The Amaranthine Bride - Autumn Jewel Color Palette
We often think of Autumn as a brown heavy time of year thanks to the changing color palette of nature and whilst we LOVE Fall tones and the richness of these natural hues, we also love a bolder take on this popular wedding season. Today's Amaranthine themed inspiration incorporates some beautiful jewel tones in the florals by Darling and Daughters, polka dots thanks to Bella Belle Shoes, and butterfly details that any fine art bride can get on board with. Read all about it below as stylist Rachel Kelly Events explains her thoughts behind the inspiration, after scrolling through the beautiful film images by photographer Ashley Boyan Photography...
From Stylist, Rachel Kelly Events: "With trends in the wedding industry ever-changing, you can look to each decade and see defining characteristics of the popular styles and imagery over the years. The word “Amaranthine” is rooted in the Greek words amarantos, meaning “immortal” or “unfading,” and anthos, meaning “flower.” The word amaranthine emerged as an adjective of the imaginary flower and subsequently of anything possessing its undying quality.
For this shoot planned and designed by Rachel Kelly Events, we sought to capture the unfading beauty of a bride. This shoot uses vintage-inspired details to incorporate the old with the new and honor traditional elements of a wedding with a new and fresh take for the modern bride. The Liriodendron Mansion was the perfect backdrop for this shoot with its Georgian style architecture and natural green canopy above the patio terrace.
Incorporating a mix of soft pastels and deeper toned florals, we created a soft and feminine feel that highlights the sweet anticipation of being a bride. The organic garden-style bridal bouquet was created with lush peony blooms mixed with blush canterbury bell flowers and deeper yellow and orange blooms tied together with ivory and ochre dyed ribbon.
The Emerald cut diamond engagement ring, which was a popular style in the 1940s, is a modern version with a larger middle stone than most 1940s brides would have had. Incorporated in the flat lay detail shots are vintage 1940s wedding photographs, pages from a 1938 Harper’s Bazaar Bridal Magazine, and vintage stamps including butterflies and Grace Kelly, one of the most iconic brides of the 1950s. Traditional elements like your wedding night lingerie, perfume, and jewelry were incorporated to highlight the various items you collect in anticipation of your wedding day.
The invitation suites by Margaux Paperie had feminine and vintage-inspired details including artwork on the envelope liner as well as butterflies incorporated throughout the first suite. This was tied in with matching menus and a bow around each place setting. Mixed vintage floral plates paired with antique silver flatware and candlesticks set on natural-colored linens added to the vintage style of the shoot. Blush goblets matched the taper candles, bows, and florals. Rose gold calligraphy place cards personalized the look and we hope this small detail inspires brides to choose simplicity for a big impact. The natural beeswax taper candles complemented the yellow details of the floral and ribbon elements. The goblet style silver candlesticks filled with petals in the candlewax matched the petal pressed fondant of the cake. The cake was designed with handmade sugar flowers of canterbury bell flowers with ranunculus details climbing up the side of the cake.
The gown from Modern Trousseau was a classic a-line shape with modern lace applique design. The bride’s makeup was a refined elegant look with natural blush tones to highlight her natural features. Bella Belle’s polka dot ivory kitten heels with an oversized tulle bow were sophisticated and graceful.
Each detail of this shoot was curated to incorporate traditional and modern elements that would appeal to the modern bride. There is a shift in the industry to go back to a focus on more floral elements, incorporating important traditions, and tying in more meaningful elements beyond your “Something old, something blue, something borrowed, something new”. The Amaranthine bride is timeless, sophisticated, and cares deeply about the sentimental time of being a bride in which your wedding details become heirlooms that are passed on throughout generations."
Photographer: Ashley Boyan Photography | Film Lab: Goodman Film Lab | Stylist / Planner: Rachel Kelly Events | Floral Designer: Darling and Daughters | Dress Designer: Modern Trousseau | Rentals: Something Vintage | Accessories: Nelson Coleman Jewlers | Venue: The Liriodendron Mansion | Cake Designer: Fleur and Flour | Hair & Make-up Artist: No Filter Glam | Calligraphy/ flat lay details: Mirabelle Makery | Stationery: Margaux Paperie | Styling Mats: Lindale Studios | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes