LIRIODENDRON MANSION | CHRISTMAS EVE DREAMS- HOLIDAY INSPIRATION SHOOT | MARYLAND WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

A groom dips his bride in front of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland at a winter wedding for a night portrait

A small note from Amanda: I don’t know if you have noticed or not, but I LOVE a good story. Disney stories have my heart and fairy tales are the essence of my being. So every now and then I feel the urge to start writing again; to cultivate a beautiful world with engaging characters and a lively scenery. And it works out so beautifully when I have a styled shoot, because how many times can you say “The florals were out of this world, and the couple was the sweetest” before it starts to feel inauthentic and tired? Inspiration shoots really are the perfect opportunity for me to spin a tale of romance and intrigue, while also showcasing some of my best work. So please enjoy “Christmas Dreams.”

She was giddy with excitement

It was Christmas Eve and that meant downstairs everyone was prepping for her families annual Christmas Party. It was always quite the event. Christmas lights everywhere, all the women laughing and chatting with each other, their family jewels glinting whenever they turned, Men in full dress pulling those women onto the dance floor with dashing smiles… And the tree was always so fantastically put together, it was the main event every year. It was almost like another world when they lit the lights and everything was aglow in Christmas splendor.

And this year, she, Miss Cassandra Eve Liriodendron, would be able to attend! Just thinking about it made her squeal with delight and spin around the room with her specially made gown. This was also the first year she didn’t have to wear any of her sisters old gowns, so she didn’t hesitate one minute to select a cream colored ruffle dream. Just imagine how she would look twirling around the dance floor with all the potential suitors trying to claim her attention. She would be demure the entire time, of course, not showing an inch of how much she was enjoying herself. That is the way of a Liriodendron lady after all. Briefly she lets her mind wander to Her perfect someone. Maybe she’ll meet him tonight, fall madly in love, and be happily married by this time next year…oh! a wedding on Christmas Eve. How magical that would be…

A bride stands in the bridal room at Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland getting ready for her Christmas Winter wedding in a wedding dress created by Francescas Bridal A winterwedding styled setup at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland by the welcoming district and atwater lane

A young bride sits on a chaise lounge holding a holiday bouquet created by Fleur De Charme at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for her winter wedding A young bride sits on a chaise lounge laughing at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for her winter wedding

It would be the best Christmas ever!

She would walk up to him and he would look at her, smile, and say something utterly romantic. Naturally she melt and blush prettily for him. They would stand out in the back of the estate to make their vows. He would kiss her, take her hand and lead her down the aisle. She would be so unbelievably happy.

A young bride and groom stand together holding a holiday bouquet at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for her winter wedding A young bride and groom smile at each other under a Holiday themed ceremony arch at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for her winter wedding

A young bride and groom smile at each other under a Holiday themed ceremony arch at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for her winter wedding

A young bride and groom smile at each other under a Christmas themed ceremony arch at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for her winter wedding

A young bride and groom share a quiet moment with each other under a Christmas themed ceremony arch at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for her winter wedding A young bride and groom stand under a Christmas themed ceremony arch at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for her winter wedding

A young bride and groom share a quiet moment under a Christmas themed ceremony arch at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for their winter wedding

A young bride and groom share a joyful moment under a Christmas themed ceremony arch at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for their winter wedding

A young bride and groom share a quiet moment under a Christmas themed ceremony arch at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for their winter wedding

A young bride and groom share a quiet moment under a Christmas themed ceremony arch at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for their winter wedding

 

There would be an outdoor dessert bar brimming with chocolates, holiday drinks and all the Christmas cookies. The cake would be white, of course. She would sit with him on the terrace at a beautiful table dotted with candles and wrapped in lace, under the wisteria as it neared its end. It would be magic. Just the two of them wrapped up in each other.

A dessert table with Christmas themed bakes and drinks stand on the grounds of Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a winter wedding

A dessert table with Christmas themed bakes and drinks stand on the grounds of Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a winter wedding

A dessert table with Christmas themed Cakes and drinks with cranberries and poinsettias stand on the grounds of Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a winter wedding A Christmas drink with cranberries at Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a winter wedding

A Christmas themed wedding cake with white roses, pine needles and greenery created by the cake studio stands surrounded by Christmas desserrts, poinsettias, Christmas drinks and smaller holiday cakes at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a winter wedding

A dessert table with Christmas themed Cakes, cinnamon sticks, smaller holiday cakes, and drinks with cranberries and poinsettias stand on the grounds of Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a winter wedding

blackberries and raspberries on the dessert table for a winter wedding at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland A cocktail sign made by the welcoming district stands on a winter dessert table surrounded by berries, plates, cinnamon sticks and drinks at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a Christmas wedding

A guest card hangs from a styled display created by Atwater Lane at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a Christmas Wedding A close-up on the dessert plates Merry, from a Christmas Wedding at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland

A sweetheart table for a Christmas winter wedding with a table draped in lace and evergreens. Dotted with candles and poinsettias this table sits on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland The lace hangs from the sweetheart table at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a Winter wedding

A young bride and groom sit at a sweetheart table draped in lace and evergreens smiling at each other lovingly beneath the wisteria of the Liriodendron Mansions back porch in Bel Air Maryland

A young bride and groom sit at a sweetheart table draped in lace and evergreens hold each other in a loving embrace beneath the wisteria of the Liriodendron Mansions back porch in Bel Air Maryland

A young bride pulls her groom to her for a kiss at a sweetheart table draped in lace and evergreens beneath the wisteria of the Liriodendron Mansions back porch in Bel Air Maryland

A young groom kisses his bride at a sweetheart table draped in lace and evergreens beneath the wisteria of the Liriodendron Mansions back porch in Bel Air Maryland for a Winter Wedding

A sweetheart table for a Christmas winter wedding with a table draped in lace and evergreens. Dotted with candles and poinsettias this table sits on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland A sweetheart table for a Christmas winter wedding with a table draped in lace and evergreens. Dotted with candles and poinsettias this table sits on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland

A sweetheart table for a Christmas winter wedding with a table draped in lace and evergreens. Dotted with candles and poinsettias this table sits on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland A sweetheart table for a Christmas winter wedding with a table draped in lace and evergreens. Dotted with candles and poinsettias this table sits on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland

A sweetheart table for a Christmas winter wedding with a table draped in lace and evergreens. Dotted with candles and poinsettias this table sits on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland

A sweetheart table for a Christmas winter wedding with a table draped in lace and evergreens. Dotted with candles and poinsettias this table sits on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland  A sweetheart table for a Christmas winter wedding with a gold plated table setting, gold wrapped napkins, and a spring of holy sitting on the top gold rimmed plate on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland  A sweetheart table for a Christmas winter wedding with a table draped in lace and evergreens. Dotted with candles and poinsettias this table sits on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland  pink fluffy pillows sit on chairs tucked into a sweetheart table with gold dinnerware for a Christmas Wedding at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland   

A sweetheart table for a Christmas winter wedding with a table draped in lace and evergreens. Dotted with candles and poinsettias this table sits on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland

And Oh how they would dance!

He would spin her round and round until the wisteria begins to glow, pull her in, dip her down low. And he would kiss her with so much love, so much passion…

a young bride and groom share their first dance under the wisteria on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a Christmas Winter Wedding

a young bride and groom share their first dance under the wisteria on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a Christmas Winter Wedding

a young bride and groom share their first dance under the wisteria on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a Christmas Winter Wedding a young bride and groom share their first dance with a twirl under the wisteria on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a Christmas Winter Wedding

a young bride and groom share a quiet moment during their first dance under the wisteria on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a Christmas Winter Wedding

A young groom dips his bride down low for a kiss under the twinkle lights on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a Christmas Winter Wedding

A young groom dips his bride down low for a kiss under the twinkle lights on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a Christmas Winter Wedding

A young groom dips his bride down low for a kiss under the twinkle lights on the back porch of the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland for a Christmas Winter Wedding

“Cassandra!”

A voice rips through the white haze and Cassandra looks around her bedroom, clutching her skirts. Shaking her head, she looks up at the clock. 9:00! She was late! Throwing her shoes on, checking her reflection one last time, she scurries down the hall and down a flight of stairs. Reaching the landing, she looks out at the sea of red and green sparkling before her. She spots her mother tapping her watch and sheepishly makes her way down the last flight of stairs.

All eyes are on her. She fiddles with dress, hoping it’s not because of how she looks. In that moment, she trips down that last step and feels someone catch her just as the breath is knocked from her. Looking up to make her apologies, she falls silent as she looks up at the handsome stranger smiling down at her. Except…he’s not a stranger! She never thought she would see him again…

“Nathaniel?” she asks, a smile tugging on her lips.

A detail shot of the ring for a Christmas Winter Wedding created by Atheria Jewelry at the Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air Maryland

Want more? Check out this Winter Fairy Tale Inspiration Shoot! (COMING SOON)

 

The AMAZING vendors involved in creating this Masterpiece:

Venue: Liriodendron Mansion

Prop Styling & Shoot Direction: Atwater Lane

Calligraphy: Peach & Paperie

Cake: The Cake Studio

Jewelry: Atheria

Dresses: Francesca’s Bridal

Florals: Fleur de Charme

Models: Katelyn & Nathaniel Laremore, Alyssa Smith

Furniture & Props: East Vintage Charm

Hair & Makeup: Airbrush Faces

Live Painter: Brittany Branson

Welcome Gift & Signs: Welcoming District

Groomsmen Gifts: Groomsday

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