Posts Tagged ‘winter weddings’

Jan
20
Lauren + Jordan: Sophisticated Chic Winter Warehouse Wedding by Lacey Gabrielle Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Lacey Gabrielle Photography; Ceremony Venue: Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church; Reception Venue: Summerour Studio; Planner: Kristine Cholakian of Simply Charming Socials; Gown: Venus VII from La Raine’s Bridal Boutique; Groom’s Attire: Bridals by Lori; Flowers & Rentals: Steve Bales of Bold American Events; Shoes: Kate Spade; Bridesmaid Dresses: Bridals by Lori; Transport: Jack Shelton of Special Day Limos; Reception Music: Fountain City Players; Cake: Frosted Pumpkin

Lauren and Jordan were married at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church with a reception following at Summerour Studio in Atlanta, Ga. on December 29. Lauren stunned in an all-lace wedding gown with a Queen Anne neckline and a classic updo. She carried a bouquet of white hyacinths and hybrid tulips wrapped in lace. Her ‘maids donned long black chiffon dresses. The groom and his men opted for classic black tuxedos. The couple exchanged vows in a traditional church ceremony in front of 150 friends and family members. ” It was an abnormally cold, rainy and gray day for Atlanta. I loved it because it made it feel more like a winter wedding,” Lauren said. A reception followed at a refurbished warehouse where guests sat at long banquet tables in silver chiavari chairs. Some of the tables were lined with candlelit hurricanes, glass goblets, gold mercury votives, pears, and greenery. Other tables featured tall glass cylinders as centerpieces with branches and pears inside. “I tried to have our wedding be a representation of Jordan and I as a couple, so we decided to go with classic and timeless,” Laura said of her inspiration. After dinner and dancing, guests enjoyed an elegant four-tier cake with a giant fondant flower. Friends and family members were given boxed doughnut favors as a thank you from the newlyweds. The couple was sent off into married life with sparklers! “There will be so many ups and downs throughout the planning process, but you have to remember to let the down times go.” Lauren said. See the full board here.

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Jan
08
Andrea + Gregory: Snowy Outdoor Winter Wedding in Idaho by Jerome Pollos Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Jerome Pollos Photography; Videography: A Guy and a Girl Films; Venue: Elkins Resort on Priest Lake; Event Planner: Ingrid Price;  Dress Designer: Doulgas Hannant from Belle Vie Bridal Couture; Groom & Groomsmen Attire: J.Crew;  Floral Designer: Priest Lake Floral Designs; Jewelry: J. Lewis Jewelry; Shoes: Ted Baker and Sperry Top-Sider; Bridesmaid Dresses: DV by Dolce Vita; Ceremony Musicians & DJ: The Rub 

Andrea and Gregory were married at Elkins Resort on Priest Lake in Priest Lake, Idaho on March 1. The bride stunned in an all-lace dress featuring illusion lace long sleeves. Her hair was donned in a side updo and she accessorized with a birdcage veil. She carried a white and green bouquet of hydrangeas, calla lilies, ranunculuses, and seeded eucalyptus. Her ‘maids bundled up in navy blue coats, sage scarves, and warm boots. The groomsmen looked dapper in navy three-piece tweed suits, complete with checkered button downs, and gray bow ties. The couple knew right away that  this was the perfect location for them, since that’s where they got engaged. “We were inspired by the natural beauty, cozy winter getaway…and magic of a snowy winter wedding,” Andrea said of their wedding inspiration. The ceremony took place outside (in single digit temperatures) and featured pine cone aisle markers, and the littlest attendant riding on a sled down the aisle! A friend officiated the wedding and wrote a personal ceremony. “Our guests were incredibly gracious in tolerating our request to be married outside,” Andrea said. “Everyone bundled up, huddled around patio heaters, and warmed up with hand warmers, blankets, and hot chocolate.” An indoor reception followed, where guests ate, drank, and danced all night! “Looking around at all the friends and family willing to travel the snowy roads and stand outside with us while we got married, it hit both of us just how much love surrounded us,” Andrea recalled. See the full board here.

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Sep
04
Christy + Derrick: Vintage Jewel-Toned Outdoor Winter Wedding by Captured Photography by Jenny
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Captured Photography by Jenny; Floral Design: Betty Silva; Ceremony Music: Greg and Anna Karabensh and Connie McFarland; Officiant: Efraim Silva; Catering: Lori Carmichael; Reception Music: Becca Mancari 

Christy and Derrick were married outside in West Palm Beach, Fl. on January 11. The bride wore a long-sleeve gown with a lace bodice and a flowing skirt. Her hair was pulled back into a loose curly ponytail. “My dress is incredibly special to me because not only is it my mom’s original dress, but my big sister also wore it!” Christy explained. The lace-edged veil was created by a seamstress and she carried a bouquet of plum and cranberry roses and peonies. Her best pals wore short colored dresses ranging from deep purple to navy blue, and they carried bouquets of light blue and purple hydrangeas and roses. Fun fact about the bridesmaids: they picked out their own dresses at various thrift stores. “I really wanted all the dresses to be thrifted, but its definitely a task finding dresses that fit the styles of 12 women,” Christy said. The groom and his men wore suits and vests of many colors, without jackets. They donned neck ties in various shades of blue. The couple exchanged vows in a unity ceremony outside in front of 100 guests. Christy and Derrick had one goal for their reception: make it feel like home. “Our big idea was that we wanted to bring the insides of our house to the outside,” Christy said. “Where walls couldn’t limit how many people were welcome.” They set up areas outside that acted as different spaces in a home and included a living room (cocktail lounge), a game room (checkers, anyone?), and a story fort (where guests could learn more about their love story). Many of the signs, including the guest book, were crafted by the couple. Guests received personalized mason jars, enjoyed Cuban food at wooden tables with mismatched china, and danced the night away. They indulged in a butter cream-frosted cake adorned with fruit and topped with small bird statues. “The whole day was filled with so much joy and celebration with just enough room to take breathers,” Christy said. See the full board here.

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Aug
07
Andrea + Stuart: An Intimate Colorful Destination Winter Mexico Hotel Wedding By Jorge Santiago Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Jorge Santiago PhotographyCeremony Venue: Hotel Boutique Casa OaxacaReception Venue: Hotel Azul Oaxaca

Andrea and Stuart’s ceremony and reception was held at two different locations – Hotel Boutique Casa Oaxaca and Hotel Azul Oaxaca – in Oaxaca, Mexico on December 18. “We met at a friend’s party,” Andrea said. “We had spoken on the phone prior to that about arranging Spanish lessons [since I was a teacher], but he was so busy; it wasn’t possible. Ironically, he still hasn’t had one.” The bride wore an nontraditional red lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with long sleeves, accessorized with a braided crown updo, while the groom wore a dark gray suit, accessorized with a patterned tie. “I wanted the wedding to be unconventional, bright and colorful, encompassing Mexican traditions but still including non-traditional aspects,” Andrea said. “I also wanted it to be small and intimate with not too many guests.” Following the handwritten vows and exchanging of rings, the newlyweds processed down the city streets amongst a calenda, or parade. Notice the chinas oazaquenas? Women dancing and carrying baskets of floral arrangements on top of their heads. Plus, monos del calenda too, or giant puppets. The outdoor terrace was hung with papel picados, tables were decorated fringe ended runners, and antique stained glass centerpieces filled with roses, mums, and a hint of greenery. The main dinner dish was mole, and “the chocolate cake was delicious,” she said. In addition to a DJ, there was also a marimba band performance, which is a percusion instrument consisting of wooden bars struck with mallets. The most important lesson they learned? “Listen to what people have to say and be considerate of them but only follow it if it agrees what with is in your heart,” Andrea said.”Following a set way of doing things doesn’t have to necessarily agree with how you would like them or dream them to be on your big day either.” See the full board here.

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