We’ve definitely had some crazy winter weather so far this season here in the Washington, DC area! No matter what though you can always count on chilly temps this time of year. Today, we are sharing cozy winter wedding inspiration from Dogwood Events and JEM Events. I couldn’t more excited to start the year off right inspired by the season and vintage glamour! This woody inspiration captured by Elisa Bricker Photography features glamorous details paired with a silver and cobalt blue color palette. Courtney from Dogwood Events is here to give us the scoop behind the inspiration. Take it away, Courtney…
From Courtney: We wanted to create a woodsy inspiration shoot that incorporated some vintage glamour. Our goal was for our design to inspire winter brides that don’t want their wedding to be Christmas-themed. Our model wore an incredible dress by Amy Kuschel, a vintage fur jacket with monogrammed lining, a jeweled hair fastener and beautiful diamond and sapphire jewelry. She carried a bouquet with white peonies, white ranunculus, silver brunia, berries, evergreen sprigs, magnolia leaves, pheasant feathers and antlers that was tied with silver ribbon, lace and rustic twine.
Our seating area was completed with a worn velvet chair and blue tufted couch. We used trunks as our end table and coffee table and set up a cheese display on a mirror with rock slices and cocktail picks with antler handles. Our end table was decorated with an antique silver candelabra and bud vases.
We set up a hot chocolate station on an antique coffee barrel that included chocolate covered spoons, whipped cream, miniature red pillow mints, homemade marshmallows, biscotti and chocolate cookie straws. The hot chocolate was dispensed from a white ceramic lavabo attached to a weathered door. Our bar cart was set up with antique glass liquor decanters, a silver champagne bucket and platinum-rimmed glasses and champagne coupes.
Our cake was covered in white fondant holly leaves and decorated with pine cones and silver holly leaves. The cake was set on a silver cake stand topped with a slice of wood. We chose a silver cake knife and server with antler handles. Our table, bar cart, hot chocolate station, cake table and trunk were sprinkled with antique milk glass bud vases and antique cobalt glass bottles that we picked up from various local antique shops. These were filled with white peonies, cream roses, anemones, white ranunculus, silver brunia, blue thistle, white hydrangea, evergreen sprigs, magnolia leaves and pheasant feathers.
Our glass-topped reception table was set with silver chargers, white china with a platinum rim, white napkins with squirrel fur napkin rings, silverware with antler handles, silver champagne coupes and cobalt water glasses. The center of the table was filled with loose antlers, antler candle holders, votive candles, pine cones painted blue and silver, wood slices, cobalt bottles and beautiful winter flowers in an antique silver bowl. The wooden chairs were adorned with blue velvet ribbon, pine cones and blue thistle.
The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to this inspiration:
Venue: Raspberry Plain
Planning and Styling: Dogwood Events and JEM Events
Photography: Elisa Bricker Photography
Event Decor: Bella Villa Antiques and Vintage Rentals
Dress: Garnish Boutique
Accessories: JG Sassy
Floral Design: Country Way Floral and Event Design Studio
Cake: Christa Garvis Cakes
Hair and Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty
Stationery: Ribbons & Bluebirds
Marshmallows: MC2 Confections
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Photo Credits: Photography: Elisa Bricker Photography