Subtle Winter Wedding

A subtle winter style shoot that felt different from a traditional winter wedding. A wide range of colors for the palette, the new and beautiful venue Twenty & Creek, and timeless yet unique accessories, all came together to create this ultra-elegant yet affordable wedding that captures Utah’s transitions from cool winter into vibrant spring.


For this shoot, the team followed one main concept: an attainable wedding. By renting with affordable vendors they really wanted to show how beautiful a wedding can be without breaking you bank account. With beautiful florals, decorations and accessories they were able to create this non-traditional yet elegant winter wedding.


The most unique aspect of this shoot was definitely the color palette. “I was looking for a wide range of colors of about eight to ten, instead of the traditional three to four,” says Kaushay Ford, the wedding planner for this event. With such a wide range of colors she focused on one primary shade: a dusty lilac. From there, splashes of green and blue hues branched off of this neutral purple. You see this primarily in the florals, with a winter-blooming showpiece: sweet pea. Around the sweet peas you see sprouts of cedar to give that wintery feel without gravitating to the traditional pine. This team wanted to show how to have affordable florals at your wedding. With a strong emphasis on the ceremony florals, they wanted to showcase that you can put your spending into one aspect that’s most important to you, rather than overly spending everywhere else.


Twenty & Creek, a new venue in Sandy, Utah, provided a perfect setting for a timeless and subtle winter wedding. Photographer Amanda Shupe wanted to completely show off this elegant venue, especially the grand staircase, which she called: “A picturesque moment for a grand entrance.” Amanda really captured the bride’s room, but absolutely fell in love with the groom’s room. A navy and cobalt blue colored room, Shupe described it with one word: “Cool.”


To complement the subtle winter feel that the florals and venue offered, the team decided to utilize the fashion and accessories. The team selected sage green bridesmaid dresses to match a moss agate ring, which was custom designed for this shoot. More affordable than a diamond, colorful agate can easily highlight a bride’s outdoorsy personality. “The accessories were the finishing touch,” says Ford. As expected, the wedding dress was a show-stopping look, and easy to recreate with just four elements: pearls, lace, sheer details and flowing fabric. However, we can’t forget about the bonus bridal look: a short get-a-way reception dress, offering yet another fun way to showcase a bride’s personality at the end of the night.


Photographer: – @amandashupephotography

Wedding Planner and Designer:

Venue: – @twentyandcreek

HMUA: @sarahmichelleartistry

Florist: @tapestryfloral_

Cake: @lustr.creative_

Paper Goods: –

Linens: – @specialty.linens.utah

Table Setting Rentals: @sarahlaynerentals

Gown and Exit Dress: – @utahbrideroom

Bridesmaid Dresses: – @balticbornclothing

Suits: – @dctuxedos

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