Oh winter, how I love your deep rich tones, your golds and browns and burgundies. This shoot, photographed and styled by Ashley Dru is winter at its finest: lots of snow, deep amber bottles, and a stunning redheaded bride to tie it all together. We love Ashley’s idea of painting the tips of the balsa flowers with gold paint, adding a little extra pop to an already stunning tablescape!

snowy winter wedding

From the photographer and stylist, Ashley Dru: Winter landscapes in the Midwest can either be white snowy wonderlands or miles and miles of brown wooded areas. Both are beautiful in their own ways! So I decided to create a winter inspiration shoot that combines those two extremes into one amazing theme full of warmth and everything we love about winter time! The backdrop/venue for the shoot was at the beautiful Farmhouse Weddings in Nappanee, Indiana.

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winter wedding newlyweds

copper wedding colors

winter wedding newlyweds

copper wedding colors

Using balsa wood flowers and dried flowers can be a great way of using the readily available resources in the dead of winter when fresh flowers are scarce. The possibilities are endless with colors and you could even dry your own flowers to cut down on cost! You can also add your own personal touches to the white balsa flowers like painting the tips with metallic gold paint :) Small touches like sequin glitter balls and wood twigs for a table runner can add to the overall winter theme!

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winter wedding newlyweds

cookie wedding bar

winter wedding newlyweds

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There is nothing better than a warm drink in the wintertime, so why not create a dessert table that is full of dunkable treats. You can even make your own chocolate dipped spoons for an added touch to those warm hot drinks! Edible glitter on the chocolate doesn’t looks so bad either :) Hot chocolate favors can keep the winter spirit alive for guests even as they are back home in their cozy homes!

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winter dessert bars

hot cocoa wedding

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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Shoot Location: Nappanee, IN / Photographer and Styling: Ashley Dru / Shoot Venue: The Farmhouse Weddings / Wedding Dress: Mignonette Bridal / Cupcakes: Happy Dance Cupcakes / Donuts and Cookies: Rise N Roll Bakery / Scones: Rolling Scones


Comments (12):

  • Paula on February 28, 2015

    I love this!
  • Ariana - Hey Wedding Lady on October 14, 2013

    Her headpiece is stunning!
  • Jennifer on February 22, 2013

    Lovely photos!!! The snow is a perfect backdrop for the photos and setting. A warm hot chocolate to take the chill off the day, perfect idea for this setting.
  • kelly on January 17, 2013

    The snow makes for such beautiful photos... but Yikes! no sleves! I've got the chills just looking at the photo. Doesnt help that I'm from Houston, and prefer 100 degrees to 30.
  • Alex on January 14, 2013

    What a lovely wedding! I'd love to know where those mugs are from!
  • ksenija micic on January 14, 2013

    WOW WOW WOW. Even with fear of my boyfriend seeing this and adding to the mounting pressure of that question, I simply have to share this. I live in South Africa and there is no snow and up until now I had always pictured myself with a hot, summer beach wedding but seeing this has changed everything. Those colours, the beautiful food, the elegant white house in the snow. Wow, congratulations to the happy couple, this is one that I won't soon forget, an incredible and picturesque white wedding! xx
  • jessamyn harris on January 13, 2013

    gorgeous!! I don't like the winter, and I've never been to the midwest, but I have a feeling I'd be very very happy with winter if it always looked like that. absolutely gorgeous. our december wedding in san francisco didn't have quite the same stunning backdrop :)
  • Kate Collison on January 12, 2013

    Lovely! I am from Indiana, and I pinned the sweet little farmhouse before realizing it was related to your site, wedding planning, or my homestate! Simply divine! :)
  • Natalie on January 11, 2013

    This shoot is so stunning and captures winter's serenity perfectly. Congratulations, Ashley & team!
  • Tammy/FancieStrands on January 11, 2013

    What a beautiful way to get married. The snow is so magical and such a sweet couple. Love it!
  • Amy - Chic Vintage Brides on January 10, 2013

    This shoot shows precisely why there should be more Winter Weddings..... of course as a Winter bride I may be slightly biased :)
  • Dorothy on January 10, 2013

    Oh, this shoot is so pretty! There's something so magical about winter wonderland weddings. The white snow makes it so crisp and pure. :) I just started my own wedding blog ( http://www.luvthebride.com ) and having fun coming up with fall themes. Oddly, if I didn't go with a fall wedding, I think I would go with winter over spring and summer! :)


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