Fact – A Fermenting Cellar wedding is always fun! Stephanie and Ross tied the knot on New Year’s Eve and their loud, cheerful wedding night was exactly what I was hoping for. Stephanie and Ross are two of the most gentle personalities I’ve ever met and I am so thankful for our time together on this windy, winter day.
There’s something about winter weddings that as the temperature drops, our photo location options sink dramatically. However, if you’re brave enough to brace the cold, outdoor winter wedding photos could be one of the most romantic pictures out there! Over the past 12 years, I’ve learned that I can either fight the weather or embrace it entirely and only one of those options is going to be awesome. Nature has always been a friend of mine, so why not embrace whatever it throws our way? A rainy wedding day is perfect for adding some romance to an image. A winter breeze goes perfectly with the cheerful Holiday background! Outdoor winter photo sessions are meant to keep you close to each other. It’s for snuggles, cuddles, and kisses. A dream scenario! That is why if you’re having a winter wedding embrace the weather and the mood. Let it guide you into poses, while I hover around and take some of the coziest and natural-looking photographs.
That is why I always encourage my couples to take their photos outside. What can be better than taking pictures in an empty and festive Distillery District, on your New Year’s Eve wedding? Especially when all of your best friends and the love of your life look so darn good!
I am so glad Stephanie, Ross and their lovely bridal party agreed to go out to snap a few photos. The deserted Distillery District looked perfect with its glimmering string lights bouncing off of the red brick walls. The Christmas wreaths added a touch of romance to their photos and the big Christmas tree reminded us to be merry on this winter day. The entire city stood still in anticipation of New Year’s Eve and the atmosphere was filled with Holiday magic!
We walked around the area and took pictures at some of Stephanie and Ross’ favorite spots, before heading into their wedding ceremony. Ashley Lindzon of Ashley Lindzon Events did a great job bringing the Holiday spirit into the Fermenting Cellar. The whole venue was aglow with romantic candlelight, perfectly complemented by the crystal chandeliers. Space was filled with white and blush colored blooms lovingly created by Blush & Bloom, they looked beautiful against white and gold details.
Stephanie and Ross exchanged their vows in front of their closest family and friends and I couldn’t help but tear up myself. It was such a beautiful ceremony filled with elevating energy. The moment they excitedly said “I Do”, I knew it was going to be a fun night ahead! We danced, sang, ate and we were merry. As the clock struck midnight, we all raised our glasses to the beautiful year ahead. Stephanie and Ross, I can’t imagine spending my New Year’s Eve having more fun than at your wedding. Thank you for making us a part of your special day. With love, the Mangoes.