Today's styled shoot is all about thinking outside the box for a fall wedding.  Whether you're planing your big day next month or next year these images are jam-packed with inspiration!  Thanks to North Carolina based photographer, Catrina of Catrina Earls Photography--she shows here how you can work in those soft pastels and still have a beautiful autumn wedding.  Says, Catrina, "As an artist, I truly believe in thinking outside the norm. Incorporate your traditional fall colors but add that soft, romantic feminine touch.
Alll the vendors involved wanted to create a shoot that captured the essence of summer turning to fall in a vineyard setting while still keeping that soft romantic feel. Kristen Henderson came up with the idea of pulling in the deep purple and the green backdrop of the vineyard as the "fall colors"; I really wanted to have soft pastel and blush florals. I don't think all fall weddings need to have deep dark florals when it is a magical day; most brides like to feel a little girly. As an art major, you learn you can  break the rules when it comes to creating art. All of the vendors worked so well together to create this magical shoot.  Leighanne Bumgardner, my coworker helped create some of the details, like the table number (she mad that completely on her own - extremely talented) and the keys to success. I created the stick hanger to hang the dress from to continue with that rustic feel and Kristen lent us her window that she created a seating chart on to tie in some more of the elegance of handwritten calligraphy. Dustin brought in some extra props like the chairs and the wicker pumpkins to add a little more "fall" to the shoot. Kim from Rocky River supplied us with the barrels and the beautiful old door to set up the table. They are available for brides to use at their actual wedding. The couple was celebrating their one year wedding anniversary and I asked them if they would be interested in participating in a styled shoot - what better way to celebrate your first year of marriage then getting to dress up again and feel that magic of your big day once more? They were fantastic and really helped me create a photojournalistic journey of their continued, thriving love and passion for one another with the detailed shoot . . . ."

Photographer:  Catrina Earls Photography//Dress Store: J. Major's//Calligrapher:Kristen Henderson Calligraphy//Floral Designer:Red Bridge Florals//Reception Venue: Rocky River Vineyards//Cake Designer: Skys the Limit! Custom Cake &More//Submitted via Two Bright Lights