Dried Textural Florals + Sleek Stylings: Winter Inspiration for the Modern Bride

Witchy Winter Wedding Inspiration

As a florist who creates many gorgeous floral designs for weddings and elopements throughout the year, Lisa of Linnaea Floral has created many blush bouquets and whimsical clouds of florals. However, when it came time to channeling her creative outlet—she wanted to do something different, something unexpected, and something definitely not pink. While we love a good dose of blush, we’re all for out-of-the-box ideas + things that don’t necessarily scream “bridal.” Do you fall into that same camp? Well then, we have a feeling you’re going to love today’s sultry + striking editorial!

Lisa shares: I was inspired by the colors and textures of the dying plants on the side of the road as autumn turned to winter. The blackening of queen Anne’s lace, the golden brown of fern, and the softness of marsh grasses that were still hanging on.

Ready to see all the seasonality The Kismet Collective captured? Let’s head out to Wealthy Studios in Michigan for a closer look!

Shoulder Stylings

bridal cape

Lisa tells us: I loved how stark and raw and somehow strong these beautiful summer plants were in the harshest of Michigan seasons. They felt magical.

Witchy Winter Wedding Inspiration

That dress! The cape! The dried florals! We can’t figure out what to focus on first…everything is so cool + unique.

Witchy Winter Wedding Inspiration

Witchy Winter Wedding Inspiration

Okay, okay, let’s start with that seriously chic gown—it’s “Lindsay” by Elizabeth Dye from Spring Sweet. We adore the deep V and the added drama from the cape. Pretty darn cool, don’t you think?

braided crown

How darling is this braided updo Krystle Waivio created, completed with the Twigs and Honey piece?

The Dried Backdrop + Bouquet

Witchy Winter Wedding Inspiration

To create this textured + wild look, Lisa drove north and collected a variety of dried florals!

They were all foraged from a ditch or marsh or the crispy remains of a garden. I looked for a variety of shape and texture that would allow me to re-create a minimalistic version of this witchy winter wonderland for the photoshoot.

Witchy Winter Wedding Inspiration

All the rich brown hues and soft neutrals make a pretty incredible palette.

Witchy Winter Wedding Inspiration

Switch It Up

Witchy Winter Wedding Inspiration

To add a bit more feminine + whimsical flair to the overall design, the team switched up the gowns to this airy one, added in a Sara Gabriel Nude Veil, and draped silk ribbon from the bouquet.

Witchy Winter Wedding Inspiration

bridal half updo

How’s that for hair goals?!

All About Ombré

Witchy Winter Wedding Inspiration

We thought those first two gowns were epic…and then we saw this ombré masterpiece! WOW, WOW, WOW.

Witchy Winter Wedding Inspiration

Witchy Winter Wedding Inspiration

Proof that you can never go wrong with florals on florals…and that they can double as part of your ensemble!

Who else adores the look of dried florals?

photography: The Kismet Collective // venue name: Wealthy Studios, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA // event design: Linnaea Floral // planning: The Elopement Co // florals: Linnaea Floral // wedding dress: "Lindsay" by Elizabeth Dye // wedding dress boutique: Spring Sweet // hairpiece: Sara Gabriel Nude Veil // hair stylist: Krystle Waivio // makeup artist: Krystle Waivio // models: Rayanne Barker // cape: The Law Bridal "Leia" // skirt: Chantel Lauren "brindle" // Top: Theia "Brianna" // hairpiece: Twigs and Honey No. 834 "breathless" // gold crown: Mint Lola

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