Styled Shoot: Snow, Sparkle and Sweet Sentiments by Carla Ten Eyck (11)

This gorgeous, wintry styled shoot comes to us from Carla Ten Eyck, based in Hartford, Connecticut! Here’s what Carla and the her talented team have to say about this shoot:

As far as we are concerned, there is nothing more romantic than a winter wedding! And being New Englanders, there is no better place for one than Vermont. This styled shoot encompassed all of the best parts of winter- cozy fabrics, interesting textures, fluffy white snow, comforting treats and warm snuggles. In planning the fashion for the shoot, stylist Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the shore set out to embrace the cozy elements of winter, but to create contrasts: “I had such fun playing with textures and taking traditional wedding elements and mixing them with wintry pieces. For the bride’s less formal look, I paired a cabled cashmere sweater from Elisabeth Hunter Cashmere with a statement necklace from Ivy and Aster and a custom blue tulle skirt from The White Dress by the shore. For the groom’s formal look, I styled a classic tuxedo from Valentino Tailors with a handmade vintage chunky scarf. A bride’s attire should always be reflective of her venue- even if you are getting married on a frozen lake!”

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Nichole Michel of Coral Pheasant Stationery : “Texture played a major role in the design of the table for the Vermont Winter Wedding photo shoot. I was inspired by the various fabrics that fashion stylist Beth Chapman of The White Dress by the shore had chosen for the models. Cozy cable knit sweaters, brown leather boots and rhinestone belts parlayed into a nubby hand-woven jute runner and ivory chenille checkered overlay, wood scalloped chargers and glass plates molded with the subtle texture of finely woven cloth. Vintage china with blue laurel leaves and gold edging complemented the colors of the florals. One of my favorite elements of the table are the antique bone handled fish cutlery. The gorgeous pattern on the knives are a small but stunning detail. For the paper story, texture translated into mixed typefaces, varied borders and a herringbone patterned envelope liner. I love the contrast of the quirky serif font paired with a classic serif typeface. A laser cut snowflake belly band added dimension and further emphasized the winter theme.”

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Who says that flowers can’t be beautiful in the winter? Floral designer, Tony Palmieri of Datura of A Modern Garden worked his magic to create beauty in bloom: “For the tablescape, we brought the indoors outside and set up a table in the crisp white snow. A hint of warmth was added to the wintry table with spring tulips, hyacinth and orchids, adding a lighter note to the heavier statements of thistle and hydrangea. No tablescape is complete without a chandelier! We adorned a vintage chandelier with white ginestra and pale blue hydrangea blooms.”

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The piece de resistance of this shoot was the fabulous milk punch that kept us all warm during long cold days of shooting, prepared by Nichole of Coral Pheasant Stationery: “Milk Punch goes particularly well with the inside warmth and soft light of winter holidays. The charred barrel flavors of bourbon and vanilla mix delightfully with milk. Egg nog be damned!” Milk Punch Recipe: 5 cups of a mixture of whole milk and half-and-half (4:1 is suggested) 1 1/2 cups bourbon, another whiskey or brandy 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted 1 tablespoon vanilla extract Freshly grated nutmeg, for garnish. In a pitcher, whisk together milk, half-and-half, bourbon, sugar and vanilla. Freeze until slushy, which will take 3 to 4 hours, but you can leave it in there up to a day. Stir before serving it in chilled glasses, finished with a few gratings of fresh nutmeg.

Lovely, thank you Carla! For more information about Carla Ten Eyck, please visit her website.

What do you think of today’s styled shoot? Let us know in the comments below!

Photographer:  Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Cake Designer:But a Dream Custom Cakes
Invitation Designer: Coral Pheasant
Makeup Artist: d.d.Nickel makeup studio
Floral Designer: Datura: a Modern Garden
Professional: Dave Noonan of Carla Ten Eyck Photography
Dress Store: The White Dress by the shore


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