All this fresh snow atop the Castle towers has gotten us in a Winter Wedding mood – and what better way to spread the snowy inspiration than to feature a few of our creative Castle brides in a Winter Wedding Blog Series! Complete with three real winter weddings that took place at Castle Farms, this series features themes and décor chosen by each Castle couple. You’ll also hear in their own words from the brides and grooms about their winter celebrations. By blending their personalities and creativity, each couple created their own beautiful, unique wedding, inspiring our Winter Wedding season!
First up are Amber and Norm with their December ‘Berry’ Winter Wedding, which took place in our West Garden Room. The couple decorated their reception hall using bright red berries, tree-trunk pedestals, snow-painted twigs, burlap and even hot chocolate! These unique ideas came together to create a warm winter feeling perfect for the snowy winter day. See the photos, along with Amber and Norm’s story, below!
Having our reception at Castle Farms was an amazing place to celebrate with our guests following our wedding ceremony. After touring the castle, Norm and I knew that the West Garden Room would go perfectly with our idea of ‘country elegance’. We loved the white chandeliers and the beautiful French doors. Norm and I would have never thought we would have a winter wedding, but once we decided on December, we ran with it! I like to be crafty, and decided I would attempt to do as much myself as I could; but I still couldn’t have done it without lots of help from friends and family.
I gathered many of my ideas and inspiration from Pinterest. I love burlap, and I decided to incorporate it for table runners. To keep going with a more rustic theme, Norm and his dad spent a whole day cutting up a tree from our property, which was the base of the center piece. Mason jars made the perfect vases for my salt, cranberry and candle centerpieces. We personalized the tables with pictures from our dating days. We had a lot of fun putting together our hot chocolate favors and the bells, which guests rang whenever they wanted us to kiss! We also had a dessert and coffee/hot chocolate bar to help guests stay warm during the cool winter evening. My favorite part of the whole décor was our guest book. Guests signed a large wooden piece from a maple tree off of our property. Someday it will hang in our home, reminding us of all the friends and family that helped us celebrate our wedding day.
We could not have pulled it off without the help of the amazing coordinator at Castle Farms. Sarah was so great about answering questions and also offering to help out whenever it was needed. Our guests had nothing but wonderful things to say about our reception at The Castle. They all had such an enjoyable time, and we are so glad we chose them to be part of our special day! We also thank our caterers, Acclaimed Catering, LLC, for the amazing food, and for traveling so far in the winter weather; our florist, A Touch of Spring, for their amazing bouquets and boutonnieres for our wedding party; and our delicious wedding cake, made by some wonderful women from my hometown church. Our bartenders, from With a Twist, were very professional, and our guests thought they were great. Also, a huge thank you to our awesome photographer, Lizzie Photo, who gave us amazing pictures to remember this wonderful day.
We could not have done it without all of you. THANKS!
Photos by Lizzie Photo