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Christmas Eve Elopement at The Inn at Manchester in Vermont – Celia and Luc


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Celia & Luc eloped on Christmas Eve at The Inn at Manchester in Vermont.

“I have always been Miss Christmas so when thinking about planning our wedding I knew right away that I wanted to have a winter wedding. I wanted snow and Christmas lights and the loving  joyous feeling that people always get around the Holidays. We had originally planned on doing the whole big wedding  wanting all our friends and family there, but it just kept feeling like too much and it wasn’t fun. We decided that the day is supposed to be about us and our love, nothing else matters that day but us. So, we decided that we were going to Elope but still wanted our parents and siblings to be there. And what better day than Christmas Eve. We found a place that had Christmas lights, a Christmas tree to get married in front of and hot chocolate to sip by the fire.

Some of my favorite moments from the day were having a nice breakfast with our family in the morning, enjoying the decorated Inn with the fireplace crackling, taking in the atmosphere of it being Christmas Eve and also our wedding day. Just having this calmness of everything feeling right and marrying my best friend.

The most emotional moment of the day was the moment I saw him all dressed up and ready to see me. I saw him walking to the spot we were going to meet at for our first look from the window of our room. I remember looking out at him and crying because I knew that I would never feel more loved and cherished than I do by this man and that our love will last forever. I couldn’t wait to get out there and go to him so that he could see me. And the moment he turned around and had tears, excitement and love in his eyes I knew that no matter what my heart would always beat for his and his for mine. “ – Celia


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“Julia is amazing and made us feel comfortable even though both of us hate taking pictures. She made the process fun and easy. Julia is so organized and knew what photos had to be taken with which people. The photos came out incredible and you took all our ideas to heart and helped incorporate what we wanted. Also, she took time out of her Holiday festivities to be there for us and we are so grateful!”

Photographer: Julia Luckett Photography // Venue: The Inn at Manchester // Florals: Caroline Cornell // Desserts: Tiara Celeste // Officiant: Cynthia Kilburn // Hair Stylist & Make Up: Stellas Salon Plus & Spa // Rings: Stephanie Designs // Bridal Boutique: Velace Bridal // Shoes: Converse // Jewelry: Velace Bridal // Suit:  Michael Kors // Menswear: Occasionally Yours 

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