I have some beautiful red inspiration for you on this happy Christmas Eve! I just adore this styled shoot from Courtney McManaway Photography. Courtney sent it over a while ago, but I’ve been saving it for today because I thought it would be perfect for the holiday. There are some great ideas here for anyone looking to have a holiday wedding. And of course the photography is brilliant as well.
Here are some words from the photographer:
As fairy tales have become more and more current with TV, movies, and plays, I was inspired to create a shoot in the style of Red Riding Hood. It was a must to bring on professionals to handle aspects of the shoot such as florals, hair and makeup, paper goods, and cake design. There were a few areas I took on DIY efforts, such a ribbon detailing on the chairs and cake table. I also utilized Pinterest and Etsy to find inspiration and unique touches for the shoot. Some of the fun items I found were mini terrarium place card holders, twig-lined votives, and custom stamped silverware. And of course, a Red Riding Hood shoot would not be complete without a a red cloak! The bridal stylist provided a vintage Diamond Chantilly lace wedding gown complemented by a Jim Hjelm sash. The broach and tiara were also vintage as well. The cake designer provided a 3-tier red cake which used fondant to create the cake detail. Branch and flower accents were created by hand, and the cake also featured twig embellishments. From the invitation designer: “I wanted to do something rustic to reflect the setting and theme of the wedding, while still keeping it elegant and contemporary. I didn’t want the red to “take over” the invitations, but rather be just an accented pop of color on the different pieces. I used all matte cardstocks…but a combination of wood grain, smooth stock and textured stock to add some depth and dimension to the invitations as well.” From the floral designer: “I was inspired by the theme to use deep red lush flowers with a lot of textures and almost a velvet-like look. When picking out the flowers, I was also looking for various foliages that would have a natural wildflower feel that looked like they grew in the forest…that’s why I even incorporated some real blackberry vines. I also added about 6 other foliages and vines to give it a natural, rustic, garden-like feel.” The shoot was a lot of fun and so much credit goes to the great team of vendors!
Photographer: Courtney McManaway Photography
Floral Designer: Florals by Jenny
Invitation Designer: Polkadot Weekend Weddings
Dress Designer: Hope Stanley Bridal Stylist
Cake Designer: Occasions Cookies & Cakes
Makeup Artist: Charmed Beauty
Submission via Two Bright Lights
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas!