Backyard Winter Wedding Ideas

With the holidays approaching and living in Southern California, backyard weddings are easy to pull off even in the winter! While traditional red and green colors are fun to decorate with, they aren’t exactly “wedding” material. This winter shoot was sent to me from the fabulous ladies at Intertwined Events.

Inspired by California’s balmy weather in November and December, they styled their shoot using their favorite comforts of Grandma’s kitchen during Christmas time. The use of peppermint, acorns, bold red accents, cozy and warm sentiments, a handmade and custom designed wardrobe and more give it that holiday vibe without screaming Christmas; there is lots of inspiration to be taken from these photos for upcoming fall + winter weddings, engagement parties and holiday family gatherings!

red and pink bouquet

bride with sparkling shoes

hot chocolate winter wedding

winter wedding reception ideas

succulent boutonniere

red bouquet with feathers

They also created “Recipe for a Perfect Marriage” cards in place of a guest book.

wedding invitations

I love their “Pie in A Jar” favors! How cute are they? These little pies are perfect, individual pieces of happiness that are less ordinary than the typical cupcakes that have become so popular. They used seasonal fruits to fill them, which make them a great way to weave the holiday spirit into a wedding celebration. And, I’ll be sharing a DIY on how to create them later today on GWS!

apple pie in a jar wedding favor

And just loving all the ruffles on her wedding dress! Tashina Hunter is the amazing designer. Tashina designs custom dresses taking elements of vintage styles + fabrics and recreating them into a modern custom gown. So gorgeous. She is updating her website right now, but you can contact her at tashinahunter{at}gmail [dot]com.

ruffled wedding dress

bride with romantic wedding dress

bride and groom

Birdcage Veils Tessa Kim
Feather Accessories Charlotte Kruse
Florals Suzan Merrill & Jennie Bower
Jewelry Jenny Dayco
Graphic Design Mintwich Design
Makeup + Hair Michelle Cheng and Virginia Valverde
Photographer Marilyn Nakazato and Candice Benjamin
Styling & Coordination Intertwined Events
Wardrobe Stylist/Designer Tashina Hunter

Thanks so much to everyone for sharing your wonderful winter ideas – and remember to check back later today to see how to make the Pie in a Jar favors!

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  1. The mini pies are the best! I think that is such a cute idea and who doesn’t love eating out of a little jar.

  2. Um…you had me at those stunning flowers! What pretty colors. Everything is just beautiful.

  3. What a FUN and fabulously rustic outdoor soiree! And that wedding gown is to die for. So unique and frilly. Loving the cinnamon sticks, the very intricate bout, and the photography. Great great post, GWS!


    The French Bouquet
    Petite Fleur

  4. Thank you SO much! I absolutely had an amazing time photographing all of the little details!

  5. Thanks for the love! Photographing this shoot was an absolute blast.

  6. I LOVE the pie in a jar idea – how absolutely unique! So cute!

  7. Working with the flowers for this wedding was so much fun. The inspiration of Christmas, my favorite holiday, inspired me so much. I’m thrilled you loved it!

  8. OMG! The Pie a Jar is AWESOME! I love the dress too. I ALWAYS start my day here Jen! Thank you : )

  9. Oh this is a stunning style shoot! Perfect for a southern CA fall inspiration. Love the “bridesmaid” dress and those flowers are amazing!!

  10. Everything turned out absolutely gorgeous! I feel honored to be able to work with all of these talented ladies <3

  11. That ruffled gown is magical! Do you know the designer?

  12. I’m completely in love with the bridemaid dress. Where is it from?

  13. Isn’t it? The bridesmaid dress is from H&M and I believe it was only $39.95 or $49.95.

  14. I love the overall look and feel of this shoot! The flowers are amazing!

  15. Gorgeous gorgeous shoot. The pie jars are the best!! And the flowers are sooo beautiful!!

  16. Love the dark colors, so beautiful! Great details as well, some of these would be really pretty with a light dust of snow for background, eh?

  17. I am in LOVE with that dress! Stunning. Such sweet ideas here!

  18. LOVE this!! LOVE Intertwined so so much!! They have the cutest ideas!!

  19. We had such a blast styling this shoot!!! Thanks to all involved, thanks for your kind comments everyone, and most especially thanks to Jen for the feature!

    Intertwined Events

  20. great great team! love the shoot.

  21. gorgeous dress! who is the designer?!

  22. For those who wanted to know about the dress designer, I have an update! (Also updated the post)

    Tashina Hunter is the amazing designer. Tashina designs custom dresses taking elements of vintage styles + fabrics and recreating them into a modern custom gown. She is updating her website right now, but you can contact her at tashinahunter{at}gmail [dot]com.

    Thanks everyone! So glad you all liked this post. :)

  23. I love the birdcage veil! I’m considering something like this for my own wedding this summer. Thanks for adding the vendor for the veil, but the link for the website didn’t work…is there another link? I LOVE the veil and would love more info!

  24. Thanks Bella! Not sure why the link didn’t work for you, I just checked again and it worked for me. It’s – maybe type that into your browser?

  25. Thank you for all the compliments. I had so much fun doing the makeup with Michelle for this photo shoot and working with everyone.

    Virginia Valverde
    Makeup Artist

  26. Love the whole thing! Katie from Intertwined Events is so much fun to work with and obviously very talented!

  27. Who made your shoes?

  28. Can you give me more details on the bouquet? It’s stunning!! What did you use?

  29. Love the color and what a blast to have a pie in your wedding!! Yum

  30. very beautiful wedding, i hope mine looks like that! i love it!


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