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Gilded Winter Romance

Whenever we see a styled shoot from Juli Vaughn, we know it’s going to be good – ridiculously good. So when we heard she had teamed up with all-star photographer Our Labor of Love by Heidi, we nearly jumped out of our seats! For this photo shoot, Juli embraced the theme “Toss in some Texture.” Metals, tile, patterns, beading, and more come together in a presentation that takes our breath away without overwhelming the senses.

gilded winter romance - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

From the event designer and stylist, Juli Vaughn: In the last shoot, the image we selected inspired buzz words like idyllic, soft, fluffy, ethereal, and floral. Buzz words are a great way to figure out your style parameters. One of the words I hear in the wedding and design world quite a bit is “texture.” Texture is one of my favorite things to play with. Incorporating texture can take a simple color scheme from a snooze-fest to something really thought provoking. Our inspiration image for this shoot has a ton of texture – tile, fur, mixed patterns, metals, marble, and wood – but the neutral tones create a base.

wedding invitations - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

autumn winter bouquet - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

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green boutonniere - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

winter tablescape - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

half down updo - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

gold place settings - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

When combining textures, make sure that the colors complement each other or are neutral enough that they don’t take on an “everything but the kitchen sink” appearance. It’s similar to the way a designer uses multiple patterns in a well decorated room. As long as the color scheme is adhered to – you can toss in pattern to your heart’s content and it all goes together.

beaded wedding gown - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

wedding food - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

gilded winter romance - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

white gold cakes - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

groom bouquet - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

romantic centerpiece - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

bride and groom - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

A money-saving side note to incorporate texture: One unusual and cost effective thing we did was to take one of the gorgeous linens from Party Tables and create a wallpaper effect with it. This can be a way to introduce pattern into a space for the less “crafty” brides out there. Order a large tablecloth (or multiple ones) and simply hang them as backdrops. You won’t have to purchase a bunch of material that you’ll never use again!

winter wedding ideas - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

wedding hair - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

moroccan wedding inspiration - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

white gold cake - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

unique groom looks - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/

gilded winter romance - photo by Our Labor of Love by Heidi http://ruffledblog.com/gilded-winter-romance/


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Shoot Location: Atlanta, GA / Photographer: Our Labor of Love by Heidi / Event Design, Styling, and Floral Design: Juli Vaughn Designs / Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone via Kelly’s Closet / Sequin Purse: Anthropologie / Hair and Makeup: Andrea Carter Artistry / Men’s Attire: Billy Reid / Caterer: Sun in My Belly / Wedding Cake: Eileen Carter Creations / Linens: Party Tables / Furniture: Blue Eyed Yonder / Wedding Invitations: Yours is the Earth

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