Winter might be a four letter word to most New Englanders but I promise you this shoot crafted by Maine Seasons Events and Brea McDonald Photography will have you rethinking your wedding season. Perhaps a romantic snowy wedding is in your future? Infused with Scandinavian touches and pops of red, this tablescape is an ode to cold weather coziness. Check out the full gallery here!
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From Maine Seasons Events…Inspired by the straw ornaments, clean color palette and simplicity of Scandinavian design, Maine Seasons Events created a wedding inspiration shoot with a winter feel. Elements of straw, fir balsam and wood were incorporated with a wintery palette of icy blue, black, red and gray. Custom table runner inspired by a Scandinavian pillow and vintage winter scene red plates set the table with straw ornaments and custom fabric napkin bands.
Cross country skiis, a vintage sled and festive red bouquet hand tied with a crochet wrapped button and fabric wrap accesorize. A traditional winter candle Pyramid adorns the cake display, and when lit, the paddles rotate, causing the wooden animals and people to turn around on the base. Custom cake with sugar pine cone and tassels by Wild Orchid Baking Comapany provide the feeling of a Swedish princess cake with pale icing and detailed sugar adornments.
Photography: Brea McDonald Photography | Flowers: Maine Seasons Events | Cake: Wild Orchid Baking Company | Stationery: Parrott Design Studio | Concept Design, Planning: Maine Seasons Events | Furniture Rentals: One Stop Event Rentals | Props, Custom Linens: Maine Seasons Event Rentals
A few years back, I attended a sweet seaside wedding in Kennebunkport and fell absolutely in love with the locale. It’s charming and oh-so-cozy. So when this stunner from Arielle Doneson came across my desk? I couldn’t wait to click through the gallery. Opposite of the sea, this forest fete at Earth at Hidden Pond was a perfect fit for these two foodies. Packed with beautifully artisanal treats, adorable DIYs and lots of smiles, you can see more right here.
From Arielle Doneson… Nestled among the blooming lupins and birch trees of Kennebunkport, ME, is the award winning resort, Hidden Pond. Home to farm to table restaurant, Earth, with James Beard award-winning chef, Ken Oringer at the helm producing artisanal food that is as beautiful as it is tasty. For architects Juliet and Jared who are also studied foodies, it was the perfect setting for their intimate nuptials.
Joined by their closest family and friends, Juliet and Jared’s wedding had the feel of going to a friend’s Summer home for a spectacular evening complete with assorted succulent centerpieces that they grew themselves, fragrant peony bouquets and the wild beauty of Earth’s on site garden. Being creatives, Juliet and Jared’s wedding was complete with DIY designed stationery suite, wildflower seed packets, and other touches that felt completely at home among the rustic reclaimed wood, stone, and exposed beams of Earth’s interior. After a truly memorable meal of local delicacies (including lobster, of course!) the evening progressed to dancing and drinking under the stars, between the tiki torches and fire pit on the grounds. A truly Maine celebration if ever there was one!
Photography: Arielle Doneson | Floral Design: Danielle Walker | Gown: John's Bridal | Ceremony: St. Brendan's Chapel | Reception: Earth At Hidden Pond | Shoes: Kate Spade | Jewelry: Tiffany And Co. | Hair: Jessica Todd Salon | Groom's Shoes: Hugo Boss | Bridesmaid Dress: Banana Republic | Makeup: Making Faces | Suit: J.Crew
I’m not quick to admit it, but I sort of love winter. Even the snowiest ones (actually the snowier the better in my book). And let me tell you, if this winter looks anything like this gorgeous shoot from Carrie Pellerin, Flour! and Daisies & Pearls - I would never want it to end. See why here.
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Description from Sarah Goodwin of Daisies & Pearls
…A wedding is the perfect way to add sparkle to the long grey days of a Maine winter. A sprawling farmhouse with its rustic barn in the mountains of New England is the backdrop for this elegant winter wedding styled shoot.
The color palette of blush, champagne and soft green complements, while polished silver elements harmoniously contrast the primitive white washed exposed post interior of the barn. An invitation suite adds shimmer reminiscent of the blanket of glistening white just outside the sliding barn doors.
The bride in layers of blush tulle and her groom in grey wool say “I Do” at an altar lined with silver lanterns. She holds a bouquet of amaryllis, anemone, tulip, hydrangea, dusty miller and berries.
A beautiful farm table of shining merriment awaits the couple inside under the barn’s wrought iron and crystal chandelier. The table is decorated with a Chevron sequin table runner topped with a birch log trough filled with lovely blooms. Mercury glass votives create candlelight ambience. Silver dinnerware and flatware add even more sparkle. The table is flanked by crystal Chiavari chairs draped with garland of greens. A woodsy antler displays the table number. The stair leading to the barn’s loft is cascaded with mercury glass and candlelight.
A pink champagne tower of delight is enjoyed in the farmhouse’s conservatory before savoring a cake of silvery quilting and blushing ruffles. Afterwards the couple sneaks away for some fun in the winter wonderland with their pup.
Photography: Carrie Pellerin Photographer | Floral Design: Flour! | Wedding Gown: Andrea's Bridal | Cake: The Winey Baker | Reception Venue: Hardy Farm | Hair: Amber Morin | Coordination, Creative Direction And Styling: Daisies & Pearls | Hard Goods: Details Event Staging | Makeup: Brianna Rothman | Paper Goods: Parrott Design Studio