Real Weddings

Michelle and Joseph’s Enchanting Winter Wedding

Details of the day: I knew I had to have a winter wedding when I went to a wedding several years ago in December, and while it was cold, there was this PERFECT flurry that I could only dream about for my own wedding someday. Booking a December wedding, I knew that a flurry was unlikely, but I had a small inkling of hope. I wanted the wedding to look like Christmas meets winter elegance meets rustic. We picked a beautiful ballroom right on the Hudson River. In searching for my ideal dress, I went to a Cristiano Lucci trunk show, where they had unique dresses that had just been used for bridal fashion week. I tried on my dress, and I knew it was “the one” because it had a princess feel without being over the top, and it had sequins that I knew would be complemented by the flurry I still had my heart set on (but knew would NEVER happen). I worked to find a florist who would honor my vision as best as possible, as I wanted pine cones and berries and a winter element that said “chic” without being too rustic. I found these amazing Kate Spade ivory/gold wedges, and a hair piece that conveyed the winter elegance I wanted to display.

Your favorite part: Of course the most magical part of the day was the dream of marrying my husband, but it did not hurt that when we were about to wrap up our portrait session, it started flurrying! We were stunned, and everyone said it was a wedding present from my mother who passed away. An absolutely stunning day, that lived out the vision I was daydreaming about all these years.

If you could change one thing about your wedding what would it be? I would have started the day a little earlier so that I could have followed everyone else’s advice which was TO EAT!

Advice for other brides: Even though you know it’s all going to come together in the end, try to pull the smaller details together sooner rather than later so that your heart is at peace!

wedding details


Harrington Park & Ringwood, NJ

Ceremony Location

Piermont, NY

Reception Location

The View On The Hudson


Anne Molnar Photography

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