7 CELEBRATIONS TO INSPIRE YOUR WINTER WEDDING
Winter is a magical time of year to get married! As a Vermonter, I will always have a love of the quiet found in the world when everything is blanketed in snow.
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
― Edith Sitwell
1. VERMONT WINTER SOLSTICE ELOPEMENT AT CHARLOTTE BEACH – WILL & RUBY
Will & Ruby eloped on the December Winter Solstice at Charlotte Beach in Vermont. Will built a fire from driftwood to warm their hands, much to the confusion of their puppy who continuously tried to start a game of fetch. A truly intimate event, the only people present were myself and the officiant while they exchanged their vows on the shores of Lake Champlain. It was incredible. See more of this wedding, here.
2. WINTER YALE ELOPEMENT IN NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT – NATHAN & JANICE
Nathan & Janice eloped in Connecticut on a December day. They went on their first date at the Shops at Yale and decided to revisit their favorite spots as part of their Yale elopement! You can see all of the gorgeous images, here.
“Our favorite and most emotional moment was when we revisited the exact spot where we took our very first picture together on our first date. All of our old memories together came flooding back to us and it was such a special moment to show how much our love has grown together since then.” – Nathan
3. CHRISTMAS WEDDING AT ALLYN’S LODGE AT SUGARBUSH RESORT IN MAD RIVER VALLEY, VERMONT – CHRISTINA & JIM
Christina & Jim planned an intimate Christmas Wedding at their favorite place to celebrate the winter season, at Sugarbush in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. They were the first couple to exchange vows at Allyn’s Lodge, a cabin on the mountainside only accessible by snowcat or chairlift! After a candle-lit dinner with their immediate family, everyone got on their ski boots and headlamps and went on a night ski down the slopes! Watching a bride ski in her wedding dress was unforgettable and inspiring. Check out their wedding, here!
4. MODERN AND ORGANIC NEUTRAL PALETTE WEDDING INSPIRATION AT WATERWORKS – IN WINOOSKI, VERMONT
This editorial was a dream! Lead by Jaclyn Watson Events, each vendor came together with a shared vision to create a chic, organic, neutral color palette modern wedding inspiration.
The design of the editorial was based on a neutral palette, with a focus on black and dark gray as one of the main shades. A mix of dried florals, dyed florals (including the palm frond), and delicate blooms perfectly represented that mix of modern and chic style we wanted to explore. The table was set with black candles, organic shaped plates, with dried florals on each napkin set atop a soft geometric tablecloth.
You may have seen this published in Junebug Weddings.
5. MODERN WINTER WASHINGTON DC DESTINATION WEDDING – MEAGAN & AKHEIL
Meagan & Akheil married on a warm December day in Washington DC. You can see all of the images, here!
“The first look and private vow reading turned out to be among our favorite moments. That intimate moment gave us both the time to react purely to our vows, to laugh and tear up. It also gave us the space to reflect on our relationship and affirm to one another the life that we’ve built, before doing so in front of our friends and family. It set the perfect tone for the rest of the celebration.” – Meagan & Akheil
6. CHRISTMAS EVE ELOPEMENT AT THE INN AT MANCHESTER IN VERMONT – CELIA & LUC
“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
7. HONEYMOON VOW READING AT CHATEAU GUTSCH – LUCERNE, SWITZERLAND
“We both felt this natural, romantic draw to revisit our vows. It was the first time since our private vow reading on the wedding day that we’d recited them to each other. The unexpected delight was how we had already blurred certain details – revisiting in this intimate setting was the perfect moment and place to do so, and I’ll never forget it.” – Nick
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ― John Steinbeck