For the last couple months, I have been reading the book Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. It is a beautifully written book but for whatever reason, it seems to be taking me forever to finish. Regardless of this, it has been on my mind a good bit off and on since I began it because, as a woman, I identify with the plight of Anna. On a Thursday evening a few weeks ago, I convinced Colleen to meet me at the one theater in Charlotte that was still playing the movie and we let ourselves get completely wrapped up in the story and the aesthetic beauty and romantic quality of the movie. It is without a doubt, one of the most visually stunning and creative movies I have seen in a very long time. But it is also a very sad story that speaks to the role of women in the era in which it was written. I have been meaning to do a wedding story inspired by it for weeks, but for some reason trying to make a love story out of it just didn’t feel right. I may change my mind by the time I finish the book, but for now, I will just share some images inspired by the setting and the costumes, which themselves seem just perfect for a wintry wedding inspiration.