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I am loving all of the cozy winter wedding inspiration we’ve been sharing lately, aren’t y’all? I’m glad that even though it doesn’t often snow in the South, it does get chilly enough to make drinking hot cocoa and snuggling by the fire reasonable activities. Photographer Julie Paisley and the ladies of Southern Grace Events and Gatherings agree, and were sweet to share this rustic and romantic inspiration with us!

What a gorgeous tulle gown! Love this one and all the others on our Southern Style Pinterest board.

Twine and bark make for a beautiful and unexpected bouquet wrap.

Pancakes at a dessert buffet? Since doughnuts are my absolute favorite sweet, I wouldn’t say no to mixing genres!

That cotton is the perfect Southern touch for this bouquet, isn’t it?

Our inspiration for the shoot all started with a craving for a cozy setting, a stack of country flapjacks, fresh cotton, soft greenery, and a desire for an intimate setting with an organic feel. We wanted to put a fresh twist on combining rugged with feminine. Drawing inspiration from airy neutrals and deep shades of berry, we incorporated this seasons “go to” print – plaid! It provides the perfect pop of playful texture and can be both modern and classic.

Photographer: Julie Paisley | Calligrapher: Calligraphy by Cami | Makeup Artist: Makeup by Paulina Perez | Event Designer: Southern Grace Events and Gatherings | Cake Designer: Sugar Rush Confections | Florist: Ruby Reds Floral & Garden | Invitation: Rifle Paper Co. | Dress Salon: The White Magnolia | Bridesmaid Dress Salon: J. Ashley Boutique

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Lindsay {Everistta} reply

    This bridal look is simply stunning! I love the modern head piece with the huge ball gown. So chic!

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, my friends! And on Friday, we sure had a reminder that winter is sticking around for a few more weeks (freezing rain, ick). This inspiration makes me pretty happy with exactly where we are in the calendar right now, though, with touches of cranberry red for V Day and icy white and blue for winter. Kudos to Vine & Light for the lovely photos!

Our goal was to create an inspiring editorial session that captured winter elegance in an unexpected and modern way. We pulled together a muted color palette of icy blue, ivory, forest green and cranberry. The white muslin fabric throughout the design pulls from white snow, the greyish blue from icy water, and the brown recycled kraft paper from bare trees. Because of the earthy color palette, it seemed fitting to do hand lettering with a very light and free hand. The antlers were used throughout to frame different components tied in the wintery earthy feel, as well.

Love this cascading centerpiece in a vintage urn!

Gorgeous metallic china supplied by Dishie Rentals!

I am obsessed with this dress by Ines Di Santo. Fun fact – the dress was shipped directly to us from the designer. It was pulled right off the runway at bridal fashion week and sent to Solutions Bridal for the shoot! These are the first photographs of this gorgeous dress outside of the runway photos. I was in wedding heaven! I love the lace detailing and tulle overlay. So dreamy. And Josh from Willard Randall did a fantastic job styling our groom to keep up with our bride’s gorgeous look – I loved the grey and on grey layering.

Thanks again to Vine & Light and all the other talented ladies and gents who brought this shoot to life!

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar invitation consultants reply

    killer bridal ensemble! adore!

  2. avatar Courtney reply

    It turned out so beautifully! I was so thrilled to be part of this shoot with such amazing ladies!

  3. avatar Tali reply

    Yay! Had such a blast working with this team and styling up this gorgeous model. I hope you southern gals love this look as much as we do!!! The dress from Ines Di Santo is just splendid. I almost fell over backwards when I saw it come down the runway at Bridal Fashion Week! So happy the photographer loved it as much as I do. Such a soft couture look! Can’t wait to style the next shoot!

    As for the accessories…. I was fortunate enough to meet the designer of the bolero this past Fall. She makes these gorgeous lace pieces as well. The bolero can come in ivory if you want to go for a more traditional look and I’m sure she can make it without the beading as well. The earrings by Maria Elena are my favorite pieces from the collection. I actually own a pair for myself. I couldn’t resist! And don’t forget to stack your cuffs for some bridal flare by Desla and Erin Cole!

  4. avatar Shannon reply

    Oh joy! I just love this shoot. Thanks so much for sharing, ladies!

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Winter Wonderland, Part II

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We’re back with more from our Colorado winter wonderland! First, though, we have to take a moment to wish a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one Ms Lara Casey!! It seems only appropriate to post this shoot today, as Lara happens to be back in Colorado, whizzing down the slopes with her family as we speak. From the SW ladies and all of our readers, we hope you have the most magical day!

But back to the pretty at hand. Though Shannon’s kids were a-to-the-dorable, this set of tablescape shots and couple portraits from Jeff Holt can more obviously be adapted to a wedding. And wouldn’t a winter wedding like this be divine? I love the team’s choice of a glitzy, romantic linen paired with more rustic details, and Cindy from Bloom Flower Shop in Breckenridge outdid herself on the florals. Do we have any readers planning a winter wedding? (Or, perhaps, who just had one?) Share in the comments!

Enough with the pretty people — on to the table!

The talented vendors involved:

Photography: Jeff Holt // Florals: Bloom Flower Shop

emily Written with love by Emily
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  1. avatar Lindsey reply

    This might be a weird question, but I just LOVE those forks. Do you know where the flatware came from?

    • avatar Emily reply

      Hi Lindsey! Not a weird question at all! :) I don’t have the source for the flatware at the moment, but I’ll look into it and let you know what I find. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. avatar Claire Martine reply

    This winter table setting is gorgeous. I secretly think everyone wishes they could have a winter wedding. The snow backdrop is gorgeous. And the apothecary jars with nuts and ornaments! Ah!

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