When two florists – who own a shop together, no less – tie the knot with a perfectly-planned fall wedding, you know we are in for a treat! This wedding is going to have you swooning all afternoon because of its lush florals, perfect color palette, and super sweet bride and groom. Emily and Sam created the perfect backdrop for us to feel the essence of their love. Deep burgundy, soft blush, greenery, and creams set the color palette for the day. The ceremony was simple with the focus being on the lovely couple. In contrast, the true vision of the couple is evident when we get into the reception. Cascading flowers in their color scheme mix with candle and chandelier lighting to compliment the exposed brick walls of the historic venue. Music from their favorite band set the mood, and the newlyweds danced the night away surrounded by family and friends.
Thank you so much to Meggie Taylor Photography for sharing this perfect fall wedding with us! Without further ado, here are some of our favorite gorgeous photos of the day along with some words from the bride!
Let’s talk fashion.
Both being traditional, we chose classic looks. My dress was long and full of lace. It was strapless with the option of adding sleeves which I added and had off the shoulder for a little bit of a sexy look. I added a dramatic chapel length veil with lace edges that was very dainty. And my shoes! I just had to put some sparkle and Kate Spade into my look.
Sams look was a very classic and clean navy suit with beautiful brown shoes. He incorporated a navy vest and had a tie that was burgundy and navy with a design in it.
The groomsmen had simple burgundy ties to match the burgundy bridesmaid dresses. The bridesmaids were each in a different designed dress which fit them all perfectly.
Tell us about your fall wedding!
We didn’t want our wedding to feel uptight; our goal was for our guests to relax, have fun and celebrate with us. Our wedding was intimate, fun and full of our family and close friends. We wanted a beautiful setting where everyone felt at home. Floral and decor were a major part of the design as we own a floral shop for weddings together.
Let’s talk decor.
Our chapel was full of architecture, stained glass windows, simple candles in the windows and candelabras at the front, it was so beautiful on its own we did not add in other floral elements. We let the chapel and ceremony speak for itself.
The reception space was in a historic building. Gather in downtown McKinney, Texas was built in 1935; the painted wall is from the 1920s and is the original outside of the building next to it. It has original hardwood floors, brick walls, and antique chandeliers. So we played off the romantic, industrial and historic charm of the venue. Lots of candlelight, lush floral and greenery filled the space. We pulled in some wooden farm tables to help with our intimate family feel with some round tables mixed in.
Lounge areas were incorporated to keep with the relaxed homey feel. One of my favorite details of the wedding was our table assignment display. We rented a vintage trifold shutter and tied each table card to the shutters with a burgundy ribbon. Vine greenery and clusters of flowers accented each side. After dinner, the cards were removed and it was used as our photo booth backdrop.
What were the florals like for your fall wedding?
We own a floral shop for weddings, so our florals and decor were some of the most important elements of our fall wedding. Greenery, burgundy peonies and bright garden roses with some soft peach and blush elements played the biggest part of our floral design. I love the deep tones of fall but still wanted some softer colors for the romantic feel. Other blooms we used were dahlia, celosia, astilbe, scabiosa, ranunculus, double bloomed tulips, and lisianthus.
Designing the floral together was so fun! We did order some specialty floral but then that week we went down to our supplier and picked out other flowers together to add to the designs. Together we created a timeless floral setting we’ll never forget. The head table was a super full greenery and floral runner with many candles mixed in, a few taller centerpieces were placed throughout the room for a dramatic look with some lower lush pieces and shorter greenery and floral runners. Burgundy napkins, gold flatware, gold beaded chargers and a burgundy napkin with a piece of rosemary and a personalized thank you note finished off each place setting. Bouquets were used as extra decor within the dessert and cake display.
Did you personalize the day in any way?
Our favorite personalization to our fall wedding was what our guests signed, vintage waterskis. We own a boat and love water sports and being on the water. The vintage waterskis are now hung in our house and we love looking at them and seeing all the signatures.
What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
Gosh, that is hard! It is between our first look and our first dance. For our first look, we were so anxious to finally see each other, kiss and hug each other in those moments before our ceremony. Our first dance was sung acoustically by Dalton Domino, one of his songs that means a lot to us “All That Matters”.
Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice?
Plan together! That was one of my most favorite parts, both of us were involved in each decision so it really felt like OUR wedding. Don’t get caught up in what other people want, its all about what will make your wedding special for the two of you.