If you’re dreaming of a fairytale winter wedding, you’ve come to the right inspiration. This stylish shoot brought together by La Fête and a team of talented vendors showcases the beauty of a Christmas inspired wedding without all the cliché decor.
A soft creamy palette was the base for the overall design with added pops of light pinks, grey, and gold. Greenery and berries added a festive feel without going over the top, and just wait till you see the snowglobes and mittens on the table! Captured by Anneli Marinovich, see it all below + in the full gallery.
A fairytale winter wedding
From La Fête: My goal with this shoot was to create a fairytale winter wedding inspiration, without it being a Christmas cliché. In order to do this, I listed all the seasonal elements that I love and incorporated them on top of a neutral palette of creams, light pinks and greys: these colour choices ensured that the festive reds and greens stood out against the lighter background. There was also extra attention paid to finishes (opting for rose gold and matte yellow gold as a warmer alternative to silver) and textures, from faux fur and velvet to silk and feathers. It was paramount for me to put a twist on so-called ‘classic’ wedding elements, such as the cake, bouquet, table numbers, place card holders, etc.
Snow globes and mittens on the table
Berries were a wonderful feature in a hanging decoration above the table, which replaced the traditional centrepiece. The table was such fun to put together from the custom faux fur backed chairs, snow globe table numbers, snowflake place settings and log tealight holders. The stationery included was meticulously chosen and designed: the fonts and paper stock used were quite traditional, but the grey blue font accompanied with a delicate snowflake and stag design slotted into the winter theme perfectly. The mitten-shaped place cards were a particular favourite of mine, as they’re guaranteed to bring a smile to your guests!
Winter wedding style
When it came to the bride and groom’s look, I wanted the groom to remain traditional with his outfit but include a dark red tie and a feathered buttonhole as a reminder of the shoot’s colour scheme and the bride’s bouquet. As for the bride, more than going for a warm dress or a sleeved design, I opted for a romantic look with a backless silk fitted gown with a cameo-style detail on her lower back and a fairy tale style tulle design with a fuller skirt. In order to protect our bride from the cold, I matched her gowns with a pink faux fur cropped jacket, adding colour and brightness in the cold winter light.
Gingerbread house cake
I was determined from the start to showcase a fabulous tiered gingerbread house. This iced showstopper was displayed on a vintage dresser, accompanied by smaller models under glass domes, which added to the whimsical nature of the shoot and elevated simple gingerbread to a hand-crafted luxury piece.