Howdy folks! How was your weekend? We had a fabulous one here treated to perfect early summer weather which pretty much puts a smile on everyones face! We went out for brunch, did a spot of shopping, lunch with the in-laws, spent time lounging on our new outdoor furniture (best buy ever!!) and pottered in the garden. All in all, a lovely relaxing, but also productive weekend!!

So whilst we are eagerly looking for more summery weather around here, many of you will be planning autumn weddings, with beautiful colour palettes like in this shoot from ERIN KATE PHOTOGRAPHY. I love that it's not your typical punchy oranges and reds, but is a little more pared back and has some masculine influences as well. Nicole from SOIL & STEM created some gorgeous florals and tells us more about the shoot below

There is something special during this time of year, when the heat of the summer fades just before the earth turns hard and cold. It is this moment. The moment before frost, before leaves change and die, before the first sign of winter- it is this transition, the transition from summer to fall that drove the inspiration behind this shoot. Our bride is traditional, yet wild-hearted. She craves the mountain air and yearns to run barefoot through the meadows; however, she is torn in her thoughts, and feels she should refrain from being too spirited.

We paired elegant and feminine elements with natural and masculine details. We really loved the balance created between the two: this moment recreated through hard and soft styling. Delicate touches mirrored through flowing grasses, shifting chiffon dress, beautiful calligraphy, and the sweetest silk hair bow. Our masculine influences grounded us in the form of woolen heirloom blankets, leather boots, local fruits, nuts, and cheeses, and even through "man's best friend."

The color of honey was subtly woven through our shoot. From the ink, to champagne and flowers, this color was representative of our 'moment' once more, in this instance, the moment before the trees change from golden-orange to red-brown. We hope this inspiration resonates with those autumn brides who appreciate this moment in time, and whose love of nature doesn't overpower elegant style and sophisticated taste.

Photography ERIN KATE PHOTOGRAPHY / Floral Design SOIL & STEM / Gown THE BRIDE'S SHOP / Calligraphy YOU DOLL DESIGN / Cake LELOUP / Hair CASSANDRA DUNN at ENIZIO / Lesley Lind at ENIZIO / Model KAYLEE YOUNG