“As far as we are concerned, there is nothing more romantic than a winter wedding! And being New Englanders, there is no better place for one than Vermont. This styled shoot encompassed all of the best parts of winter- cozy fabrics, interesting textures, fluffy white snow, comforting treats and warm snuggles.” – Carla Ten Eyck (Photographer)
In planning the fashion for the shoot, stylist Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the shore set out to embrace the cozy elements of winter, but to create contrasts:
“I had such fun playing with textures and taking traditional wedding elements and mixing them with wintery pieces. For the bride’s less formal look, I paired a cabled cashmere sweater from Elisabeth Hunter Cashmere with a statement necklace from Ivy and Aster and a custom blue tulle skirt from The White Dress by the shore. For the groom’s formal look, I styled a classic tuxedo from Valentino Tailors with a handmade vintage chunky scarf.
A bride’s attire should always be reflective of her venue- even if you are getting married on a frozen lake! I layered various textures in shades of white for the bride’s look on the lake. It not only created beautiful dimension, but kept the model warm in the freezing temperatures! I paired a chunky cashmere turtleneck sweater from Elisabeth Hunter Cashmere with a Modern Trousseau fur bolero and tulle ball skirt. The look was completed with a cashmere beret accented with a stunning blue crystal brooch from Maria Elena. ”
Milk Punch Recipe:
5 cups of a mixture of whole milk and half-and-half (4:1 is suggested)
1 1/2 cups bourbon, another whiskey or brandy
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish.
In a pitcher, whisk together milk, half-and-half, bourbon, sugar and vanilla. Freeze until slushy, which will take 3 to 4 hours, but you can leave it in there up to a day. Stir before serving it in chilled glasses, finished with a few gratings of fresh nutmeg.
Photography by Carla Ten Eyck | Fashion Styling: Beth Chapman – The White Dress by the shore | Beauty: D.D. Nickel | Floral Design: Datura – A Modern Garden | Table Design and Paper: Coral Pheasant | Cake: But a Dream Custom Cakes
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“Old world meets new world was my inspiration for this Style Shoot. The Doctor’s House is a venue that’s setting and décor have a vintage design. By bringing in bright contrasting colours into our Floral Design and tablescape such as the coral and yellows and subduing them with the use of soft and pale tones such as Ivory, Cream and Blush tones I felt we were able to achieve the look of a classical and romantic palette and provide a touch of modern design with clean lines.” – Rosanne Farano-Romanino, The Social Rose
“Every Bride should remember that regardless of the season in which their wedding date is set, this should not be a determining factor in colour selection. For example just because you have a Autumn wedding does not mean your Flowers and Décor need to be designed around Fall colours. Your wedding colour palette should be chosen based on your personal taste as well to suit your venue. Anything goes these days, there is so much inspiration out there available to us, with a little imagination we can really create anything and make our Bride’s vision come to life!”
Wedding Coordinator: Rosanne Farano-Romanino, The Social Rose | Gown by: Fiadora Couture | Shoes by: Valentino | Venue: The Doctor’s House | Photographer: Lisa Crispo Photography | Floral Production: The Social Rose | Linens: Have A Seat Décor | Cakes (Trio): Fabulous Cakes and Confections Inc. | Desserts & Cookies: Patisserie V. Marie | Stationary: So Pretty in Print | Rentals: The Social Rose