October 26, 2019
Five years prior to their autumn ceremony, Gina Priolo and Colin Peterson met at a party at the University of Texas. “It was the second semester of our senior year, so we almost missed each other,” Gina jokes. Thank goodness they didn’t, as the two dated following their graduation, despite Colin traveling around the country for work. After years of courtship over long distance, they gathered together with friends and family and exchanged vows overlooking White Rock Lake on October 26, 2019. “It was pretty picture-perfect, that’s for sure,” the bride reminisces.
A Seasonal Celebration
Planning a fall wedding? Why not let Mother Nature dictate your color scheme? Eschewing the classic all-white wedding, Gina wanted a vibrant, autumnal affair that included deep, lush hues to echo the season. Using their invitations as inspiration, Gina incorporated moody tones and lush leaves throughout her selections, choosing mauve bridesmaid dresses and even hand-painting florals on her veil to tie into the theme. Of course, flowers played a major part in the overall aesthetic, as florist Alexa Morton of Branching Out Events blended bold blooms with fall foliage to stunning effect. “I pulled a lot of PeeGee hydrangeas, hanging amaranthus, and taupey-gold-colored roses to bring that autumnal tone in,” Alexa says. “They created a real warm, inviting palette.”