5 Winter Weddings and Engagements to Keep You Warm

Spring Frost Engagement: Sally + Sophia by Serena Jae

Their engagement session was this photographer’s dream. (1) We were fortunate that attempt #2 landed on a gorgeous 60-degree day, filled with warm sunshine. (2) Sally and Sophia were truly one of the easiest couples I’ve ever photographed. They were honestly up for anything at all and we spent so much time laughing. (3) The lake was still frozen over, and I was in complete awe of this (being a warm day, this was unexpected). I cannot thank these two enough for being so willing to stand in a puddle of water, lie down next to each other on a damp wooden dock, and hold a lengthier-than-usual kiss for my first double exposure experiment on film.

A Central Park Ceremony: Valdora + Isabel by Ash Carr

Valdora and Isabel put their love and their desires for the day first. Which meant an early morning intimate wedding ceremony under the Bethesda Terrace in Central Park with only their closest friends in attendance. Later in the afternoon they invited a larger group of friends and family to celebrate a small ceremony, dinner and dancing a few hours north of New York City. It reflected their goals to create a day that invited their loved ones to be a part of their love, all while sticking to their guns in regards to having a small and beautiful wedding where they felt comfortable sharing vows and tears and promises. Most important to them was that their ceremony reflected their feminist values. In keeping with this, they entered their ceremony space together: this was a visual reflection of supporting each other's decision to proactively commit to continuing their partnership founded on equality, communication, and personal growth. 

A Hollywood Wedding in New York City: Kalinda + Robbie by Les Loups

Kalinda and Robbie are both Hollywood writers and producers based in LA.Their shared love for film, especially classic old Hollywood, was a huge influence in the design of their wedding. They are a producing powerhouse who weren't afraid of challenging the status quo when planning their unconventional event. The decor of their wedding was cheeky and thematic — an old typewriter as a guest book, table runners made of script pages from their favorite movies, place cards written on vintage movie film, and 1920s film clips playing on a screen overlooking the dance floor.

Winter-in-Amish-Country Wedding: Crystal + Jayleen by Carly Romeo & Co.

Wedding photographers know that there are many different kinds of love, and many different ways to show love. Some couples have a low-lying, steady love that is on the quiet side; some couples have loud, boisterous love that encircles everyone around them. Somehow, Jayleen and Crystal have both and everything in between. There wasn't a moment of their wedding that wasn't steeped in pure joy, from the (few, haha) silences to the end-of-the-night dance-offs. Getting married in the winter isn't for the faint of heart, but Jayleen and Crystal didn't let some chilly rain put a damper on anything. Their ceremony was full of warmth and roses; their dinner was full of laughter; and their reception (where they each danced with all their parents) was endlessly emotional (in a good way). Everything was authentically them, and thus authentically wonderful. 

A Sweater Weather Engagement: Jeremy + Sean by River West

Jeremy and Sean’s friendship began in college. Actually, Sean took Jeremy to his audition room when he auditioned to get into The University of the Arts. They became friends during Jeremy’s freshman year, and their relationship began the next year. They fell in love with each other and became an inseparable pair. Jeremy brought Sean home to his family not too far away from school and Sean brought Jeremy home to Georgia. On the day they moved into their first apartment together, Sean popped the question surrounded by candles, rose petals, flowers, and with a ring in his hand. A few months later, Jeremy popped the question and gave Sean his ring. Since then, they have been very much enjoying their engagement and loving planning their wedding.