valley & co. wedding :: autumn romance

Every year or two we’re graced with clients who really want to embrace the feeling of fall in their wedding story. Savannah and Steve were so gracious and fun and let us pull out all of the fall-feelings for their October Seattle wedding. Taking place in a historic wooden building, we ran with the cozy ambiance and greeted guests with warm apple cider cocktails in copper mugs, illuminated the space with hundreds of candles, and delicately draped garland after magnolia garland overhead to paint the picture of a romantic fall day.

What better way to outfit up a vintage getaway car on a blustery fall day than with charming garlands and a wreath?

Our tips for creating an intimate and romantic fall wedding setting:

Use draping and lighting to define a space and to create a living room feeling. Lighting can be washed up the draping as well as down onto each table, creating a vivid focal point.

Use Mother Nature’s bounty in subtle ways. We collected the best red and vibrant leaves from our neighborhood the morning of the wedding to be used for guests to toss down the aisle after they said We Do and used plums down the tables as numbers. The perfect collection of stone fruits also anchored our calligraphed escort display, nodding to the season.

-Send guests home with woven bags filled with your favorite fall treats. Pumpkin seeds, snack mix, and tiny candles cinched in silk ribbon were presented to guests as they left the wedding.

Planning, design and flowers/props: Valley & Company Events
Ceremony guitarist: Patricio Contreras
Bride’s Dress: The Dress Theory
Custom monogrammed handkerchiefs: Oatmeal Lace Design
Day-of calligraphy goods: La Happy
Venue and catering: SoDo Park by Herban Feast
Desserts and wedding cake: Ruth-Anne Ford
Linens and monogrammed napkins for each guest: Choice Linens
Hair and makeup: Salon Maison
Treat favors and end-of-night gift bags: Valley & Company
Draping: Prop Gallery