Christmas is my favorite time of year! There is no other season that gives me so much joy, so it makes sense that Christmas tree farms have a special place in my heart. Christmas tree farms are so adorable and happy, and I love that they are an oasis of green during the winter months.
I fell in love with Country Cove Christmas tree farm last year at the elopement inspiration I photographed there, so I really wanted to return this year. I asked my sweet wedding clients, Alex and Ben, if they would model for me for a little winter elopement inspiration, and I’m so glad they said yes! It is so important for all photographers, and creatives in general, to take time and do some personal projects just for the joy of it. This mini shoot was the perfect way to end my crazy busy 2016 wedding season. It left me refreshed and ready for 2017, which will be my busiest wedding year yet!
For this shoot I teamed up with the fabulous White Dresses Boutique, who supplied this gorgeous, gold Lian Carlo gown and Erin Cole headpiece, and Rachael Ann’s Event Design, who created our beautiful bouquet. And, of course, Country Cove was so gracious to have us at their farm!
Even though Christmas and New Years are over, I hope these pictures make you smile and add a little happiness and color to your winter!
Note – I am almost completely booked for 2017, but have a few spots yet for joyful, adventurous couples. I would love to talk with you about photographing your wedding or elopement, especially if you’re having it at a Christmas tree farm! ;) Contact me to chat about details and to secure your date!
Venue: Country Cove
Wedding Dress: White Dresses Boutique
Wedding Dress Designer: Lian Carlo
Headpiece: Erin Cole
Florals: Rachael Ann’s Event Design
Amilia Photography is a Nashville Wedding Photographer and Destination Wedding Photographer. She specializes in photographing vibrantly emotional love stories in gorgeous outdoor locations in Nashville, Tennessee, Washington D.C., North Carolina, and other destinations all around the country.
I would love to talk with you about photographing your engagement session and wedding! Contact me for details and to book: email@example.com
Last fall I went to Washington D.C. for some research and I absolutely fell in love with this city. You know how some places just captivate your heart?! That’s D.C. for me! So I knew I had to go back to explore the city even more, and I can’t resist going anywhere without setting up something to photograph. I am so excited to share this Washington D.C. Elopement Inspiration at the Jefferson Memorial! I worked with the most incredible team to bring this shoot together, and it is featured today on Grey Likes Weddings!
From Grey Likes: “What better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than with some patriotic wedding inspiration?! This styled elopement by A BEYOUTIFUL FÊTE EVENTS & DESIGN is set in Washington D.C. with a backdrop of some of our country’s most iconic monuments! Even the cake by CATHERINE GEORGE CAKES features a fondant-design of The Capital—and it’s STUNNING!! We’re also loving the color palette’s spin on the good ol’ red, white and blue—it’s updated with blush pinks, pale blues, with touches of cabernet, gold, and rose gold. So enjoy these beautiful images from AMILIA PHOTOGRAPHY and have a wonderful holiday weekend!!”
The sun was barely coming up over the serene tidal basin in Washington D.C. when our couple held each other close and read sweet vows to each other. This Jefferson Memorial Elopement styled shoot was inspired by the classic architecture of the Memorial, Capitol, and Washington Monument, with a touch of whimsy.
Our color palette was composed of blush pinks, pale blues, with touches of cabernet, gold, and rose gold. The couple’s whimsical pink bike was adorned with beautiful flowers and represents their new adventure into marriage.
Every detail of their elopement was carefully curated and meaningful to the couple. The bride’s bouquet was wrapped with delicate silk ribbon with the calligraphy scripture, “Where you go I will go, where you stay I will stay” (Ruth 1:16) written on it, their vows were beautifully scripted in blue watercolor, and the calligraphy champagne bottle marked the occasion. Shimmery rose gold and pale blue elopement announcements were sent out to their closest friends and family to join them for a brunch fete in celebration.
Their warm-white wedding cake had The Capitol crafted in sugar as well as delicate vines of blush pink sugar roses climbing the two tiers. The white leaves perfectly mirrored the bride’s couture lace gown. The newlyweds shared a sweet picnic on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial, sipped on celebratory champagne, and cut their beautiful wedding cake with the Washington Memorial as their backdrop. It doesn’t get more classically romantic than this!
It would make my heart SO happy to photograph more DC engagements, elopements, and weddings, so contact me if you need a photographer!
Planning & Design: A BEYOUTIFUL FÊTE EVENTS & DESIGN
Floral Design & Bike: JOY & CO. EVENTS
Invitation Suite: DREAMCATCHER STATIONERY
Cake:CATHERINE GEORGE CAKES
Vows & Champagne Bottle: KIRSTEN MARIE DESIGN
Hair: KIRSTEN MARIE DESIGN
Makeup: LAURA HENDERSON MAKEUP
Jewelry: EVERISTTA BRIDAL
Dress: WHITE SWAN BRIDAL BOUTIQUE
Tux: THE BLACK TUX
Amilia Photography is a Washington DC Wedding Photographer. She specializes in photographing vibrantly emotional love stories in gorgeous outdoor locations in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, and destinations all around the country.
I would love to talk with you about photographing your anniversary session, engagement, wedding, proposal, or elopement! Contact me for details and to book:
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