Are you thinking about having your wedding in the winter? You are not alone, December is now the third most popular moth to get married! Even in Wisconsin, December is a popular month to get married! This blog is all about a recent Wisconsin winter wedding I photographed at the Baraboo Arts Building in Wisconsin. The venue was already decorated for the holidays ( a bonus to having a winter wedding.) This added to the warm and cozy feeling of this intimate and classy wedding. The couple, Renee and Matt have been together for a few years when they decided that it was time to get married. December, for them, was the perfect time to become husband and wife.
Why a Wisconsin Winter Wedding?
There are plenty of reasons to have a winter wedding. One reason is that you don’t have to compete with hectic summer schedules of friends and families. There is also less stress involved in planning (the dreaded ‘what if it rains?’ is completely taken off the table). There are better rates and more dates available at your favorite venue. Winter weddings are a lot less ordinary, its a fun and exciting time to plan a cozy and warm fairy tale wedding.
The Ceremony and Reception
The wedding ceremony was somewhat traditional. A really neat winter wedding idea they did was taking the vows they read and put them into a Christmas Ornament. Renee and Matt planned their ceremony and reception in the same venue. When the ceremony was over, guests simply walked to the next hall for the cocktails hors d’ oeuveres.
Renee and Matt wanted to do formal pictures ahead of time. We did this by arranging a short and quick reveal, and then headed out to a nearby state park to do pictures. There was some planning ahead of time to make sure we got pictures outside as December has the shortest time of daylight in the entire year. The day of their wedding was cold and overcast, but we didn’t have to deal with rain, humidity or crowds. This is my definition of success!
Winter weddings are growing in popularity, The ambiance around a winter wedding is equivalent to that of the first winter snowfall — it’s magical and very romantic. And the timing couldn’t be more perfect when it comes to that island honeymoon! See more pictures from this wedding, here.