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Olde Colonial Winter Romance

Taking a page out of the history books, this styled shoot marries colonial New England winter with a touch of whimsical romance.

Built between 1736 and 1739 the old Newport Colony House has been perfectly preserved to reflect the architectural design elements of that time. The vision of this styled shoot was inspired by the regal, historical events that took place over the years, but adding an element of fun to the mix that Joyce Holland of Stoneblossom best describes as a “the royal order of fun.” The head table was draped with a sumptuous velvet linen in forest green, setting the stage for a faux fur runner in black, beige, and cream hues. Lush flora in deep cranberry, plum, and icy peach hues mingled with pheasant feathers, winter berries, and antiquated gold candelabras, forming a wintery garland that lined the head table. The surrounding farm tables were scattered with fresh pine cones mixed with evergreen branches and a few furry owls for a touch of whimsy. The fashion blurred the lines between old world classic and modern elegance with updated versions of timeless silhouettes.

Calligraphist Sharon Morgera designed an invitation suite that embodied the winter season.

Rich with history, the old courthouse was the perfect ceremony site with its architectural accents and gilded lighting dating back to the early 20th century.

A classic long-sleeved lace gown from A Little Something White is updated with a modern off-the-shoulder neckline evoking stately elegance.

Rich, scarlet blooms pop against a textural bouquet of winter flora.

Light poured through the grand doors of the Colony House casting an ethereal glow on the head table.

Lush color and texture combined to create a wintery table setting reminiscent of old colonial New England.

Furry little owls perched on pine cones infused the tables with wit and wonder.

Winter berries mixed with icy peach blooms filled golden goblets at the head table.

Gilded place settings were topped with plaid linen napkins with aromatic dried orange slices, cinnamon sticks, and a piece of a faux antler.

A velvet jacquard blazer from Aldo’s House of Formals is modern take on a classic silhouette pairing flawlessly with the delicate lace dress. 

Blackstone Caterers captured the flavors of the season in every dish from minced meat pies to creamy soups to herb-roasted chicken.

This seasonal winter cocktail featuring fresh cranberries and cinnamon is best served warm.

The grand staircase offered the ideal backdrop for a cozy lounge area complete with a vintage-inspired settee from Exquisite Events.