• Magical Winter Shoot: Snow, Roses & A Red Velvet Wedding Dress

    Happy Monday!

    I do hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend.

    Are you getting back into wedding planning mode? Anyone break their New Year’s resolutions yet? (Guilty!)

    Sadly my 2013 hasn’t got off to a great start. In fact, it’s been pretty awful.

    A huge fire in the building next to ours on Friday has totally uprooted our lives for the time being.*

    So instead of the new features I had intended to share today, which I  haven’t had time (or my laptop!) to work on, I’m re-visiting one of my all time favourites from the archives.

    It’s a styled shoot by Ciara Richardson so swoonworthy it comes with the disclaimer ‘only to be read while sitting down’.

    Featuring an incredible DIY dip dyed lace and red velvet wedding dress, snow, roses and a magical proposal…

    engagement shoot by Ciara Richardson

    Valentines hearts engagement shoot

    valentine's day proposal shoot, red hearts

    Valentine's Day Shoot by Ciara Richardson

    Valentine's Day Shoot by Ciara Richardson

    Magical Winter Proposal Shoot by Ciara Richardson

    Narnia style winter wedding shoot

    Narnia winter wedding shoot

    bride in the snow in red velvet wedding dress

    magical unique styled shoot in the snow

    Magical Winter Proposal Shoot in the snow by Ciara Richardson

    groom in a bow tie and grey suit in the snow

    bride and groom laughing in the snow

    Magical Winter Proposal Shoot in the snow by Ciara Richardson

    Magical Winter Proposal Shoot in the snow by Ciara Richardson

    Magical Winter Proposal Shoot in the snow by Ciara Richardson

    bride and groom kiss in the snow

    unique dip dyed wedding dress, velvet wedding dress

    pink rose boutonniere and bouquet

    bride and groom shoes in the snow

    bride in unique dip dyed lace wedding dress

    bride in unique dip dyed lace and velvet wedding dress

    beautiful bridal hair and make up

    unique pearl engagement ring

    Magical Winter Proposal Shoot in the snow by Ciara Richardson

    Magical Winter Proposal Shoot in the snow by Ciara Richardson

    bride and groom laughing in the snow

    unique dip dyed ombre wedding dress

    bride in unique ombre dip dyed wedding dress, hair and make up by Steph

    unique velvet and lace wedding dress

    Magical Winter Proposal Shoot in the snow by Ciara Richardson

    Amazing isn’t it?!

    You can see the original post, with the background behind the shoot here.

    * I don’t usually share personal posts on Bridal Musings because I’m sure the majority of you come here for pretty weddings and inspiration, not updates on me and my not so glamourous life. However, for those of you who are interested, here’s what happened:

    At 1:30 am on Friday night Zee and I were evacuated from our rented flat (which we just moved into last week) because there was a huge fire in the building next door. 12 fire engines were called to the scene and 60 brave firefighters worked tirelessly throughout the night to contain the blaze. Thankfully the building was empty and no one was hurt.

    But as the fire brigade had to position themselves on the roof of our building to contain the fire, our flat and everything in it, including my laptop, have been covered in tonnes of water. Sad, sad face.

    Now Zee, Rufus and I are in temporary accommodation awaiting news of when / if we can return and, as a result of all the drama and losing a shedload of work on my laptop, I’ve had to adapt my editorial plans for this week.

    So please bear with me through this, things will be back to normal very soon, pinky promise.

    Take care, lovelies, and use my sorry predicament as a reminder to check that those fire alarms are working. x

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    Photographer: Ciara Richardson / Hairstylist and Make Up Artist: Hair and Make Up By Steph / Location: Utah, USA

  • What a beautiful shoot!

  • So beautiful! Sorry to hear about what happened to your stuff! Hope you can get back into your home soon :) xo.

  • Oh no! Glad you’re safe but hope you can get back to your own place soon!

    Also, gorgeous shoot!

  • Chelsey K

    Aww Elizabeth!!! I am so sorry to hear! I’m glad everyone is safe. Possessions can be replaced, you cannot! :) I love this post, what a great choice from your archive!

  • I’m so incredibly sorry for everything that you’re going through! This is heartbreaking! Sending hugs your way!

  • Katie Farrin

    I am so sorry dear! I honestly wish I could offer more help than kind words and prayers. A positive: things can only go up from here! I know it :)

    P.s. This shoot took my breath away. The photo of the transition into the winter world….stunning. Thanks for the warning to sit down because it just gorgeous all together…especially her red velvet. Man…it made my Monday :)

  • We’re all here for you if you need anything! 

    PS…this shoot is stunning. I’m in love with this Ombre-ish dress!!!

  • That dress is perfect for that shoot. Absolutely gorgeous photos!

  • Brady E Campbell

    This is such a lovely concept! And I love the dress – gorgeous bride and just a gorgeous couple!

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  • Oh my goodness, just catching up – I’m SO sorry to hear this! Let me know if there’s anything I can do! xx

    • bridalmusings

      Thanks Gaby, we’re getting settled into a new flat now. Thank you for your sweet comment x

  • Smithponder

    Woman: “Why past you on my obedience, married only three days, you told me had a falling-day shelf?”
    Male: “My patience is limited.”

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  • Kate@MagnoliaRouge

    Oh my gosh how awful for you!! I hope things get better for you in a hurry… 2013 can only get better for you right?
    Beautiful shoot btw!

    • bridalmusings

      Exactly – cue that D:Ream song…did you get them in NZ? Yes, things are getting much better now that we’re in a new flat and enjoying exploring our new neighbourhood. Thanks for the lovely comment x

  • Kellyrsmith15

    beautiful shoot!! I would LOVE to know how to find a dress similar to this one!

    • bridalmusings

      The photographer, Ciara Richardson, actually DIYed this dress! She used a lace top / body, dip dyed it and attached it to velvet material. Amazing.

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