Musings of a Stylist: Winter Warmth, A Vermont Winter Wedding Shoot

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Dec 02, 2013

As far as we are concerned, there is nothing more romantic than a winter wedding!  And being New Englanders, there is no better place for one than Vermont.  This styled shoot encompassed all of the best parts of winter- cozy fabrics, interesting textures, fluffy white snow, comforting treats and warm snuggles.  It was all about snow, sparkle and sweet sentiments! In planning the fashion for the shoot,  stylist and owner, Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the shore set out to embrace the cozy elements of winter, but to create contrasts: âI had such fun playing with textures and taking traditional wedding elements and mixing them with wintery pieces. For the brideâs less formal look, I paired a cabled cashmere sweater from  Elisabeth Hunter Cashmere with a statement necklace from Ivy and Aster and a custom blue tulle skirt from The White Dress by the shore. For the groomâs formal look, I styled a classic tuxedo from Valentino Tailors with a handmade vintage chunky scarf. A brideâs attire should always be reflective of her venue-  even if you are getting married on a frozen lake!  I layered various textures in shades of white for the brideâs look on the lake.  It not only created beautiful dimension, but kept the model warm in the freezing temperatures!  I paired a chunky cashmere turtleneck sweater from Elisabeth Hunter Cashmere with a Modern Trousseau fur bolero and tulle ball skirt.  The look was completed with a cashmere beret accented with a stunning blue crystal brooch from Maria Elena.  ❠Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant Stationery : âTexture played a major role in the design of the table for the Vermont Winter Wedding photo shoot. I was inspired by the various fabrics that fashion stylist Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the shore had chosen for the models. Cozy cable knit sweaters, brown leather boots and rhinestone belts parlayed into a nubby hand-woven jute runner and ivory chenille checkered overlay, wood scalloped chargers and glass plates molded with the subtle texture of finely woven cloth. Vintage china with blue laurel leaves and gold edging complemented the colors of the florals. One of my favorite elements of the table are the antique bone handled fish cutlery. The gorgeous pattern on the knives are a small but stunning detail. For the paper story, texture translated into mixed typefaces, varied borders and a herringbone patterned envelope liner. I love the contrast of the quirky serif font paired with a classic serif typeface. A laser cut snowflake belly band added dimension and further emphasized the winter theme.❠Who says that flowers canât be beautiful in the winter?  Floral designer, Tony Palmieri of Datura: A Modern Garden worked his magic to create beauty in bloom: âFor the tablescape, we brought the indoors outside and set up a table in the crisp white snow.  A hint of warmth was added to the wintry table with spring tulips, hyacinth and orchids, adding a lighter note to the heavier statements of thistle and hydrangea. No tablescape is complete without a chandelier!  We adorned a vintage chandelier with white ginestra and pale blue hydrangea blooms.❠The piece de resistance of this shoot was the fabulous milk punch that kept us all warm during long cold days of shooting, prepared by Nichole of Coral Pheasant Stationery (scroll down for the recipe): âMilk Punch goes particularly well with the inside warmth and soft light of winter holidays. The charred barrel flavors of bourbon and vanilla mix delightfully with milk. Egg nog be damned!❠VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_0163 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_0185 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_0263 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_0303 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_0377-Edit VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_0481 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_0518-Edit VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_0587 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_0727 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_0765 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_1245-Edit VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_1303 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_1353 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_1386 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_1442 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_1649-Edit VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_1722 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_1742 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_1861 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_1899 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_1929 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_1937 VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_2023-Edit VERMONT_EDITORIAL_C10_2072   Print   Vendors: Photography- Carla Ten Eyck Fashion Styling- Beth Chapman | The White Dress by the shore Beauty- d.d. Nickel Floral design- Datura: A Modern Garden Table Design and Paper- Coral Pheasant Cake- But a Dream Custom Cakes Fashion Credits: Sweater:  Elisabeth Hunter Cashmere Headband, Brooch and Earrings: Maria Elena Tulle Skirt: The White Dress by the shore Fur: The White Dress by the shore Statement Necklace: Ivy & Aster Boots:  Provided by stylist Brides Gloves, Scarf and Beret: Provided by stylist Ring: Vintage, provided by stylist Suit: Vintage, Provided by stylist Shirt: J. Crew Bow Tie:  Brooks Brothers Tuexdo: Valentino Tailors Groomsâ Scarf: Vintage, Provided by stylist

xoxo, TWD