With the holiday season approaching, the timing was perfect for our “Winter Wonderland” styled shoot with Andi Mans Photography and planner extraordinaire Blush by Brandee Gaar. A variety of deep and vibrant shades of red mixed with plenty of white and gold made this shoot look modern and romantic, with plenty of references to traditional holiday elements. Classic holiday elegance was combined with warm wood tones and a variety of textures to give the shoot an inviting feel. We used these rich colors and textures and mixed in warm, casual notes when creating our invitations and paper goods.
Our invitation was enclosed in a folder that was wrapped with a red satin ribbon. Inside, the invitation and response card were die-cut to create a pretty frame edge, and a band of red satin ribbon also held the response card. While the exterior of the folder was white, the interior featured a deep red with a subtle damask watermark with rosy-colored florals used throughout. The floral motif and carried over to our deep red custom menus, which were also done in the die-cut frame shape.
We used our new printed wood technique to create customized tags for the napkin ties, chair back escort cards, and to label the ingredients for Two Sweets Bake Shop‘s hot chocolate buffet. Each set of wooden cards was cut in a different shape: rounded squares, scalloped edges, and even the frame shape that we used for the invitations and menus.
Every element of this shoot was carefully thought out. We loved the whimsical and decadent hot chocolate buffet with accompanying mirror board by Chalk Shop, the amazing variety of flowers and greenery by Cheryl’s Distinctive Creations, and the warm plaid blankets wrapped around the dazzlingly elegant bride and bridesmaids. All together, this great mix of styles should provide the perfect inspiration to get you in the holiday spirit!
We loved showcasing some of our unique techniques in this styled shoot! You can get a similar look for your wedding or special event–just contact us for your design consultation.
Thank you to all of the talented event professionals that we had the pleasure of working with on this shoot!
Photography: Andi Mans
Coordinator: Blush by Brandee Gaar
Venue: Four Seasons Orlando
Bridal Boutique: Solutions Bridal
Sweet Station/Hot Chocolate: Two Sweets Bake Shop
Hair/Makeup: LeJeune Artistry
Floral: Cheryl’s Distinctive Creations
Furniture Rental: CHIC Event Furniture Rental
Chair Rental: A Chair Affair
Mirror Board: Chalk Shop
Lighting: Kaleidoscope Lighting
Chandelier: Signature Chandeliers
Invitations and paper goods: Dogwood Blossom Stationery