holiday couture: pure decadence

What an amazing Holiday Couture series this has been! And today’s shoot from Alea Lovely is so fitting to finish it off with because not only does it involve a glamorous low-cut gown from Maggie Sottero, but also an entire spread of deliciously decadent desserts.

Christmas bride | Alea Lovely Photography | Red Velvet Cupcakes | Alea Lovely Photography | Black glassware | Alea Lovely Photography | Grand Marnier Cake | Alea Lovely Photography | Beaded Maggie Sottero wedding dress | Alea Lovely Photography | Statement ring from Jet Couture Jewels | Alea Lovely Photography | Apples on the dessert table | Alea Lovely Photography | Raspberry chocolate cake | Alea Lovely Photography | Maggie Sottero wedding dress | Alea Lovely Photography | Red Velvet Cake | Alea Lovely Photography | Holiday bride with a statement ring | Alea Lovely Photography | Dessert table sign | Alea Lovely Photography | Chocolate dessert table | Alea Lovely Photography | White feather bolero | Alea Lovely Photography | Maggie Sottero gown | Alea Lovely Photography |

The white feather bolero when paired with the intricate beading on the wedding gown give the entire look an exquisite, 1920s vibe that’s total perfection for this festive time of year. Plus those red velvet, chocolate, and Grand Marnier treats are positively sinful.

Be sure to take a peek at the past three looks in this series, and stop by tomorrow for a giveaway from one of the vendors involved in this shoot!


Photography: Alea Lovely // Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero provided by The Gown Gallery // White Feather Bolero: Emmy-Ray // Jewelry: Jet Couture Jewels // Cakes: Classic Cakes // Floral Design: Victorian Gardens // Venue: The Buffalo Lodge // Hair & Makeup: Molly McPheter // Signage: Announce This Design.

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  1. Oh wow gorgeous!!! I love that dress!!

  2. Such a glamorous shoot! Wow.

  3. Love the decadence of this shoot! I am now very hungry for chocolate cake and in want of a holiday-red manicure.

  4. The dark chocolate and deep red tones are wonderful, plus I LOVE the oversize cocktail ring!

  5. So gorgeous. Love the crown and that chocolate cake looks delicious!

  6. Again, absolutely stunning. I wore a Maggie Sottero gown at my wedding so this one is close to my heart. What a great inspiration shoot series!

  7. Decadent indeed!

  8. Wow. This is beyond decadent – absolutely luscious! 🙂

  9. Ahhhh, chocolate brown and red – such a lovely combination. Especially when the chocolate brown involves rich chocolate desserts 🙂 I’m also loving that feather bolero as well as the makeup – so pretty.

  10. Naturally, I adore the signage! Great patterns – and love the gold!