“Nobodys walking out on this fun, old-fashioned christmas”- Clark W. Griswald
Tis the season for joy and weddings that symbol the love that comforts all. When Lindsay Varner and I decided to design a Christmas shoot together, there was one thing we knew we wanted; plaid, and lots of it. We wanted to come up with a sophisticated style to show off the pattern and highlight its charm.
Lindsay was the first one to suggest The Farm on the Ridge as our venue for the shoot. It was simply perfect with its gorgeous, cozy red barn in the background. The Farm on the Ridge sits on 117 acres, which gave us a wonderful chance to include multiple locations for our shoot. I was so excited for it all to come together. One of the locations I was eager to incorporate was this vast field of snap peas. Still white before ripening. This beautiful area would be the backdrop for our sweetheart & cake table, and many of the portraits shots. This muted, open field would highlight the bride in the bold, plaid pattern we had set for her.
To feature the venue, we planned on having its beautiful, big red barn as the backdrop for our reception farm table. The farm table included a rustic, wooden centerpiece that accentuated the barn. The centerpiece and greenery surrounding it was designed by our florist, Allison Brook Events. The centerpiece hung over a plaid runner and silver reindeer & wooden votives. Our place settings, provided by All Occasion Rentals, added a touch of elegance to the rustic feel of the table. The wood printed menus, by Locust house. were set on the bold, red and black, plaid napkins. The whole table took my breath away when I saw it all come together. I couldn’t help but see wedding guests gathering around the table like Christmas day, being fed “family style” from the caterer.
Many details went into making this shoot feel like you knew the cute, country couple from Pa. Kylie and Billy, were wearing wedding bands from Boundless Bands made of antler bone. They also read out loud from their personal vow books by The art of Etiquette. We even had Billy feed his new wife delicious macaroons from Mediterra Bakehouse. From the plaid pillows and sleigh bells, to the pine greens on the sweetheart table ,and the red floral ombre on the arbor, Lindsay and I wanted this design to feel like you were home for the holidays. This wedding inspiration is for the brides who love the old-fashioned, family Christmas, where you are surrounded good people, good food and good fun. Although we started with a pattern, we styled this shoot to focus on a bride and grooms love and joy for the holiday season.