Feb 23, 2018
This winter wedding inspiration shoot was inspired by an Olde World Romantic theme set in the mountains of Western North Carolina. The shoot took place at Smithmore Castle, a private mountain estate about 45 minutes outside of Asheville. Set atop English Knob, it is often called the “Castle in the Sky” and the sweeping mountain views provided a stunning backdrop for the talented team of vendors to work with.
The color scheme showed a twist on the traditional winter look with shades of light, dusty blue complimented by creamy peach and soft gold. Pops of dark purple added depth to the palette and provided a dramatic element to the delicate look. The rustic wooden table was outfitted in printed antique china while gold accents and blue and clear crystal glassware pulled the design together. An ivy runner was enhanced in the middle by a large floral arrangement full of mixed blooms and wispy branches that matched the details on the gorgeous cake. The textured, two-tiered cake in a dusty blue hue sat atop an antique gold platter and was encircled with more ivy and topped with flowers. The soaring white walls and sparkling chandeliers were an airy compliment to the stonework in the great hall and provided a modern castle feel.
The shoot featured two different types of models. The first bride’s look featured a flowing ballgown with glittering accents that was a gorgeous mix of winter glam and Olde World grace. Her makeup was the perfect match to the darker hues in her bouquet and was a gorgeous look for the more dramatic winter bride. Her groom wore a gray tux with a sharp white button down underneath, a fashionable yet laid-back look. The second bride was outfitted in a softer, more romantic gown with an empire waist and lace capped sleeves. Her bouquet featured soft pink and white roses and greenery and her free-flowing loose curls added a modern touch to her style. The entire shoot came together beautifully and truly captured the essence of a modern winter wedding in a mountain castle setting.
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