Rustic Winter Wedding Inspiration: White Antlers + Ruffled Cake = “Winter Kissed” | A Styled Shoot by Andi Mans

Happy Friday, friendlies.  OMG GREAT shoot for you today.  So pumped.  But naturally, we begin with a .gif parade……

In pet news: I’m pretty sure Bambino and I have already got a version of this down: 

… do you and your pet/infant child do any fun tricks together?

Item number 2: see, now this is the trick to washing most dogs/tigers.  You’ve got to fill the tub slightly with warm water, so that they can feel more at home in there, nice and warm.  A few suds are helpful too, if your dog gets bored/you accidentally waterboard it:

Numero 3: Honey and I are heading out to Colorado the end of the month for a mini vacation.  FIRST ONE IN YEARS.  It’ll be my first time going to Colorado too, so that’s neat.  I swear it’s not because of the legal drugs.  It’s actually because we want to work on this move here:

… or die trying?

And lastly: Bambino’s an adolescent now.  And we all know what adolescents are like…

Arighty!  I think that was sufficiently weird.

Ok SO– today’s beautifully styled shoot was submitted by Andi of Andi Mans Photography & Design, and it has a white ruffled cake.  That’s all you need to know.  If you’d like to know more, it’s got antlers – the cutest pair you ever did see, so even if you don’t normally like antlers randomly thrown into photo shoots because what? antlers?  You will still like this shoot, because for some reason the antlers are working.  In fact, I officially want antlers at my wedding when I never did before, because of this damn shoot.  Thanks Andi.

From Andi–

Living in Florida we really don’t get to experience official seasons. I love the crisp weather of cold winters up north, pine cones, minty palettes and more! I decided to team up with some of my favorite local wedding vendors for a styled shoot. I was super excited to not only photograph this, but also style it with the table-scape and paper-goods. I have my dear ladies from Solutions Bridal (Roberta, woot woot) style my bride, amazing makeup artist , Simone at Makeover Station and more! I hope this shoot can inspire you to believe in winter weddings that can be created right here, without turning it into a destination! Enjoy :)

You heard the woman.. enjoy it!!!

So, what do you think of today’s winter wedding styling?  Are you digging that ruffled cake as much as I am?  And I’m curious – how many of you would be into a winter shindig when it comes to your own wedding?  Or do you have a different season in mind when you imagine your event?

xo!  - Alison

P.S…. Having a bad day?  Here’s my favorite link for the day, via Buzzfeed.  Once you’ve seen that post you’ll soon realize.. life really ain’t that bad after all.  ;)

Have a great weekend, ya crazy kids.  See you Monday!


I thought it was pretty neat. :)

P.P.P.S…. Daughter bulldog puppy meets her father for the first time.  Sweet, tender loving cuddles ensue.  Everyone wins.

Photography: Andi Mans Photography & Design / Tablescape/Decor: Andi Mans Photography & Design / Paper-Goods: Andi Mans Photography & Design / Bride Styling: Solutions Bridal / Gown: Kenneth Pool (Arissa) / Earrings: Erin Cole / Bracelet: Paris by Deborah Moreland / Headpiece: Maria Elena / Makeup/Hair: Makeover Station / Floral: Lee Forrest Design / Cake: Anna Cakes / Venue: Hillstone Winter Park / Gifs via Cheezburger

Label(s): Color, Mr. McPuppyPants, White, {Inspiration Shoot}

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  1. Nancy - Chairs with Character on December 14, 2012

    Love the shoot!

    And, I live in Colorado. I’ll be looking for couples on the mountain trying out video of the move you posted.

    • Alison on December 14, 2012

      Nancy – Probably smarter to station yourself outside the nearest hospital as that’s where we’re headed if we come anywhere close to executing that move.

  2. Valerie (Pieceful Wedding) on December 14, 2012

    This shoot is so beautiful! I love all the winter, rustic decorations…the cinnamon stick is such a nice touch! And that cake is absolutely gorgeous!

  3. Wendy on December 14, 2012

    This is my first time here. I’ve discovered so many interesting things already but I especially love the discussion/comments.

    Great site :)

  4. Emma Watson on December 19, 2012

    Great wedding blog. Such great pictures and inspired articles! thank you so much for your blog!

  5. Kirsty Deveney on December 22, 2012

    Lovely Theme. I think the stag head pictures are great!

  6. on January 6, 2013

    This ball gown white wedding dress is so beautiful, and i feel that the wedding party is so romantic and amazing!

  7. Wedding Organisers in Delhi on January 17, 2013

    Perfect atmosphere to have a rustic winter wedding. .. Every image is so beautiful.. the bridal gown is stunning, looks like that of a fairytale princess!!!

  8. The wedding photographer did a great job at capturing the details.
    I really love that wedding cake… It’s simple but well styled.

  9. Jasmine Tran on May 15, 2014

    What a great theme! I was wondering where the photo shoot was taken?


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