Bride reaching to put star on Christmas tree

We just love anything sparkly, so we have fallen in love with this sparkling Christmas inspired wedding shoot, captured by Alison Conklin Photography. However, the best things about this shoot for us are the pup in a tutu, the glittered bicycle and all of the little glittered animals; CUTE!

“We love glitter and anything that sparkles, and this was our motto when we created this Christmas inspired shoot. We wanted to show how to create something fun and whimsical without spending a fortune.

Christmas wedding stationery

Wedding cake table

Cupcakes Spotty wedding cake

'Take a slice of' sign

Candy stirrers Sweets

“We found animal figurines to which we added silver paint, glue and glitter to make fun centrepieces, and we gave a sparkle makeover to the vintage bike, a great find in the trash outside our studio. Using kraft boxes wrapped in beautiful paper, colourful tinsel and candles kept things simple.

Wedding escort cards on Christmas tree Silver bicycle

Shoes and presents

Bride looking to side Bride with bow in hair

Bride holding camera

Bride holding star and jumping Bride with sparkly top

“The drawings by our model and talented illustrator, Dallas Shaw, really brought the concept to life. Sketching the tree and mantel was a fun way to introduce the items without being so literal.

Bride holding spotty wedding cake

Bicycle with basket of presents Bride on silver bicycle

Bride on silver bicycle

Wedding table Candles on wedding table

Happiness wedding place card

Wedding table place setting Glittery squirrel

Glittery swan

“Everything came together perfectly for the shoot, and spending the afternoon with all of the talented ladies was a blast.”

Wedding place setting Wedding place setting

Hope wedding place card

Bride holding dog Dog begging for cake


Dog Bride putting star on Christmas tree illustration

Photography: Alison Conklin Photography

Venue: The Trust Venue

Styling: Styled Creative

Coordination: Red Balloon Public Relations

Illustrations and Model: Dallas Shaw

Cakes and Cupcakes: Brown Betty Desserts

Paper Materials: Two Paperdolls

Makeup: Béke Beau

Hair: Amanda D’Andrea

Dog: Mrs. Beans