When I first saw Cassie & Stefan's utterly stunning Chicago wedding I completely thought it was a styled shoot. I was beyond floored when I realized it wasn't indeed the handy work of a team of inspired creatives, but instead, one ultra stylish couple that simply oozes chic vintage perfection! Set at the iconic University of Chicago's Bond Chapel, this Chicago wedding is all about class and elegance. As if ripped from the pages of Vogue itself, Cassie's Rime Arodaky wedding gown lays the most gorgeous of ground work for her sophisticated vintage wedding style. Driving the look home, she opted for a retro updo, enhancing the throw back feel, perfectly accented by a floral applique veil, also from Rime Arodaky. Keeping the vintage Chicago wedding vibe going, Cassie's dad handcrafted a unique parlor style backdrop to their sweetheart table, turning the event space at Prairie Productions into a whole new world. From there mauve velvet tablecloths were draped over tables, while lush garlands of green topped with a mix of berry hued blooms...
Inspired by William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, a team of local West Virginia wedding pros turned The Carriage House into a wonderfully romantic winter wedding. Working with rich textures like fur and velvet, a complimentary color palette of deep reds and blush pinks were selected to breathe life into their winter wedding. A stunning vintage soft pink tufted couch from The Mustard Couch created the most gorgeous portrait opportunity, perfect for canoodling. Wanting to taking a playful turn, an outdoor reception table was set, lined with rich greens dotted by organic detailing such as picturesque pomegranates. Really giving off the romantic storybook feel is combination of stone locale in the Carriage House plus our bride's stunning long sleeved full skirt Hayley Paige. Maybe its just me, but this is the kind of winter wedding everyone goes nuts about!
If ever there was a love song to indie wedding seekers, this wonderful styled shoot from wedding photographer Caitlin Trickett Photography at the uniquely cool Dandy Roll print shop, just might be it. Dandy Roll, collects and sells antique prints and maps dating back to the early 1900's. The shop has a working printing press, and uses reclaimed barn wood to make gorgeous frames. Taking a cue from their eclectic vintage surroundings filled of prints and poetry books, the team imagined the bride as a poet who wondered into her own wedding. Bringing on the sense of a boho indie wedding, a sweet heart table was set near the large shop front windows, while the table was adorned with rustic nosh detailing, accented by shop prints of course! Much like a true indie bride would be, our poet dons a simple white dress from Anthro, perfectly paired with vintage brown shoes. There is a causal coolness to this indie wedding that is inescapable, the kind that no matter how hard you try, you simply can not replicate, it just is. The locale is incredible, the table divine and the style.... utter indie wedding perfection.
A winter wedding is a unique experience unlike one during any other season. Couples that opt for a cold weather wedding don't just simply identify with the season but utterly adore the little details that go along with it. A team of Oregon wedding pros sought to capture the spirit of a winter wedding, all while putting their cozy chic twist on it. Set in the misty boysenberry fields of Butler Barn, Oregon wedding photographer Hazel Eye Photography was on hand to bring the cold weather vision to life in a perfectly moody way. Teaming up with Peachy Keen Coordination & Thistle and Fern Floral, some of the very best aspects of a winter world were chosen to play with. Imagine a cozy lounge setup, complete with plaid throw blanket, furry winter boots and oversized hot chocolates. A petite evergreen adorned with thinly sliced wood ornaments turned guest book. A personal favorite to the Oregon winter wedding, a stunning white wedding cake featuring a cable knit sweater fondant overlay! To bring the winter bridal look, real flowers and berries were woven into the hair, while a rosebud wrap served as warmth. Lastly, farm elements like an old Ford pickup, boysenberry fields backdrop and a surprise guest in the form of Hei Hei the wonderfully cool Silkie chicken made an appearance bringing everything together. If you're considering a winter wedding yourself I implore you to take this cold temperature beauty as winter inspiration gold!
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