This stylized winter wedding will warm your heart with inspiring earthy tones, evergreens, and a winter landscape set at Rose Bank Winery. One of the most popular trends that we’re seeing a lot of is greenery and natural elements. This styled shoot pays homage to that trend in the prettiest most down-to-earth way. Pairing fearless dresses by Sweet Caroline Styles with beautiful decor planned by Blonde and Blue Boutique and stunning florals by A Cottage Gardener. Rustic elegance shows throughout every photo, and with an amazing team of Philadelphia wedding vendors, this shoot did not disappoint! Thanks to the collaboration of Madison Neumann Photography and Stephanie Barone Photography they show us that it’s possible to have a gorgeous wedding even in the coldest time of year.
From Stephanie Barone Photography: “After working with Madison Neumann for my first stylized shoot, I knew that I wanted to create my own winter wedding inspiration. My vision, for the winter session, began with green color palette and the vision of pine trees. Incorporating these trees were extremely important to add the pop of color to the otherwise colorless winter landscape. One day while sharing ideas with Madison, we realized that we were basically planning the same exact session and decided we had to combine our talents once again! We began with a mood board on Pinterest and some light Instagram stalking for the perfect team.”
“I have worked with Madison Spera of MadMakeup time and time again and am constantly impressed with her incredible talent (so choosing a makeup artist was pretty easy). Molly Tanzillo, whom I met through Instagram, stepped into style Emily’s (bridesmaid) and Amy’s hair (bridesmaid). I reached out to The Fawn and The Sparrow on Etsy after seeing their beautiful crystal hair pieces pop up on my Etsy suggestions. Next, I reached out to Alexandra Conn of Blonde and Blue Boutique, I knew that we needed the best designer on board to create a one-of-a-kind tablescape. Alexandra put together the most beautiful place setting that incorporated the earthly elements of the winter as well as our inspirational green color and a pop of gold. Alexandra also contributed the most amazing green settee, small table for the sweetheart area as well as a handmade wood table and incredible peacock chair! I know that I can always count on Alexandra for some amazing furniture pieces that all bring the shoot together on another level. When it came time to recruit a paper supplier, the search was over before it even began! I worked with Betsey of Anchor Fifty Two during my rebrand and was positive that she would know exactly what I wanted! I think that it is safe to say that she nailed it with the trees”
“Madison reached out to Caroline of Sweet Caroline Designs, Kim of A Cottage Gardener, Erika of Love Bites by Erika and Lori of LoMo Studio to complete our vendor team. After assembling the team our most difficult decision was the location! My vision was green, winter foliage and I was not giving up on that. Madison and I took numerous drives, in search of the perfect location. Then it came to me, as I thought of a wedding I photographed back in September at the Rose Bank Winery. Those giant pines will forever stand out in my memories as one of the most romantic backdrops. The trees served us well during our [extremely chilly and windy] outdoor portion of the shoot. The original plan was to set up the entire set outside in nature, but the weather was not having it. Rose Bank Winery’s large ballroom gave us the perfect retreat from the extreme winter condition unfolding just outside the walls. The natural light poured in from the windows onto their beautiful wood that literally reaches from floor to ceiling.”
“When, choosing our models, it was important for us to showcase a diverse range of people, of all colors, sizes, and shapes. It was also important for us to find a real-life couple to give us the opportunity to showcase authentic, thriving love. Morgan and Max modeled as bride and groom. Amy and Emily modeled as bridesmaids and Nick and Quinzie modeled as groomsmen. [Groomsmen outfits were thrifted and pulled from the model’s own personal closets] I can not thank this incredible team of vendors and models more! Each and every one of them contributed a vital piece to this successful stylized shoot.”
From Madison Neumann Photography: “After a Halloween themed styled shoot last fall, I decided that I would love to start doing styled shoots to show off every season. When selecting locations for some holiday sessions, the evergreen trees gave me huge amounts of inspiration for a winter stylized wedding. After telling Stephanie my ideas, we discovered that we both had similar shoots in mind and we decided to join forces to plan our winter wedding together. While my idea originally came to me while location scouting holiday sessions, we both agreed that we wanted to show off evergreens in a way that didn’t scream ‘Christmas.’ We both share a love of the forests of the pacific northwest and pulled a lot of our inspiration from there.”
“Our color palette of greens was our first decision. From there, we built a Pinterest board of natural gemstones and rustic tablescapes, and then a mood board/slideshow to start our official planning process. Stephanie had already worked with our amazing set designer, Ali Conn who we knew would be able to embody this vision perfectly. She also contacted our hair and makeup artists Madison and Molly and finished off the whole look with the beautiful hair pieces provided by The Fawn and The Sparrow. Stephanie also pulled in our paper goods provider, Anchor Fifty Two, and our beautiful venue, Rosebank Winery. On my end, I knew initially that I wanted our dress designer, Caroline Kohler of Sweet Caroline Designs, who I love and have worked with on many occasions. I then did some research and found the beautiful work of our Jewelry provider, LoMo Studios; florist, a Cottage Gardener; and baker, Love Bites by Erika. All vendors I had not yet worked with, and was so excited too!
“Our model casting was also very important to us. It was really important to us to capture the realness of a wedding day. Real love, and real people. That’s how we came about choosing Morgan and Max. Morgan is a photographer from the area who I have known for some time, and it was her first time getting in front of the camera. It was really fun being able to capture her and Max’s love for one another. Our bridesmaids and groomsmen are all models and friends whom I and Stephanie had worked with before and were so happy to have come forward on the set, Elquinzie, Nick, Amy, and Emily. At the end of the day, I was so pleased with how all of our planning and selection had paid off because the energy on shoot day was so positive, and I feel like that really shows through our images.”