Homemade Bride – Fall Inspired Styled Shoot

Wanting to embrace the 2015 color of the year, Marsala one more time, Rachel used traditional fall colors to bring this event space to life! Located on White Street in Wake Forest, this quaint space is one of our favorites around town for an intimate setting.

Some will host only their reception at The Cotton Company, however, others will use the space for their ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. Setup and flip is simple and can be done in a number of ways.

For Instance, have you ever thought about having your ceremony in your reception space? Guests would sit comfortably in their seats and then have the ability to head across the room for cocktail hour without having to leave for a full room flip!

If you’re looking for a more traditional ceremony setup, we’ve shown you how to pull it off in this particular space with some inspiration below.


Homemade Bride - Fall Styled Shoot 2Whether you are using fruits or veggies in your decor, it’s important to think about sealing them to keep them looking fresh and lasting longer. This can be done easily with a few coats of a polycrylic.


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In a small space, be sure to take advantage of large decor items and use them in different designs. Here we used the same ceremony frame backdrop for the sweetheart table in order to avoid having to move or replace it. This saved time and money in the long run!

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Thank you to everyone who made this look possible and thank you to Rachel for all her handwork in putting it together. Please take a second to look through each vendor and see if they can help you plan your special day!


Decor/Styling: Rachel with Homemade Bride

Decor Rentals: Homemade Bride

Venue: The Cotton Company

Photography: Marissa Demarco Photography

Linen and Chair Rentals: For Your Occasion Party Rentals

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Homemade Bride – Holiday Style Shoot – Wake Forest, NC – The Cotton Company

‘Tis the Season to be Awesome…

So spread that awesome holiday cheer with a twinkling affair!

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Many of us look toward the New Year in hopes of “a new beginning” or to “kick the year off right” but what about ending the year off right? What about wrapping all the joy and happiness into one night and truly celebrating life with the ones you love? Here at Homemade Bride, we’ve been fantasizing all year about doing an intimate holiday themed wedding to inspire those couples looking to not only celebrate the future, but the past that lead them to where they are.

Embracing that feeling and passion, we are not only introducing a holiday themed sweetheart table, but also a hot chocolate bar that is sure to spread the love!

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Hot Chocolate Bar 1

Hot Chocolate Bar 2

Hot Chocolate Bar 3

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Hot Chocolate Bar 4

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With so many lovely displays throughout this design, we would like to take a moment to mention the other vendors involved in making this design complete! Please find their links below and venture over to see more of their work!

Krista Joy PhotographyCaptured the essence and love of the overall design.

The Cotton Company: Located in downtown Wake Forest, this venue is the perfect spot for an intimate wedding!

Autumn Glow Designs: Created the table number, placecard hot chocolate sleeves, and the beautiful wood inspired menus.

Cake Couture: Responsible for the elegant gold and ivory cake that created the perfect addition to our hot chocolate bar.

Lily Liles Wedding Co: Creator of the most adorable gingerbread cake topper couple we’ve ever seen! EVER!

Sweetheart 1

Sweetheart 2

Sweetheart 3

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If you’re thinking about a holiday wedding, remember to embrace the joy and details that surround the holidays.

Another fun way to add small details to your day is to create special pieces for your flower girl. Create a small greenery halo or a kissing ball for her to hold while walking down the aisle like we did or use other materials associated with the holidays. Whatever you do, she will be sure to love it!

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Flower Girl 2

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And…..That’s a wrap! A HUGE thank you to our wonderful vendors and host!

Cotton Factory

Hope your enjoyed it 🙂


For more helpful tips on designing or inspirational styles be sure to look around our blog and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest! Also be sure to come back and see just how we created a few of these DIY designs!

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