It’s the last week before Christmas, and all through the Southern Wedding offices, gals are getting excited! Especially when we get to share lovely holiday inspiration like this with you. What I love most about today’s shoot is that it shows how easily winter or Christmas style can be translated to the sunny South, snow or no snow. The tartan and deer motif Better Half Weddings and Julia Rohde Designs put together is simply adorable — no freezing temps required.
Such a gorgeous winter bouquet! I love all the green tones from the eucalyptus and dusty miller.
Plaid bow tie!
It does not get more perfect for a winter wedding – mistletoe hanging above the ceremony spot!
Woodsy and warm while still feeling Southern — perfection.
How sweet is that little doe figurine tucked into the centerpieces? And how SWEET are these gorgeous candy apples?
I adore this little cake topper, with the pussy willow supports, hand-painted mini burlap bunting, and sweet little figures. Love!
From Julia, the florist, who dreamed up this concept:
“For many years my family and I have celebrated Christmas at our family cabin in north Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Having grown up in South Florida, it is always a nice escape from tropical weather and a busy city life when we visit. Apple cider, homemade chili, a warm fire and deer sightings are the everyday in that region of our country. The South. And during wintertime you just might get to see the snow fall through the cabin windows. Many times we have had brunch in nearby lodges, decked with pine garlands, mounted deer head, and Christmas lights – the ambiance is always so festive. This experience inspired Shelley and I for this shoot. Shelley is originally from Northern California, and shares just as many memories of cabins, snow, and deer from her family vacations on the west coast. As Floridians, we generally don’t see seasons change like up north or in other parts of the country. We also don’t see much in the way of lodges or barns. On our search for the perfect venue for this inspiration, we found the Cooper Estate in Homestead, Florida. With its mounted deer head and rustic charm, Shelley and I knew it was the perfect fit. We tied the look together with splashes of plaid, vintage silver trophies, wood slabs, moss, a hot cocoa bar, and adorable miniature deer. We wanted to show brides that even though we don’t get snow, it is possible to have a winter themed wedding down in South Florida.”
Huge thanks to photographer Michelle March for sending over this gorgeous inspiration! I am very inspired to dig out some tartan fabric and make a new table runner for Christmas dinner…
Michelle March is a fabulous member of our Blue Ribbon Vendor Directory!