For all you winter brides, or those who dream to be, we’re kicking off the day with a gorgeous concept shoot from some super wedding professionals in Michigan that set out to prove to all of us that Michigan and winter are not synonymous with dark and dreary!

Molly at Paisley Quill, and Lindsey at Lindsey Nartker Designs teamed up with the folks at Special Events Rental, New Creations by KatePosh Hair and Make-up StudioJamie Honce Productions and Gina’s Bridal to set up the shoot. What resulted was the creation of a warm, winter white scene that will make you think you’ve stepped into the proverbial wonderland! Expertly photographed by West Park Photography and caught on film by Jamie Honce Productions, you’ll agree that there’s a little bit of heaven in the mighty Michigan winter!

They chose the River Birch Lodge in Hartland, Michigan as the backdrop for their affair. Three lovely models agreed to brave the freezing weather with only the slightest of hesitation!

Back inside, they warmed up by sipping on a specially prepared, signature drink ~ spiked hot chocolate, of course!

The white-on-white color palette was loaded with an abundance of tulips, callas, roses, ranunculus, and hyacinths with minimal accents of soft blue.  Frosted white water glasses, white china and taper candles added the finishing touches.

The bride’s bouquet was a combination of hyacinth blooms strung on silver wire with white ranunculus and queen anne’s lace. The bridesmaid’s bouquet was of all white tulips and her dress helped pull out the blue accent color.

‘Favors’ were ivory chenille blankets with tags that read, “Keep Warm!” The guest book, created by Paisley Quill, was a large framed sign-in board that hung near the front door.

photography courtesy of West Park Photography

After a very long, hot summer, this winter wedding concept shoot was a welcome relief and pure delight! Our thanks to the vendors who participated and shared the day with us! You can see the whole gallery {here}, see the whole stationery suite from Paisley Quill {here} and a more detailed write-up from the day on Lindsey Nartker’s blog {here}! Plus … a quick re-cap from Jamie Honce Productions (below)!

Jamie Honce Productions

Stationery: Paisley Quill
Floral Design: New Creations by Kate

Event Design: Lindsey Nartker Designs
Linen/Rental Items: Special Events Rental

Hair/Make-up: Posh Hair and Make-up Studio

Videography: Jamie Honce Productions

Photography: West Park Photography

Venue: River Birch Lodge

Attire: Gina’s Bridal