This autumn elopement inspiration shoot at 99 Sudbury in Toronto is so cute. A rich colour palette of burgundy, brown and gold sets the tone for cosy, romantic, autumn wedding ideas.

Some wonderful ‘before’ pictures show the couple cuddling up in bed, having fun and getting ready together, and this really adds to the intimacy of the shoot – exactly what an elopement is all about.

The industrial setting of 99 Sudbury is the perfect space for the multi-layered textures that bring this shoot to life, with suede, velvet and fur all helping create a romantic, cosy vibe. Magnificent floral displays complete the styling, including a large ceremony display, pretty table arrangements, and fabulous large suspended florals over the dining table.

Bride and groom standing in front of table with autumn wedding styling and floral displays

The bride rocks a sleek wedding dress, paired with a velvet cape, and the groom looks mighty handsome too in a black velvet jacket from Guess.

These styling ideas are perfect for not only an intimate elopement but a wedding of any size. I hope you get bags of autumn wedding inspiration from these magnificent pictures by Scarlet O’Neill…

All Kinds of Textures

“When I was first pulling together ideas for this elopement shoot I knew I wanted it to be as real as possible and also insanely sexy.

Couple in bed before elopement

Excited bride to be jumping on bed

Couple kissing in bedroom

Groom doing up zip on back of bride's wedding dress

Bride helping groom with buttonhole

Bride and groom kissing on stairs

Black and green autumn wedding stationery

Black and green autumn wedding stationery

Elopement ceremony at 99 Sudbury

Autumnal ceremony floral display

Bride and groom holding hands during elopement ceremony

Couple kissing after being pronounced husband and wife

Bride kissing groom's hand as they leave elopement ceremony

“Focusing on ‘touch’ I used all kinds of textures. The groom’s shoes were a dark suede, as were the menus, place cards and the envelope liner for the elopement announcement. Dark suede dining chairs helped to round out the design.

“We used velvet in the ceremony backdrop, ribbons, pillows, table runner, custom bridal cape and our groom’s jacket. Finally, fur helped bring a cosy vibe to the design, featuring on the dining and sweets table. I also brought in fruit which had a similar fur or suede texture to it.

“I love how natural and real this shoot looked, and all the vendors played a huge role in helping to achieve this.”

Groom standing behind bride holding large autumnal bouquet

Groom's autumn buttonhole

Bride and groom touching heads

Bride and groom laughing as groom opens bottle of champagne

Bride and groom being served burger sliders

Burger sliders

Bride and groom toasting with champagne

Small table with autumn wedding styling at 99 Sudbury

Wedding table with candles, autumnal flower displays and velvet table runner

Wedding place setting with grey plate

Wedding menu on grey plate

Bride and groom touching heads in front of autumn styled wedding table

Bride kissing groom on the nose at wedding table

Grey wedding cake decorated with autumn fruits

Wedding cake table decorated with fur and autumn flowers

Bride in velvet shrug holding autumnal bouquet

Bride wearing velvet shrug

Bride wearing wedding dress with long train and velvet shrug

Bride and groom touching heads

Creative Team

Photography: Scarlet O’Neill

Planning and Design: Shannon Bellisle

Shoot Location: 99 Sudbury, Toronto, Canada

Wedding Dress: Ferre Sposa Bridal Boutique

Bridal Cape: By Catalfo

Hair and Make-Up: Cassandra Campbell Beauty

Floral Displays: Hunt and Gather

Harvest Table: Marvelle Events

Table Decor: Plate Occasions

Stationery and Calligraphy: Barefoot and Boho

Catering: Gusto 54

Cake and Sweets: Sugar Baby Baking

Hotel Accommodation: The Drake Hotel

Models: Tasha Kopoon and Ian McWilfred