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Vintage Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration

As the chilly days slowly fade away and spring peeks it’s pretty head into the world, we’re gathering up the last bits of snow-covered inspo for all you sweeties planning winter soirees next year. So when Koman Photography and Everly Events sent over this vintage sweetness, we knew it had to have a home in the lineup. Complete with a cozy stole and graceful mare, this gallery will warm your soul.

From Koman Photography….We are very excited to submit this beautiful Winter Wedding and Engagement Inspiration Shoot today! John and I were apart of an amazing team of extremely talented artists who planned, designed, and created a magical setting at the Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah.

From Shirley Han of Everly Events Here in Southern California, while we have abundant amounts of sunshine, snow is one thing we rarely ever get to see! Our winter’s here feel a lot like summer, so for this shoot, I dreamed of going somewhere cold, beautiful, and covered in snow, so that I could get the winter I have always dreamed of. Travelling is also a huge passion of mine, so I knew this was the perfect opportunity to venture out into a new and undiscovered place, which is why we thought Park City in Utah was the perfect location and backdrop for our winter wonderland. This was also an amazing opportunity and fun challenge for me to reach out to vendors who were all based out in Utah – it was a great chance to expand my network and meet some amazing people out there!

I was very fortunate to be able to work with the amazing photographers Marlene and John of Koman Photography, who love travelling and adventure just as much as I do, and they happened to be in Utah already on a snowboarding trip, so as my eyes and ears out there, they were able to find this amazing location tucked away behind the Canyons Resort in Park City. It was a long, arduous drive from Orange County to Park City (11 hours to be exact!) but it was so worth it for the scenery, snow, mountains, and the beautiful wildlife that surrounded us. The adorable yaks, majestic horse, and peacocks that were walking around the venue while we were shooting had to have been one of my favorite highlights from the day!

This inspiration shoot was a personal one, I was so fortunate that my dear friends James and Ellis (who also happened to recently get engaged in real life) were able to join me on this road trip to Utah and agreed to be my models for this shoot. There is something I love so much about working with real couples – not only for their natural love for one another, but also because I am able to tell their real story throughout the photo shoot as well.

When putting together design for this shoot, I envisioned lots of soft flowing lines and textures, so I selected a dress for our bride that was lush and simple, that would just blend right in with the snow. Paired with a lush and soft fur stole and hand knit mittens, Ellis kept warm and beautiful out in the chilly snow. The florals for the shoot were designed to be organic, natural and free-flowing to complement the outdoors that we were immersed in. The bride’s bouquet was loosely hand-tied with beautiful garden roses and wild vines to give it that natural feel. The flowers were the perfect color to pop against the white snow and give a hint that spring time is just right around the corner. We included beautiful props from Refined Vintage Rentals such as the old-fashioned telephone, dresser, and love letters from James that he wrote to Ellis during their early dating years. And lastly, no photo shoot is complete without an adorable teepee pitched in the snow for our lovely couple to sit in surrounded by lots of throws and pillows!

A big thank you to our contributors: To Marlene and John of Koman Photography for always shooting the most beautiful and romantic images. To Heidi Min for coming with me on this trip and being my right hand woman in the design and set-up of this day. To Natalie and Alex of The Petal Coop for their beautiful floral designs. To Lynette of Refined Vintage Events for her amazing vintage rentals, which looked so beautiful in the snow! To Katherine Ross of Script Merchant Calligraphy for designing and writing up one of my favorite lyrics from The Beatles, a perfect complement to this love story. To Cassidy Budge from Flour & Flourish for the gorgeous cake, dessert, and sugar flowers that were all handmade by her (so amazing!). To Chloe of Bella Wedding Bridal for the beautiful wedding dress and hair accessories. To Katie Livingston for her beautiful hair and make-up designs that made our beautiful Ellis even more beautiful. And to Friar Tux for the beautiful grey suit that made James look so handsome and picture perfect. This day could not have been made possible without each and every one of you!

Photography: Koman Photography | Event Design: Everly Events | Event Design: Heidi Min | Floral Design: The Petal Coop | Wedding Dress: Bella Wedding Bridal | Calligraphy: Script Merchant Calligraphy | Cake And Desserts: Flour & Flourish | Engagement Dress: Asos | Hair And Make-up: Beauty By Katie Livingston | Rentals: Refined Vintage Events | Suit: Friar Tux | Venue: Canyons Resort

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50 Shades of Winter Gray Wedding Inspiration

There may be a certain movie hitting the big screens as we speak, but this photo shoot, inspired by this scandalous movie’s title, is decidedly more tame. But tame doesn’t mean boring, as D’Arcy Benincosa captured every stunning shade of gray and silver and the very real love between one newly married couple. This is one seductive shoot we can promise you’ll enjoy without any risk of blushing involved.

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From D’Arcy Benincosa This shoot was inspired by the real wedding between this beautiful couple! We loved the colors and details and decided to use their true love story as a background for our “50 Shades of Winter Gray” shoot!

From The Bride… Mike and I were destined for each other. Our mom’s were friends during high school in Cleveland, Ohio. My mom met my father while he was going to school there and moved to Utah to be with him. Mike’s parents moved here a few years later and our parents would get together from time to time. We have pictures of he and I on his first birthday. As time went on our parents lost touch. Years later, at a New Year’s Eve party, we met and started dating. By our third date we figured out that we had played together as children!

Living in Utah we love the mountains and love Park City! Our wedding (and this shoot) was simple and elegant with shades of greys, white florals, and jewelry from where I work at O. C. Tanner (where our rings were designed).

Photography: D'Arcy Benincosa Photography | Floral Design: Jolleys Gift & Floral | Wedding Gown: Augusta Jones (redesigned By) Mary Rino | Cake: Le Loup | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Jewelry: O.C. Tanner Jewelers | Groom's Shoes: Sperry | Groom's Suit: Kenneth Cole | Belt: Anthropologie | Makeup & Hair: April at Bella Cosa MUAH | Stylist & Invitations: Tiffany Fox | Washington School House Hotel : Washington School House Hotel

Snowy Mountain Winter Wedding

Let me tell you a little something about the Stein Eriksen Lodge: it’s awesome.  It’s the kind of place where you can say “I do” against a breathtaking snow-filled backdrop, then celebrate those nuptials with a rockin’ party, dancing ’til dawn totally included.  And when it hosts a gorgeous affair like this one captured by Cory Ryan, well… watch out, loves.  See so much more right here.

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From Cory Ryan Photography… Park City, Utah is such a magical place for a destination wedding photographer (especially a Texas photographer)! On Missy and Garrett’s wedding day, little snowflakes glistened through the sun as they fell from the sky onto the stunning grounds of Stein Eriksen Lodge, making for the most picture-perfect snowy wonderland.

Missy wore a white fur cropped jacket over her dress to stay warm (maybe also with the help of Garrett’s flask of Fireball Whiskey- ha!), while the ladies all had furs in shades of brown to compliment their floor-length plum dresses. Missy also wore her grandmother’s antique sapphire necklace.

The flowers were spiked with green succulents, deep purple calla lilies, and winter berries. Guests were greeted with the stunning snowy mountain views off the Flagstaff Deck, and hand warmers wrapped in burlap bags for the wintery weather. After the sweet ceremony, punctuated with laughs by Garrett’s swinging his Steeler’s Terrible Towel, the festivities moved indoors to the brand new ballroom. The modern floral centerpieces played off the winter bouquet colors, with tones of gold thrown in. Missy and Garrett went straight into their first dance, followed by a very emotional father-daughter dance. The live band and DJ got the party hopping after dinner, and got everyone from toddler twins to grandpa out on the dance floor! It was such an honor to be included in such an amazing day!!! Big congrats Missy & Garrett!

Photography: Cory Ryan Photography | Wedding Dress: Morilee | Bridesmaid Dresses: The Dessy Group | Bridal Shoes: Enzo Angiolini | Ceremony & Reception: Stein Eriksen Lodge | Florals: Roots | Guest Accomodations: The Sky Lodge | Hair And Make-up: Vintage Rouge | Reception Band: Metro Music Club

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