North Carolina Winter Wedding Styled Shoot

Before we bid adieu to winter and say hello to Spring in a few weeks, we wanted to squeeze in one more gorgeous winter wedding and share all its pretty details. This styled shoot is all about elegance, class, and beauty. The stunning venue, the breathtaking flowers, and the bride and groom make this winter wedding shoot super chic.   With the fabulous talent of Alexanders Studios, the images has us swooning. If you are still feeling the winter season, then warm up with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy this Southern Winter wedding.



























About the Styled Shoot from Alexanders Studios

The dry grasses are not dead for me. A beautiful form has as much life at one season as another. -Henry David Thoreau

Though spring delivers beams of hope and renewal, the long winter that proceeds it can often bear down on our souls with dreary gray monotony – unless we have love. Love has no season. It is impermeable by cold or heat. In fact, some may argue it gains strength through the winter, when it is the sole source of gladness and warmth. The stark white, silver, and gray of winter is warmed by just a sprinkle of red love, and this styled shoot captures that contrast.The bride and groom models in this shoot are real-life sweethearts. Their romance has been one of budding beauty. When the bride model moved from her cold home state last year, she ventured into a renewed life in North Carolina that surprised her with warmth and love. From the groom model: “In February of 2014, she moved from the frozen wasteland of Wisconsin and started visiting Church. That first Sunday she attended was the first time that I was leading worship for the service. As she walked through the doors and saw me up on stage, she had an overwhelming feeling that this was the person she had been looking for her whole life.”

As we shot photos of this sweet couple, the bitter cold winds of winter blew through the leafless trees. Intermittent bursts of sunshine warmed our bodies, but the love between these two sweethearts warmed their souls. Sharing their love on camera encouraged the groom model to reminisce about his first encounter with his beloved. “As she walked up the stairs and I saw her for the first time, I was struck by how beautiful she was…I was convinced that if there was anyone in the world that I could love, it was her.” It was as if he had experienced a glimpse of spring in her beauty, and he could not go back to living in a loveless winter. “As our interest grew in each other, I began looking for an opportunity to talk to her dad, to ask him for permission to date his daughter,” the groom model explained.“We have simply fallen deeper and deeper in love with each passing day. We are so excited to see how the Lord will work in our lives together in the future, for we know thatGod orchestrated our relationship from the start.”Where summer’s heat drives us to shed heavy layers, the cold of winter beckons us to add more…more lace…more fur…more texture… in order to compensate for winter’s starkness. The fur stole the bride wore in this shoot makes one warmer just by gazing at it.

The dark red flowers in her bouquet add life to the wintery surroundings. The texture of the jewels add another layer of beauty. Even the detailed antique china warms the dining space in a way that the simplicity of summer cannot convey. And, of course, the closeness of the couple encourages warmth of body and spirit.Winter does not deliver an absence of warmth or love…it is actually the ideal season for more! With warm touches of red, textured pieces, and layers of luxury, this styled shoot shows how love can warm the coldest of hearts.



Photography: Alexanders Studios

Venue: Chateau Bellevie

Event Planner: Galej Events

Jewelry: Gemma Jewels

Invitations: Greatest Story Weddings

Make up Artist: Julie Robbins Makeup

Hair: Wedding Hair by Liz

Cake: Ambrosia Cake Creations

Flowers: North Raleigh Florist

Bridal Dress: Savvi Formalwear

Valentine’s Day Wedding Inspiration Styled Shoot: Vintage Oaks Ranch

Bows, arrows, hearts,  and glitter are some of the things we can not stop talking about during this week of love. When we opened up our inboxes, the images made our hearts smile, and knocked our pretty little socks off.  This wedding styled shoot put together by  Shelly Taylor Photography and the fabulous team of vendors is absolutely amazing. We are loving all the Valentine’s inspired details. It is not just pink color, or the hearts, but this styled shoot has some glam and glitz as well. Set in such a rustic setting, the pinks and gold compliment this venue beautifully. Actually, in our eyes, just perfectly. If you are looking for a dose of Valentine’s love with some wedding style and design, then you will not want to miss this one! Be warned, you may get stuck for awhile, so make sure you clear your schedule and enjoy!

































The inspiration from Shelly Taylor Photography

Vintage Oaks Ranch is a brand new venue, and we wanted to create a romantic Valentine theme wedding inspiration with a mixture rustic and glam textures.  The gold arrows were the central design theme, for a subtle Valentine design element, which can carry over into the couple’s home as keepsakes.  Katy Girl Goods Etsy shop designed the table numbers and coasters.  Many of the design elements and furniture were also borrowed from the venue, and this is one service they offer their brides.  



Photographer:  Shelly Taylor Photography

Event Designer: Shelly Taylor Design

Location: Vintage Oaks Ranch

Rentals: Action Rental

Baked Goods: All Sugar’d Up

Bridal Gown: Georgio’s Bridal & Prom

Bridal Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero

Handmade Goods: Katy Girl Goods

Make up: Kimberly Cutler Professional Make-up

Hair: The Experience Salon

Flowers: Wolfe’s Florist

Paper-goods: Noteworthy

Industrial Chic Winter Wedding Styled Shoot

It is always hard to start the week after a holiday break. We do not know how you are feeling, but we am feeling a bit stuffed and full from all the fabulous holiday food,  yummy treats, and delicious desserts from these past couple weeks. Today we are packing up all our gym gear and heading for a workout. But before we head to the gym to burn off some of that holiday weight, we want to take a moment to share this incredibly gorgeous styled shoot from Kim Lyn Photography and the team of talented vendors. The gym can wait because this one has us glued to our seats.  Yep, winter never looked so glamorous and pretty. When you have gorgeous golds infused with lush red blooms, an elegant tablescape, and a killer industrial backdrop, then it is a fabulous chic winter wedding.  We’re seriously dying over all the glitz and gold. Oh my goodness, and that dress? Can you say WOW? We are saying it over and over again, and can not handle how stunning it is. Browse through the breathtaking images that will have you “ooing” and “aahing” at every detail. Kick your week off with a chic bang!








































The inspiration from Kim Lyn Photography

The vision behind this shoot was an industrial chic winter wedding.  Ameeta from Birch and Honey Design reached out to me to help her start her portfolio.  Together we came up with an amazing team of vendors to host this shoot.  It was one of my favorite shoots yet.  We are loving the non-traditional bride.



Photography: Kim Lyn Photography

Location:Studio One RI

Design and Decor:Birch And Honey Design

Flowers: Flowers By Semia

Calligrapher: Heather Belle Ink

Makeup Artist:M.A.W.Beauty Hair & Makeup Studio

Rentals: Rentals Unlimited

Styled Photo Shoot: Rustic Garden Wedding

Sometimes when I see the first images of a styled wedding photo shoot, I feel like my heart is going to come out of my chest. It is just a styled shoot, and not even a real wedding. But man, does it feel like one!  Every lovely detail from the grand dessert table, the gorgeous couple, the stunning gowns, the pretty florals, and the beautiful colors,  makes my heart sing.  When you have a  fabulous team of vendors together with talented photographer, L’Estelle Photography, you have a whimsical garden masterpiece. A masterpiece worthy of a standing ovation. Yes, this styled shoot is totally after my vintage wedding loving heart.  I can not stop swooning over all the prettiness.









































From  L’Estelle Photography

The style of this session is rustic with a modern twist, and the theme is romance in a summer garden. The set is decorated with soft and fresh colors, such as yellows, pinks, and greens, with gold details being the emphasis to depict the luxurious feel. We found this little secret garden in the urban city; it is so quiet and beautiful, and is a perfect location for a whimsical wedding.

 Our planner, D’Love Affair Wedding & Events, sourced all vendors and made this session happen. The set is provided and designed by Past Pieces, from small details like vintage books and suitcases, to big items like the wooden doors, and beautiful couches. We love the rustic dessert table, supported by wine barrels.

The beautiful wedding dress, from Pronovias’ new 2015 collection, is provided by Clara Couture Bridal. This dress features an unique loose strap design, with elegant bead work. The jewelleries, designed by Mirror Mirror Bijoux, also complimented the pink sequins dress with its unique colors and textures.

The grand dessert and cake is all designed and handcrafted by Kitty Wong Pastry Shop. The wedding cake, also the main focus of the dessert table, is made with exquisite details like ruffles and gold sequins. The cake was painted with white and gold watercolor effects, and decorated with pink and ivory flowers; all the details are handmade and are edible!




Photography: L’Estelle Photography

Wedding Planner: D’Love Affair Weddings & Events

Wedding Gowns & Accessories: Clara Couture Bridal

Set Design & Furniture Rental: Past Pieces

Floral Design: Tailored Blooms Floral Design

Makeup and Hair: Elena Tsang Makeup Artistry & AC Makeup

Dessert & Pastries: Kitty Wong PastryShop

Groom’s Apparel: Baracos + Brand

Shoes & Accessories: Lords Shoes

Jewelry Design:  Mirror Mirror Bijoux

Stationary Design: Something Nice Decor