Winter. It’s a word most of us Minnesotans have come to expect the moment the temperature drops below 70 degrees. We see a yellow leaf and out come the parkas and snow shovels, and we brace ourselves for the next 8 months of hibernation. Winter is that one word that most Minnesota brides overlook – who wants to have a wedding in the dead of winter when it’s freezing cold and windy? But this post will prove that a winter wedding can be something to fall in love with!
There is so much to embrace about winter. The smells of pumpkin spice and spruce, warm fabrics like wool, velvet and plaid. I can wear my turtleneck sweater, fuzzy socks, and pile on six blankets and my husband can’t call me crazy! And I love to light all of the candles in our house. My seasonal favorite is Gold Canyon’s White Pumpkin (and these burn for HOURS!). There’s just something about feeling warm and cozy that summer can’t compete with.
My inspiration for this shoot came from a desire to create something that felt warm and inviting, with a little dose of moody. Filled with earthy tones, rich colors, candles, and warm dessert. And apple cider champagne… don’t forget the champagne. Also insert my favorite blue velvet and the perfect balance of feminine tulle and lace. Winter florals are also beautiful! Local florist Addie Lane definitely killed it with this gorgeous winter-inspired bouquet, complete with my favorite seeded eucalyptus.
So, toss aside those traditional themes and be inspired to create a unique winter wedding that will have your guests feeling warm and welcome!
Images captured on Canon Mark III and Canon 1-v.