Happy Valentines Day MOTM readers! I hope you are having a wonderful day filled with love, whether it’s celebrating with your sweetheart, friends, or family.
Winter is the time of year when wedding vendors get a chance to really spread their wings and be creative because it’s the off season for business. I’ve been getting so many incredible inspiration shoots lately, and today is no exception. It seems quite fitting because not only is it Valentines Day, we also just had our first real snowfall of the winter here in Kansas City. Today’s shoot was submitted by the talented Kate from Made With Love Photography, and features a fabulous group of Wisconsin vendors. From the styling to the adorable heart details, it definitely puts me in a romantic frame of mind. Hope you guys love it, and a big thank you to Kate for letting me share it!
Who, What, Where ~ Photography: Made with Love Photography, Styling and Vintage Rentals: Sunshine Daydream Weddings & Events, Location: Northwind Perennial Farm, Hair and Makeup: JennyFace, Invitations: Ink & Ivory, Veils: b.poetic. See additional photos of the shoot by the lovely Nashville photography duo Love is A Big Deal, who were the lead photographers and also played a large role in styling.
Even more gorgeousness…
From Kate the photographer:
This shoot was a collaboration involving several wedding vendors from all over the Midwest. We all worked together to create a warm, rustic feeling despite the chilly Wisconsin weather. Our goal was to create a vintage, yet chic and modern style that could work for any winter or even valentine’s day wedding. Several of the vintage items used are actually available for rental from Sunshine Daydream Weddings & Events, who played a large part in styling this shoot.
The palette of ivory, silver, and gold were meant to give it a snowy luster while the pops of red were there to bring out the warm, rustic element. By incorporating various hints of red, hearts, and sweet desserts (like warm, gooey cinnamon rolls) we also hoped to capture the idea of love, which is commonly associated with that color, shape, and sweet desserts. Additionally, we wanted to show that a bright warm color against all of the creamy whites can really make the setting pop and there are ways to incorporate color into the clothing as well, even for the bride and groom. A recent wedding trend increasing in popularity is colored wedding dresses, so we figured why not a red lace dress?! It’s something unexpected and unique that could easily work for any rustic style or especially valentine’s day wedding.
The only thing missing from our rustic winter landscape was actual snow. So, we had to get a bit creative and actually shot the snow scenes at a local ski resort. The most unexpected part was that near the end of our shoot in the snow, it actually started to snow! It shows you never quite know what kind of weather you’ll end-up with on your wedding day or even for a wedding shoot, especially in Wisconsin.