Weddings are a perfect time for couples to show their true style regardless of the season, but as the holiday season approaches we wanted to create an event that was truly original. Winter weddings often inspire visions of crisp white and glowing candles with fur elements. But it is also exciting to explore other options that embrace the wintery coldness, yet add a romantic warmth that is elegant, memorable and full of love.
'Diamonds in the Pines' was inspired by classic winter features with focus on natural elements. Nature's beauty contrasted with soft flowing fabrics in a raw industrial styled space breathes a breath of crisp, cool fresh air into our December wedding feature.
Located next to rapidly flowing waters, this stunning venue features thick rustic wood floorboards, preserved historic details, exposed brick and textured stone walls. By keeping the decor subtle, the space was dramatically enhanced by a single chandelier hung within the black iron staircase. Strands of globe lights add a soft light that creates a feeling of shimmering warmth. The 10’ natural wood harvest table filled with garlands of greenery and vibrant reds welcomes guests who have come together for the festivities. The simplified design of each white upon white table setting is enhanced by the use of layered texture including a cable knit side plate finished with a sparkling set of etched silver cutlery tied by a velvet red ribbon.
Beautifully designed stationery creates another level of excitement and anticipation for invited guests, especially when each detail can be viewed as functional artwork. With all things wintery in mind, the luxurious laser-cut silver lace gate opening leads to the ice inspired crisp white paper invitation with a hand-tinted antler & floral detail. The perfect blend of romance and art with the element of nature.
Florals always play a key role in setting the tone for any event. Cotton pods, bright red berries, pine cones and fresh white blooms are nestled among endless garlands of green pine. By carefully placing each flourishing masterpiece both outside and indoors, every bloom and branch becomes a celebration of nature. Bouquets overflow with an abundance of winter blooms with seasonal greens. The carefully sculpted form of the groom's boutonnière provides a strong masculine detail. The exquisite floral crowns add a dreamy, organic feel. Each unique design seems to exude a celestial charm that is simply divine and enhances the natural beauty that is our winter bride.
The possibilities are endless when it comes to à la mode wedding cakes. A stylish two tier winter white on white cake has a natural yet sophisticated feel created by the textured rough icing and delicate wintery sugar blooms.
The bridal look is soft and romantic with the feel of effortless beauty. Radiant makeup and well-styled hair gives each bride her own signature angelic look. Unique diamond rings shine brilliantly, because all brides need to sparkle. No other accessories are required as the veil and floral crowns create a ethereal, picturesque frame. True flawless beauty. The Groom is well dressed in a classic way, but unexpected accents such as the colour of his shoes, tie, and pocket square, ensure that he stands out as a man worthy of celebration.
Life is made up of special moments and a wedding is an epic occasion that will never be forgotten. Taking the time to create a day that truly reflects the couple enhances the experience. Even the smallest detail will be etched into time.
"Love is like a beautiful summer day in the middle of winter" - Jarod Kintz