The Festive Fall Wedding of Gina Priolo and Colin Peterson

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.”

First Dance: “Beyond” by Leon Bridges Guests: 225 Specialty Cocktail: “Colin is a big bourbon guy, so we had Old Fashioneds available. I wanted to pull some Italian tradition into the day, so we used little glass soda bottles to make gin cocktails in.”

This article originally appeared in the Fall / Winter 2020 issue of D Weddings. Purchase yours online .

Credits

  • Ceremony Site

    Dallas Arboretum, A Tasteful Place Overlook

  • Photographer

    AR Photography

  • Bridal Gown Designer

    Stella York

  • Bridal Gown Retailer

    Bridal Boutique of Lewisville

  • Hair & Makeup

    Maitee Miles

  • Groom's Attire

    The Black Tux

  • Bridesmaids' Dresses Designer

    Amsale

  • Bridesmaids’ Dresses Retailer

    Bella Bridesmaids

  • Groomsmen's Attire

    The Black Tux

  • Reception Site

    Dallas Arboretum, Rosine Hall

  • Flowers

    Branching Out Events

  • Stationery

    Colorbox Letterpress

  • Cake

    Fancy Cakes by Lauren

  • Catering

    Two Sisters Catering

  • Music

    Serenata Strings

  • Music

    In10City

  • Lighting

    LeForce Entertainment

  • Wedding Rentals

    AM Linen Rental; Belle Décor; Center Stage Floors

  • Wedding Planner

    Jenna Griffin, Pop Parties

  • Wedding Designer

    Pop Parties

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