Photos by:

Ashley Dru

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!

winter wedding newlyweds

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cookie wedding bar
winter wedding newlyweds

cookie wedding bar

winter wedding newlyweds

midwest winter wedding

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!


hot cocoa wedding

winter dessert bars

hot cocoa wedding

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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

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