A Winter Picnic Elopement Inspiration

snowy picnic shoot

Sometimes you just gotta work with what you have – a notion known all too well to the Northern Indiana based wedding creatives who drummed up this beautiful editorial. Photographer, Destany of The Colagrossis, shares, Northern Indiana is quite short on great wedding venues, so many of our brides opt to have a laid-back outdoor fete at a park pavilion or shelter. The pavilion we chose for the shoot was old and left abandoned in the woods. The heavy wood beams and moss-covered slate roof served as the most lovely and whimsical backdrop.  

While it seems almost foreign to us in sunny SoCal, I think we can all agree there is something romantic about the aftermath of a snowstorm. Destany says, The evergreens, the snuggles to keep warm, tweed, the way snow twinkles in the light. Yes, yes, yes and yes. With the design skills of Savage Design Co and florals from Karmen + Chris of Be Married, we don’t doubt that this mid-century style picnic in the woods they created will be a concept snatched up by couples all over the globe.

winter bride

winter bouquet with roses

Now that’s a bouquet! Loving all the green!

winter flower hair piece

winter boutonniere

snowy winter shoot

snowy winter bride

snowy winter bride

snowy winter bride

green gem ring

snowy winter bride

We love that the bride is keeping warm in her faux fur from Forever 21 :)

mid century snowy picnic

hanging candle holders

mid century snowy picnic

mini wreath plate setting

mini wreath plate setting

mini wreath plate setting

How many Indiana couples out there will not even finish this post before reaching out to this amaze venue – Foster Park Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne. So super cool.

mid century snowy picnic

mid century snowy picnic

hanging candle holders

vintage trunk cake table

And that beautiful naked cake by Sassie Cakes was an amazing fit.

winter cake

mid century snowy picnic

See more from this pretty, snowy shoot in the film below by Matt Thomas:

Big thanks to everyone below for contributing to such an inspiring shoot! Destany closes with these wise words, We currently have a couple that wants so much to have a winter wedding and they are getting so much push-back. If we could give our couples any piece of advice, its to stay true to yourselves and have the wedding day that is YOU from the season to the style, to the format. There is no “way to have a wedding” besides just being yourselves and having the most loving day of your lives!

photography: The Colagrossis // planning + design: Savage Design Co. // venue: Foster Park Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, Indiana // florals: Karmen + Chris of Be Married // videography: Matt Thomas // wedding dress + headpiece: One Fine Day Bridal // dress designer: Modern Trousseau // faux fur: Forever 21 //  jewelry + engagement ring: Pacula Diamonds // cake: Sassie Cakes // veil: Paris by Debra Moreland // groom’s suit: H&M // hair + makeup: Leah VanCleave from A Day Away Salon and Spa

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