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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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View all images from this shoot in the gallery

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


Comments (20):

  • Felicia on February 4, 2016

    I'd love to know where you got the green goblets. I'd like to find some like this for my wedding.
  • Christina W on November 3, 2014

    Hi there, I would absolutely love to know where her coat is from! I'm planning my own wedding in Chicago this December and this coat is perfect!!!
  • Montreal Wedding Dresses on December 20, 2013

    Awesome.. thanks For Sharing.. Achieving the Look of Allure is about more than just the dress. On the day when all eyes are on you, feeling confident and beautiful is something every bride deserves. Whether your style is classic and traditional, or bold and dramatic - it all starts with how your wedding dress makes you feel. And nothing else feels like an Allure. Montreal Wedding Dresses
  • Katie O'Keefe on January 26, 2013

    This emerald and gold combination is heaven! And what a gorgeous bride. I was so inspired by the beautiful cake, I had to share it on a Wedding Wednesday post at Christina Leigh Events. Click the link to see. Happy Weekend!
  • Lovella Bridal on December 27, 2012

    Oh, how lovely that emerald looks with the red hair! Love it.
  • Becki on December 21, 2012

    Elyse who makes the jacket in the picture?
  • Baby Shower Invitations on December 9, 2012

    Everything about this shoot is just perfect! I love the pop of colour that really gives the wedding a beautiful blend of vintage and contemporary. Beautiful styling!
  • Elyse on December 4, 2012

    Shannon - it's the Amour by Kenneth Pool!
  • Shannon on December 4, 2012

    Does anyone by chance know who makes the wedding dress featured in this post?
  • Anonymous on December 4, 2012

    This shoot is too beautiful...I love the green! It really complements the bride, and gives a cozy elegance to the table setting. Perfectly styled!
  • Elyse on December 4, 2012

    Thank you so much, Ruffled team, for featuring our work on your amazing blog! Truly an honour.
  • Christie O. {Mountainside Bride} on December 4, 2012

    Winter is my favorite season. Love the bold green and elegant gold details!
  • Wedding Dresses on December 4, 2012

    This is a one modern inspired wedding. Concept of green is adorable...and looks clearly great.
  • Megan @ Sparkle Motion Decor on December 3, 2012

    Such a lovely, perfectly styled shoot! I especially like the unexpected color palette - the contrast between the indoor setting and snowy outdoors is really pretty.
  • naomi on December 3, 2012

    Oh this shoot is just too gorgeous. I'm not sure what detail Iike the most. So very chic!
  • Diana on December 3, 2012

    Perfect winter wedding inspiration. I think this couple likes green! LOL but seriously this deep evergreen color is not used nearly enough. Beautiful!
  • Rita Miller Dorris on December 3, 2012

    Love every little detail about this shoot! Even love the emerald green! I love winter weddings!!! Adore the cake and love the vintage green drinking glasses. It is fun to add something different and unexpected to your table!
  • Dallas on December 3, 2012

    Thank you so very much for the feature, Amanda et al!!! We are so honoured to be on Ruffled :)
  • Heather on December 3, 2012

    Was real fur used in this photo shoot? Jacket or chair cover?
  • Hallie on December 3, 2012

    I LOVE! Everything about this post- the pops of emerald green, the pops of gold- every detail is styled to perfection!


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