Posts tagged Holiday
Mountaintop Wedding Style for Fall

I'm always a fan of blending warm and cool tones, alongside a vision of soft pastels and vibrant hues, but only when it's done well.  The challenge is a risky business and the effect can wind up appearing more messy than magical, however when the right team is assembled and the vision is shared, executed, and documented in a cohesive manner, the result is both exciting and easy on the eyes....

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Snowy Winter Wedding Portraits

With the month of November around the bend and seasonal festivities about to ramp up, I would hazard a guess there are a host of holiday brides trying to avoid biting their nails when it comes to considering the weather and their winter wedding portraits.  Which is why Jodi + Charles' wedding day portraits shot just after New Year's in Montana by Orange Photographie, are the perfect antidote to any winter wedding stress....  

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Vale + Vine's First Christmas

Here at Vale + Vine, I'm delighted to see so much that I love celebrated with restrained elegance this Christmas Day.  Simple wreaths, adorned with ribbon and calligraphic artistry, styled to ensure their dignified, natural beauty is emphasized.  The rustic beauty of a Canadian Christmas is just that, a season where the landscape and its elements around us are embraced and celebrated.  There is something to be said for acknowledging that which is most humble, lest it be overlooked.  Just like a tribe of lowly shepherds who found the greatest delight in a humble manger, I too need to remember to celebrate the essence of Christmas, in all its simple, sustaining glory.

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Christmas Garland Tutorial

As the season of holiday parties and gift-giving descends upon me, I try evermore to ensure that I slow my pace down, sing lots of carols, and find peace in the true meaning of Christmas.  Creating from nature enables me to do all of these things, and points me back to the beauty of creation itself. Majestic, brimming with delights, and wholly able to rejuvenate the soul, nature beckons us to discover its beauty.  I love that Christmas more than any other season invites us to bring the most wild parts of nature indoors, tantalizing our senses with cedar, pine, and berries.  

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