By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
Photos by Megan Donati Photography
Thinking about having a December wedding? It’s such a cosy and romantic time of year to hold a wedding. With dark moody evenings, festive feels and seasonal weather, a December winter wedding can be super special.
This shoot is brought to us by Megan Donati Photography and Michelle Morris Hair & Makeup Artist and it really showcases how to utilise the season. Think atmospheric candlelight, a tasteful Christmas tree, cute celestial stationery and unconventional Christmas tones of cream and rust.
You won’t want to miss out on the stylish attire, pretty accessories and lush florals either. Wow!
This winter editorial shoot was created to inspire couples who are wanting to have a winter wedding but also want to add a bit of Christmas joy into their day.
The shoot was photographed during December and there were still so many autumnal colours around in the trees so together with these wonderful suppliers we created a warm, cosy winter wedding adorned with a Christmas tree to give it that extra festive feel.
‘You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars’
This celestial themed wedding stationery collection is the perfect suite for any winter wedding. Inspired by an evening under the stars, the gold foil embossed moon and stars design glistens like the night sky. The collection is printed on handmade cotton paper for a rustic and organic touch.
The styling for the shoot was all about embracing the festive season and what makes it so special!
Located in a beautifully light space amongst landscaped gardens, StarChar created a cosy and romantic environment by using warm tones and complementary touches.
The table setting was kept effortlessly elegant. Colours were matched to the gorgeous floral arrangements that were adorned with texture to create consistency. An ivory chiffon drape was used across the pine table to give emphasis to the warmth of the caramel napkins, whilst bud vases provided a contemporary finish.
Gold accents and small details such as maple leaf napkin rings and scattered pine cones brought everything together for a romantic Christmas feel.
The table styling flowed throughout the space with rustic logs and candles in hurricane lamps, surrounded by frosted pinecones to provide a soft and cosy glow backed by a delicately finished Christmas tree.
Michelle is a bridal hair and makeup artist who specialises in creating flawless hair and makeup looks for her brides. The makeup look that I created on Alyssa was soft and natural but with a hint of glam to add to the Christmas theme.
I used a lightweight foundation by NARS to make Alyssa’s already amazing skin, look flawless and add a dewy glow.
I focused on the eyes to give the look a little more of a Christmassy feel, adding a touch of sparkle using a MAC glitter pot and individual lashes to complete the look.
I created two looks with Alyssa’s hair, keeping it down and adding a soft wave to start with and then putting it up into a loose textured bun finished perfectly with the beautiful pins made by The Lucky6pence.
Janie at The Lucky Sixpence is an accessory designer who helps individuals make a statement and reflect their authentic selves by creating unique head pieces and jewellery with story and soul.
For this shoot she wanted to create accessories and jewellery that captured the twinkling of the lights and generate a warm glow for the winter theme so used lots of diamantés, cut glass and gold tones. These tones tied into the colour scheme perfectly.
A simple elegant drop necklace complimented the deep V neck/back line of the dress, a modern slider bracelet and coordinating earring completed the set.
The gold tone diamante star pins gave a nod to the Christmas theme but also worked with the celestial touches in the stationery. Clustered together the pins gave an effortless but striking look in the updo.
The dress was chosen as it had a beautiful elegance and really complimented with the rustic and natural look of the venue. The leaf design that the dress had looked beautiful and it matched perfectly to Rebecca’s veil design.
Rebecca always likes to design pieces that complement a bride’s outfit. The dress seemed the perfect opportunity to showcase the embroidered leaves of the Ruscas design.
Copper and Moss’ style of floristry is wild, natural and romantic, always drawing in inspirations from the seasons around us and in early December we were spoilt with so many different, beautiful elements to help influence the designs for this shoot.
From the beautiful Autumnal leaves to the icy mornings to the dried heads of flowers left to naturally brown this time of year, these were all elements I was drawn to, to help select the individual blooms for the designs.
Working with fresh roses, foliages and skimmia combined with dried grasses, honesty and seed pods created a plethora of textures and details, if only the images had a scratch and sniff for the highly perfumed ‘cafe latte’ and ‘bridal flow’ roses!
The autumn/winter 21 collection of silks were inspired by the colours of the season. I opted for warmer, cosier tones so when I was approached to collaborate on this beautiful winter shoot, I knew they would be perfect. I suggested Auburn, Tuscan Olive and Terracotta having seen the mood board as I knew they would be perfect in creating a warming, festive feel.
Just so warm and glowing!
Thanks so much to the incredibly talented team below for sharing these stunning December wedding ideas with us.
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