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