This winter is making me eat my words, but usually we don’t get much snow in the South. So before we say goodbye to the colder months for good, we thought it would be fun to celebrate with a little sprinkling of the white stuff! We love all of the cozy, knit details that Mobella Events incorporated into this shoot as much as we love the soft and sweet photographs Bumby Photography produced. And the best part? The high school sweethearts who posed as our bride + groom just got engaged! Fingers crossed we’ll get to share their real wedding somewhere down the line.
This team came up with the sweetest story to inspire their shoot – I think y’all will love it!
Anna and Lucas’ first date celebrated their favorite time of the year – winter. They made dinner together, and while cozying up to a fire, something magical happened: it started snowing! When it was time for Lucas to be deployed, he couldn’t leave without marrying the love of his life, so he proposed on Christmas day.
The first day of their marriage was not only inspired by their first date, but also by the Bible verse, “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.” (Ecclesiastes 4:12). This verse was significant to these two, as in their relationship, they knew they would be separated by his overseas deployments — but they would always be woven together by God. This passage also provided the inspiration for our cozy, cable knit filled winter wedding filled with love, warmth and Southern comfort.
They got married in front of a wooden cross that her father hand made. During the ceremony, they braided three strands together – a white strand – representing the bride, a purple strand – the groom and a gold strand – God. This ceremony symbolized them weaving their lives together with God at the center of their marriage. As they walked down the aisle, guests made it “snow” just like their first date.
Then their family and friends went inside for a cozy family style dinner! The wooden tables and mismatched chairs were set with cable knit blankets and scarves, white china and deep blue glasses. The napkins were tied with soft velvet ribbon and candles and table numbers were wrapped in yarn. The centerpieces were placed in baskets collected from relatives.
The cake included fondant buttons molded from handed down vintage buttons. The bride and groom danced in the snow and ended the night cozying up by the fire enjoying hot cocoa and s’more pies!
Fun Notes: The bride and groom for this photo shoot are high school sweethearts. He flew from Pennsylvania just for the photo shoot. They hadn’t seen each other in months and their expressions were so sweet and genuine! The blanket they are wrapped in was made by the bride’s grandmother.
Thanks to Imprint Cinema for giving us the chance to see this winter wonderland in action!
Bridal gown and accessories: Malindy Elene | Cake: Everything Cake | China, glassware, and silverware: Dishie Rentals | Design and coordination: Mobella Events | Florist: Bluegrass Chic | Hair and makeup: Hairstyles and Makeup by Jackie | Handmade decor: Katie K. Franklin | Napkins: Kirby Rentals | Officiant: A Beautiful Ceremony | Photography: Bumby Photography | Snow and cloud effect: Our DJ Rocks | Stationery: Nu.B.Era Paperie Boutique | Tables, chairs, and vintage rentals: Wish Vintage Rentals | Venue: Mission Inn Resort & Club | Videography: Imprint Cinema
So gorgeous! I love the guests throwing “snow”–what a great idea for winter weddings in the South, especially!
I just LOVE that wedding cake!!
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It’s been surprisingly chilly in Florida the last couple of days on and off and it reminded me how much fun creating this love story was! Every time I see cable knit and anything cozy it makes me smile :) Thanks so much Southern Weddings for featuring us!