Winter Love

Shaker Village Mill - Enfield, NH

This rich purple and burgundy bridal shoot was inspired by the deep winter colors and a sweet love story that needed to be told. I knew that I needed to reach out of my comfort zones this fall and work on creating a bridal shoot with richer warm tones and some dramatic touches but I was stuck on trying to find a great story to tell around this shoot...until I saw the mill building. My husband and I were driving around one afternoon exploring new locations when we stumbled upon a gorgeous old stone mill building set next to a huge hay field. The building is absolutely covered in huge windows letting all the light flood in to the pretty wood floors, I was hooked.

I had a vision for the shoot and all that was left was finding a sweet couple to model. Then it hit me, my friend Meagan and her husband are not only the sweetest couple ever but they were married in another building at the same location almost exactly 5 years earlier! As if it was fate I asked Meagan if her and Josh would care to take part in this fun shoot and was thrilled that not only could it be a fun day but also a little anniversary throwback after 5 great years of marriage. These two troopers showed up to the shoot (which of course was one of the coldest days of winter at that point...go figure) ready to get all dressed up and re-tell parts of their love story in this gorgeous scene. They also were able to bring along Meagan's younger sister Julia to be a bridesmaid in the shoot, just as she was a part of Meagan's actual wedding day. 

Nothing in this day would have been possible without the amazing creative team behind these ideas! 

Design Team: My mom is always my sounding board for ideas and constantly inspires me. She helped find some of the antique pieces featured which played a huge role in setting the mood of this day. Jen of Simply Equine Design is my best friend and collaborator who has a great sense of style and is always making each little detail perfect. She always makes sure to keep my ideas in tact while perfecting the overall theme. 

FloralsPetals supplied the gorgeous bridal bouquet and table garland full of rich burgundy and wine colors to fit the mood of this winter love story. Michelle at Petals is always such a joy to work with, her florals are truly art and she puts such care and effort in to creating amazing pieces that speak to the heart. 

Invitation Suite: Kristin of 622 Press was the designer behind the beautiful burgundy floral invitation suite featured in this shoot. When I reached out to her about this and explained the vision, she immediately sent some choices including this one and I knew it was going to fit perfectly! This suite is flawless and was clearly created with lots of love and attention to detail! 

Cake: Brianna of The Cake Fairy USA is the mastermind behind the amazing petite cake! The Cake Fairy always exceeds expectations with their baking and ability to bring ideas to life. They even hand made the floral piece on the cake - talk about no detail left out!! 

Jewelry: The beautiful earrings and necklace are handmade pieces from Edera's collection of amazing pieces! Each unique piece is handmade, incorporating the fine art of creating lace and needlework. The jewelry featured is incredibly gorgeous and a perfect addition to any brides wardrobe. 

Makeup: Cindy DuBois is the talented makeup artist behind the brides look. Cindy has a great eye for color and incorporates beautiful color palettes while still perfectly matching skin tones. Cindy has a great attitude and is such a pleasure to work with!