Winter Wedding Inspiration

December 4, 2016


Hey guys! Today on the blog I wanted to give you an inside scoop on my winter wedding! I know that Spring and autumn are the most popular season for weddings, but I wanted to be different and to be honest, having my wedding in winter was the best decision ever! I can’t believe it almost been one whole year since Carson and I got married! Honestly, it was the best decision I’ve ever made in my life, I really did get so lucky. Now, if you’re planning a winter wedding either this year or next I advise a big HUGE jacket! Seriously the day we took our bridals, and the day we got married it was -8 degrees! Yes, I’m not joking but it makes for great photos! Shout out to India Earl(she’s on Instagram) who I can’t thank enough for capturing our happiness in the freezing cold. Finding a photographer to work in such cold was sooo hard! I also looked at loads of online galleries and look books to get inspiration for my photographs. As it is pretty simple for people to post photos online or submit photos to magazine, this really does help anyone in the situation of having to plan a wedding/a wedding photoshoot.

Olga Topchii Photography New York gave some good ideas. Other photographers also gave some hints and tips but it was a lot of trial and error when actually taking our pics. As they say, beauty is pain people! lol. I had a lot of great people behind me to make this wedding extra special and extra magical, but really I knew what I wanted it to look like. For the reception I picked Noah’s Event Venue, they were so accommodating and really put my vision to life. I wanted it to feel warm and cozy, so I dimmed the lights and put candles on the each long table for our reception. Lots of greenery and neutral colors, with eggplant to accent and brighten up the room. It did take us ages to find the perfect venue for our dream wedding though. Actually choosing a venue took us the longest amount of time to agree on. We decided to check out somewhere called Brookwood Camp which our friend recommended to us, but for reasons I can’t remember, we ultimately decided to choose Noah’s Event Venue. I hope someone decides to have an event there though, as I would love to go! Luckily our decorations managed to complement the room too. Guys, and the cake!! Can we just talk about the cake for two seconds because this was the best tasting cake on the planet! It was made by Sugar Kisses Cakes and it was so amazing. The look was seasonal and a perfect fit for my winter wonderland wedding. For my bouquet, which I completely LOVED SO MUCH was a combination of so many different in season flowers. I knew I wanted greenery but L Floral Studio in Utah County and did a fantastic job and really created a beautiful arrangement. I’m so happy with everything that was created on this day and for everyone who worked so hard to make it special. More importantly this was the best day of my life, where I got to start a new life with my best friend. I hope this give you some inspiration for your special day! Oh, before I forget my hair was done by Dean Bano (who’s my very favorite guncle) and my makeup was by Vivian Johnson! Comment below if you’d like their contact info. Hope this helps guys, good luck!

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  • Carrie December 4, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    I am so obsessed with your wedding pictures and inspiration! I am taking winter maternity pictures soon & would love to know where your bridesmaids got their shawls! I am so in love with their look ?

  • Witney December 4, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Yay!! I got their shawls at Free People last season! They may still have them. Good luck! Xo

    • Carrie December 5, 2016 at 11:42 am

      thank you so much!

  • Katelin Gale December 5, 2016 at 12:33 am

    So stunning! I’m getting married in two weeks and haven’t been able to find a warm but elegant coat like that. Where did you get it?

  • Pauline December 5, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Just got engaged and I knew exactly what I wanted and then I stumbled soon your wedding pictures on Pinterest and now I know for sure that the winter wedding is for me! Super excited to start planning!

  • Witney December 5, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Katelyn- I got it at TopShop! Xo

  • Rebecca December 6, 2016 at 10:40 am

    Hi Witney!

    I was wondering if you did bridal portraits in your wedding gown on a different day then your ceremony and reception? If so which one did you do first? I just got married 2 months ago but wanted to take some more bride and groom portraits.

    Thank you!!!

  • Witney December 6, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Hi- I did bridal photos almost a 2 weeks before the ceremony & reception! Did them at the Salt Lake Marina in Utah. xo

  • Bree December 8, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Stunning and inspiring Whitney!!! These are truly once in a lifetime pictures and great advice for winter weddings. Love your posts and your dancing 🙂

  • Annalise December 11, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Hi! Just curious where you got your fur jacket from? Your wedding was so beautiful! 🙂