I believe that I am one of the few who truly LOVE winter. L.O.V.E. it. I love bundling up in hats and scarves and mittens and big puffy coats, drinking hot chocolate, boots with the fur (the whole crowd was lookin at her.. just kidding I won’t start that again) and crunching through the snow.
You do know when I say winter I am referring to everything covered in crisp clean white. The soft fluffy kind that kisses your skin, not leaves your nose and ears burning with the wind. No no no, just the good kind. Where it’s 32 and the snow falls and it is complete stillness, yet you can hear it. To me, that is peace, that is possibility, and that, that it totally romantic!
I’ve dreamed of a winter wedding since I popped out of the womb wearing heels and sipping champagne as my mom would say… but let’s be honest, I have dreamed of every type of wedding. Anytime I meet/date a guy I imagine what kind of wedding we would have… There was St. Nick with the country barnyard reception, boys in jeans and vests, girls in creamy lace and cowboy boots (yes even the bridesmaids), a photo where the bridal party is shooting off guns – and this was the wedding I planned in 2005.
Then there was the city wedding from 2008 where my very dapper groom Doug would have gone Gatsby, me and the ladies in dark lined lips and birdcages, the room strewn with chandeliers in silvers and golds and boys in fedoras… a Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal choreographed dance, I was thinking the old post office.
But my most favorite wedding I’ve dreamed of but haven;t quite placed the right groom is the outdoor winter wedding. I am determined to make it happen and what better way than to have a practice round via style shoot!
The team consisted of Elegance in Bloom Florist with flower extraordinaire Angie Lopez whom I met 1.5 days prior to the shoot and fell in love and said you MUST come! Bridal head piece from Champagne and Lace Bridal. 10th Street Baking Company baked the most perfect winter donuts and cupcakes and 8 tiered naked red velvet cake! We had two photographers Sarah Cress Photography and A Bushel and a Peck Photography by Amy which was great as just like a wedding we got a few different angles and styles. And again the rental by Next Door Finery and styling and coordination by Signed Sealed Delivered Events.
Our adorable and very gracious model couple are Stefani and Dan Cheseldine who were married on September 1, 2012 and have not only remained friends since I coordinated their wedding but have been one of the most memorable couples to work with. Once you meet them, you know why.
I couldn’t have pulled this all together with out my most amazing mom who can take my million visions of sugar plums dancing in my head and make them a reality.
Here are some of the images that aren’t featured on the facebook previews.
Sarah Cress’s images below.