A Snowy Winter Wonderland Christmas Elopement in Upstate New York

Winter weddings in Upstate, New York seem to be far and few between – but we aren’t sure why. A group of super talented upstate NY wedding vendors came together to create some Christmas wedding magic and to show everyone just how beautiful a winter wedding or elopement in our own backyard can be.

 

We couldn’t have picked a better day. Our little town was hit with a huge snow storm a couple days before our shoot. With over two feet of snow in some places, we had to snow blow paths for us to pull this pretty styled shoot together and it was SO worth it.

 

From gingerbread houses, deep red and green details, to cozy blanket topped tables, cinnamon sticks and a hot cocoa bar - we love this inspiration shoot. We hope that you love the details as much as we do.

 

My favorites things from this shoot - of course, the amazing photos by Kim and the super in-love and adorable couple make the whole entire thing. BUT - I am seriously crushing on our new amber bottle collection, our sweet little green "Sage" display, and the coziest sweetheart table of all time.

 

The Couple

Funny story - Kelsea is actually from my home town! We didn’t really know each other growing up but she is a fellow creative who recently became engaged to her fiancé, Coty. They were absolutely perfect.

 

 

 

 

Invitations & Small Details

I swear Vinnie reads my mind sometimes. Before he delivered the floral to the warehouse, I saw a photo with cotton and thought it would be amazing and an unexpected wintery detail but it was too late to send him that idea. Of course, when he delivered the arrangements, he had already incorporated the dried cotton and brought extra for our to use! Perfection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tablescape

Featured Pieces: Classic Farm Tables, Mismatched Chairs, Rustic Benches, Wood Slices, Tableware, Gold Flatware, Assorted Amber Bottles, Colored Goblets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talk about the perfect time for some snow to fall, right? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Cocoa

Featured Pieces: “Sage” display, Assorted Cake Stands, Apothecary & Cookie Jars.

 

 

 

 

 

Ceremony Site

Featured Pieces: Antique Wooden Mantle, Walnut Risers, Green Oriental Aisle Rug

 

A woodsy ceremony in the woods. Our old wooden mantle pops perfectly against the snowy covered back drop. Magical as ever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gingerbread Cakes

Featured Pieces: “Clapton” Buffet, Assorted Marble Cake Stands.

 

Thank goodness for Katie, coming to my rescue to make our little gingerbread village. Turns out, I am NOT very good at decorating gingerbread houses so I left it to the professional and they turned out AMAZING. I will be sticking to velvet couches from here on out. Isn't this darling?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweetheart Table

Featured Pieces: Round Pedestal Table, Wood Slices, Colored Goblets, Cozy Blankets, Gold Flatware, “Harlow Chairs”

 

The coziest blanket topped table for two. Our new pedestal table is perfect size for a sweetheart table but also looks just as gorgeous as a cake table, gift table and so many other things. We are excited to have added these "Harlow" emerald green chairs to our collection bot too long ago and I think this was the best way to debut them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reception Attire

We thought it would be fun to switch it up a little bit after the ceremony portion of the shoot. Kelsea let her hair down and we paired a chunky knit purple sweater with the most gorgeous skirt from Lea-Ann Belter Bridal. Tie up boots were the way to go with this much snow! How gorgeous are those trees?

 

 

 

 

 

Small Details We Love:

Featured Pieces: “Sage” Settee, "Harlow" chairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talented Vendor Team

If you aren't following this group, you should be! So much love for everyone that read our little blog. Comment below and let us know your favorite part! Merry Christmas, everyone!

 

Photographer:

Kimberly Schuldt Photography

@kimberlyschuldtphoto

kim@kimberlyschuldt.com

 

Vintage Rentals & Styling:

Pretty Little Vintage Co.

@prettylittlevintageco

prettylittlevintageco@gmail.com

 

Floral:

Wedding & Event Florals by Vinnie

@flowersbyvinnie

michael@floralsbyvinnie.com

 

Cakes:

Belle of Buttercream

@belleofbuttercream

belleofbuttercream@gmail.com

 

Dress:

Bella Bridal & Tuxedo Junction

@bellabridal_tuxedojunction

Kms2363@yahoo.com

 

Skirt:

Lea Ann Belter Bridal

@leaannbelterbridal

kl@lea-annbelter.com

 

Hair:

Marissa Williams at the Ritz

@hairdobymarissawilliams

Marissa71394@yahoo.com

 

Makeup:

Hilary Boxall

@makeupby_hilary

Hilary.boxall@gmail.com

 

Models:

Kelsea & Coty

@kelseapamela