Winter Wedding Shoot / caroline z photography / The Garden on Millbrook

It is almost spring, but I am excited to post pictures from the winter wedding shoot I did in collaboration with a few other vendors at The Garden on Millbrook. As always, it was a great concept and a great experience, and the venue could not be more amazing. It was a cold January day with expected snow fall, which in North Carolina is a big deal, so we had to be done before the weather went bad. The setting could not be any better though. The sky was overcast (perfect for this type of shoot) and we even had a frozen waterfall to play with. Just like with a previous shoot I did at the Mountain View Farm, all vendors went out and beyond to fulfill their role in the shoot. We had a beautiful white cake and cupcakes from The Confectionate Cakes, awesome frozen desserts from The Freezing Pointe, and our table was dressed by no other but The Paradigm Shift Event and The Desktop Diva. Vivian, our bride,  was wearing an amazing wedding gown from Savvi bridal boutique, and Brock, our groom, looked handsome in a tux also provided by Savvi. Not to mention how absolutely stunning Vivan looked thanks to Liz of Wedding Hair by Liz and Pam of OnLoktionMakeup. Let’s not forget about bling on Vivian’s neck and ears provided by Sabika and gorgeous flowers donated by North Raleigh Florist. My idea for a winter wedding shoot was brewing in my head not very long. I pretty much knew what I wanted to do. Winter weddings in North Carolina are not very popular. Most brides prefer warmer weather and some color in the nature. But I wanted to create something different. Winter is such an awesome season even if there is not much snow on the ground. You just have to know what to look at. Picking a venue for a winter shoot was crucial. I did not want any bare brown trees in the background, so more urban looking venue was perfect. But we did have one awesome surprise: a frozen waterfall! There is a small waterfall in the corner of the courtyard that normally flows easily down the rocks, but due to lower temperatures, it was completely frozen creating cascades of ice. I could not ask for anything better as a backdrop for the winter wedding shoot.

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