Welcome to Wedding Wheels, winter-style. This is a special edition exploring the cool & unusual modes of getaway transportation used by winter Brides & Grooms. Naturally, I adore it when I spy a winter Bride donning a fur stole & traveling in a vintage taxi just like I did for my winter wedding. (Seriously, that is the exact same cab from my wedding. I highly recommend Film Cars for tri-state area Brides!). But with the ice & snow of winter offering lots of options, it's pretty cool to see winter wedding getaways that don't involve wheels at all!
After eloping on a gondola at the top of the mountain, this cool, brave & athletic couple spent their wedding day skiing the slopes:
You don't see this everyday: a winter Bride & Groom taking a spin on their ice skates!
Okay, okay- this winter couple may not have actually used the vintage snowshoes & sled but they still get major points:
A horse-drawn carriage ride through the snow on a winter wedding day just seems so dreamy & romantic:
Now if I could just find a winter Bride & Groom racing around on a snowmobile or riding a snowplow, my Wedding Wheels, winter-style collection would be complete!
Photo 1: Anastasia Photography via; Photo 2: E. Leigh Photography via; Photo 3: James Christianson via; Photo 4: via; Photo 5: Rachel Peters Photography via
Happy Wedding Wednesday!
What's not to love about a ballroom wedding with dramatic lighting, glowing candlelight & copious amounts of hydrangeas, roses & calla lilies? There is everything to love about a ballroom wedding like that as you shall see!! A Magic Moment shows us the pretty:
Dani & Adam met at students at University of Pittsburgh when Dani moved into Adam's apartment complex. Fate had its way & they became a couple. Life took them to Florida where they became husband & wife on September 22, 2012 at The Peabody in Orlando, Florida. The ceremony space was sleek & modern with silver draping, white flowers & moody blue lighting. The reception space was swanky & elegant with towering white centerpieces, glowing candlelight & more moody blue lighting. Although nothing shined brighter & happier than the beautiful Bride & handsome Groom!
My Favorite Moment: I adore the Bride & Groom taking a spin on a pedicab!
My Favorite Detail: Tall glass cylinders wrapped in rhinestones & filled with floating candles? LOVE!!
Congratulations, Dani & Adam!
Photography: A Magic Moment / Submitted via Two Bright Lights / Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Peabody / Event Planner: Eventfully Yours / Floral Designer: Greenery Productions / Officiant: Rabbi David Degani / Ceremony Music: Orlando Harpist / Reception Music: John Parker Band / Wedding Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
A loose, organic bouquet in shades of pretty pink makes for an unexpected winter wedding bouquet:
Glowing candles wrapped in birch & nestled in evergreen & branches set the scene for a cozy winter wedding:
With a bit of sparkle on top & a bed of rustic pinecones below, the graphic pinecone cake is simply perfect for a winter wedding:
When the chill sets in, enjoy festive mugs of hot chocolate at a winter wedding:
Just a little but not too much! It's what every Winter Bride, including me!, is thinking on her winter wedding day:
What do you love best about winter weddings?
Photo 1: Jennifer Eileen Photography via; Photo 2: Perspective Eye via; Photo 3: Erik Kelley Photography via; Photo 4: Carly Mitchell Photography via; Photo 5: Modern Photography via; Photo 6: Camilla Photography via
Hello, Friday! It's so nice to see you again. Despite this workweek being short due to President's Day, it seemed to drag on forever. I'm a little extra excited to get my Friday on! Before we part ways to enjoy a wonderful weekend, here is a colorful sneak peek at next Wedding Wednesday:
I'm pretty sure you are going to love this modern ballroom wedding as much as I do. Check back next Wedding Wednesday to admire it!
Photography: A Magic Moment / Submitted via Two Bright Lights
Winter Brides have the unique challenge of finding something fashionable & beautiful to battle the chill of winter days. To stay toasty warm, I'm a huge fan of Winter Brides wearing fur stoles or jackets on their wedding day. Yesterday's Christmas Bride wore a lovely, white fur stole & I wore a rich brown vintage fur stole on my cold January wedding day:
I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Winter Brides rocking fur stoles or jackets. Always. But lately I've been noticing Winter Brides choosing other options for staying warm. & I like it. Let's take a peek, shall we?
I'm absolutely swooning over this cozy, fur-lined cardigan:
I'm digging the cool, edgy look of this camel leather jacket:
Most Winter Brides choose fur stoles or jackets in shades of white or brown, occasionally black, so I adore this gorgeous fur jacket in the prettiest shade of lavender:
I think a happy, bright yellow cardigan is an awesome choice:
If you must combat the deep chill of winter, then you might as well do it with style & grace. I tip my hat to these Winter Brides. Job well done, ladies!
Photo 1: Timothy Glenn Photographers; Photo 2: Mirelle Carmichael Photography via; Photo 3: Ely Fair Photography via; Photo 4: Elizabeth + Rich Photography via; Photo 5: via
Happy Wedding Wednesday!
As the winter wedding celebration continues, I am truly honored to bring you a winter wedding, holiday-style. Think poinsettias, holly & candy canes! Here to show us every festive delight is Michelle Zahn Photography:
When Erica & Dan got engaged, there was no other choice for the Bride than a holiday wedding. At last, she could combine her love for Dan & for Christmas by creating a festive, beautiful wedding. They set the wedding date for December 15, 2012 in Westminster, Maryland. The Bride chose her favorite Christmas things & began to incorporate them into her DIY holiday wedding.
The Bride & Groom got married in a traditional Lutheran ceremony at Grace Lutheran church. The Bride made ceremony programs decorated with holly that complimented the church's beautiful Christmas decorations, including Christmas trees, garland & white lights. She carried a full bouquet of red roses made holiday-style with red berries & greenery. Near a towering Christmas tree, the Bride & Groom became husband & wife.
Much more holiday joy was to come at the reception at St. John's Portico. Lovingly made by the Bride, the red poinsettia centerpieces brought the holiday-style to the reception. The four-tier round wedding cake featured poinsettias cascading down its side & a glittery red monogram on top. The favors were (what else?) candy canes displayed in red & green buckets. In this festive fashion, the Bride & Groom celebrated their marriage!
My Favorite Moment: The Groom's nephew walking down the aisle with the "Uncle Dan here comes your Erica!" sign. Precious.
My Favorite Detail: I'm loving the bright red bridal bouquet with the holiday touches of berries &
Congratulations, Erica & Dan!
Photography: Michelle Zahn Photography / Submitted via Two Bright Lights / Second Photographer: Danielle Cover Photography / Ceremony: / Reception: St. John's Portico / DJ: TS Productions / Hair Stylist: The Spa at Roop's Mill