Plum and Orange Wedding – Ideas and Inspiration

Connecticut and New England Fall Wedding Inspiration

I absolutely adore fall weddings. I love the colors and the leaves and a crisp breeze on the night of a still warm autumn day. It’s magical. And that’s exactly what this wedding from Deborah Zoe Photography was. Magical. I love the deep plum bridesmaids dresses, the colorful orange fall bouquets, the throwing of the leaves as if they were confetti, and the mini pumpkin escort cards. It makes me wish for fall already and then I remember that summer’s only just begun. Still makes me smile though, and it’ll make you smile too 🙂 The colors of the leaves and flowers scream everything that is amazing about Connecticut and New England in the Fall!

bride and groom, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

fall-inspired wedding invitation, vintage marquis diamond engagement ring, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

custom embroidery for the bride and groom, weeding keepsake, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

Debra and Brian met when they were both home from school for summer vacation. He was already in college and she was just getting ready to start her senior year of high school. She thought it was just going to be a summer romance, as he would be returning to school in the fall. But they were so smitten with each other that Brian ended up coming home almost every weekend so they could see each other.

lace embroidered veil, pretty fall colored bouquet, plum wedding shoes, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

bride and her maid of honor, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

pretty fall colored bouquet, bridal portraits, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

When Brian proposed, it was a complete surprise. They’d been dating for more than ten years, and had no plans to marry. They hadn’t even really talked about it.

red-orange calla lily boutonniere, bride and groom, first look, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

bride and groom, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

bride and groom, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

bride and groom, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

bride and groom, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

bride and groom, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

bride and groom, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

bride and groom, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

bride and groom, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

They were out exploring Connecticut wineries on the day that he proposed. It was a really lovely, unplanned sort of day that turned surprising almost as soon as they got home. He’d planned to propose another day, but after such a wonderful day, decided he just couldn’t wait anymore. He proposed, and she of course, said yes!

bride and groom, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

bride and groom, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

pretty fall colored bouquet, bridal portraits, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

groom's attire, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

bridal portraits, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

pretty fall colored bouquets, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

deep plum colored bridesmaids dresses, bride and bridesmaids, bridal party, flower girls, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

deep plum colored bridesmaids dresses, bride and bridesmaids, bridal party, flower girls, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

pretty fall colored bouquet, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

Twelve years later, the two have finally wed!! Read the more in-depth version of their love story, right here on Heart Love weddings, a year ago with their engagement session from Deborah Zoe.

deep plum colored bridesmaids dresses, bride and bridesmaids, bridal party, flower girls, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

men's attire, groom and groomsmen, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

wedding party, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

hanging mason jar fall floral decor, ceremony aisle decor, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

groom and groomsmen having fun, pretty fall colored bouquets, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

deep plum colored bridesmaids dresses, bridesmaids, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

{From the Bride} We were married on a lovely autumn day. It was just before hurricane Sandy so it was a little windy, but very nice. We were pleased that it was warm enough to have the ceremony outside. The morning was very busy because we were still finishing the caramel apple favors! Brian and the groomsmen were already at The Barns when I showed up with the bridesmaids. Brian and I saw each other at the first look and he looked so handsome in his suit. At that point, we did photos until guests started to arrive. The ceremony is a bit of a blur. I just remember smiling at each other with such big smiles through the whole thing. After that, we did a few more photos and then just enjoyed the night. We truly had a blast at the wedding. We danced and talked to friends and family all night. Our wedding plan had been to make sure we enjoyed every minute of the day, and it was truly accomplished.

mini pumpkin escort cards, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

fall wedding decor, signature drink fall sangria, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

fall leaves wedding cake, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

homemade caramel apple favors, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

mini pumpkin ring shot, wedding and engagement rings, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

fall floral centerpiece and table number, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

fall floral centerpiece and table number, twinkle light and Japanese lantern lit ceiling, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

twinkle light and Japanese lantern lit ceiling, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

bride and groom, purple and orange New England fall wedding, Deborah Zoe Photography

Congratulations, Debra and Brian! Thank you so much for sharing your wedding and love story with us!! We wish you both so much love and laughter in the many years you’ll share together! Many, many thanks to Deborah Zoe for sharing their very special day with us today!!

And as luck would have it our HLA Featured Wedding Photographer is also based in Connecticut. Award Winning and featured all over the world Chris and Becca Photography are considered some of the Best Photographers in CT! With breath taking images and fun and friendly personalities be sure to check them out!

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Image by Connecticut Photographers, Chris and Becca Photography

Photographer: Deborah Zoe Photography / Venue : The Barns at Wesleyan Hills / Ceremony Officiant: Reverend Bill Hawley of the First Congregational Church / Flowers: Melissa Bonoffski of Stylish Blooms / DJ: Jeff Bromley / Hair and Makeup: Dana Bartone / Bride’s Dress: the Adela Dress by Pronovias / Bridal Salon: Mariella Creations / Bridesmaid Dresses: Belsoie

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