We have a gorgeous Central Texas winter wedding shoot to start off your day.  Chelsea from McGowan Images sent over this impeccably designed shoot that I knew you  guys would love.  Designed by the fabulous Meg B of MegBDesign it's full of winter wonderland charm.  The neutral color palette accented by the pops of red make an unforgettable combination!  If you're in need of design services for your next event, hop on over to MegBDesign's website for more information.  And if you've fallen in love with the images from McGowan Images, they have even more eye candy on their blog.

From the designer, Meagan Bechtel of MegBDesign...My idea for this shoot was really simple - I wanted to convey a beautiful winter wedding scene, without being overtly Christmas or using any holiday cliches. I tried to stick with a few basics - neutral colored china and linens, antiqued silver and mercury glass, various sizes of pinecones, and just a few touches of bright red. We were so lucky to be granted the use of a local Christmas tree farm, which was the perfect backdrop for this scene. When I'm designing, it's helpful for me to think of what I already own, what I can probably borrow, and what I might be able to source cheap, or second-hand. That's pretty much the basis for my philosophy: beg, borrow, or thrift. I guess my point is, you don't need a lot of money to set up a fabulous-looking event, or table-scape. We did two table settings, a desert station, and styled a bride and groom, and did it for cheap - my final total for this shoot was less than a hundred bucks: $20 for the whoopie pies ingredients, $20 for the florals/materials, $15 for 5 yards of cotton muslin to recover the chairs cushions/cloth napkins, $10 for a few well-priced Goodwill finds, and about $20 for the candles, peppermints, cranberries, and rock salt. As I did on my own wedding day, I trusted McGowan Images to capture this shoot the way I imagined it. We talked about wanting it to feel wintery, but at the same time, warm and sun-drenched. That's the kind of Christmas you get in Central Texas. I think the images turned out even better than we were hoping for, and I hope they help inspire a cash-strapped bride to think outside the box for winter wedding design.