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Intimate Tree Farm Wedding with Fanciful Greenery

If Alanna and Jason’s tree farm wedding had a middle name, it would definitely be greenery. Amidst their intimate rustic wood setting were drippy wax candles, romantic spruce wreaths, modern wire lanterns and floating glass bulbs – an idyllic soiree indeed. We’re pretty sure that, as a couple, they’re flawless. And if their day is any indication of the warmth, joy and love they share together, we’d be willing to bet they’re living happily ever after.

garden shed wedding reception with candles and greenery

Pennsylvania wedding photographers, Ali & Paul Co., captured A + J’s garden shed reception in a way that has our hearts singing. And as to be expected, we got pretty emotional when we saw that first look as she processed down the aisle.

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garden shed wedding ceremony winter decor

These seasonal florals from Be Lovely are giving us all the warm fuzzies!

black groom tux winter wedding

heirloom engagement ring with gold band

garden shed wedding ceremony winter decor

mismatched bridal party with deep greens and gold

From the bride: Jason and I met three years ago when I was working as a real estate agent and he was looking to buy a new home. Not long after we started dating, we enjoyed brunch at Terrain, a charming restaurant and garden store just outside of Philadelphia. I remember thinking it would be a beautiful place for a wedding. Fast forward two years, and we were planning our Christmastime ceremony and reception there!

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fur bridal shawl with long sleeve lace wedding dress and pine trees

spruce foliage groom boutonniere

cream and deep red roses winter bridal bouquet

chalk table numbers

fur bridal shawl with long sleeve lace wedding dress and pine tree farm

Jason proposed on a crisp October morning while on a hike with our three dogs. Little did I know, he had spent the previous three months designing my engagement ring using my late grandmother’s gold and gemstones. Not only is my engagement ring a beautiful reminder of my husband’s creativity and thoughtfulness, but I also love having a memory of my beloved “Moo-Moo” with me wherever I go.

garden shed wedding ceremony winter decor

tree farm groomsmen with black tuxedos

repurposed window escort card display

garden shed wedding ceremony winter decor groom

winter wedding dress with long sleeves

Aesthetically, we loved the idea of an “enchanted forest” winter wedding. Lauren, the owner of Be Lovely, made our dreams come to life with lush greenery and rustic florals, twinkling lights, and dozens of candles. Ali & Paul Co. captured the entire day beautifully, and we couldn’t have been happier with how it turned out!

garden shed wedding reception with candles and greenery

garden shed wedding ceremony winter decor

garden shed wedding reception with candles and greenery

garden shed wedding ceremony winter decor

Jason and I wanted our wedding day to feel cozy, vintage, and family-oriented. Jason and I are both so lucky to have wonderfully supportive families, and we loved the opportunities to include them in our special day. My Uncle Gary thoughtfully designed and officiated our ceremony, and Jason’s sister and my cousin both shared readings. Instead of a wedding cake, my mother and Aunt Cheryl (an incredibly talented baker) made Christmas cookies, and a close family friend provided helpful “day of” planning and organization. We also wanted to honor our family members who passed away, as well as meaningfully include our loved ones who couldn’t share the day with us. My cousin, who is like a brother to me, was unable to attend, but wrote a thoughtful short speech on our wedding program, and our mothers collected our favorite old family photos to be displayed around the reception area in mismatched vintage gold frames.

garden shed wedding reception with candles and greenery

garden shed wedding lace bridal gown and black groom tux

terra-cotta pot for rolls wedding dinner

garden shed wedding lace bridal gown and black groom tux

After struggling to find the right gown in bridal boutiques, I decided to design my dress using a cotton lace sheath from Saldana Vintage in California. Just two weeks before our wedding day, I was making changes to the neckline and hemline, and finishing up the final alterations – thankfully, I enjoy sewing and it all turned out fine just in time!

twinkle light wreath backdrop wedding reception

garden shed wedding reception with candles and greenery

winter wedding rustic decor first dance

It’s hard to pick just one favorite memory from the wedding day, but walking down the aisle with my father and seeing Jason was one of the most special moments of my life. Our families predicted that Jason would cry and that I would stay calm – but that definitely was not the case! I was so overcome with emotion that I bawled while walking down the aisle and struggled to compose myself in time for our vows. We cried and laughed and cried some more throughout the ceremony!

garden shed wedding reception with candles and greenery

winter wedding bonfire bride and groom

winter garden wedding reception Photo Booth props

garden shed wedding lace bridal gown and black groom tux with wreath backdrop

Other highlights of the day included the father-daughter dance, and watching Jason dance with his mother. Like many people had warned us, the wedding day was a complete whirlwind, and we are so grateful to have had Ali & Paul as our photographers because we will always be able to relive our wedding day through their beautiful photos!

garden shed wedding reception with candles and greenery

garden shed wedding lace bridal gown and black groom tux

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