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Central Illinois Fall Wedding

This central Illinois fall wedding styled shoot and tasting took place at Pear Tree Estate in Champaign, IL last fall. The styled shoot and tasting are an opportunity for us to collaborate with Pear Tree and dream up something lovely and unique.

Not many of our couples choose a fall color palette, so we jumped at the chance to design with fall color! Among the flowers we chose was the beautiful Toffee rose. We added rust rather than orange, and combined muted shades of mauve with brown undertones and cream to brighten the deeper colors.

Central Illinois Fall Wedding

Bride and groom standing under a floral arch backdrop.

As a preferred vendor at Pear Tree, we do an annual styled shoot and tasting. The tasting is held in the evening for couples who have already booked the venue. They are able to sample all of the menu items that Pear Tree’s caterer, LA Gourmet, offers. They choose their favorite dishes to be served at their own wedding.

The styled shoot happens in the early afternoon with real models and a whole lineup of vendors. A professional photographer captures it all and we are rewarded for our hard work with beautiful photos. All of the couples attending the tasting get to experience our floral design first hand and see what we can offer them.

Central Illinois Fall wedding with a floral arch backdrop.

To frame the hand-lettered seating chart, we filled the hanging boxes in the entry way. The greens and blooms added color and livened up the wood panels to greet guests as they arrived. Always think about a focal point. Don’t underestimate the value of a good “first impression!”

Entry Decor

Central Illinois Fall Wedding at Pear Tree Estate with bride and groom standing in front of hanging flower boxes.
Hanging flower boxes filled with fall blooms.

These hanging flower boxes had just been custom made. We were excited to be the first florist to get to design in them for this Central Illinois Fall Wedding.

Ceremony Backdrop

Fall wedding bouquet with antique shades of mauve, cream and gold.
Central Illinois Fall Wedding with bride holding bouquet and standing under floral arch.
Fall Garden roses on floral arch.

For the ceremony backdrop decor we created a beautiful floral wedding arch. We covered the arch in wild smilax greens. We garnished with antique hydrangeas, cascading amaranthus and some of our favorite fall roses. The standard roses we used were Toffee, Golden Mustard and Leonidas. The garden roses we used were Miyabi Brown & Eugenie.

Bride and groom holding autumn wedding bridal bouquet
Fall bridal bouquet with garden roses in fall colors.

For the reception table decor, we created a mix of high and low centerpieces. Our tall centerpieces were designed on two heights of Harlow stands and are created to be above eye level of seated guests.

Our low centerpieces were designed in footed compote vases and are created to be below eye level of seated guests. We also added vintage bottles with a showy bloom, and foliage or grasses, for texture. These bottles were placed along the rectangle farm tables.

Each place setting had a fruit garnish and the sangria in goblets added a touch of depth with their deep color. The linens and candles were carefully chosen to complement the flowers.

Reception Table Centerpieces

Tall Harlow stand arrangements on reception table.
Bride and groom at central Illinois fall wedding.

Hanging over the center table in the room, we designed a glorious floral chandelier. It created the perfect focal point as the guests entered the reception area. Any venue that has high ceilings benefits by adding another element and dimension to fill in the space between table and ceiling.

Floral decor at a central Illinois fall wedding.
Central Illinois Fall wedding with beautiful hanging floral chandelier.
Small footed bowls of autumn blooms .
Reception table centerpiece with fall colored flowers.

Finishing off the reception table decor were votives with tea lights (a must for romance) and framed calligraphy table numbers. Everything was designed to create a warm and welcoming space for all of the couples attending the tasting that evening.

Hanging Floral Chandelier

Central Illinois Fall Wedding with bride holding her bouquet and sitting under a floral chandelier.
Pear Tree Estate Entry Decor with fall colored blooms in hanging flower boxes.
Central Illinois Fall Wedding with a floral arch backdrop in autumn colored blooms.

We would love to work with you to create a unique space and ambiance for you and your guests to enjoy. Get your consultation by clicking on the inquire button below.

Vendor Team Credit:

Venue – Pear Tree Estate, Catering – LA Gourmet Catering, Photography – Kristin Darling Photo, Attire – Michelle’s Bridal & Tuxedo, Jewelry – Champaign Jewelers, Hair & Makeup – Kristi Paden, Calligraphy – Alyssa Woodward Calligraphy, Models – Morgan Harding & Tyson Reed