Winter Wedding Inspiration: English Pheasant Hunt // Styled by Selena Marie Weddings & Events // Featured on Grey Likes Weddings

It's no secret that my strengths lie in the visual spectrum of life. Luckily my sister Nora's strengths are numerous and include the written word. She helped style our models and helped us summarize the inspiration and some of the special details behind this winter wedding styled shoot. I couldn't have said it better myself. So I won't. 

An antique brass pheasant figurine sparked our initial interest in a cozy winter wedding that combined rich, saturated colors with touches of English Country rustic glamour. From there, we decided to use a mixture of elements that put a modern twist on traditional British hunting culture: a vintage plaid blanket for the ceremony site, gorgeous flowers (by the very talented La Fleur du Jour) in jewel tones, pheasant feathers and pewter serving pieces as accents, and of course, lots of tweed.

A beautiful French lace BHLDN dress helped set the tone of the shoot: romantic, classic, but not  too stuffy. We envisioned a couple that loved history, books, and a little bit of whiskey on a cold day,   and then worked with a wonderful team of vendors to create a modern day hunting lodge feast in bright shades of amber, turquoise and plum, all inspired by the multicolored plumage of game birds.

We were especially enamored of the giant scroll that Carolyn Jane Designs created for us as a ceremony backdrop. Quoting Pride and Prejudice in beautiful calligraphy, the piece summed up perfectly our excitement upon seeing each new detail of this collaborative process come to life: “You have bewitched me, body and soul.”

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Vendor credits are below.

Vendors: Photographer: MOLLIE CRUTCHER PHOTOGRAPHY // Coordinator/Stylist: SELENA MARIE WEDDINGS & EVENTS // Florists: LA FLEUR DU JOUR // Desserts: SUGAR LAB // Stationary & Calligraphy: CAROLYN JANE DESIGNS // Classic Car: 1933 STUDEBAKER // Bentwood Chairs: CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS // Ceremony Folding Chairs: COST PLUS WORLD MARKET // Linen: LA TAVOLA // Table top Rentals: VENTURA PARTY RENTAL CENTER // Specialty China: SPODE CHINA, Charger: POTTERY BARN // Vintage Rentals : 716 Glayds Way, SELENA MARIE WEDDINGS & EVENTS, and MOLLIE CRUTCHER PHOTOGRAPHY // Models: Nicole Marie Alywin, Robyn Mckibbon, Emily Ulrich, Heidi Watson, Kyle Pullman // Make Up: Make-up Kreations by K – Karen Dorado // Hair: Diana Kell and Zoa Rakowski // Jewelry: COAST TO COAST COLLECTIONS, SANTA BARBARA and RENT THE RUNWAY // Men’s Suit: ZARA and J. CREW // Wedding Dresses: NEARLY NEWLYWEDand BHLDN // Bridesmaid Dresses: RENT THE RUNWAY and BHLDN

Vintage Botanic Wedding Inspiration // Featured on 100 Layer Cake

I'm doing my happy dance today. And if you've ever seen me eat a molten chocolate lava cake, you know what that looks like.

Today, my images from the fall/winter issue of Louisville Bride are featured on 100 Layer Cake and I couldn't be more proud of the dream team that made this all possible (see below). We were inspired by vintage botanical prints, greenhouses, and lush, wild bouquets. We focused on a berry, blush, and plum color palette with gold accents to enhance all the greenery Yew Dell Botanical Gardens provided as our backdrop. We even got to use the castle on Yew Dell's property to help us capture an old-world spirit. Yes, that's right, I said castle. And can we talk about the gowns, the impeccable florals, the signature cocktail and those gorgeous cakes? They still make me a little weak in the knees when I see them!

I cannot thank 100 Layer Cake enough for loving this wedding inspiration as much as I do. Now, without further ado, here are some of my favorite images.


Art Direction: Melissa Duley

Floral Design: Jaclyn Journey

Styling: Mollie Crutcher and Jaclyn Journey

Wedding Dresses/Veil: Couture Closet and Amanda's Hyde Park Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: BCBG

Suiting: Brooks Brother's

Accessories: Dandelion and Elizabeth's Timeless Attire

Models: Heyman Talent

Hair and Makeup: Z Salon and Spa

Cakes: Stellar Sweets

Paper Goods: Bri Bowers Norman

Table and Chair Rental: Essential Details

Bikes: Parkside Bikes

Signature Cocktail: Seviche