A classic winter wonderland wedding continues to rise on my list of favorite celebration styles and this one right here, photographed by Vanessa Joy, is a perfect example of why. With elegant design and some festive, fun touches (pinecones!) this wedding is romantic and cozy; what more could you ask for on your Big Day? Rob Adams Films topped it all off and I’ll be snuggled up here for the foreseeable future.
From Vanessa Joy Photography… Tiffany and Nick’s Ashford Estate wedding was breathtaking! The entire day took place at the Ashford where the guys looked dapper in their black tuxedos and the ladies wore Lazaro dresses and Tiffany wore a Vera Wang dress. Their ceremony was sweet as friends and family gathered to witness these two lovebirds say “I do.” The subtly winter inspired florals were grand thanks to Magnolia Floral Designs and I could not help but admire the small pinecones thrown into the mixture of white roses. The entertainment for the night was a blast courtesy of Vali Entertainment . The film above is from my husband, NJ Wedding cinematographer, Rob Adams Films, and of course, we finished our night off with an amazing night photo outside on the patio under the stars!
From the Bride… Nick and I met during our final months at Colgate University. At the time, I worked at the fitness center and every time he walked in I couldn’t keep my eyes off him. With time, I built up the courage to introduce myself and after bumping into each other a few times, he took me on our first date. Before I knew it, weeks flew by. Graduation came and went, and all I wanted to do was spend more time with him. We spent the summer drinking wine, cooking together, reading on the beach, and having endless conversations. The rest, as they say, is history.
When planning our wedding, it was important for us to highlight how romantic we are, how much fun we have with each other, and how happy we make each other. Each element, from the fairytale wedding gown to the dusty white rose petals to the vibrant band, was chosen to highlight who Nick and I are.
The inspiration for our wedding was a winter wonderland. We focused on creating an atmosphere of warmth, passion, and romance during a snowy winter night with whites, dusty silvers, and glistening golds. The ceremony was held at night in a cozy chapel entirely lit by candles. The reception, like the ceremony, was filled with fragrant white flowers and dusty millers. The entire wedding felt like a winter fairytale.
I have two favorite moments of my wedding. The first was while exchanging vows. I remember looking into Nick’s crystal blue eyes and being filled with butterflies. I will never forget the way he looked at me. The second is when we danced our first dance as husband and wife. I felt like I was in my own fairytale. In that moment, I felt everyone fade away and the only ones in the room was us. I remember his eyes, my skirt swishing back and forth, and him twirling me around. I felt like my heart swelled to three times its size.
On my wedding day I had the feeling of true happiness. I fell in love all over again every time I looked at Nick. His eyes made me feel excitement and passion. I felt hope in our future and a spiritual peace that comes from finally finding the other half of your soul.
Photography: Vanessa Joy Photography | Cinematography: Rob Adams Films | Floral Design: Magnolia | Wedding Gown: Vera Wang | Stationery: Little Black Dress | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lazaro | Hair: Argemiro Villarino | Entertainment: Vali Entertainment | Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen’s Attire: Ermenegildo Zegna | Wedding Venue: The Ashford Estate