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WEDDING BLOG

This Christmas-Inspired Wedding at Holly Hedge Estate Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

December 23, 2019 | brooke

‘Tis the season! Carolyn and Calogero knew they wanted a Christmas-themed wedding, but were afraid of it being to “theme-y,” so they hired expert planner Shannon Wellington Weddings to create their most magical day at the Holly Hedge Estate! Nestled in beautiful New Hope, this venue fit every wish for a cozy, winter wedding vibe. With a December 22nd date, Christmas was right around the corner and the couple definitely wanted to hit that festive note! With their inspiration in mind, the talented team came together to design something that gave guests the ultimate yuletide cheer. Pine trees hung above the reception tables, along with an abundance of greenery, burgundy, and roses designed by Fresh Designs Florist. Dainty ornaments served as escort cards, which lit up on gorgeous pines complete with a quoted red sash. Grab your flannel PJs, hot cocoa, and favorite holiday tunes, and cozy up to these stunning photos by Oakwood Photo & Video!

The Couple:

Carolyn & Calogero

The Wedding:

Holly Hedge Estate, New Hope, Pennsylvania

We fell in love with Holly Hedge Estate as soon as we pulled up to the venue. The rustic stone barn, courtyard and estate are beautiful and paired perfectly with our Christmas themed wedding.

Both our wedding planner, Shannon Wellington, and our florist, Sue Davis of Fresh Designs Florist, were absolutely amazing to work with. Shannon and Sue took my vision and worked their magic to create a masterpiece. Hiring Shannon and Sue was the best decision we made throughout the wedding planning process. From the beginning they treated us like family and provided much needed support, guidance and recommendations.

We wanted our wedding to be rustic and elegant all while getting our guests in the Christmas spirit. We felt that the little details made our wedding and helped to tell our story as a couple.

After all the months of planning and dreaming about our big day, it was a magical moment to walk into our reception venue for the first time. It was everything we wished for and so much more!

Our wedding theme was chosen the day we selected our wedding date of December 22nd! We instantly decided on a Christmas inspired wedding. From Christmas music and red and green everything to Christmas trees at the entrance of our reception and a beautiful lit Christmas tree floral installation suspended over the dance floor; our wedding definitely put our guests in the Christmas spirit!

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Oakwood Photo & Video
Event Planning – Shannon Wellington Weddings
Ceremony Venue – Our Lady of Guadalupe
Reception Venue – Holly Hedge Estate
Floral Design – Fresh Designs Florist
DJ – D’Amico Entertainment
Wedding Invitations – Papertree Studio
Day-Of Stationery – Lewes Lettering Co.
Makeup Artist – Shimmer & Spice
Hair Styling – Salon Industry
Wedding Dress – Darianna Bridal
Rentals – Party Rental Ltd.
Favors – La Vigneta Winery

 

Congratulations, Carolyn and Calogero! We’re thankful Shannon Wellington Weddings shared this lovely and spirited day with Junebug! Planning a Christmas wedding of your own? Check out these 8 festive details to add to your Christmas wedding!

 

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Calgary Farm Wedding in Rust, Moss, and Blush

December 22, 2019 | brooke

When the bride is also the stylist, you know the day is going to be amazing! Rebekah and Payton’s Calgary farm wedding was inspired by the style of Morocco with hues of rust, plum, and blush. We’re absolutely in love with all of the small details that really pulled this day together — like the most adorable monogram Lark & Ives pin that Rebekah wore on her denim jacket after the ceremony! If you’re into that rustic boho chic style, you’re sure to swoon over every photo Kadie Hummel Photography beautifully captured of this day!

The Couple:

Rebekah & Payton

The Wedding:

Private Residence, Alberta, Canada

From the groom: The most memorable part of the day, as cliche as it is, was turning around and seeing my beautiful bride walking towards me and thinking I am going to remember this moment for the rest of my life. She spent most of her walk down the aisle looking at her feet because of how nervous she was, but it was still a perfect moment. And made even better when she reached the end of the aisle and we locked eyes and hands.

We had so many epic wedding failures – the wind knocked over our favour display, our catering/dinner was late, two of my bridesmaids tripped down the aisle (yes… two of them), and a number of other problems that popped up throughout the day.

What I learned, is that no matter how much you plan, or how many contingencies you have, something will inevitably go wrong. So the best thing to do, is have a solid plan in place, and then try your best to be flexible (or just laugh it off) when something goes wrong (because it will).

From the wooden stir sticks featuring handmade tassels, to the oven-baked clay place cards, to the stamped petal bags, this wedding features DIY’s from top to bottom! (That’s what happens when you have an artsy bride—with experience in wedding stationery and styling—and a vision for everything down to the smallest detail!)

We had a gorgeous guest favor display wall, with a selection of small jars of peach jelly and Saskatoon berry jam. Each jar featured our monogrammed initials in gold with a hand-lettered tag.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kadie Hummel Photography
Styling & Creative Direction – Brontë Bride
Planning & Coordination – Moments by Madeleine
Wedding Venue – Private Residence
Floral Design – Hen & Chicks
Cake – Pretty Sweet Co
Videography – The Toth’s Photo & Film
Stationery – Bexley Design Co
Makeup Artist – ML Artistry
Hair Styling – Jessie Liao
Bridal Robe – Monograph
Wedding Dress – Essence Designs via The Bridal Boutique
Bridal Hair Piece – Davie & Chiyo
Bridesmaids’ Hair Pins – Joanna Bisley Designs
Monogram Pins – Lark & Ives
Groom’s Apparel – Indochino
Rings – Anna Sheffield
Rentals – Special Event Rentals, Lotholz & Co, Rustic Rentals by JL, JM Wilkinson Co, Prairie Bazaar, Orange Trunk
Favors – Bronte Bride x Preserved

 

Congratulations, Rebekah and Payton, and thank you for sharing your stunning wedding with Junebug! For more farm wedding inspiration, be sure to check out this rustic chic South Carolina forest wedding.

 

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English Fairy Tale Elopement Inspiration at Brickhouse Vineyard

December 21, 2019 | brooke

Carla Towill of Unbridled created this styled elopement inspiration at Brickhouse Vineyard to show how an eclectic mix of hand crafted vendors can be brought together to create a fairy tale day! Rather than hiring one vendor to pull off the entire event, Carla carefully picked a talented team to create a day like no other. With veganism and sustainability in mind, she decided to choose re-useable flowers from two incredible florists, Emma Hewlett Floral Design and Poppy’s of Exeter. All suppliers were local and founded with environmental ethics — including Febbie Day Ceramics, an eco friendly ceramicist, and Brickhouse Vineyard, which grows its own grapes to make delicious wine. We can’t wait for you to get inspired by every detail from this styled photo shoot!

From the photographer: I created this shoot as a result of the lessons I learned when planning my own wedding recently. ‘DIY’ had connotations of times gone past, however, I feel an eclectic mix of hand crafted components brought together through your own process has a huge place in todays wedding arena. Why chose one supplier who leads your choices? Why not hand pick each and every item you would like to build your day.

The Talented Team:

Photography & Event Planning – Unbridled
Venue – Brickhouse Vineyard
Floral Design – Emma Hewlett Floral Design, Poppy’s of Exeter
Catering – M Welsh Catering
Cake – Flour & Zest
Ceramics – Febbie Day Ceramics
Stationery – Wonderland Invites
Wedding Dresses – Grace Loves Lace
Makeup Artist – Hannah Laura May
Hair Styling – Natalie Nichols Bridal
Wedding Dress – Grace Loves Lace
Jewelry – Rebecca Furze
Decor – Mademoiselle Mojo
Rentals – Virginia’s Vintage Hire

 

Many thanks to Unbridled for sharing this romantic fairy tale elopement inspiration at Brickhouse Vineyard! For more eco-friendly wedding inspiration, check out these 10 tips for a totally awesome no-waste wedding.

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