Multicultural White Winter Inspired Styled Shoot

As winter approaches, we are reminded of just how lovely white themed weddings are. For those considering braving an all white aesthetic, a black and white color scheme, or white with soft tones all throughout the day, here’s some inspiration with what we consider to be a timeless look.

“This styled shoot was inspired by silvery white winters I grew up with in Michigan,” says Event Stylist, Denise Rice, owner of d. Royal Engagements. “Now, as a wedding planner in California who plans winter weddings filled with sunshine and blue skies, I wanted to bring the feel of fresh snow and glistening icicles to my California Couples.”

“For a lush snowy aesthetic, I choose a white, cream and light purple floral palate. The clear chairs and floating candles on mirrors help to mimic the look of ice.” Tying the look together are the black and white save the dates which set the tone for the rest of the wedding experience, and the menus of a similar design to follow.

Simple and sleek is the way to go for a classic black suit. For the bride, an updo with a curl or two falling and soft tones in your makeup will enhance your look, especially in the winter...a bit of blush goes a long way. Whether your jewelry is a statement piece or not, simple yet extraordinary is the way to go. It’s all about making classic moves and enhancing them a small measure to your personal tastes. With this, you can look back on your wedding day years from now and be so happy that you stayed true to your desires while also taking a chance.

There’s nothing more exciting than deciding how you’ll incorporate your new titles as Mr. and Mrs. on your big day. Signage on the back of your chairs is one way and a great way if you’re seated in an area where your guests can see. Where you rest should be as exciting as how you feel. And you’ll be feeling the love more than ever before from the moment you wake up, so let yourself shine in your new title when you finally have a moment to sit down.

“Since I specialize in cultural weddings, I also wanted to style a shoot for couples of various cultural backgrounds looking for luxury wedding inspiration. For this shoot I found the perfect partnership with Habesha Brides who helped with gathering models and ways to infuse Habesha culture and style into the shoot.”

These beautiful Eritrean and Ethiopian brides provide three distinct looks that are fit for any bride-to-be. Veil or no veil. Necklace or no necklace. Hair up or down. An endless amount of options await. No matter, for the winter inspired wedding, you can’t go wrong with winter red on the lips, and the classic white gown. Let this inspiration fall on you as quickly as the snow, real and faux, that’s sure to meet us soon.


Wedding Planning and Design: Denise Rice, d. Royal Engagements
Photography: Photography by Simon Tsegay
Venue: Juniper Hotel
Floral Design: Enchantment Floral
Bridal Salon (Dress & Veil): Debra Goldwater, Dori Anne Veils
Hair Stylist: DeeDee, Serendipity Hair Salon
Makeup Artist: Fenan Gebre, Makeup by Fenan
Ethiopian and Eritrean Wedding Resource:
Custom Wedding Invitations/ Menus: A Vibrant Moment  
Rentals: AM Party Rentals
Bridal Jewelry: Sarah B Jewelry
Save the Dates: Nicole Martinez Owner, Your Wedding Countdown 

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