Simple Luxuries Winter Wedding Ideas
February 17, 2014
Mid Atlantic
Everyday luxuries and simple indulgences are two things we're on board with, no questions asked. Macarons with your morning tea? Yep. That's perfect in our book. So this shoot from Kristen Lynne Photography + Holly Chapple Flowers is right up my alley. It's simple, romantic, and pretty as can be!
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From the photographer... Everyday luxuries and simple elegance are what inspired the design for this winter styled shoot. I wanted clean and romantic images that were accented with beautiful decor. Velvety vintage furniture made the sets rich and inviting and the beautiful floral arrangements provided exquisite texture and depth. I also designed the shoot with The Inn at Vint Hill in mind. Designing the shoot for this historic mansion provided the feeling of being welcomed into someone’s swoon-worthy home.

My goal for the shoot was to create a warm, playful, and inviting color palate by accenting the wintery deep reds and greens with gold accents and then topped off with a fun and romantic pop of cream and pink! I designed several different sets but they were all grounded in elegant home décor and simple luxuries. Every little detail came together to create a romantic and wintery ambiance.

When dressing the models I wanted to play off of the warm, rich colors of the shoot. One of the models had long dark hair that was adorned with a red, green, ivory, and gold floral crown. Inspired by the warm neutrals in the floral crown, I dressed her in a cream angora sweater and a long, gold, sequin skirt. This simple yet festive outfit allowed the wintery red and green floral crown to pop!

This styled shoot is unique because the focus was on women’s portraiture as well as engagement portraits. I wanted the images to appear luxurious but not too out of the ordinary. What could make a women feel more luxurious than a beautiful floral arrangement on her dresser, enjoying the perfect cup of tea and a French macaroon, or applying her favorite shade of red lipstick? All of these things are so simple and so easy to enjoy on a daily basis. I think every woman deserves to experience simple luxuries each and every day!

As the event designer I wanted to create a warm and elegant environment for engagement and women’s portraiture. I want to inspire women to embrace their natural beauty and feel pampered by surrounding themselves with simple everyday luxuries! I had so much fun the day of the shoot as everything came into place. What a perfect way to warm up your spirits this winter!