Magical things happen when our featured vendors work together! This beautiful shoot comes to us via Alyssa from Belle Journée Events, who teamed up with some of our lovely vendors including Creatively Yours Photography, Just Roses Plus, J. Ashley Sellen Couture, Event Rents at the perfectly suited Camden Ranch Christmas Tree Farm (which also doubles as stunning wedding venue) to inspire us with gorgeous winter wedding ideas.
Alyssa shared what her inspiration was:
My inspiration for this shoot came from the simple act of holding a cup of coffee or hot cocoa up to your lips on a cold winter day. Simply add a beautiful model in an amazing dress and boom you have a Winter Inspired Wedding Shoot!
Camden Ranch provided the perfect venue for this shoot, their rows of Christmas trees created a beautiful backdrop for us. Typically, weddings take place between the months of June and September, but for those rare couples that want something out of the box, December weddings can be absolutely beautiful! I really wanted to capture the spirit of Christmas and the beauty of a winter wedding in my shoot, so the red and white color theme was the perfect combination. Planning a shoot like this did take some careful planning and consideration; I was riding a very fine line between a wedding and Christmas, but the final outcome was exactly what I had pictured. Working with amazing vendors was a huge reason that this shoot was the success that it is; from the gorgeous garland and bridal bouquet by Just Roses Plus to the dress given to us by Bridal Collections; everything was “winter wedding” with a hint of Christmas.
My tip for brides thinking about planning an out of the box wedding: details and texture are what make a wedding unique. From invitations that have embellishments instead of just simple cardstock paper to using a garland as the centerpiece; these little things came together to create a beautiful scene for our shoot.
Styling: Belle Journée Events
Photographer: Creatively Yours Photography
Venue: Camden Ranch
Florist: Just Roses Plus
Vintage Rentals: Rustique Occasions (Farm Table and Chairs), Belle Journée Events (Hot Cocoa Stand and decor)
Table Rentals: Event Rents
Dress: Bridal Collections
Makeup: J. Ashley Sellen Couture
Stationery: CF. Schibel Design
Bakery: Marsell’s Cakes and Desserts
Model: Alisha Heller