Being that I have a slight obsession with all things plaid, I had a long time vision for styling an entire shoot around a tartan theme. I enlisted the assistance of event planner extraordinaire, Stacie Shae to help me bring the vision to life!

Through this shoot we intended to show brides that plaid can be used throughout the winter season and even throughout the year. Many times plaid is reserved for the pre-Christmas and holiday time frame and we wanted brides to see the beauty and femininity in using this plaid paired with beautiful tulle throughout their wedding day.

From Stacie: “The tablescape did just that by tying together a large amount of textures, patterns and beauty all in one space. The white sequin tablecloth was draped with a tulle overlay to soften the sequins and give a small amount of shimmer to the table. We used beautiful gold chargers from Juliska tied with Black Watch Scottish tartan and dark forest green silk napkins. The table was adorned in beautiful stems with the inspiration being anemone. Its dark center was a way to really pull in the dark nature of the plaid into our tablescape and floral design.”

When I laid eyes on the adorable long sleeve floral lace dress from Modern Trousseau, I knew that I had found the perfect gown to feature in a plaid shoot. I loved layering the textures of the floral lace pattern, soft tulle and classic Black Watch Plaid and collaborating with Stacie to incorporate them throughout the shoot.

The Winivan Resort and Spa was the perfect location for this shoot! It was a cold, foggy, snowy day in Connecticut, which only helped to complete the story of this shoot even more perfectly.

Charlotte Jenks Lewis
SHOOT DESIGN: Stacie Shae Events
VENUE: Winvian Resort
FLORAL DESIGN: Splendid Stems
LINENS: wildflower linen
EVENT RENTALS: Smith Party Rentals
PAPER: Meant to be sent
CAKE: Lovely Cakes
MAKEUP: Jennie Fresa
HAIR: Posh Salon
GOWN: Modern Trousseau
BRIDESMAID LOOK: Custom (provided by stylist)
SHOES:  Hunter Boots and J. Crew
JEWELRY: Haute Bride
FORMALWEAR: Valentino Tailors