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Holiday inspired wedding style captures essence of the 12 Days of Christmas

As Christmas Day draws to a close, we know that there are thousands of newly engaged couples bubbling over with excitement. Before you head into the new year and all of those months and months of wedding planning, we thought we’d share a little Christmas wedding inspiration with you. While the lights on your tree may be dimming, today marks the “true” beginning of the celebration of Christmas with the season not ending until January 5, or Twelfth Night, the official end of the holiday season (and the beginning of the Mardi Gras season for those of us in Louisiana and along the gulf coast.) That’s why we chose to save this 12 Days of Christmas inspired shoot for today’s post. Not a literal translation, this styled design is influenced by the traditional Christmas song, and we think many of the beautiful details would be great to borrow for any winter wedding.

While classic Christmas themed weddings are adorned with bright reds contrasted against luscious greenery, this creative team wanted to give a fresh take on Christmas with a natural yet elegant style made by a neutral and metallic color palette that captured tradition and melted hearts.

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A spiced cake topped with a delectable pear drizzle along with fresh pears accenting the table pays tribute to the beloved partridge in a pear tree. Meanwhile, live doves captured the hearts of this sweet couple as a symbol of everlasting love.

Cornish game hens surrounded by an exquisite spread of food and spirits called for an appetizing view of the song’s French hens. Not to mention, a vintage telephone styled with the spread acted as a whimsical take on the calling birds.

Five golden rings adored the fireplace overlooking the darling tablescape dressed with luscious florals, dramatic lush linens and timeless china. The mantle was also set with draping greenery and a hand-crafted wooden flute, perfect for the pipers piping.

Acting as the impeccable pair, the harpist set the mood for the ceremony and was as gracious and delicate as a black swan. Feathers and other natural elements such as antlers, wood accents, and pine cones added to the natural design that stayed true to the innate vision of the song’s lyrics.

Meanwhile, a milk and cookie bar in the reception space added a unique twist on the maids-a-milking that also captures the spirit of Christmas that we’ve grown to know and love.

Lastly, the ladies dancing and lords-a-leaping took center stage as the couple got cozy on the pear green vintage sofa and celebrated the beginning of their forever together with a custom drum wedding band for him and a dazzling pear cut diamond for her!

Venue: Juliette Chapel @juliettechapelga
Photographer: Shannon Ford Photography @shannonfordphotography
Planning/Design: Cathy Nugent Wedding & Events @thecathynugent
Floral Design: FlauraBotanica @flaurabotanica
Cake/Catering: Cake Envy @cake_envy_ga
Hair/Makeup: ECS Glamour Creations @ecsglamourcreations
Harpist: Harpist for the King @harpistfortheking
Wedding Attire: Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique @weddingangelsbridal
Custom Wrapping paper & name tags: Honey+Olive Lettering @honeyandolivelettering
Menu/Invitation suite: Lush Lettering Co. @lushletteringco
Custom Drum Mens Ring: Atlas Jewelers @atlas_jewelers_bench
Rentals/Furnishing/Decor: The Connelly Collection @theconnellycollection
Dancers: Sawnee Ballet Theatre @sawneeballettheatre
Linen Rentals: I Do Linens @idolinens
China Rentals: The Prissy Plate Co. @theprissyplatecompany
Antler Decor: Absinthe Taxidermy @absinthetaxidermy
Bridal Jewelry: Anna Bellagio Jewelry @anna_bellagio
Bridal Doves: Georgia Dove @georgiadove
Custom Pillows: Charming Chalk @charmingchalk
Models: Taryn Haddock and Michael Palmour @princesstaryn56 & @michaelfreshpalmour

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