Winter Destination Wedding with Candlelit Ceremony

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We have another intimate style winter destination wedding for you today–this time at the impressive Empire Canyon Lodge of Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. Elizabeth and Jordan had an exquisite evening wedding with a candlelit ceremony. Warm and romantic, their candle and flower-strewn aisle led to a rustic birch arbor in which to say “I Do”.  Elizabeth wore a raw silk, modified trumpet gown with a chapel train that featured hand-made flowers along the bottom edge. The guys were in black tuxedos and the ladies in floor length black gowns.

Such ambiance! From this beautiful place to the warm glows, hot toddy bar and a pup named “Bella”, we simply adore this elegant, romantic, destination wedding!  Enjoy…

Bride and Groom photo outside at their winter destination wedding at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah

Winter destination wedding at Deer valley Ski Resort in Park City, Utah

Bound with a brooch, Elizabeth carried a beautiful bouquet of ivory peonies, ranunculus, anemone, antique champagne garden roses, and ivory parrot tulips while her gals carried smaller versions with bronze accents.

Winter destination wedding bouquet

bridesmaid bouquets in winter wedding

Meet “Bella” Elizabeth and Jordan’s malte poo. Bella was one of 80 guests at this beautiful destination wedding.  Isn’t she cute!?

malte poo pup named, Bella at winter destination wedding

Groomsmen in black tuxes at winter destination wedding at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah

Groomsmen at Empire Canyon Lodge of Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah

candlelit aisle in destination winter wedding evening ceremony

Candlelit wedding ceremony in winter destination wedding in Park City, Utah

Walking down a candlelit aisle in winter destination wedding in Park City, Utah

Bride and Groom dancing outside at their winter destination wedding in Park City, Utah

bride in fur stole at winter destination wedding

Bridesmaids in green pashminas in winter destination wedding at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah

Winter destinaion wedding reception at Deer valley Resort in Park City, Utah

Winter destination wedding reception table setting. Park City, Utah

wedding bar sign

winter wedding signage

Wedding cake and Groom's cake tables

brides crystal and floral applique belt

The bridal cake was a three-tier Italian Cream Cake that featured fanciful birds for their topper and trailing floral rosettes {similar to  the appliques on Elizabeth’s dress}. The groom’s cake mimicked Jordan’s love of: Reese’s peanut butter cups, Auburn {his alma mater} and his white pick-up truck and trademark cowboy boots. So fun!

grooms cake and wedding cake

father daughter dance

band winter destination ski resort wedding reception

wedding rings hanging from a snowflake

Bride and Groom leaving their destination wedding reception

Wedding send-off at winter destination wedding at Deer Valley Ski Resort in Park City, Utah

Horse drawn sleigh in winter destination wedding at Deer Valley Ski Resort in Park City, Utah

Congratulations Jordan and Elizabeth! Thanks for sharing your sweet destination wedding with us!


Photographer:  Pepper Nix Photography
Event Planner: Soirée Productions LLC
Floral Designer: artisan bloom
Dress Designer: Badgley Mischka
Dress Store: Heidi Elnora
Musicians:Michael Lucarelli – Classical Guitarist
Cake Designer: Snow Park Bakery
Event Planner: Soiree Productions
Band:Soul Sensations
Band: Utah Live Bands
Reception Venue: Deer Valley Resort
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15 Winter Wedding Bouquets

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Winter wedding bouquets can be some of the most beautiful and glamorous to see. And with the many flower filler and embellishment possibilities, winter bouquets can be some of the most artful and sculpturally interesting too! The white on white is an elegant look–perfect for the season and the holidays. Adding in the wedding colors brings continuity and visual interest. Yes, a winter wedding bouquet that’s infused with the beauty of the season and the style of the wedding can be a sight to behold–from sophisticated, to festive to rustic to romantic … here’s a peek at 15 winter wedding bouquets.

Popular flowers: anemones, calla lilies, dahlia,  lilies of the valley, orchids, roses, tuberose
Popular fillers: succulents, lamb’s ear, dusty miller, hypericum and juniper berries, spruce sprigs, herbs {rosemary!}, winter greens, eucalyptus
Festive trimmings: holly berries, pine boughs, pinecones {dusted with gold!}, velvet stem wraps, pearls, crystals, ribbons
Alternatives to roses: ranunculus, carnations, lisianthus, peonies
Tip: choose in season + suitable substitutes in lieu of expensive/out of season flowers



Art Deco Style 
Sera carried a white rose bouquet–with beautifully embellished vintage brooches–in their Art Deco inspired wedding at the historic Loews Theater in New Jersey. Adding the vintage pins made this winter bouquet sparkle and really gave it that extra level of glam and sophistication. {Photos by Dawn Joseph Photography}

art deco white wedding bouquet


Quirky and Eclectic
With only family present, Renee and Justen had a small, intimate Texas winter wedding. Renee carried a loose and airy cascading bouquet of white lilies, roses and winter greenery–perfect for their sweet, small wedding. {Photo by Bethany Erin Photography}

white wedding bouquet of lilies and roses


Mixed Romance
This botanical beauty was carried in Seth and Ellie’s classic wedding. Filled with array of anemones, roses, snapdragons, juniper berries and arborvitae, this bouquet with its soft colors has winter romance blooming all over it! {Photo by AC Ellis Weddings}

Winter wedding bouquet of anemones, roses and juniper berries


Pretty in Purple
Brittany and Andrew’s snowy Estes Park Wedding was vibrant with color and whimsical details. Brittany’s large bouquet was a fashionable fusion of orchids, roses in various shades of purple, ivory and pink. The flowers took full command of center stage–no need for fillers or floral decor with this statement-making bouquet. {Photos by Dreamtime Images}

purple and pink wedding bouquet


Organic Lovely
Lauren and Kenny’s intimate New England wedding was a lovely affair with purple and gold accents. Lauren’s bouquet followed in stylish suit with white ranunculus, orchids, and lilies. Pops of color, along with a variety of petals and splashes of green gave this winter bouquet its organic, eclectic feel. {Photos by Binita Patel Photography}

eclectic winter wedding bouquet


Traditional Beauty
Cory and Melissa had a traditional military wedding. Melissa carried a bouquet of ivory roses, mini callas, peonies, and fringed tulips. Embellished with a lace stem wrap, small swarovski crystals, and dusty miller for greenery, this winter bouquet made for a gorgeous modern-traditional look. {Photos by Mark Eric Weddings}

white wedding bouquet of roses, lilies, tulips


Bold and Modern
In this Michigan winter wedding, Melissa opted for a winter bouquet that celebrated their bold color scheme. Her bouquet included orchids narcissis, anemones and winter greens. {Photos by Paul Retherford Wedding Photography}

purple winter wedding bouquets


White on White
This elegant Vancouver wedding wasn’t a winter wedding, but this monochromatic white bouquet of roses, stephanotis and ranunculus is perfect for a winter wedding. The stephanotis flower is such a graceful, delicate flower and we love that it was used for the boutonnieres–and that they embellished them with pearls. So elegant! {Photos by Sakura Photography}

white winter wedding bouquet with pearls


Simple Elegance
Krystal and Jesse’s had a gorgeous traditional wedding with rustic touches that complemented their champagne, gold, and ivory color scheme. Krystal carried two dozen ivory roses in her bouquet with a stem that was wrapped pearls and inserted with a gold Swarovski “K”. {Photos by Hot Metal Studio}

Ivory rose bouquet


Green and White
Danusia and Calvin’s wedding was a lovely blend of modern and traditional. Danusia’s bouquet was a sweet mix of white and green that complemented the other colors in their scheme. This invigorating combo is modern, fresh, and fun. {Photos by Dustin Leader Photography}

white and green wedding bouquet


Simple and Sweet
Surrounded by lights and lush greenery, Kate and RJ had their winter wedding in an indoor scenic park. Classy but simple, Kate opted for a small bouquet of calla lilies and greens. This sweet bouquet was in perfect harmony with their purple scheme and gorgeous surroundings. {Photos by Shelley Paulson Photography}

small white winter wedding bouquet


Romantic and Bold
Marie and Kelson’s Florida DIY wedding is a mix of bold and romantic. Their wedding colors were pink, dark purple and lavender. Marie’s bouquet was a bold, colorful contrast of dark purple and lavender calla lilies. Purple is so pretty for a winter wedding bouquet! Don’t you think? {Photos by Corinna Hoffman Photography}

purple calla lily wedding bouquet


Classic New Year’s Eve
Nick and Jessica rang in the New Year with style and grace. Jessica carried a bouquet a red roses while her maids carried white. Classic and beautiful–simply iconic for a festive holiday wedding. {Photos by Banks Photography}

red rose winter wedding bouquet


Vintage Romance
We love everything about Jamie and Brittany’s wedding with its vintage romantic touches. Jamie carried a bouquet of pink peonies, white roses and hydrangeas. Soft. Pretty. Romantic. {Photos by Imagen International}


Vibrant and Passionate
Susan and Emmanuell had a private yacht winter wedding. Susan’s bouquet consisted of red and ivory roses and burgundy calla lilies. A vibrant, bold combination that’s ideal for a winter wedding. {Photos by D. Park Photography}

winter wedding bouquet of roses and calla lilies


What does your favorite winter wedding bouquet consist of?

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Elegant Miami Resort and Spa Wedding

Categories Real Weddings

Surrounded by family and friends, Melissa and Grayson had a beautiful wedding at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa. With its Art Deco look and feel, this elegant hotel proved an exquisite setting for Studio One Six to capture all this loveliness. There’s a warm, intimate and cinematic glow to their photos and Melissa and Grayson look simply amazing. Working in tandem with the Art Deco ambiance is lots of sparkle–from Melissa’s bridal gown sash and her sparkly shoes to their swarovski-studded bands on the wedding cake. Melissa and Grayson had a Jewish wedding ceremony that included vows under a chuppah and breaking glass afterward. Congratulations to our happy couple!


Elegant Jewish wedding

sparkly wedding shoes

long wedding hair

white wedding bouquet

First look wedding photos

first look wedding photos

first look wedding photo

first look wedding photo

Here comes the bride wedding sign

Bride beginning to walk down aisle

groom waiting for bride

Bride walking down the aisle

Jewish wedding ceremony

Jewish wedding ceremony

Jewish wedding ceremony

And everybody said “Mazel Tov”!

breaking glass Jewish wedding tradition

just married wedding photo

bride and groom entering hotel wedding reception

Art Deco look to this bride and groom wedding photo

Florida hotel wedding reception

crystals-studded white wedding cake

white wedding cake and beach wedding favors

first dance

bride and groom

Jewish wedding reception

Bride and Groom



Photographer:  Studio One Six
Reception Venue: Miami Beach Resort & Spa
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State Park Winter Engagement Session

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Going from gold crystals to ice crystals … tis the season for winter wedding and engagement ideas. And Heather and Matt’s cool winter engagement session in Tuscarora State Park in Pennsylvania involves all the right ingredients for a great photo session: a cozy cabin, hot chocolate, snowballs and sunshine. Captured by Carden’s Photography & Film, be inspired by the serene backdrops of an outdoorsy session in a beautiful state park.

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Winter engagement photos by Cardens Photography and Film

Winter engagement photos by Carden's Photography & Film

Thanks Heather and Matt!

More State Park Inspiration For You:

Check out Jessica and Darian’s e-sesh in New Jersey’s Allaire State Park. There is also Amy and John’s gorgeous Bay Area sesh in Golden Gate National Recreation Area. And finally, Jill and Chris had a fun e-sesh in Maryland’s Patapsco State Park.


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Photographer:  Carden’s Photography & Film
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