Gather your favorite knit blanket around you and snuggle up to your screen with a cup of hot chocolate because winter weddings don’t get any better than this! In conjunction with Canada’s fabulous Joy Wed, I’m super excited to bring you this cozy winter wedding inspiration shoot designed by Mlle Artsy and captured beautifully by Lovely Peonies and LUVE Films.
From Mlle Artsy – “In our cold Canadian winter, nothing’s better than drinking hot chocolate milk with melting marshmallow all wrapped in a large wool blanket in front of a nice and warm fire place. This was the inspiration for our cozy winter wedding editorial! We mixed the warm colors of a hot fire combined to our cold winter colors; a palette of gold, blues, silver and grays.
Winter weddings are known for their magical beauty and we wanted to enhance that. We also wanted to recreate that romantic, cuddly feeling we get when sitting in front of a fireplace; an atmosphere that would show off the love our couple felt for each other!
La Sucrerie de la Montagne was the perfect place to hold our cozy and romantic wedding. They had the perfect stone fireplace and the log house was wonderful for our winter theme. It also added just the right amount of rustic feel we were hoping to achieve for this wedding. Not to mention the beauty of their maple forest!”
From Mlle Artsy – “It all started with one dress, THE perfect dress. The Handmade Bride in Ottawa carries the most gorgeous dresses from Truvelle, and I had my eyes on Truvelle’s Taylor dress for a couple of months. It’s a beautiful and delicate dip died lace dress with a sweat heart neckline. The dress has an ombre affect that starts from ivory goes to gold and finishes in a silver grey. The perfect combination of warm and cold colors, just like I wanted! Our bride was going to wear that dress for our outdoor ambiance.
To complete her look I contacted Balys – a cute little Etsy shop that makes various knitted items. She made her a beautiful braided wool headband with a matching shoulder wrap. To add a pop of blue to her outfit I made a dazzling silver brooch bouquet with blue hydrangea base shaped in a heart. It went beautifully with the shimmery white snow. To combine both inside and outside ambiance, we repeated wool braids and heart shaped décor element throughout the wedding.”
From Mlle Artsy – “Outside of the log house, we created a beautiful homemade muffin bar. During winter, a nice warm muffin with butter, a glass of milk and chocolate chip cookies are always welcome. And with a fireplace nearby, I thought it would also be nice to have add some Smores to it.
Instead of presenting it all on a flat table or dresser like we are used to seeing, I wanted to have a bit of fun with it and present it on different heights and volumes. On one side, I placed an old ladder where the milk and chocolate chip cookie bar was placed. Beside was the main muffin table with some condiments for the muffin and milk bar. Under the table and threw the ladder we finally placed or third level, a bench, where the remaining muffins we set and presented on ornate silver trays.
To complete the look of it, we added Sweet Couture’s amazing cakes. She even made a little knitted inspired cake. So cute! Everything was also beautifully indicated for our guest with ImagineJoy Calligraphy’s chalkboards. I must say I am pretty proud of the end result! The wood table, ladder and table, mixed to the ornate silver trays, the gold trim cake and the various glassware completed our rustic and romantic winter wedding look!”
From Mlle Artsy – “A warm candle light dance floor and a beautiful fireplace were going to welcome our bride and groom into the log house. With La Mariée Bohème we surrounded our couple of hundreds of single flowers and candle lights placed in vintage mismatched tea cups, candlesticks, and various vintage glass vases. To complete the ambiance, we hung a marshmallow garland above them. The decor perfectly framed our married couple for their first dance. The atmosphere was definitely magical!
For the reception table we created a large wool braid that Stephanie from Illico Flowers dressed with beautiful flowers and foliage. It made a perfect cozy and romantic centerpiece. Under this braid an arrangement of mismatched doilies complemented the braid and the various knitwear found here and there. Knit details were also made for bride and groom’s chairs: the back of each was been carefully braided with wool and foliage.
A dip dye gray/blue cotton adorned mismatched antique plates in ivory, gray, and gold – a reminder of the bride’s dress! Imaginejoy Calligraphy, made small wooden sticks with marshmallows that we used as place cards. This way, everyone could find their places and toast their marshmallows by the fireplace afterwards! To finalize everything, Lythicia at the Balys, made us the most adorable mug holders. The mug holders were hot chocolate ready and they also brought a little pop of color to the table. They were definitely one of my favorite details!”
Be sure to catch more of this amazing winter wedding inspiration shoot over at Joy Wed!
Photography: Lovely Peonies // Artistic Director: Mlle Artsy // Videography: LUVE Films // Vintage Furniture & Decor Rentals: La Mariee Boheme // Decor, Brooch Bouquets, and Bridal Accessories: Mlle Artsy // Floral Arrangements: Fleurs Illico // Cakes: Sweet Couture // Paper & Invitations: Imaginejoy Calligraphie // Chair Signs & Laser Cutting: Imaginejoy Calligraphie & Umake // Dresses (Truvelle*) & Bow Tie: The Handmade Bride // Wool Scarf, Headband, and Mug Holders: Balys // Jewelry: Sandy Story // Hair & Makeup: Susan Morales using Make Up Forever Products // Venue: Sucrerie de la Montagne in Canada.