Get your cocoa ready. Photographer Dallas Curow captured this gem of a winter wedding shoot, filled with emerald tones and metallic golds enough to sweep everyone off their feet. With expert styling from Elyse Cragg and a cake by The Cake Whisperer that makes our hearts flutter, we can’t think of a better way to officially welcome December than with this shimmering snowy shoot!
From the photographer, Dallas: Canadian winters can have a savage beauty. On the coldest days, the skies are vivid blue and the sun sparkles off the ice-encrusted streets. Though the bitterest days of winter certainly make a person long for the gentler seasons, there’s something wonderfully cozy about gathering with family and friends in a warm room in the depth of winter. Escaping the cold on a special occasion brings you even closer together, and somehow heightens the sense of merriment! We wanted to show engaged couples how beautiful a winter wedding can be for those daring enough to consider one.
We sought to showcase the lovely juxtaposition between portraits in the blue, cold light of winter and a reception in a warm room under the glittering light of antique chandeliers. The design was inspired by the silver and gold sparkle of snow, and the timeless opulence of a chateau. To create affordable centerpieces with impact, we collected fallen branches and spray-painted them gold. We assembled guest favours by wrapping several different types of treats (chocolate-covered pretzels, painted gold; green tea and mint truffles; gold dragées) in beautiful paper. We also cozied up bottles of wine in knitted wine sleeves by Paper and Parcel.
Our table was swathed in glittering tulle sourced from a neighborhood fabric store.The icing on the cake came in the form of an exquisite, tiered confection (complete with sugar anemones to match the florals) by The Cake Whisperer. We hope this styled shoot will provide a refined yet refreshing inspiration for brides planning a winter wedding!
Shoot Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada / Photographer: Dallas Curow Photography / Event Design and Styling: Elyse Cragg / Shoot Venue: Château Ramezay / Wedding Dress: Mia Bridal Co. / Makeup: JLJ Creative / Wedding Cake: The Cake Whisperer / Wedding Invitations: Paper & Parcel