December 14, 2016
When I started 2016, I wrote down a handful of goals for the year. The first one on my list (literally, the first) was to get published on Green Wedding Shoes. Green Wedding Shoes is a super funky, fun-loving blog. They don’t focus on all the pretty. The focus on the inspiration that is out of the box. I’ll be honest and say that my typical style doesn’t really fit their focus, but nonetheless, I wanted this. I wanted to push myself to try something new. I wanted to see if I was able to create something that was different. And so, the thinking began.
Becky, of Daly Digs, and I had worked together in the past to accomplish this goal, and we weren’t successful, so we thought we would give it another go. She brainstormed a few options and we went with woodsy glam wedding inspiration. Let me also say, we started brainstorming in July. Yeah.
When conceptualizing this holiday shoot she really wanted to marry glamorous, edgy elements with rustic, woodsy ones and create a moody interpretation for a holiday wedding without feeling too over the top “Christmas.” She chose to keep the color palette simple, using only emerald green, gold, black and ivory accents, and create depth by bringing in various textures. The stunning backdrop of the pine tree forest provided the perfect juxtaposition to the glam elements and refined color palette.
Guests were invited to the event with an invitation from Engaging Papers. The cork, gold foil, and vellum suite truly set the stage for the event.
The bride wore her hair pinned back in ringlets and left her heavy bangs down for the event. Lasting Luxe perfected her hair and makeup, accepting her high cheek bones. The bride wore a Daalarna Couture bridal gown from The Bride. The sultry top added just the right amount of drama to the bridal fashion.
In her hand, the bride carried a garden style bouquet from Braun’s Fine Flowers, complete with gold succulents and a ribbon black as night. Lush greenery, complete with evergreens to fulfill the spirit of the season filled out the flowers.
The groom wore an emerald suit jacket with a simple black tie. His boutonniere mirrored the bride’s bouquet.
The happy hour lounge vignette from Tufted Vintage Rentals doubled as holiday party inspiration, complete with guests dressed to the nines.
For the dining table, we paired rustic wood tones with dramatic black accents and sequins, and florals full of texture composed of unique foliage alongside stunning garden roses in mismatched brass vessels. Black chairs from Kate Ryan Linens were nestled angularly, welcoming guests in an unexpected way. At every place, sat black flatware and a dinner menu. Hand-painted macarons from Sweets Illustrated were nestled among woodsy moss welcoming each guest.
The evening concluded with Christopher Cakes’ show-stopper four-tier dessert displayed on a vintage emerald cake stand.
Check out the feature on Green Wedding Shoes! And finally – a huge, huge thank you to all of the vendors that trusted our vision and worked with us to pull this off!
Styling and Concept: Daly Digs //Florist: Braun’s Fine Flowers // Black chairs & chargers: Kate Ryan Linens // Cake: Christopher Cakes // Hand painted Sweets: Sweets Illustrated // Bridal Boutique: The Bride // Bridal Gown Designer: Daalarna Couture // Stationery: Engaging Papers // Hair & Makeup: Lasting Luxe // Guest gowns: Rent the Runway // Male Model: Borris with Modern Muse // Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab