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What’s Your Linen Style?

When it comes to planning a wedding or event, choosing a color scheme or vibe that gives your venue space a cohesive look & feel can make all the difference.

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Date: March 4th, 2016
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FALL WEDDING STYLE

The Autumnal Equinox was on September 23rd marking the official start of fall so we thought we could give you a look back at a wedding that was almost exactly 1 year ago. Ali and Andrew’s wedding day style is rustic and romantic, using pretty details like lanterns, burlap, and lace.

Wedding portrait fall color in new england at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

WEDDING PARTY

Ali’s wedding day look is the definition of pin-worthy. A loosely braided chignon with the elegant neckline the lace trimmed Romona Keveza wedding dress. The intricate textures and unique blooms featured in the bride’s bouquet from Dogwood Floral Design are lovely, and we loved how the natural ivory bridesmaids’ dresses helped the pops of color in the flowers to jump out. This burgundy color is very close to the pantone color marsala and we love these deep reds for autumn weddings– it really is a perfect fall color!

Bridal hair braided chignon fall wedding ceremony at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com    Bouquet details fall wedding peach pink mauve at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Bouquet details fall wedding burgundy peach pink with ivory bridesmaid dresses at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

COCKTAIL HOUR DÉCOR

The personal style of the wedding party worked with the décor perfectly. As guests entered the house they saw a tall floral design with ceremony programs and a welcome sign. The handwritten sign, escort cards and details around the house were made with help from Ali’s mom! Guests enjoyed His & Her Signature Sips and a selection of passed appetizers and our curated cheese and crudités display.

Front foyer table design with tall floral, design, programs, and welcome sign for a fall wedding at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts www.willowdaleestate.com    Escort card table with lantern and chalkboard sign share the love at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts www.willowdaleestate.com

Escort card table in unique dining room at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts www.willowdaleestate.com

His signature sip dark and stormy sign at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts www.willowdaleestate.com    Her signature sip grapefruit margarita sign at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts www.willowdaleestate.com

Cocktail hour food details a cute silver fork in our prosciutto melon hors d'oeuvres at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts www.willowdaleestate.com

Cheese and credit display in glass Conservatory at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts www.willowdaleestate.com

RECEPTION DÉCOR

Our sperry tent was lit with bistro lights hanging from the center poles and a collection of large lanterns and votives with real candles. Using a mixture of farm tables with burlap and ivory runners, and round tables with ivory linens the tent looked perfectly romantic and effortlessly rustic. With just a touch of flowers, some pretty white pumpkins, and birch table number holders this table is both interesting and elegant.

Perfect fall wedding centerpieces with lanterns burlap and lace runner and birch table number signs at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts www.willowdaleestate.com

Perfect fall wedding colors deep plum white pumpkin handwritten table number sign on birch stand on burlap runner at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts www.willowdaleestate.com    Tent wedding reception fall chiavari chairs at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts www.willowdaleestate.com

See more from this wedding on our fun post about DETAILS AFTER DARK, on the blog of Erin McGinn Photography, or catch the feature on Style Me Pretty!

Foliage portrait for new england wedding at willowdale estate at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, Massachusetts www.willowdaleestate.com

Date: September 25th, 2015
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Inspiration: Rustic Charm

Rustic décor is simple yet elegant and is often handcrafted or rooted from the earth. This aesthetic is popular for events because it aligns nicely with couples who identify with organic textures, colors and atmosphere.

Mason Jars were originally used for canning and preserving food and have now become increasingly popular wedding décor. This old-fashioned vintage look can be incorporated into your wedding day in many ways.

mason jar tea light rustic centerpiece

Mason jars make great centerpieces and can be easily adorned with tea lights or floating candles to create a soft romantic glow or can even used as small decorative vases.

colored mason jar vase centerpiece

Embellish the look by using colored mason jars that match your color scheme or simply add soft flowers like baby’s breath and use them to line your ceremony aisle.

Mason jar vases as aisle decor with baby's breath flowers at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Using Farm Tables for dinner receptions creates a timeless and high impact look. They are gorgeous on their own and do not need much flair but using simple table runners or rustic centerpieces like lanterns enhances their appearance.

Rustic farm tables with burlap runners, pumpkins and lanterns at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Square farm tables rustic wedding reception at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Willowdale Estate Wedding by Grazier Photography

To create a natural, handpicked looking bouquet or flower arrangement, select wildflowers, leaves, vines and berries that are textured and hang loosely. Or for an even more unique arrangement, incorporate dried flowers, herbs, sunflowers or succulents. Tie your bouquet with burlap string or raffia to complete the look.

Rustic bouquet with dried flowers and herbs at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com

Sunflower rustic bouquet at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Using the colorful and textured elements of fall creates a country, homegrown feel.  Harvest décor, such as assorted pumpkins, gourds and corn stalks help to create a welcoming entrance and will set the tone for your event as your guests arrive.

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Incorporate natural wood elements such a tree stump trivets for centerpiece displays, vintage wooden boxes, and birch logs for simple woodland accents that will add to the rustic ambiance of your event.

Rustic wood stump trivet centerpiece with votive candle holders at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Rustic wooden box decor with silverware at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Rustic log place card display at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Burlap is a versatile fabric that is earthy and chic making it a perfect décor element for rustic weddings. Burlap banners displaying a saying, your initials or your wedding date is a simple and fun way to decorate any event space.

Just married burlap  banner on Great Room mantle display at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Combining burlap and lace textures incorporates both rustic and traditional styles and provides an easy to work with canvas for your tablescape.

Burlap & lace table runner at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Image by Caroline Talbot Photography | www.ctalbotphoto.com

If you’re recently engaged and looking for more inspiration for your wedding, check out our Pinterest boards and online photo & video galleries!

Photo credits from top to bottom:

Phil Fox Photography

Wynne & Mintz Photography

Becca Dilley Photography

Erin McGinn Photography

Grazier Photography

Caroline Talbot Photography

Molly Anne Photography

Joyelle West Photography

Becca Dilley Photography (2)

Rachel Kate Photography

Maureen Cotton Photography

Caroline Talbot Photography

Date: September 4th, 2015
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2015 Pantone Color of the Year: Marsala

The Pantone Color Institute chose Marsala for the 2015 “Color of the Year”. It is a natural and powerful plush red reminiscent of a rich glass of wine that offers an elegant color palette and can be used as an accent color or stand alone to add a sophisticated statement to your wedding or event.

2015 pantone color of the year marsala

Ahead of the trend, Rachel & Jeffrey got married last October and used a Marsala based color palette in many elements of their wedding day. The bridesmaids wore classic flowing floor length dresses in a plush Marsala hue and their bouquets, created by Karla Cassidy Design, consisted of multiples colors in the above color palette including: Marsala, Cream Pink, Gossamer Pink and Starlight Blue. The deep red wine accents in the bouquets and the bridesmaids dresses themselves adds a great pop of color against the brides white lace gown.

Marsala/burgundy bridesmaid dresses with floral bouquet at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Small rustic birch tree pieces served as vases with the same flower arrangements as the bridal party bouquets and were used for a mantle display in the estate and matched nicely with the intricate stone and woodwork details. For favors, simple burlap pouches in Rugby Tan were designed for their guests with the bride and grooms initials and a small Marsala colored heart with matching ribbon. To tie in these powerful colors to their sweetheart table, larger versions of their initials in the earthy red Marsala rested atop a burlap runner on a rustic brown wooden crate. Mixing strong textures together with lavishly rich colors creates an impactful and memorable look and feel.

Historic mansion wedding mantle décor with birch tree floral displays at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.comBurlap pouch wedding favors with bride and grooms initals at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

Bride and groom's initials in large letters and rustic wedding décor - lanterns, gold pumpkins, wooden crate at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

As seen throughout the details of Rachel and Jeffrey’s wedding day, the Marsala color palette is very versatile and creates an element of elegance that can easily be incorporated on a small or large scale. Even the autumn leaves in the landscape of the image below connects the earthy palette to the changing colors of the fall foliage.

Fall wedding with foliage and marsala/burgundy/red accent floral bouquet at Willowdale Estate in Topsfield, MA www.willowdaleestate.com

If you’re interested in seeing more of this couple’s gorgeous wedding day, don’t miss their moving highlight video filmed by Waves Media.

Photos: Ebersole Photography

Date: April 24th, 2015
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