For Love Inc.’s first holiday card, we wanted to create an inspiration shoot that was the epitome of the holidays: a cozy, festive gathering of friends and family. With plenty of wine.
Ashley of Dulce Dreams Events and I teamed up with Karma Flowers to turn the space into a holiday party wonderland, from a hot cocoa station to a decorated bar and Christmas ornaments abound while Brandi of Alexis June Weddings perfectly captured it from behind her lens. We invited the Love Inc. family—the Love List—over to be a part of it, allowing us to introduce these talented vendors to our readers. Watch the official holiday card video here, shot by NST Pictures.
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For the floral design, Trish and Kristyn of Karma Flowers added an unexpected splash of pink peonies into the traditional red-and-green scheme. “Don’t be afraid to go outside the traditional holiday palettes!” Trish advised. They also kept things interesting by adding textural elements such as mini pine cones and fruit.
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The place settings were made up of gold chargers and flatware, and gold-rimmed white china, accented with luxe acrylic menus from Bliss and Bone. The dining table featured plush, velvety linens by Nuage Designs and the high tops were decked out in a sparkling silver and gold design to create a truly classic holiday look.
Denton & Co. provided a deliciously seasonal hors d’oeuvres menu composed of endive topped with beet, fonduta and roasted beet, crostinis with butternut squash and pomegranate and finished with a fruit tartlet.
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Inside, guests cozied up next to a fire, played games and snacked on cookies by Ovenly and cheese complemented with nuts, honey and mostarda by Denton & Co.
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Stockings were hung by the chimney with care, flanked with wrapped presents and a basket stuffed with blankets to snuggle up with. A hot cocoa bar and gift-wrapping station were set up, as well as a vignette for guests to write letters to Santa and, of course, Christmas cocktails.
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Special thanks to:
Design/Production: Dulce Dreams Events
Floral Design: Karma Flowers
Videography: NST Pictures
Photography: Alexis June Weddings
Catering: Denton & Co.
Linens: Nuage Designs
Menus: Bliss and Bone