I have so much to thank Christine with Dabble Me This for. One is the introduction to the Photography Stylistas. We are a team of photographers who are inspired by all that is weddings, and put together styled shoots 2-3 times per year. This time, I had the opportunity to team up with our group for one of the most stunning, eye-catching, winter-themed shoots I’ve ever seen, let alone coordinated. The fun and encouragement these ladies provide is something I’ll be forever grateful for and hope I can pass along to others in this creative journey.

Now for the shoot. What started as a pinterest board came together in a way I can’t even describe. There’s a giddiness that comes with seeing everything, all the details you’ve been working on the past three months, come together. Brique is a new Chicago venue, managed by the team behind Boutique Bites, and provide the perfect, naturally lit, blank canvas for our elements to be hosted within. Laura with Accent on Events supported our tablecape design and linens, Alliance Bakery contributed the most killer naked cake, and the shoot would not have been possible without everything tying together with florals from Oliver Dogwood Co.

This shoot has left an imprint in my mind as one of those pivotal shoots you walk away from thinking, “I live for this stuff”. Not to mention the memory I now have seeing my own wedding dress on a bride again, so dang special.

While Chicago is approaching a cold snap this week, sit back and enjoy this warm, winter beauty from the comfort of your computer at home.

Concept: Photography Stylistas | Event Design: Accent on Events | Models: Justine Amato and Daniel Amato | Location: Brique | Rentals: Tablescapes | Catering: Boutique Bites | Invitations + Details: Beacon Lane | Cake: Alliance Bakery | Florals: Oliver Dogwood Florals | Hair + Makeup: Lauren Campanile | Dress: Jenny Yoo with Nordstrom Weddings | Custom ring: One Origin Jewelry