Thinking of having a Christmas wedding? Well, you are going to love today’s festive styled shoot and it’s rustic, cosy feel. For starters, how cosy do the piles of blankets and throws look?
The tablescapes are fabulous, with cute knitted place mats, an abundance of fir tree and pine cones, cinnamon sticks and candlelight. Even the dessert table oozes Christmas cheer, and we adore the cute milk bottles with candy canes.
What more could you want for a cosy, rustic Christmas wedding?
“The holidays are fast approaching and with this in mind, Jenna Miles Coleman of J Leslie Decor and I wanted to create a beautifully styled cosy cabin setting that could be used for inspiring a bride who loves Christmas.
“We wanted to bring in rich textures and a touch of the outdoors to make this setting extra special. We really liked the idea of shooting inside a railroad museum because it comes with its own set of unique trinkets and antique items. We really wanted to help convey a beautiful and cosy wedding setting for this shoot.
“J Leslie Wedding Decor created a lovely wedding invitation suite with hand lettering on the envelope and lovely hand drawn holiday features inside. These personal touches help to convey some of those happy and warm feelings that one usually has during Christmas.
“The table setting involved many different textures including burlap, wood, bark, pine needles, knitted placemats, pine cones and wax candles. We wanted to bring elements of the outside indoors to create a feeling like you’re snuggled in a cabin in the woods, with a fire roaring nearby. The tablescape also included other vintage items such as old tin buckets filled with pine cones and berries, a Kodak brownie camera and an old door that was used to hold a chalkboard. These elements helped to tie in the setting of the shoot with all the old machinery and old brick walls.
“We also brought in more colour and texture through the knitted and plaid scarves and blankets on the benches. Not only are the blankets there for style but also for warmth. The ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’ signs were created by Jenna for her own wedding and she shared them with this shoot. The signs definitely went well with the wooden pieces that were used throughout the shoot. These signs helped to designate this setting and table as the bride and groom’s table. With a simple draping of the leaves over the sign, the seating for the couple was complete.
“The desserts were very fun to add to the shoot. The naked cake was made and styled by Jenna, and the old milk crate held milk bottles with milk for thirsty guests. The bottles had red paper straws and candy canes to help spread the holiday feel more. The crate also held greenery and takeaways for the guests – s’mores kits – how fun! The strawberry-rhubarb pie was made my myself as well as the pumpkin bread. The popcorn bags were personalised with some hand lettering by Jenna, making a fun snack for younger wedding guests.
“This shoot was very special for Jenna and I to put together. We both went to high school together in Savannah, GA, and I’m very happy that we are able to now help each other’s businesses propel forward. We both love the holidays and hope that this shoot helps future brides see how they can easily put together a lovely cosy, rustic, do-it-yourself Christmas wedding reception!”
Images © Marianne Lucille Photography
Venue: Roundhouse Railroad Museum, Georgia, USA
Stationery and DIY/Handmade Items: J Leslie Wedding Decor
Lighting: Lighting by Eddie Kimmer
Jewellery: Van Atkins Jewelers