Posted by Sharon Auld
Today we’re back with the very talented Amanda Douglas Events and Sunny S-H Photography. We’re sharing another beautifully designed winter wedding shoot: “A Crisp Winter’s Day’. When you’re from Manitoba, you know a thing or two about winter!
The classic color palette consisting of various shades of blue, white and metallics is perfectly suited to an elegant winter wedding. The rich bronzes and organic-style blooms with purples and lots of greenery add warmth and texture. The stationery suite is both elegant and vintage, but with a modern feel that’s echoed in the table design. The crowning glory of the shoot is a gorgeous “icy-blue”, four tiered cake.
From Amanda Douglas Events:
“We’ve always been the biggest fans of rich deep blues. This tablescape and photo shoot was designed around the colour palette of deep vibrant blue, earthy purples, marsala, ice blue and gold. After developing the colour palette and design a little more, we added in different shades and tones of brass, and brought in bronze to balance it out.
We wanted to have a beautiful and elegant mix of nature and class. We’re huge fans of a rectangle table because there’s so much more you can do with the decor. You’re not as much limited to the center of the table but rather you can bring out the decor and elongate it through the centre of the table.
We love of lots of detail but in a clean way, so we brought in different elements to tie together the design. You’ll see that in the different heights of the candles holders, the bronze acorns and even in the beautifully detailed plates.
We wanted to do a colour palette like this to show a great example of a winter wedding that wasn’t holiday themed. We think that a lot of people get really stuck on winter weddings, and think that they have to be either Christmas or holiday theme. We really don’t feel the same.
It seems that there’s not as much inspiration as their should be out there on different ways to do winter weddings in a non-themed direction. So we wanted to take on the challenge of doing something in the this colour palette, that was a little different than what we’ve seen as examples.
We’re totally smitten over the bronze and how it accents and works with the beautiful blues and purples in the tablecloth and floral arrangement.
We wanted to bring a touch of nature and of spring, to the table design as well as bringing a little bit of a warm pop so we added these beautiful detailed floral and bird patterned plates.
To soften up the rich tones we mixed in touches of ice blue throughout the stationery and of course in the grand 4 tiered cake.
This type of tablescape could be done for a beautiful winter wedding or event, a woodland style wedding in the middle of summer, even a barn wedding to chic it up a little bit and not go to usual and expected route of burlap and blush pink.”
Styling/Design: Amanda Douglas Events; Photography: Sunny S-H Photography; Venue: The Gates on Roblin; Florals: Oak & Lily; Stationery: Robin Egg Blue Design; Cake: Cake-ology; Makeup: 2 Chicks and a Bag of Makeup; Dress: Bliss Bridal Boutique; Linens/Chairs: Planned Perfectly; Hair: Hair by Randi; Jewelry: Amanda Douglas Events ; Select decor pieces: Weddingstar Inc.
Thanks so much to Amanda Douglas and her creative team for sharing their wonderful work with us! Amanda Douglas Events and many of the professionals here today have been featured on numerous online and print publications including many top wedding blogs. Be sure to check out Amanda’s press page to see more of her amazing work.