Rustic Winter Wedding Inspiration

new zealand inspiration

The talented team of vendors behind today’s gorgeous styled shoot wanted to show brides-to-be that summer isn’t the only beautiful time of year to host a wedding – winter can be just as amazing! By creating cozy, intimate spaces, wearing something a bit out of the norm like a long-sleeved gown or a pretty cover up, and  embracing the beautiful + rustic hues of winter, you can create a day that is brimming with honest and understated beauty…

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flower crown bride

garden bouquet

The shoot took place in the picturesque provence of Hawke’s Bay (on the east coast of the north island of New Zealand) and was gorgeously styled and captured by Meredith Lord.

bride and groom on docks

new zealand inspiration

new zealand inspiration

new zealand inspiration

Loving the beautiful berry tones in this flower crown created by Kim McMillan!

flower hair piece

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new zealand inspiration

rustic invitation

new zealand rustic

new zealand rustic

There are so many great ideas found throughout this lovely tablescape for you winter brides-to-be to pin! The simple, rustic nature of the design evokes such a perfect winter vibe…

new zealand rustic

place setting

tall skinny table candles

rustic book



new zealand cake



garden bouquet

veil wrapped

Big thanks to the following creatives for sharing their talents with us today!

planning, styling + photography: Meredith Lord // florals: Kim McMillan // make-up: Cushla Bower // dresses: blush dress was designed by the model, dress with lace top is by Rue de Seine, dress with lace bottom is by A La Robe

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  1. Such beautiful, beautiful shots!!

  2. Beautiful and elegant photos. congratulations!

  3. Beautiful work Meredith!! Love the plum colours!

  4. where are the invitations/calligraphy sourced from? i’d love to get a closer look a the botanical brackets!

  5. Beautiful photos!! I love the floral headpiece. Great inspiration for a wedding.

  6. YAY! My hubs and I were married on January 2011, so I’ll always have a love for winter weddings. I love that simplistic cake- so pretty!

  7. A perfect winter wedding dress!



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