wedding: Dusty Blue and Cranberry

Updated: Aug 22, 2018

It's August here in Florida so you know we're all impatiently waiting for the autumn breeze to bless us with its presence. Even though it feels like 200 degrees outside, we can still pretend its fall to bring you some dusty blue and cranberry wedding realness, right!? We had an amazing team of vendors come together to showcase their absolute best work. Continue reading to find out all of the vendor details and inspiration behind the shoot. 


T H E     V E N U E  -  Pearl in the Wild 

Pearl in the Wild is one of Tallahassee's newest wedding and event venues. Situated on 200 lush acres, the venue offers a country-style setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The 10,000-square-foot classic barn features unique details such as Indian doors and Louisiana lighting. The Pearl offers two ceremony sites including a beautiful chapel and oak tree. These photos by Grits Photography really capture the essence and beauty that the Pearl has to offer. 


Pearl in the Wild

Stunning indoor ceremony space

Open reception space - truly a blank canvas to fit any event style or theme

The Bridal Suite

Plenty of vanity space for the whole bridal party

Kitchenette and seating area for champagne sipping

The perfect space to prepare for the best day ever!


Even the guys have a room to call their own

F O R M A L   W E A R - White Weddings Tallahassee

This stunning suit is by Jim's Formal Wear provided by the newest bridal boutique in Tallahassee, White Weddings. Alex Barnes, manager of White Weddings Tallahassee says that grooms have been loving the newer indigo color trend as opposed to traditional navy. Paired with burgundy accents, this suit is a showstopper. Courtney Wahl Photography captured all of the best details. 





This gown had us drooling from the second we saw it. Designed by Maggie Sottero and provided by White Weddings, Alex describes this dress as a traditional style made new again. The simplicity draws attention to the bride, while the train and sleeve detailing keep you captivated. Courtney Wahl Photography did a stunning job capturing the intricate details of this beautiful gown. 






G L A M 

Our Bride's hair and makeup was SLAYED by the best of the best.


Amanda Ackles from Soleil 7 Salon and Spa created a beautiful braided updo. It was the perfect style to compliment the style of the dress and easily hold up the veil. These getting ready shots were captured by Grits Photography. 






Aysia Sylvia transformed beauty into grace when she worked her makeup magic. The application was flawless and truly added to the natural bridal glow- without being overdone. Have you read Aysia's blog post on our website? She gives you 7 tips for the perfect wedding day glam. I'll link it here. Alyssa Forbes Photography captured these beautiful glam photos. 






D E T A I L S 

Samantha, owner and certified wedding planner of You Said Yes Weddings & Events was the eye behind this incredible shoot. The blue linen was provided by BBJ linen along with the napkins and chargers. Did you know that You Said Yes Weddings & Events has a discount available to her clients for all rentals through BBJ? (It's even a discount off of wholesale pricing!) The clear glasses were provided by Terri Smith Details, along with the ruby plates and gold flatware. The blue glasses and mixed china were provided by A Country Rose Vintage Rentals. The fabulous photos below were captured by Courtney Wahl Photography. 


Greenery provided by A Country Rose; Lighting by Amplify Entertainment; Pearl in the Wild chairs

Place cards designed by Love & Letters Design


Backdrop, chairs and linen provided by Terri Smith Details. Centerpiece and candle decor provided by A Country Rose.

Welcome sign created by Love and Letters Design

F L O R A L S

Alyssa Forbes Photography captured these breathtaking floral images. A Country Rose is incredibly talented in arranging and designing floral masterpieces. 








V I D E O

We had the honor of having two amazing videographers on our team for this styled shoot. Here's a couple photos of the guys captured by Poppie Studios Photography and Courtney Wahl Photography. Seth Adams (pictured right), owner of Edge Cinema created an amazing behind the scenes video. You DON'T want to miss this - Check it out here! We will update this blog when Foraged Films has their video edited to perfection! 


Left - Jordan Prutsman with Foraged Films. Right - Seth Adams with Edge Cinema.




P H O T O S 

We had an incredible team of photographers. Their work is scattered (and credited) on this blog, but we wanted to post our #1 favorite shot from each photographer. 


Alyssa Forbes Photography - this photo is pure MAGIC. Alyssa describes her photography style as "romantic, soft, and natural".

Courtney Wahl Photography - an amazing eye for details. Courtney describes her photography style as " light & airy, emotional, and romantic".

Poppie Studios Photography - the colors are so vibrant. Emily describes her photography style as "film photos full of light and carefree happiness".

Grits Photography - this is my exact vision come to life. Ashley describes her photography style as "bright and moody, candid, and emotional".

C A K E 

SōDough Baking Co. created an AMAZING single-tier cake. When I tell you amazing - I mean it in all aspects - look and taste. Probably one of the best cakes we have all ever had. I think everyone at the shoot took home a whole layer of it, it was that good. Courtney Wahl Photography took these amazing pictures. The cake was a simple vanilla bean layered with vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream.  Tracy Powell at SoDough says she "prefers to use Swiss buttercream for all our cakes versus heavier American-style buttercream because it provides a silky texture and a light flavor.  Because this was something we were able to play around with creatively, we went with a single tall tier for a modern boho look instead of a traditional tiered cake.  It makes a big statement and isn't something you'll see at every wedding.  The decor we wanted to be super simple  florals and the creeping petals up the side of the cake lends texture and moves the eye up that tall tier." Sō Delicious! 





L I G H T I N G  &  B A N D 

Amplify DJ's provided stunning uplighting that really added to the overall atmosphere at Pearl in the Wild. We are pretty firm believers that no event space is truly finished without some customized lighting. It truly transforms the space. If a DJ isn't your thing for your intimate ceremony, consider hiring one of Amplify's live musicians! It adds the "WOW" factor to your big day. Poppie Studios Photography captured these beautiful photos of the Amplify team. 




S T A T I O N A R Y

Emily of Poppie Studios Design created (and photographed) this amazing invitation suite. The custom wedding invitation suite gave a sneak peek to guests about the theme of the day. Fading watercolor blue backgrounds were paired with a surprising velvet texture on the back of the invitation. Classic serif fonts helped balance a classic, timelessness when compared to the more trendy elements of the design, like the velvet texture. A romantic touch came from the hand-drawn floral pattern on the backs of the RSVP and Info cards. Emily, owner of Poppie Studios, and the artist behind this custom wedding invitation suite says “it can be easy to fall in love with weddings trends. We want to stand out and be different. And I love it when clients bring me their ideas that are full of these fun elements, like watercolor backgrounds. But I also recommend balancing those fun, trendy wishlist items with timeless, classical elements. I don’t want my brides to look back and have any regrets, like we do when looking at the puffy sleeves of bridesmaid dresses from the 80s.”

M O D E L S 

We of course want to give an honorable mention to our sweetest couple, Megan Stroh and James White. They were absolute naturals! 


If you have any specific vendor questions, please reach out to Samantha with You Said Yes Weddings & Events at hello@yousaidyesfl.com. Thank you to the incredible team that came together to create a stunning inspiration shoot!  

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