This northern lights inspired styled shoot, photographed by Jeannine Marie Photography, was shot the day after Minnesota’s first snowfall of the year at the The Outing Lodge in Stillwater, MN.

Here’s what Jeannine Marie Photography had to say about the shoot:

With this shoot, we wanted to embrace the vintage style with a frosted spin. We didn’t want everything to be too rustic or give the “up north in the woods” feel. So we incorporated chandeliers, dusty blue linens, and dozens of candles. Using frosted pinecones in various spots (folded napkins, next to place cards) really gave a winter wonderland look. The Outing Lodge was the perfect spot for the shoot. They had multiple fireplace that we dresses up with greenery, strings of crystal, and candles. We also used a vintage chandelier above the harvest table.

One of our favorite parts of the shoot was the lighting! We used the venue’s “wall of chandeliers”, as well as set up LED lights on a stone wall. We were inspired by the Northern Lights to use blues, purples, and greens for the LED lighting. For the floral, we wanted to mirror the dusty linen decor by using soft greenery, dusty miller, eucalyptus, and white tulips. The dessert table featured the same Northern Light color scheme as the LED lights. The Viennese Dessert Table looked ravishing, and the cake designs with jewelry gave a shimmering touch! The winter wonderland and Northern Lights inspiration were incorporated into the stationery sets by giving movement to the background skyline and adding silver glitter.

To add a vintage touch, we put the place cards on an antique sleigh dresser with flowers, pinecones, and candles. For the attire, we decided to have the groom wear a black suit to keep it elegant but not too formal with a tux. He also had black gloves and a hat when taking photos outside in the snow. The bride’s dress had a silver tone which stood out next to the snow- a perfect inspiration for brides having a winter wedding. The bride also wore a faux fur shawl and white gloves while outside. The shawl was actually a Christmas tree skirt that was purchased!



Photographer:  Jeannine Marie Photography

Event Planner: Ask for the Moon Events

Cake Designer: Ganache: Desserts and Confections

Invitation Designer: Rosey Paperie

Jewelry: Style by Cia

Hair Stylist:Taj Salon & Spa

Makeup Artist:Taj Salon and Spa

Event Venue: The Outing Lodge

Dress Store:The Wedding Shoppe

Floral Designer: Uy-Lennon Floral & Events

Lighting: We’ve Got It Covered

Linens and Coverings: We’ve Got It Covered