I love winter weddings. There is just something extra special about them . Maybe it has to do with all the Christmas decorations, that amazing pine smell, the sparkly lights, or the crisp air with signs of snow. Whatever it is...it's a bit magical. Melissa and Brandon's wedding was just that.
The girls were getting ready at David's Country Inn and there was such a calmness about them! Sioux and I were loving all the little spots for detail pictures, what a gorgeous venue and full of character! Monika from Fleurs Divine put together the stunning bouquets, they smelled amazing too! Roxie and Gabrielle did a flawless job making Melissa even more beautiful than she already is. Her mom and sister helped her finish getting dressed and then she was ready to walk down aisle to her groom. Brandon's face said it all as he saw his bride for the first time...I don't think there was a dry eye in the whole room. Not to mention how beautiful their handwritten vows were. These two are just so special and their love for each other shines. After the ceremony, we headed outside for some pictures. It was a warm day for December, but not quite warm enough to be outside without a coat! The girls were troopers, shivering and smiling their way through :) The ivy covered walls, balcony and porch at David's are so pretty and provided the perfect spots for photos. Once inside, everyone warmed up and the party officially began! Bob Albrecht with Fantasy Productions didn't waste any time filling the dance floor, what a party! So much fun and so much energy.
When it came time to cut the cake, Melissa and Brandon somehow made smearing each other's faces with icing look adorable. Have I mentioned how cute these two are? ;) We snuck away to yet some more fabulous little spots inside for just a few more photos. The awesome bar, the cool staircase, the antique telephone booth (!) and of course had to end with pictures by the Christmas tree. What a wonderful and perfect day for this beautiful couple. Wishing you two many happy blessings! And a very happy first Christmas!
(Thank you to the lovely Sioux for her awesome assistance!)