We absolutely can’t believe how close Christmas is, and we’re so happy to be sharing some of our favorite holiday inspiration shoots as we get ready! Today’s shoot is sent over by Alyssa & Michelle from Cotton Weddings, Weddings by Jessee, and F Dellit Designs, who put together a shoot that’s totally modern and romantic at the same time. Deep reds, rich gold, and a touch of grey against fresh white make everything pop and make us oh-so-ready for cozy celebrations.

modern romantic holiday shoot - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

From the photographers, Alyssa & Michelle from Cotton Weddings: The classically elegant white interior and dramatic wooden cathedral doors of The Citadel on Kirby gave us a stunning backdrop for this styled shoot. We were inspired to design details for the modern, romantic bride who loves a touch of drama. The deep red, gold, and white color story was intended to inspire the Holiday bride without looking like a traditional Holiday wedding. Gold leafing details were incorporated throughout and are seen in the invitation suite, the dessert table, and, to top it off, the bride’s side swept romantic braid.

Ruffled - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

grey envelopes - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

fishtail braid - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

winter bridal look - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

A Fine Flourish designed an invitation suite that felt both modern and organic; with accents of gold on soft hemp paper and grey envelopes. The stunning deep red florals by F. Dellit Designs really accentuated the design of the table scape and allowed the entire table to pop against the white walls of the citadel. Mercury glass vases and pedestals held the florals while the gold flatware paired with crystal glassware really made an elegant statement. The entire dessert table had a light, modern feel with marbling and gold leaf details on the cake, chocolate gems, and macaroons.

lounge area - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

red bouquets - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

party hair - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

framed gold table number - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

The simplicity of the bridesmaids holding a single deep red peony as their alternate to a bouquet supported the minimalistic elegance of their ivory dresses while allowing the bride and her dramatic bouquet to shine. From the bride’s soft gown, romantic hair, and bold red lips to the drama of the florals and romantic candlelit images of the bride and groom, the styling came together seamlessly. I adored every moment of working with Michelle and Alyssa of Michelle Able Photography, who captured every angle of the designs just as we envisioned them.

Ruffled - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

centerpiece with gold table runner - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

tall winter tablescape - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

elegant winter tablescape - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

winter red bouquet - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

geometric box place card - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

Ruffled - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

cake table - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

macarons with gold foil - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

wedding cake with gold foil - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

desserts with gold foil - photo by Cotton Weddings http://ruffledblog.com/modern-romantic-holiday-shoot

View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Cotton Weddings

Event Styling

Weddings by Jessee

Floral Design

F Dellit Designs

Venue

Citadel on Kirby

Hair and Makeup

Butter Artistry

Wedding Cake

Maddie Cakes

Mini Desserts

Maple and Love

Macarons

Petite Sweets Houston

Rentals

EB Inc Events, Aztec Events and Tents

Wedding Invitations

A Fine Flourish

1 comments
  • Charleston Wedding Videographer

    The gold flakes in her hair are unusual, yet stunning! Love this <3