Winter Wedding Inspiration – Featured on WellWed

Tucked away on the North Shore of Long Island is the beautiful, John E. Aldred Estate.
It was built in 1912 and purchased for St. Josaphat's Monastery in 1944.


Alexandra, from Brindiamo Events secured the unique location for our winter wedding inspired shoot; rustic refinement meets old-world elegance in a palette of rich crimson, burnished gold & classic cream.


I'm so grateful for the delightful vendors (listed below) who contributed to this fun shoot.
It sure was a festive feast for the eyes…


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It was teeth chattering cold, but John and Rachel had their love to keep them warm. 


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How sharp is this three piece suit?! Love the texture.
The dress was by Lazaro!


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Ahhh…how I love working with Lori from Avaflora. She is a former bride and such a creative talented soul. 
This bouquet had such a fun wintery unexpected mix of ruby, ivory and evergreen.
How great is the addition of the holly and poinsettiette?


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The pocket square and the boutineer made my heart pitter patter. I love when boutineers lay flat against the lapel. 
It's such a good day when I work with such talented folks like Adrienne from Ipanema Press who created the elegant stationery. 


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My favorite aspect of Lori's creations is that the arrangements take on a life of their own. It looks unique from every angle. 


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I can photograph her flowers for daaaays. 


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Some soft golden window light, right before the sun went down. 


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How dreamy is the red tufted sofa from Vintage Rentals?


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The tablescape came together beautifully and looks as if it was made for this room.
You would never guess what we had to go through to set this up in this specific spot.
The furniture was so heavy it felt like it was nailed to the floor and we had to carry the sofa up two flights of stairs!


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Another angle…


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Why didn't my table look like this for Christmas?!


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I thought these labled stationery cards from Ipanema Press were such a fun detail!


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Layers of petals…


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Lanterns and a festive floral arrangment lined the walkway…


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Sparkle, letterpress, ruby and gold…


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I love how the tapered candles set the mood…


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Many thanks to Liz from Well Wed for featuring this shoot!

It's an honor to have collaborated with this wonderfully talented and creative group of amazing vendors:

Stylized / Event Design : Brindiamo Events & Design 

Flowers Design and Tablescape : AvaFlora

Stationary : Ipanema Press 

China & table runner :  Pier 1 Imports 

Red velvet tufted love seat:  Vintage Rentals 

Hair & Makeup : Blo Dry Bar, Glencove 

Gown & Veil : Bridal Reflections , Carle Place
Gown : Lazaro

Suit : Luca Falcone

Photography : Dear Stacey





  1. Melissa

    December 30th, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Oh my goodness, Stacey, these photos are beautiful!  I never knew a winter wedding could be so gorgeous and full of amazing color…and the candlelight is literally making me feel warm and cozy through the computer screen!  I LOVE these and am kind of regretting that my own wedding wasn't in the winter now! 🙂 Amazing work! 

  2. stacey

    December 30th, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Ohh Melissa – thanks for the warm note! I enjoyed this shoot too. I was never sold on winter weddings until I saw this shoot come together. The creative team did an amazing job!

  3. Jacqueline Connor

    December 30th, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Lovely images!

  4. stacey

    December 30th, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Thanks Jacqueline for taking the time to have a look!

  5. Jessica

    December 30th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    This is hands-down one of the prettiest shoots I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot of them. Felt very luxe but relaxed at the same time. Gorgeous job all around! 

  6. stacey

    December 30th, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    STOP!! Ohh my gosh, you made my week. Thank you for the kind words. It was so appreciated!

  7. Erin

    December 30th, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Gorgeous! That venue looks amazing!

  8. stacey

    December 30th, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you Erin! The location was amazing. What’s even more amazing is that it’s soley used as a monestary!! : ) 

  9. Renee

    December 30th, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    These images are absolutely stunning! Congrats on a beautiful shoot!

  10. stacey

    December 30th, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Renee, thank you for taking the time to visit and leave your thoughts!

  11. Vanessa

    December 30th, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    I've been looking forward to checking this out all day.  Breathtaking as always.  I've never seen a winter wedding look this good.  

  12. stacey

    December 30th, 2015 at 9:40 pm’re too kind Vanessa! Thanks for checking it out and leaving a comment!

  13. Serenity Farm Table Rentals

    February 8th, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    WOW!!  Who would have thought a winter wedding could be this awe inspiring!  I was googling Long Island weddings and your post came up.  I am so glad to have stumbled across your blog.  I look forward to viewing your posts….thanks for sharing 🙂

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