Let me let you in on a little secret – I am starting to really love the winter. Winter weddings in particular, they just have a ethereal way about them. And may I just say, It could be winter all year long in my book if it looked anything like this absolutely stunning photo shoot in Maine by Corbin Gurkin Photography. With drop dead gorgeous floral design by Emily Carter Flowers and invitations from Ceci New York that sparked the design process with Maine Season Events and Corbin Gurkin, this shoot was going to be hit before it even came to fruition. All of it’s dreamy inspiration is perfect for this festive holiday week or those lucky brides planning a winter wedding, and of course there is even more in the gallery.

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From Corbin Gurkin, photographer: Drawing inspiration from Ceci’s invitation suite, Meagan Gilpatrick of Maine Seasons Events and Corbin Gurkin of Corbin Gurkin Photography designed a winter table setting at Foxhill in Camden, Maine.  The design included birch, snow, and other winter themed elements.  We wanted a dreamy, ethereal look that would highlight Camden, Maine as a gorgeous wedding backdrop….snowy vistas overlooking the chilly Atlantic.  We kept the design classic using mercury glass accents and found objects to contain the jewel toned palette. The cake was designed by Gayle Forte/Let Them Eat Cake with a topper from Lauren Christensen of “Lo Boheme”.  Additional desserts were made by Anastasia Glassman of Swan’s Way.

From Emily Carter, floral designer: Our inspiration board combined a lush, simplistic vintage elegance with subtle touches of explicit detail.  I used this to direct my overall look and feel for the floral elements.  The beauty of full blooms of New Zealand peonies and the intricate detail of lady slipper orchids as well as the organic textural elements of various berzillia baubles and brunia berries brought forth a wonderful combination of a vintage style elegance with a touch of organic texture.  French and double tulips were icing on the cake with the combination as their natural tendency to flow and have such a beautiful curve and shape is one that I will always adore.  Silver dusty miller was a beautiful complement to all of these above flowers as its texture speaks for itself, but it also conveniently mimicked the silver mercury glass bowl that we used for the container in the shoot.  Finally, it is a shame that images can not be scratch and sniff, as the aroma of the peonies and the tuberrose was a nice breath of Spring in the midst of a frigid winter day.  For the bouquets, it was impossible to simply create one as I wanted to do a bouquet that would nicely complement the centerpiece elements; however once I found impeccable anemones with black centers, I was compelled to create yet another.  These flowers have the most amazing contrast of not only color, but also the dainty delicate petals contrasted with the heaviness of the dark center is so very inviting.  I will always love these flowers and that is the reasoning behind the second bouquet, as I simply could not go without showcasing their stellar and distinctive beauty.

Photography: Corbin Gurkin Photography / Design: Meagan Gilpatrick of Maine Seasons Events / Florals:  Emily Carter / Invitations and Paper Design: Ceci New York / Venue:  Foxhill / Cake: Gayle Forte of Let Them Eat Cake / Catering & Desserts: Anastasia Glassman of Swans Way / Hair Accessories & Cake Topper: Lo Boheme / Gown: Temperly London / Necklace: Out of Hand / Stylist: Tina Warwell / Mercury Glass Ornaments: Anthropologie / Brown Leather Boots: Cole Haan

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