Elegant White Christmas Wedding

Are you ready for an infusion of winter beauty in the form of fabulous classic wedding inspiration? Me, too! I think there’s nothing more sophisticated than a black-tie affair, but when you bring bits of the Holidays into the mix the result is just mind-blowing. This clever due took total advantage of the fact that their wedding was just a few short days after Christmas and brought the holidays into their nuptials in the most beautiful and elegant way possible. They called the amazingly talented Kelly Kirkland Photography to captured their big day and she captured this festive affair that embraced the season in a chic and classy way.
Have a Merry Christmas! 

From The Bride… “Drew and I met through a mutual friend.  She thought we would be a cute couple.  A group of friends met out on a Friday night after work.  Drew and I began talking and hit it off right away.   It didn’t take long before we both knew we really liked each other!  I actually knew he was the one after the first date 🙂
Drew and I were going to dinner on a cold February night.  I was running very late to meet him at his apartment.  I finally arrived 45 minutes late and we set off for dinner.  Drew wanted to take a quick detour to go look at one of our favorite beaches in Fairfield to see how the blizzard had affected the beach front.  We parked and Drew came up with the excuse that he needed to check his tire.  He called me over to his side of the car because he thought he had a flat tire.  As I walk around I saw Drew on one knee.   
After seeing many options in Connecticut, we knew we wanted a venue that was close to where we both grew up (Guilford and Redding).  We both wanted a Catholic ceremony and loved the church and the priest at St. Mary’s in New Haven.  We also fell in love with the grand ballroom at the Omni Hotel.  The chandeliers and wood paneled walls were breath taking. Having our reception at the hotel made the weekend so convenient for our large number of out of town guests.  
Our wedding day was everything we had wanted it to be.  We wanted a day surrounded by family and friends to begin our lives together.   Everything went off without a hitch.  We had a winter wedding in the Northeast and people still came from all over the country to help us celebrate.   We had a perfect sunny day.  We were fortunate to get married in a wonderful church that we were not members of.  It is the second oldest church in Connecticut.   Father Allen welcomed us in and took the time to get to know us.  As a result, our ceremony became very personal and special.  The atmosphere of the church and the Yale campus right after Christmas made our day unique.

Photographer:  Kelly Kirkland Photography // Band: eta music // Floral Designer: Fleur de Lys // Bakery: Julia's Bakery // Reception Venue: Omni Yale New Haven // Makeup Artist: Shine Salon // Submitted via Two Bright Lights