Moody Blues Winter Elopement Inspiration

It may be summer outside, but this morning we’re turning to a more wintery palette for our inspiration with this styled shoot from Werner J PhotographyMyrtle Floral Design, and their team of fellow creatives. Elopements and micro weddings are all the rage right now, and this gorgeous little wedding inspiration shows just why. A sweet couple with an edgy style, sharing a meal with their bestest people, and a table decked out in copper flatware and luxury linens like velvet (swoon!) and silk. And let’s not forget the stationery – I’ve never really associated watercolour with winter weddings, but I LOVE how it works here! A beautiful ethereal (but still season-appropriate) touch. And let’s not forget the florals – lush beyond!

Here’s some more information from the styling team:
We wanted to create an intimate, cozy, elopement. We wanted to focus on comfort while still portraying elegance and warmth – a table with only the closest of friends sharing in a family-style feast. Having a wedding in the winter and staying inside can be anything but boring, if you have the right company, great food, and some surprising design elements like our colour palette – dark blues, black and copper. Even our food complemented the colour scheme perfectly! Lorraine from Coco Vanilla Food made the most delicious dishes! From a beautiful smoked beetroot and roasted red pepper soup starter topped with crunchy beetroot crisps, to a colorful nourishing side salad with charred unions, exotic tomatoes, golden beetroot and wintergreens. Our main meal was a warm and creamy coconut chicken korma with broccoli confetti. And of course, hand in hand with nourishing winter dishes is perfectly paired red wine!

For the table, Eleni of Set the Table chose a dark midnight blue velvet runner and soft grey/stone tulle ‘side’ runners; finishing off the look with custom made watercolor cushions and pattern napkins. Melissa from Anthos Design Studio continued with this inspiration in her bespoke stationery design with a mix between soft watercolors and modern patterns with a touch of copper foiling. With the florals we wanted to focus on less is more with winter seasonal blooms such as Cymbidium Orchids, Tulips, Peonies, Amaranths, Privet Seeds and Eryngium Thistles, in simple black cube vases. Our collection of beautiful dresses from Zanne Couture and The Maiden complemented our colours to a T, and makeup was also done to perfection by Missy Makeup and Simone, with dark lips as the key element to accentuate our beautiful model bride. Finally, Werner form Werner J Rensburg Photography captured every detail to perfection.

CREDITS
Photography: Werner J Photography | Styling, floral & decor: Myrtle Floral Design | Linens: Set the Table | Stationery: Anthos Design Studio | Wedding dress : Zanne Couture from The Wedding Collective | Bridesmaids’ dresses: The Maiden | Bride’s hair & makeup: Missy Makeup Artist | Bridesmaids’ hair & makeup: Simone S Make Up Artistry | Suits: Woolworths | Food & catering: Coco Vanilla Foods | Caricaturist: Alan Simpson | Venue: Hertford Country Hotel

Moody Blues Winter Elopement Inspiration by Werner J Photography | SouthBound Bride