If you ever wished to see your name on a billboard or in lights when you were younger—or, when you were slightly older too, I don’t judge!—then you’ll understand how I felt to be featured in Wedding Ideas Magazine. I was lucky enough to be asked to be a part of an incredible winter wedding photoshoot concept, curated by the exceptionally talented Sarah from Mirror Imaging Photography. The shoot was a shimmering success, bursting with inspiration for a winter wedding that’s not too gaudy and Christmassy. Instead, muted tones were used, alongside timeless fashion and tableware that played with the light perfectly. Looking through the photos genuinely is like walking through a winter wonderland in the purest of senses—all glittering snow and crisp air, without a constantly flashing red nose in sight!
The shoot is all about the natural beauty that the winter months bring with them, and how well it can be incorporated into a stylish wedding. Contrary to what you may think, this shoot shows how an abundance of white can be absolutely stunning, especially when explored with different textures. I adored the fluffy shawl on top of the bride’s halterneck Jesus Peiro dress, ensuring soft, romantic vibes. If I do say so myself, this was helped by the delicate underwear you may have also noticed—an extra special touch from yours truly! It’s a gorgeous mix of silk and luxury lace, designed to make you feel like royalty.
Simple, understated elegance was continued in some fabulous twobirds multiway bridesmaid’s dresses, gorgeous hair vines from Debbie Carlisle, and pops of colour from the swags of bright—but still natural—greenery along the tables and in the bouquets. The Southwell Cakery cake was a Narnia-inspired dream, adorned with some more beautiful flowers and glimmering shards of cool, icy blue. This subtle light play, originating in a gem on the front of a beautiful “Will you be my bridesmaid” card by Carla Corrado, continued on the table, with name cards held in stunning crystal ring-shaped placeholders, and metallic glassware.
To continue the über stylish snow king and queen vibe, our cotton linen napkins were used as suggested favours for guests to take away. I can embroider anything on a napkin, and have had the fortune of doing some wonderfully creative things in our time! At Extra Special Touch, I’ve done everything from special meaningful lyrics and full-sized hand-drawn pictures, to my famous monogrammed pieces. For this, the brief was slightly different, and I embroidered ‘his and hers’ crown insignia onto the napkins in stunning gold thread.
I was so honoured to be amongst such incredible suppliers on this breathtaking shoot, and must say a special thanks to Mirror Imaging for capturing everything so sensationally. The final edit is light and airy, perfectly capturing the opulence of the shoot. It looks like something out of a dream—making me feel like if I stand in front of my wardrobe with my eyes really firmly shut, then Mr Tumnus might just extend a cloven hoof. I wonder if he could work a traditional sewing machine…?
With thanks to all of the team.
Sarah at Mirror Imaging Photography I Susan at Primal Plate I Extra Special Touch I Alix at Model Students and her sister I Alison Jenner I Alison's daughter Milli I Jacaranda Flowers I Alex Jones I Cicily Bridal (with bridal gown by Jesus Peiro) I Debbie Carlisle I Carla Corrado Designs I Southwell Cakery I Temprell I Liefvilou: GraceLace for Little Ladies I Dressini (with mother-of-the-bride outfit by Ian Stuart) I Two Birds Bridesmaids