Our entire game plan changed after we decided to elope. We were originally going to get married on a weekday in the spring, as we wanted the weather to be nice for our backyard wedding. Since our ceremony no longer needed to be outside, I suggested the possibility of getting married on our three-year anniversary in February, which happens to fall on a weekday. Mr. Wellies loved the idea, so I started looking at potential venues, most of which ended up being barns.
I am getting married this winter in a barn with six people: the bride and groom, two photographers, and two videographers. My sister, on the other hand, is getting married this fall in a hotel ballroom with 200 guests. If you had presented these two weddings to me a year ago and asked me to guess which one was my sister’s and which one was mine, I would have said, “I’m in the hotel. Duh.” Why? Because “winter,” “barn,” and “wedding” were three words that previously did not go together for me. At all. My style was classic and romantic, not rustic and shabby chic. As I began to research winter weddings, however, I quickly fell in love with the concept of a barn wedding. Barns can be dressed up (or down) any way you want; they’re completely customizable and suitable for any season. The thought of getting married in a barn in winter soon made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, especially after I found inspiration photos.
Our wedding is going to be semi-formal, with hints of silver, blush, pale blue, and white. I absolutely love our soft color palette. Mr. Wellies helped me put it together and gave his stamp of approval. I can’t wait to see how we use it in our décor. I’m also keeping my fingers crossed for a photo-op moment like the picture on the left: wearing a shrug and boots in the snow with my knee-length dress!
Does your wedding have an element that was completely unexpected?