Today, we’re taking you through a Christmas wedding. From the Victorian mansion’s holiday splendor, to the unique reception features, we thoroughly love Carly and Cameron’s wedding!
Many personal details are thoughtfully infused into their big day! The Woodruff-Fontaine House was a natural wedding venue choice for these history-loving, Memphians. Carly’s art deco wedding dress mirrors the Victorian home’s past. Likewise, they paid homage to their city through a dessert bar featuring Memphis’s most popular sweets. Scroll below to explore more of their carefully planned, Christmas wedding details. (Click here to Carly and Cameron’s downtown Memphis engagement session)
Engraved wedding bands like Cameron’s melt our hearts.
Carly’s lovely flowers reflect her “White Christmas” aesthetic.
Again, this wedding dress is the dreamy stuff of Gatsby and Downton Abbey!
The groom’s look is classic, and elegant. In the second image, you will notice a style which deviates from our usual airy romance. We like to provide a more moody, masculine vibe in select groom’s portraits. (Grooms, we have more resources for you about tying tricky ties, groomsmen, lists, and… things you wish you’d known!)
Of course, the lovely Carly. From her modified heirloom necklace, to her blue suede shoes, she’s the epitome of a timeless bride.
Below, Carly is sharing a sweet moment with one of her adorable nieces.
The Woodruff-Fontaine’s three story staircase is made for moments like this!!
Even though the couple had casual expectations about their First Look, the moment was surprisingly emotional. We love a groom who sheds a tear! (For a real groom’s personal thoughts on First Look, read here)
One of the best aspects of this venue is its many opportunities for bride and groom portraits! (Click here to see other bride and groom portraits at this venue)
The perfect tree for a Christmas wedding!
A mimosa bar, and coffee/ hot chocolate bar were provided just outside the ceremony space.
The flower girls were eager to walk their aunt down the aisle.
Wedding ceremonies at the mansion take place either on the lawn, or in the lovely carriage house. Take note of all the smiling faces, and not a phone in sight! Give yourself, and your guests the gift of an unplugged ceremony. You’ve hired a professional photographer, let them do the work!
Mr. and Mrs. White!
We love the winter blues of the bridal party, and the sweet simplicity for the flower girls.
How inspiring is this Christmas wedding detail?! Reflecting both the Victorian, and seasonal aspects of the day- an illustrated edition of the Christmas Carol as a guest book. Point of interest: the museum has a signed, first edition of the novel and a chair that belonged to Charles Dickens!
Finally, we think every reception needs a live artist! Carly and Cameron’s now have bespoke art for future generations, and guests were mesmerized by the process.
We were deeply inspired by this Christmas wedding, and hope you are as well! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. White- and may all your Christmases be “White.”
To take a tour of the Woodruff-Fontaine House, click here. If you want more Christmas wedding inspiration, check out my own wedding here (neutral winter shades, candlelight galore, and a Rivini gown that my 23-year-old couldn’t live without!). You can also see our “Blue Christmas” styled shoot that was internationally published here.