FROM BROOKE :: With the winter months drawing near we wanted to create an elegant look that was chic but not a “typical” or “cliche” winter wedding. We believe we achieved the elegant factor with classic bridemaid dress colors of cream and black but added a modern spin by having coordinating and not matching dresses. The overall floral theme was cream and green with a touch of rose and blush. The first venue is a gorgeous old house in the heart of downtown Birmingham that has beautiful detailing throughout. The dark hardwoods and the stunning fireplace helped achieve the gorgeous winter wedding. Not to mention, Heidi Elnora’s jaw-dropping Sophie Paulette dress paired with the Catherine three quarter sleeve cover up from her Build-a-Bride line. The ivy added to the bride’s bouquet, centerpiece, and fireplace was the perfect touch to the floral design. As we strived for elegance we knew that adding in gold detailing would pull everything together and make for the perfect winter wedding. The “naked” cake has become quite popular but we wanted to change it up a bit. We are in love with the simplicity of the cake paired with anemone flowers that showed up throughout the wedding as sort of the “theme” flower. And what says “elegance” more than breathtaking calligraphy done just right? We hope that this winter inspiration shoot inspires many brides to think past spring and summer and peach and blush and see that a winter wedding can be their dream come true.
CREDITS :: Florals & Styling, BKwed | Photography, Kellen Jacob Photography | Venues, Clubhouse on Highland and Tutwiler Hotel | Gown, Heidi Elnora | Hair and Make-up, Brittany Benton Massey | Bridesmaids Dresses, Bella Bridesmaid | Props, West Elm and Prophouse Birmingham | Jewelry, Isbell Jewelers | Calligraphy, Sarah Brown Calligraphy | Cake, Laverne and Lucys