As the summer bridal season heats up, Strictly Weddings takes a cool, refreshing look ahead to our 2014 fall and winter wedding inspirations. Our expert is Kehoe Designs creative director, Bridget Frizzie, who will feature two forecasted trends. Kehoe is a partner from Strictly Weddings Chicago. With her finger on the pulse of color and design trends, Bridget and her team draw on the most exquisite happenings in the world of high style, blending it with classic bridal beauty and their signature point of view. We invite you to enjoy this special sneak peak of 2014 Fall & Winter wedding looks!
Fall Wedding | 'Second Spring'
"Like a fine art painting or the majestic landscapes of a forest in autumn bloom, this traditional palette gets invigorated and energized for Fall weddings with the addition of copper ore, rose gold and molten gold accents," says Frizzie. Our wedding story is inspired by Yves Saint Laurent Couture Lacquer 'Spicy Collection' which draws on the romance of natural earth tones -cayenne, ox blood, yellow ochre and soft blush- bound by a glittering 24 carat liquid gold. "We see cayenne orange playing a leading role, bridging a color spectrum that continues to push forward deeper, richer reds, like ox blood pigmented with its signature brown undertone," continues Bridget. The mood is anchored in the comfort of longevity; colors taking you back to earth. It's equally a celebration of Fall's color explosion; autumn expressed as a 'second Spring' when every leaf is like a flower. We pair our look with a number of couture wedding gowns from last years' runways, which are only now truly coming on to the scene with a continued emphasis on metallic golds. For Kehoe Designs, this 2014 autumn inspiration is an opportunity to take traditional Fall colors and adapt them to a more sophisticated, fashion forward world.
(left: photo by Sanya Khomenko | right: Yves Saint Laurent Couture Lacquer 'Spicy Collection')
(top: painting - artist unknown | bottom left: Elie Saab Fall Winter 2013-2014) | bottom right: Kehoe Designs floral, photo by Steve Koo)
(top left: Akris bag via Elle's Best Bags of Fall 2014 | top right: Zuhair Murad gown | bottom: Kehoe Designs bouquet, photo by Robyn Rachel)
(top left: Elie Saab Fall Winter 2013-2014 | top right: Deborah Lauren wedding cake via Brides.com | bottom: Grand Canyon, photographer unknown)
(top left: Kehoe Designs floral | top right: Vera Wang Spring 2013 Bridal | bottom left: 'Garment Landscape' by Satu Maaranen via Lancia Trend Visions | bottom right: Christian Louboutin Fall 2013)
(top left: Carried Away Cuisine wedding cake via Brides.com, photo by Natalie Bell | top right: photo by Zeb Andrews | bottom: Kehoe Designs Wedding Decor)
Winter Wedding | Frozen Tundra
"Our 2014 Winter Wedding inspiration is about capturing a feeling of the untainted northern hemisphere enhanced by wood that is aged in a gray stain. It's wild and free yet delicate with a quietness that is oh so feminine," describes Bridget. This lens has no hard edges, evoking the fantasy of whimsical winters with pale blush and lavender floral warmed by soft, cozy suedes and plush furs. "Set designed to mirror emotional landscapes of our northern most tundra, this mood takes off where farmhouse left off. It speaks to rustic interiors yet the palette is soft and transparent as if you veiled a local winter garden in billowing sheer curtains," adds Bridget. Last year's ice blue gives way to lavender and rosy nudes, a beautiful natural complement to a base of gray and rich, warm browns. "As designers, what we love about this Winter wedding mood is its feeling of 'easy opulence,' where Mongolian fur, champagne lusters, and layers of chiffon meet rustic elements of the northern great outdoors."
(top left: bear - photographer unknown | top right: Nina Ricci 'Nina L'Eau' ad | bottom left: Linda McDougald Design 'Postcard from Paris' | bottom right: interior design, source unknown)
(top left: Rountree Flowers bouquet via Brides.com | top right: photo by Michael Graydon | bottom: Via Elle Decoration Country)
(top left: via Apartment Therapy | top right: Reem Acra dresses, photo by Jose Villa | bottom left: floral - original source unknown | bottom right: photo by Gustav Willeit Photography)
(top: Kehoe Designs Wedding Decor: photo by Bob & Dawn Davis | bottom left: cake - original source unknown | bottom right: Watters "Olivia" wedding dress, photo by Jade + Matthew)
(top left: peonies - original source unknown | top right: Benjamin Moore "stormy Monday," | bottom: Ralph Lauren Fall/Winter 2014-2015 collection)