Holiday Table from Simply Bloom Photography
December 17, 2010
If you weren't in the holiday spirit before I bet you will be after taking a look at this awesome holiday spread from Simply Bloom Photography!  Tons of sparkles, yummy cakes and red napkins all tied in a bow make for some good holiday cheer.  Vania and Christine took a super fun approach to traditional holiday decor sprucing it up with inspiration from Cinderella without being overly girly.  Now I'm totally craving some sugar-coated cranberries!  There are more treats and goodies galore in the full gallery!

Holiday Photo Shoot I

Holiday Photo Shoot II

Holiday Photo Shoot III

Holiday Photo Shoot IV

Holiday Photo Shoot V
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We wanted to create a table-scape that was the abstract interpretation of the holidays. While brainstorming to create something unique and inspiring, we thought of cardinal birds, cranberries, bows, and lots of glitter. From there we were further inspired by Cinderella & Enchanted.

The napkins tied as bows are a simple way to add a little drama to a holiday-inspired wedding table-scape. They are also reminiscent of luscious wrapping bows on Christmas gifts.  The banner made up of two cardinal birds was directly inspired by the Disney fairytale; in particular, the scene when Cinderella is dressed and adorned by birds. We also loved the idea of the two birds as "love birds".

The stationery was created by the ever so talented Kate Holland of Ruby and Willow. She sent us her incredible creations all the way from New Zealand, and the long trip was so worth it. We felt the stationery brought  a contemporary feel to the shoot, and really presented the elements in such a lovely and unique way. We can't brag enough about this stationery, the hand-drawn designs, modern shapes, and whimsical aspects made up a stunning wintery collection.

The centerpieces were glamorous and simple.  Tall glass containers were rich with fresh cranberries and crystals!   Other simple and inspiring details we created included: hot chocolate mugs rimmed with crushed peppermint chocolate. Icy blue hot chocolate stirrers and a love-bird sized red velvet cake iced with ice blue frosting.

Photography: Simply Bloom Photography, LLC / Styling and Design: Simply Bloom Photography, LLC and Lia Capri from "Bride @ Heart"  / Stationery and Inspiration board: Kate Holland of Ruby and Willow