Brookelyn and Evan

Cherry Run, Pennsylvania

 

 

Photography | Allisha Linnea’ Photography | @allisha_linnea_photography

Accommodations | Chetremon Golf Course | @thechetremon

Brookelyn & Evan had their dreams come true with a snowy winter wedding.

Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette?

Our wedding was a winter wonderland with steel blue and silvers. There was a lot of snow themed décor held in a rustic setting. Our day ended up being a full on blizzard of snow, sleet and rain but that made our day 100% more memorable. We held our ceremony in the Catholic church I have always attended growing up and had fallen in love with the Chetremon which has large glass garage doors and lots of wood. It made for a beautiful sight with the snow outside and the wood contrasted with our winter wonderland theme.

 

Let’s talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception?

We did a lot of DIY with our décor. The church pews were decorated with pinecones and various snowflake and crystals for our winter theme. We had a beautiful wood archway from branches and decorated with snow items that my parents had made. We painted every bottle and created each centerpiece. I collected a lot of winter themed items after Christmas for two years. I loved velvet as well which added a cozy feel so I used that whenever possible for table cloths. We had a lot of twinkle lights that added to the cozy feel for a winter wonderland indoors when it truly was a winter wonderland outdoors.

 

What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?

I wanted to use carnations in each bouquet because they are my favorite flower. Also incorporated were blue thistle because it closely matched the steel blue color for the wedding. There were also a lot of white flowers and the carnations were a deep red. We used the same flowers for an arrangement at the church.

 

Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?

Some of our favorite parts of the wedding were seeing all of our loved ones help celebrate with us and seeing everyone having a fun time. Little touches such as song choices and our sand ceremony we had at the reception are little things we will always remember and help take us back to that specific moment. Another thing we will never forget is we were in a state of emergency with the storm.

 

Let’s talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.

I always loved a vintage or really unique style which is how I found my dress with a lot of detail, beading, and flowers sewn in. It also had a layer which reminded me of butterfly wings or netting. I didn’t want sleeves and couldn’t go strapless in winter so I had slight cap sleeve with mesh to my neckline and the same dress details. There was also a blush underlay to the dress. I wore pearl and crystal earrings and a bracelet.The bridesmaids were all in steel blue with crystals built in the neckline like jewelry. I wore fur with my dress that tied in front with a crystal brooch and the bridesmaids had gray scarves that matched the groomsmen gray suits. Suits were less formal than tuxedos for our theme with the groom wearing cream vest and groomsmen in steel blue.

 

How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.

We met in Erie, Pennsylvania when I was going to school for Occupational Therapy and he was an EMT. We dated almost two years before he proposed. He proposed on a trip to Tennessee to visit his mother in the Smokey Mountains. We hiked up this rocky hill and went out on a waterfall edge where I was actually shaking it was scary. That is where he asked me to marry him and he had his mother take photos of this occurring from the bridge below. The pictures turned out beautiful and we always have them to look back at that wonderful day.

 

What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?

The most special part of the day was getting to spend it with each other and all of our loved ones. We got to see everything we planned, stressed over, and spent all this money on come together to make the most memorable day of our lives thus far.

 

Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you’d like to share with other couples planning their day?

My advice is don’t stress about all the little details. It’s about you and him and no matter how it turns out and no matter what goes wrong (because something always does). You have each other and that’s what this day is all about. Enjoy every minute of the day and take it all in because before you know it, it’s over. Everything will work out perfectly for both of you.