As big Christmas fans, this couple’s winter wonderland wedding combined all the best aspects of the Christmas season with a classy black-tie event. Every detail was designed to recreate the warm feeling of the holidays. Real evergreen trees were strung with white lights, decorative gingerbread houses served as table numbers, and plaid-wrapped presents escorted guests to their seats. They even had a “letters to Santa” card box and custom cocktails for the naughty and the nice. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” played for their recessional song, and “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” by N’Sync was the final song to close the night. Scroll to see all of the dreaminess captured by By Halie!
We knew immediately that we wanted a Winter wedding that was black tie (especially after a year of WFH sweatpants, we knew our friends and family would love an excuse to dress up!). We are both long-time Boston residents, so we wanted to tie Boston into our theme as well – narrowing our venue to Boston hotels. The Newbury’s updated décor and their Street Bar with the dark woods and velvet accents was exactly in line with our vision for a warm, Christmas feeling. And we knew we had to have real trees – so we were upfront in all of our florist outreach calls that this was a must-have for the wedding.
I knew I wanted long sleeves and my stylist at Alexandra’s basically read my mind – selecting the perfect dress. The jumpsuit was a late add – but I’m SO GLAD I made the switch – much cooler and easier to dance in. Derek wore a custom green velvet tux from Suit Supply with snowflake cufflinks. Derek knew he wanted green velvet from the get-go and has been a long-time fan of Suit Supply.
We loved all of our details! The gingerbread houses, the plaid-wrapped presents for the escort cards, the white lights on the Christmas trees, the “letters to Santa” card box, our “Naughty Nog” and “Nice-Nice List” cocktails, and our hotel “gift bags” made from red, white, and green stockings filled with Christmas-themed snacks.
Derek and I were able to share a quiet moment (and glass of champagne) together after the ceremony in the downstairs bar before the cocktail hour, which was a nice time to connect before the evening. After our first dance, to Etta James’ “At Last,” we invited all of our guests on to the floor to do a 3-song set of dancing before the meal was served. This set the tone for the entire night that we’d be on the dance floor for as long as possible. It was amazing to see friends & family grooving on the dance floor with us all night long.
Photography: By Halie | Venue and Catering: The Newbury Boston | Planning and Design: Kate Murtaugh Events & Design | Floral: Floristika Studio | Stationery: Minted | Rentals: Peak Event Services | Calligraphy: LetterBCalligraphy | Desserts: Konditor Meister Bakery | DJ: Murray Hill Talent | Hair: Beauty Boston | Makeup: Beauty Boston | Dress: Essense of Australia | Bridal Salon: Alexandra’s Boutique | Bride’s Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Suit Supply | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Submitted via Matchology