The end of wedding season coinciding with the start of our favorite season just doesn’t make much sense. Fall is too beautiful, too inviting, and too romantic not to play host to a host of weddings. If your nuptials are set to take place in autumn, read on as we learn fall florals from a true pro, Molly Guy, Creative Director of
Stone Fox Bride
WE LOVE THE AESTHETIC OF YOUR BRAND. WHAT INSPIRED STONE FOX BRIDE?
Gosh, that’s a tough question! Answer, in a nutshell: Laurel Canyon, Mick Jagger, London, 1968. Marakesh, 1972, Varanasi, Marguerite Duras, Anita Pallenberg, Timothy Treadwell, tigers, Lake Michigan, Coco Chanel, Juliet roses, chantilly lace, Egon Schiele, Picasso, Louise Bourgeois, Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani, my mom, Nana, sisters, and daughters. Anything and everything that is real, beautiful, complicated, made from the heart, and just the right amount of messy.
WHAT IS THE BIGGEST TREND IN FALL BRIDAL FLORALS THIS YEAR?
The typical bridal floral aesthetic used to be very structured, contained and monochromatic; there’s been a huge pendulum swing these past few years. Brides are now requesting bouquets and centerpieces that have a much looser, relaxed, wild bohemian feeling to them. I think we’re about to enter a sort of new middle ground area that exists between the two extremes: think equal parts manicured to undone.
ARE THERE SOME FALL FLORALS THAT ARE TIMELESS?
Crimsons, burgundies, oranges, bright reds, deep purple, and lots of wild greenery are timeless fall colors…. especially paired with some fruit. I love lemons, clementines, pomegranates and crabapples.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR A BRIDE PLANNING HER FALL FLORALS, ESPECIALLY WEARABLES?
Fall is a such an evocative season — it’s a time to decompress from the madness of a hot summer and get grounded in cooler colors and ambience.
I think floral halos, adorned veils and romantic bouquets in bold autumnal hues are divine.
ARE THERE ANY UNEXPECTED COLORS YOUR TEAM LIKES TO USE IN FALL-FOCUSED BRIDAL PIECES?
Tiny pops of deep hot pink here and there!
WE LOVE A FLORAL HEADPIECE FOR A FALL BRIDE. WHAT IS THE BEST WAY YOU’VE SEEN A BRIDE STYLE HER HAIR WITH ONE OF YOUR HEADPIECES?
Gosh, there are so many. I guess two spring to mind: a french crown braid wrapped around the head with a beautiful fragrant fresh floral halo made of white poppies and ranunculus, and my personal favorite: the good ol’ loose, wild bedhead unruly waves scenario topped off with an aromatic fresh halo of red garden roses! Nothing better.
ARE THERE ANY FAVORITE MEMORIES OF WORKING WITH A FALL BRIDE THAT YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE?
One of my favorite fall brides got married in a Vermont barn in a structured long sleeve lace gown with a ten foot silk tulle veil with vintage lace trim and wild greens and crimson peonies. It was perfection.
WHAT IS THE BEST WEDDING STYLING ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?
Look like yourself — the goal is to be as relaxed and radiant as possible — NOT like a stiff mannequin.
WHAT WEDDING STYLING ADVICE DO YOU CONSISTENTLY GIVE?
This is not the time to try out new trends — you should walk down the aisle feeling comfortable and confident. Stick with silhouettes and styles that you know look amazing on you.
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