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Alli McWhinney sent this beautiful little cozy inspiration shoot my way. Besides all of the wonderful, minimalist details, I think what I love most is it’s spin on a traditional set-up. It has this “cozy nook” feel that was intentionally set up as a private spot for the bride and groom. Maybe it’s the (sometimes) non-traditionalist in me that appreciates the meaning behind it all.

The single flower stems, the subtle green and silver vases, white candles and the neutral backdrop leave you with an organic feeling. The fireplace warms you up. The pink adds the perfect punch of color without being overwhelming. And, the bride’s smile is quite infectious.

Contributing Vendors:

Photography: Alli McWhinney Photography | Event Design: Samantha Mullins – The Party Stylist | Cake: Tanya Luz – Domestic Arts | Hair: Colleen Keil – Bana Salon | Make-up: Jennifer Dietz Zabik | Model: Rachel Egelhof | Reception Location: Weber’s Inn, Ann Arbor, Michigan | Invitations, Menus, Escort Cards, Favors: Carly Melton | Dress: Jenny Yoo donated by V2VBrand


  1. Love the bright green flowers, so gorgeous!

  2. very pretty!

  3. Thanks for the feature Brit, you are awesome!

  4. This really is just so cozy and sweet. I adore the pops of vibrant green in such an intimate setting. Lovely!

  5. Love the gorgeous use of stones!

  6. This is so cozy and intimate! Love it!

  7. Rainy
    10:36 am on March 16th, 2011

    That bouquet is trend setting!! LOVE

  8. Brianne
    9:33 pm on March 16th, 2011

    What are those gorgeous green flowers in the bouquet?

  9. Landlocked Bride
    10:11 pm on March 16th, 2011

    They appear to be green ranunculas!

  10. I’m so glad that you like it! The flowers are a mix of green and white ranunculus.