Victorian Christmas Wedding – A photo shoot with Kio Kreations

Hi everyone! I do exist. It has been a crazy couple of months full of secret projects, custom bridal orders and all around a lot of work! Sometimes the two full-time jobs wear me a bit thin!

I am back at full force and excited to share my latest project with Kio Kreations (flowers and styling) and Tara Etrheim Photography! This shoot also featured some delicious goodies from FudgeU (What a fun name by the way!) and was at the Arrowhead Golf Club up in the suburbs of Chicago.

The setting focuses on the flowers as well as handmade, DIY projects that you can recreate at home for the holidays or for a Christmas themed wedding. This setting is really versatile for either occasion!

The Christmas Tablescape and the DIY projects were featured earlier this morning on Elizabeth Anne Designs! Go check out Ami’s post and see all of the Printable Instructions.

I am going to share a few of my favorite photos from the shoot. I just love working with these ladies!

As always, the bouquet Kristen created is just divine. It says Christmas without screaming it with the typical Christmas greenery. I created some satin flowers and button stems for her to incorporate.

Everythign was so detailed! One of the button stems adorns the handle of the bouquet along with some ribbons and pins.

All of the deep reds are so beautiful. This centerpiece would look great at a wedding or in the center of your table on Christmas Day!

The card holder fits into the Victorian Wedding theme so well. The vintage postcards were such a great touch! There are instructions available for this project too!

The overall table scape is so rich and warm! The venue had a Christmas Tree already set up and it added a nice touch to the overall feel of the shoot.

This item is multi-purpose, which I love! It can start out by being a napkin ring on your place setting. Then, each guest (wedding or family member at Christmas dinner) can take it home and use it as a decoration on their tree!

This boutonniere may be my favorite piece Kristen created for the shoot. It just makes me smile! And against the dark red background…Love!

I will end the post with one last photo of the bouquet (and boutonniere). Gorgeous!

Thank you Kristen, Tara, Arrowhead Gold Club and FudgeU! What a successful, inspiring shoot!

Make sure you check out the post over at Elizabeth Anne Designs and grab the Instruction sheets for the DIY projects. Go ahead and try them out and let me know how it goes! Would love to see what everyone creates!

Keep an eye out in the next month or so! Kristen and I will have another AMAZING shoot to show you as well as two new items from RBK Creations!


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3 Responses to “Victorian Christmas Wedding – A photo shoot with Kio Kreations”

  1. Kristen says:


    It was a total pleasure collaborating with you yet again! I can’t wait for this weekend’s awesomeness!


  2. Erica says:

    Hello Brenda and Ariela,

    I am delighted to have found this site for some inspiration for my wedding. I am in Long Island, NY, and am getting married Dec. 2, 2011. I want to have a Victorian Christmas style wedding: very elegant and “homey” feeling. How can I get in touch with you or work with you to plan my wedding? Any thoughts? suggestions?

  3. Ariela says:

    Hi Erica! We would love to work with you on your wedding. I will send an email directly to you! Thanks! Ariela