Shades of purple and lavender combine beautifully with an elegant and rustic design to create the perfect inspiration for a winter wedding. Inspired by winter itself, Simply Elegant Floral Designs created a gorgeous look that embodies the winter season in the lovely of ways, and Renee Sprink Photography captured it all beautifully!
From the designer:
“Winter” was my greatest inspiration for this elegant styled shoot set on a vast North Carolina farm. I was influenced by the cool grey and lavender tones of a winter sky, and incorporated those hues into the whole aesthetic. On the day of the shoot, our mid-February Carolina sky gifted us with silvery-lilac casts indicative of snow, and optimal for lighting our scenery. It so happened that snow was another great inspiration for my vision in this shoot, which reflected in the pops of white florals, the fluffy layers of our stunning Vera Wang bridal gown, and the desserts frosted to mimic snow covered hills. Coincidentally, we began the shoot blowing faux snow, and by the end of the day, were favored with Mother Nature’s gift of an authentic dusting! The bridal bouquet is my favorite aspect of arranging wedding florals, so that’s naturally where I began in my planning for this shoot. I chose to combine the soft silver and grey of the roses, brunia, and dusty miller with the boldness of purple anemone, white ranunculus, and black scabiosa. Our ceremony scene featured vintage church pews covered in fur stoles and several pretty pairs of vintage gloves to keep guests warm. The mantle altar was covered in garland, florals, and candles, set amidst the backdrop of rolling horse pastures and a stately Oak tree that made my heart flutter. The guest table was placed in a wooded glen, and featured place settings as unique as flakes of snow, accompanied by layers of floral arrangements for added interest. Dresses in lavender and plum completed the look for our stunning maids.
Just beautiful, don’t you think? I love the shades of purples and lavenders- and the florals are breathtaking!