Today I have the pleasure of sharing something so amazing! I know it’s starting to warm up because spring is right around the corner but this gorgeous winter themed plus size styled shoot was too good not to share with y’all!
Now if you are anything like me I love to read. I wish I could do more of it for fun but you know that thing called life gets in the way sometimes. And I loved the Narnia collection when I was younger and now my kids are reading it and they love it just the same.
Here’s what the brains behind this stunning shoot had to say about it, “I wanted to do a winter wedding photo shoot, without the typical “ice and snow,” and that created a “WOW” factor. I made the centerpieces used, and a friend helped me make the wardrobe backdrop for the sweetheart table.
What was your design inspiration? I wanted to do a winter wedding shoot, but not the “typical snow and ice.” I have always loved the Narnia Series, and in the first movie, The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, Narnia is under the spell of the White Witch, who has made Narnia “always winter, but never Christmas.”
Describe your flowers.I wanted simple flowers that brought out the beauty of Narnia. With the help from The Flower Shoppe, we were able to have a simple arrangement that complemented the beauty of Narnia, and brought the “hope of spring” at the same time.
Describe your cake.The cake was a “naked” cake. It was an almond-vanilla cake with very little frosting on it. Then I added the banner, which I made that said “Once a King or Queen of Narnia, Always a King or Queen of Narnia.” In front of the cake I had ‘natural-looking’ chairs for the thrones. Around the base of the smaller layer, I placed miniature pine cones to help with the forest feel that Narnia has.
Tell us about your attire choices.Because Narnia is “always winter, but never Christmas,” the colors are on the dreary side. So, I wanted to incorporate grays and muted greens, so I chose gray for the bridesmaid dress, and a light blue for the flower girl dress. For the wedding dress, I wanted it to feel airy and look like “snow”. The tuxedos I wanted to reflect the gray color, with the blue for the vests/ties. The ladies, I had wear fur shawls to tie in the furs the children borrow from the wardrobe when they stumble into Narnia.
Please describe any DIY, handmade or personal details. I wanted the “reception” to feel like the guests would have stepped through the wardrobe into Narnia. I had a friend help me create the wardrobe as the backdrop for the sweetheart table. I was able to find the “fur” coats through the Facebook Marketplace. I didn’t want to cover up the beauty of the wedding dress, so instead of a veil, I created a crown made from a Christmas garland of shimmery blue flowers.
Describe the tablescape elements.For the centerpieces, I wanted to create elements from the movie, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. So for the centerpieces, I created the Beaver’s Dam with the beavers and the wolf, The Witch’s Castle, Father Christmas’ Sleigh with the gifts he gives the children (to help defeat the White Witch), and then finally Aslan and the stone table, with the stone table before Aslan was killed, as well as afterwards, when Aslan rises and the stone table breaks).