When we started planning our wedding, we quickly realized that since our families were separated by many states (I was raised in the midwest, he's from Virginia), it was going to be a logistical nightmare for us to get everyone together in one spot, so we decided to honor both sides of our family by coming to them. So we planned two weddings, one in VA and another celebration in IL.
We’ve got some stunning dark Christmas wedding inspiration, but it’s probably not what you’re thinking. There are luminous fairy lights, a holiday-colored macaron tower(!), festive and fizzy drinks, pops of crimson flowers and drapery over lush and dark greenery and pomegranates, modern deep red sculptural cakes, and energy mist favors. This definitely isn’t your usual Christmas wedding decor!
I heard a very silly tale that turned out to be pretty damned romantic that I just had to share. Alyssa saw a hilarious “dudoir” Christmas card that piqued her interest. This led to a new relationship, new tradition of creative Christmas cards, and an eventual proposal.
Here’s the whole tale from Alyssa herself…
Winter weddings are, in my opinion, the unsung heroes of the wedding world, especially when it comes to fashion. I mean, is there anything more lovely than a wedding portrait in the snow?! So gorg. And when you’re hauling your butt out into said snow, you might want a matching winter wedding headpiece, veil, crown, or even a woolly hat to match. I did some digging to find snowflakes, crystals, juniper, and more in hats, crowns, headpieces, and veils to adorn your wintry noggin.
This Denver wedding inspiration channels holiday vibes, a gorgeous clock tower, and 420-friendly favors
The concept of this lovely Denver wedding inspiration was a little 420 mixed in with loads of greenery, tons of glass detail, and a super pared down color palette (lots of green and white with just a bit of purple). It’s elegant, clean, and channels a sleek winter wedding. There’s cannabis included in the bride’s hair and florals as well as a bud-bar, which is getting popular in states where it’s legal, like there in Colorado.
Don’t miss the epic clock tower shots, the chic glass apothecary jars (put candy, treats, favors in there as you like!), and the bedazzled silvery cake…
When people asked about our wedding, we joked that the theme was, "Lord of the Rings Christmas Special." Shane is a huge Tolkein nerd, and we both love Renaissance faires and fantasy. Our wedding was in December, his favorite color is red, and mine is green, so throwing Christmas in just made sense. It came together beautifully.