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Elegant + Cozy Winter Wedding Inspiration

I hate to break it to ya’ but for a good portion of the U.S., it’s becoming time to bundle up. But that doesn’t mean that all the pretty is taking a break; winter holds the opportunity for some super romantic weddings and Jordan Brittley has a gem of a shoot right here. With her talent behind the lens and Social Graces setting the scene, it’s a snowy celebration to get comfy with. More in the Vault right this way!


From Jordan Brittley… This inspiration shoot is full of beautiful blooms, candles and some mother-of-the-bride inspiration!! It’s the perfect blend of warmth and winter! You can read more from our planner below…

From Alli Pool Of Social Graces… I wanted to bring cozy winter luxuries that you find inside, outdoors. Warm apple cider with cinnamon sticks, intimate conversation and richly textured furs. I wanted to create a space that made the nip in the air enhance the experience. Weddings are the ultimate romantic celebration, this outdoor space was built to create a romantic experience.

When you have a winter wedding outdoors it important that it not only look fabulous but feel fabulous to your guests. Backing each chair with a faux fur throw does just that. Whether it be throws, warm drinks, or a fire pit, it is always a good idea to create opportunities for guests to feel as comfortable as possible. Nestling reception tables in cozy wooded outdoor areas can also help create a more warm intimate experience for guests.

I would also be sure and note in your invitation that the celebration will be held outdoors. Guests are always more comfortable when they can come prepared and dress appropriately!

Peruse more winter weddings here!

Photography: Jordan Brittley | Event Planning: Alli Pool Of Social Graces | Event Styling: Alli Pool Of Social Graces | Floral Design: He Loves Me Flowers | Wedding Dress: Ella Weiss | Cake: Dough A Deer Bakery | Invitations: Paperworld | Makeup: Airbrush By Andie | Hair: Shannon Calvin | Groom's Attire: Ella Weiss | Menu: Paperworld

Elegant + Sentimental Estate Garden Wedding in Missouri

Alternate title: Get lost in a gallery SO heart-fluttering gorgeous you’ll forget you’re on your couch. Alternate title #2: Pinch me please, it’s just that pretty, or how about Alternate title #3: Take my word for it, it just doesn’t get any better than Cassidy Brooke and this garden affair. It’s the type of pretty that deserves three titles and we’ve got it all waiting for YOU in THE VAULT!


From Cassidy BrookeShelby and Jared’s wedding day had so many sentimental pieces woven throughout the day. It started in the morning with her mother gifting her of a special journal with letters to her daughter, inside a pressed flower from a special time in their lives. Jared and Shelby’s First Look took place right outside of a cottage that Shelby’s parents had built for her. Inside was beautiful wood floors and windows streaming lovely light. From there Jared led Shelby through a field of wildflowers that her mother hand planted, it was lovely. So many colors and textures, and Shelby’s mother oozed with pride as they walked through and we photographed.

The ceremony took place at an estate in Springfield which was the perfect blend of classy and natural. The Estate itself was breathtaking and the outside features of trees and a family barn added so much. The ceremony decor was also made special, with the isle pieces consisting of buckets of wildflowers that the bride and her mother planted especially for the wedding. Shelby rode into the ceremony on a horse drawn carriage, it was something out of a fairytale. Their ceremony was intimate and emotional, many tears from guests.

The reception went off with a bang when Shelby and jared surprised their guests with a gorgeous classically choreographed first dance. And the evening ended with three wonderful things. The couple and their guests sent off lanterns into the night sky, followed with fireworks and a sparkler exit!

See even more garden weddings here!

Photography: Cassidy Brooke | Event Planning: Abby Mitchell Events | Floral Design: He Loves Me Flowers | Wedding Dress: Martina Liana | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Belsoie | Catering: Simply Delicious | Makeup: Nikki Smith | Hair: Bri Wright Of Diamonds And Dos | DJ: Spark Events | Groom's Attire: Allure Bridal | Venue: Haseltine Estate | Hair Accessories: David's Bridal

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Romantic Missouri Engagement Sessions

This is what e-sessions are all about.  One adorable duo, a day spent frolicking through fields of flowers and a romantic kiss in the foggy weather.  Throw in the talented Jordan Brittley to capture every moment and it’s awesomeness times a million with some of the prettiest images you’ll ever see.  See them all here.

From the Bride… The scenery at Shaw Nature Reserve is unlike any other! We absolutely love the Missouri Botanical Garden, so when we visited Shaw for a festival for the first time, we loved it just as much (if not more)! What is so unique about Shaw is the effortless beauty – untouched wildflower fields, a gorgeous lake, and an old house with an amazing porch that overlooks it all. Add in the fog and soft light of the early morning sunrise, and it is even more magical. There is something very special about a place that has the ability to exert so many emotions in a person – it took all of our breaths away see the fields lit up so early in the morning, with no one else around.  Shaw Nature Reserve is calm, cozy, and sweet… we love it!

I loved the easy-going nature of the whole thing! Jordan encouraged us to just be ourselves and have fun! It is not every day you get to frolick through a field of flowers, shoe-less, with your favorite person (literally). We also loved cozying up together on the bridge over the lake, which was the last place we visited. It was the perfect way to end our time at Shaw!

Photography: Jordan Brittley | Shoes: Banana Republic | Blanket: Target | Earrings: Anthropologie | Lace Dress: BHLDN | Venue: Shaw Nature Reserve

You know what’s better than one fabulous engagement session from the talented Jordan Brittley?  Two fabulous engagement sessions.  A lovely wildflower + fog-filled day followed by this stunner of a shoot on the lake.  That’s right, TWO adorable duos and TWO galleries filled to the brim with heartwarming moments and a whole lot of pretty.  Check out even more right here.

From The Bride… We picked the lake for our engagement session, because it has been a huge part of our relationship. When I met Jake he was very into wakeboarding. He loved to show off his skills and take me out to the lake with him. For me that is why I fell in love with him, because he was this person I wanted to be. He was so adventurous and full of life! So we spent many days and nights during the earlier part of our relationship on the lake. We love to go to the lake often whether it be to sit on the dock and watch the sunset or go for an adventure and hammock. I feel like no matter what life throws at us when we end up at the lake life seems so peaceful.

Our favorite part of the shoot was being on the boat. I loved the lanterns even though I almost burnt myself (who would have thought they got so hot), but we got some good laughs. What I love most are the times with many smiles and laughter. Those are the times I remember.

Photography: Jordan Brittley | Invitations: Target | Jewelry: BHLDN | Venue: Springfield MO | Vendor: Billy Ella | Vendor: Banana Republic | Venues: Shaw Nature Reserve