Walking the fine line of tradition with a twist, Detroit couple Livia and Gabriel hosted their outdoor autumn wedding their way—and boy, was it ever gorgeous.

Zingerman’s Cornman Farms set a beautiful tone for the outdoor event, right at the point of peak fall color. Their Detroit wedding photographercaptured some gorgeous shots of these two strolling the pastoral grounds, which were blanketed in golden leaves. 

No need for a bridal party, Livia and Gavriel kept their wedding family-focused and intimate—all the better for a cozy fall theme that breaks all the rules in the best way.

Livia looked downright striking in a red long-sleeve wedding dress that was an alluring mix of conservative and bold. The lively red hue radiated warmth against the orange and yellow fallen leaves at the ceremony. It’s no wonder that bright dresses can symbolize joy at milestone life events. We loved that Livia’s fall bouquet didn’t contain any flowers! Just a textural sweep of fall foliage and autumn berries. 

Gavriel donned a traditional Jewish white kittel over his heather grey suit for the ceremony. While Gavriel said yes to the traditional yarmulke, Livia went modern minimalist with no veil or adornments in her hair—just a simple and elegant chignon. Standing before the stately white columned farmhouse, the two exchanged vows beneath a traditional Jewish chuppah. After they made it official, it was time to celebrate. 

Their cozy tented reception was seasonally decorated with autumn wedding decor, including whimsically carved pumpkins, autumn foliage centerpieces, apples and chestnuts, all illuminated by string lights.

For dessert, they cut the cake and the challah. Amber-hued leaves, gerbera daisies and petite pumpkins cascaded down their simple white four-tier cake. Chocolate-dipped challah bread nodded to their Jewish roots with a modern, sweet touch.

It was a wedding worth falling for.