Dramatic + Theatrical Christmas Wedding Inspiration

dark red holiday inspiration

The inspiration for today’s beautiful styled shoot stemmed from a XVII century still nature, spotted by the stylist, Christina, as well as the shoot’s gorgeous venue, an Italian building of archeological industry. To give the setting a holiday feel, the team brought in an array of festive design elements + layered in dramatic Christmas colors like gold + red. And an abundance of candlelight gave the tables a cozy + theatrical warmth that I just love…

From Christina, Our bride was unconventional – her tattoos, her bob and her make-up created a contrast with the elegant embroidered dresses by Uel Camilo. She was like a theatre’s actress ready for the show. We used traditional European plates, flatware and glasses that had a slight Bohemian touch. And the centerpieces were composed by candles placed in transparent bottles, plus floral arrangements, by Il profumo dei fiori, crafted from amarillis, dahlias, orchids, garden roses, myrtle, pomegranates and tillantia. 

We’re sure these images by Cinzia Bruschini, which perfectly capture the dark + romantic vibe of the shoot, will inspire those of you planning a wedding or celebration with a sophisticated, theatrical feel.

calligraphy

dark red holiday bouquet

fur coat


The candlesticks, placed in collected bottles varying in size, would be such an easy DIY that would have a gorgeous impact on your tablescape!

dark red holiday inspiration

floral plate

dark red holiday inspiration

dark red holiday inspiration

candles in bottles

dark red holiday tablescape

dark red holiday inspiration


The beautiful calligraphy, by Betty Soldi, adds a lovely, artful element.

calligraphy

dark red holiday inspiration

tulle back dress

dark red holiday cakes


And the sweets table featured holiday-inspired treats by Nana&Nana Cakes as well as festive gold oreos! :)

pomegranate cake

dark red holiday cakes

dark red holiday cakes


Thanks so much to the talented Italian artists below for sharing this dramatic + theatrical Christmas wedding inspiration with us today! We hope it helps get you into the spirit of the season!

photography: Cinzia Bruschini // planning + design: Le Jour du oui // venue: Galvanotecnica Bugatti Milano, Italy // florals: Il profumo dei fiori // dresses: Uel Camilo,Clara Garcovich Pr Agency Milan // shoes: Alberto Guardiani // sweets table: Nana&Nana Cakes // hair + make-up: Paola Bianchera // table setting: Nella Longari Home // calligraphy: Betty Soldi // model: Cleo Viper

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Romantic Textural Wedding Inspiration

texture inspiration

The talented Denver-based team behind today’s lovely wedding inspiration was completely enamored with the idea of texture + wanted to stage a shoot based on that concept! To execute their approach, they layered different fabrics + elements, using a beautifully understated neutral color palette, to create a rich, romantic feel that perfectly epitomizes a wedding. I know that blushes, ivories + peaches are some of the most commonly used wedding hues, so I hope this feature inspires those of you who are planning a day with a soft tones + a romantic vibe!

Thanks so much to Laura Murray for the beautiful photohraphs + to A Vintage Affair for the picture-perfect planning and design. So much pretty in one place!

window sill

blush arrangement

bow sash back dress


The florals by Bare Root Flora are truly jaw-dropping! They chose only the most romantic of blooms like anemones, tulips and ranunculus and styled them in such an interesting, yet elegant way. Major love.

blush texture bouquet

texture inspiration

silver cluth

window sill bride


The fabric backdrop was designed with chiffon and tulle flower trims, using the same color palette. Something like this would work perfectly as an altar frame or a fabulous cake backdrop.

texture inspiration

blush tablescape

blush florals


Loving all of the pretty candlelight, too!

candle lit

flowers


Thanks so much to the below creatives for inspiring us today with a little bit of romance + a lot of pretty texture!

photography: Laura Murray Photography // planning + design: A Vintage Affair // venue: McNichols Civic Center Building Denver, Colorado // florals: Bare Root Flora // wedding dress: Grace by Anna Campbell available at Felice Bridal // model: Cindy Yan // hair: Hilary Hackney // make-up: Dina Bree // linens: La Tavola

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Handmade New Jersey Farm Wedding: Michelle + Kyle

bride and groom

Michelle + Kyle have been together since college and they wanted to share their wedding with their closest family + friends who have watched them grow together as a couple. This led them to host an intimate, 60-guest celebration so they could really spend quality time with everyone in attendance. They fell in love with their venue, The Inn at Fernbrook Farms, the moment they saw it, and they knew it would be the perfect setting for a day that showcased their passions + truly reflected their story as a couple. And while they put a lot of heart into crafting some beautiful DIY details (which you’ll see throughout the post!), I love what Michelle had to say about their celebration: The entire day was fueled by love and laughter + we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.

Big thanks to Pat Furey for the super gorgeous photography + congrats and best wishes to the newlyweds!

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invitation

groomsmen

bridesmaids

pink farm bridesmaids

pink farm bouquet

farm bride


The sheet music petal cones were inspired by Kyle’s love of music.

confetti cones

ceremony programs

babys breath

ceremony

ceremony

ceremony

Kyle: Hearing her song start to play and looking up as Michelle started walking down the aisle. It all sunk in that this was happening and I couldn't help but feel overwhelmed with emotion. The buildup from the day and anxiety of waiting to see her just disappeared at that moment. It was a surreal feeling that stayed with me through the entire ceremony.

Michelle: The photo shoot after Kyle and I exchanged our vows was indescribable. I was already bursting with so many emotions from the ceremony when Pat & Claire whisked us off on a golf cart to take photos all over the farm. It was our first chance to laugh and play as husband and wife, which is what I truly love most about our relationship.

ceremony

wedding party

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

pigs

boutonniere


Love this shot! :)

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

love story chalkboard

book centerpieces


The reception tables featured wildflower-inspired blooms styled by Twisted Willow + vintage books from Michelle’s ever-expanding collection. It all came together beautifully and looked so, so lovely!

vintage pink flower centerpieces

vintage pink flower centerpieces

book centerpieces

Processional: Bridal Party: Here, There + Everywhere – The Beatles; Bride: The Dress Looks Nice On You – Sufjan Stevens

Recessional: Linus + Lucy – Vince Guaraldi Trio

First Dance: Friends + Lovers – Incubus

first dance

mr and mrs signs

All of the little details make for beautiful photos, but at the end of the day it really is just about the two of you. Remember that your love should be the focus of the day. If you keep that in mind, everything else just fades away.

photography: Pat Furey Photography // venue: The Inn at Fernbrook Farms Bordentown, New Jersey // day of wedding coordinator: Mary Harris Events // florals: Twisted Willow // wedding dress: Cymbeline & L’Fay // hairpieces: Francine’s Bridal // shoes: DIY // bridesmaid dresses: Bill Levkoff // hair + makeup: Duette Hair & Make-up Design // groom suit: Dante Zeller // invitations: Minted // catering: Max Hansen Caterer // cake: Chez Alice // music: Unforgettable DJs

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