Tara & Kevin’s October wedding, captured perfectly by Real Image Photography, is sure to spark some fall excitement – not to mention some neutral hued fall wedding inspiration. Bouquets of wheat, pine cone lined tables, and mini pumpkins, lend a hint of falls splendor. While a Thanksgiving themed dinner complete with mini pumpkin pies and an ever-so-loved s’mores station provided irresistible fall comfort. You gotta love that!
From Real Image Photography: Tara and Kevin’s wedding day was a beautiful October day ( the 1st). The girls had rented a quaint little cottage on Lake Erie for their morning to get ready and it was a perfect match for the vintage feel of the wedding. They were married at Oxley Winery after a beautiful first look for their creative session. It was a mild day for a Canadian October and their reception was held in a tent on the property complete with fireplaces glowing and a s’more station for dessert! They also love Thanksgiving so they actually served thanksgiving dinner for the meal! I just adored all the detail put into this wedding which were mostly done by the bride!
From the Bride, Tara:
How did you meet?
We were introduced by mutual friends who thought we would be prefect for each other. It seems they were right 🙂
Who proposed marriage and how did that proposal happen?
Kevin proposed to me when we went on cross country road trip. It was our first stop and we had driven 15 hours that day. After setting up and getting settled in he said he just couldn’t wait and wanted to get the trip started on the right foot. It was a lovely setting on the beach. Very perfect.
How did you decide on your venue?
We went on a local wine tour for a birthday and Oxley was one of our stops. It was stunning there and after he proposed it was on my mind as a potential venue. We went back, with less wine in our systems, and knew it would be the place to get married.
Where did you get the inspiration for your color palette and design?
We both love autumn so we knew we wanted to use that as some inspiration without getting tacky. I used more natural tones with brown hues coming straight from nature. With wheat and pine cones I was able to pull off a wedding I could only have dreamed of.
Three things you’re glad you did.
I was a DIY bride. I liked to have my say in everything. I wanted to have OUR wedding, not someone else’s vision of what we should do. I was pleased our venue allowed this freedom. They even made a special Thanksgiving themed menu for us. Even though it probably gave me more stress then I needed, I assembled all the decor and even made the desserts myself. This also allowed me to make sure it was exactly what I wanted and not just choosing options out of a book. The personal touches of who were are were able to come out.
One thing I did give into was hiring a decorator to put it all together the day of. I’m so glad I did! They were able to make it more beautiful and stylish then I ever could have.
Do You have any advice for other brides?
My best advice is to be you. Don’t worry about being “on trend.” Trends come and go and years later you may look back and think why did I do that. As long as you pull off the wedding of your dreams you will always look back on the day with great fondness and hopefully many happy memories.
Photographer: Real Image Photography|Event Planner: Celebrity Music|Reception Venue: Oxley Estate Winery