I was elated when I found these gorg images from The Storytelling Experience in my box!  So much so I'm tempted to incorporate a few of the DIY details into my own Christmas Eve tablescape.  I'm loving how the  palatial Bella Collina acts as the perfect backdrop for the rustic outdoor touches meeting the elegance of modern. Here's what Jennifer Lee of The Storytelling Experience had to say about this incredible styled shoot: This "Woodsy Winter Charm" styled shoot incorporated touches of winter wedding details along with a mix of rustic and modern elements. Our model, Melanie, wore a Hayley Paige gown with an incredible open back that featured silver beading and a soft flowing skirt. The dress was provided by Calvet Couture, a cutting edge new bridal boutique in Orlando. The Story Telling Experience's hair and makeup artists were drawn to Melanie because of her stunning red hair and thought that along with her porcelain skin and a pop of bright red lips, she looked the part of a winter wedding bride. Our tablescape featured a rustic wooden farm table adorned with a centerpiece of of woodsy winter accents like snow-dusted pine, pine cones, wood stumps, and glossy white antlers along with gold mercury glass, gold rimmed chargers, and an assortment of vintage china. We chose to mix up the seating around the table as well, with ghost chairs, a wooden bench, and white leather seating to continue the rustic-meets-modern influence. White sheepskin throws added warmth and extra texture to the seating arrangements. Menus by Pearl Beach Paperie were modern and fresh in a circular shape that fit perfectly on the vintage china. Place cards were pinned to real figs to add more winter warmth to the tabletop.


 Photographer:  The Story Telling Experience//Hair Stylist:The Story Telling Experience//Equipment Rentals: A Chair Affair, Inc.//Event Venue: Bella Collina//Linens and Coverings: Suzanne Nichols Design//Event Planner: Tickled Pink Brides//Dress Store: Calvet Couture Bridal Boutique//Invitation Designer: Pearl Beach Paperie//Submitted via Two Bright Lights