Are you up to your head in thoughts on how to pull off your winter wedding without it looking like the very obvious winter wedding? Well today’s elegant rustic winter wedding styled shoot is totally your answer!
“Winter takes up a large part of the year where we live, but most couples are still afraid to have a winter wedding. We want to encourage couples that with a winter event, they don’t have to go with the dreaded Christmas theme and can still achieve a feminine aesthetic.
A winter wedding often requires a room flip, so we chose to use the gorgeous stone fireplace as both the backdrop for the ceremony, and then with a few small tweaks, as the backdrop for the head table as well.
Asymmetrically placed focal floral pieces and a few candles are all that’s needed to draw the eye in, and we kept the florals in a delicate palette of pastels pinks and lilacs with fresh greens. Gold and bronze accents add warmth and depth to the winter palette.”
Elegant Rustic Winter Wedding Inspiration
“The only thing I knew when Amanda and I (Lauren from Stone House Creative) started planning the design was that I wanted to play with a feminine, pastel palette. I know a lot of people will go deep and moody or all white for a winter wedding, but I think an icy pastel palette is unexpectedly fitting. I chose to focus on pastel pink and lilac, with fresh green accents. I also chose to keep the floral selections fairly limited, focusing on a few varieties of roses and spray roses, with antique hydrangeas, Queen Anne’s Lace, and lots of ivy tucked in.”
“Finding the right gown for a winter wedding can be tricky! Outdoor photos are always chilly, but the atmosphere inside gets so warm that long sleeves can feel restricting (and to be honest, there aren’t always a lot of great long sleeved gowns available!).
We loved the illusion neckline of this gown and soft a-line shape, which added to the feminine feel. The very soft blush underlay was perfect, and a fur stole for outdoor photos is a must. Our groom was attired simply in a textured winter suit in a rich grey, though he added a little dash of his own personality in the printed bow tie.”
“With the really feminine, light palette and the very white interior walls, we craved something a bit richer to ground the overall design and bring back the warmth to the winter setting. We chose a textured metallic linen in a rich copper, which formed a really nice contrast to the girly flowers. We also decided to add in gold accents, through the modern flatware and gold-rimmed glassware and candle holders on the guest table.
I always think that a place setting needs to be beautiful! We kept this one simple but elegant, with a hint of texture to add warmth. That came in the shape of a knotted linen napkin, offset with calligraphed place cards at each guest’s place setting.
The room has mixed height ceilings, and sometimes that can be a challenge to design with, so my intention with the centerpiece was to keep everything low and feel like it was spilling over. I decided not to use a traditional centerpiece vessel, instead arranging the flowers so that it looked like it was just growing there. Cut glass stem vases with individual blooms were added to the ends of the table, along with candles, to extend the design out.”
Photography: Esther Funk Photography | Ceremony Venue: Whitetail Meadow | Reception Venue: Whitetail Meadow | Event Planning: Amanda Douglas Events | Floral: Stone House Creative | Stationery: Jennifer Bianca Calligraphy | Rentals: C&T Event Rentals | Linens: Planned Perfectly | Hair: hairology | Makeup: Ashley Tiopo Artistry | Wedding Ring: Heidi Gibson | Wedding Dress: Bliss Bridal Boutique | Groom’s Attire: Jack & Jones | Headpiece: Bliss Bridal Boutique | Submitted via: Matchology
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