A Rustic Christmas Wedding at Faith Life Church in New Albany, Ohio

Elizabeth Conley (23 and in children's ministry) and Mason Conley (22 and a project manager) created a Christmas-inspired wedding at their church, Fai

Elizabeth Conley (23 and in children's ministry) and Mason Conley (22 and a project manager) created a Christmas-inspired wedding at their church, Faith Life Church in New Albany, Ohio, using plenty of red and green accents and, of course, Christmas trees! "I realized that our church is our home; it's where we began our relationship, it's where I have grown up, and it's where our heart is," Elizabeth says. When it came to choosing her wedding dress, Elizabeth, like many brides, was overcome with excitement. She was moved to tears when she first tried on her fit-and-flare gown with a lace overlay and, when she found out it was on sale at Wendy's Bridal in Columbus, Ohio, she knew it was the one. Elizabeth always loved the look and spirit of Christmas, so it only made sense that the couple had a Christmas-themed wedding. Warmly lit Christmas trees acted as a backdrop for their traditional ceremony, and hung above was an elegant crystal chandelier. Reception dining tables were dressed in white tablecloths and glittering gold table runners. Black lanterns with pine and red and green ribbons acted as centerpieces, while tables numbers were displayed in simple gold frames. KariMe Photography captured the romantic day with all of its warm Christmas charm. "The hot-chocolate bar warmed the room, the chandelier set the mood, the pine trees brought winter to life, and the love was incandescent," Elizabeth says. "I will never, ever forget that atmosphere of our wedding day."

Rustic Winter-Inspired Wedding Invitation
To stay warm during her November wedding in Ohio without sacrificing her classic look, Elizabeth wore a gray fur shawl over her strapless wedding dress.
Elizabeth's six bridesmaids wore mismatched knee-length red bridesmaid dresses while carrying rustic lanterns down the ceremony aisle instead of bouquets.
Pine Cone Boutonniere With Red Plaid Ribbon
Mason and his groomsmen wore formal charcoal-gray tuxedos with mismatched black bow ties. They all wore pine cone and red berry boutonnieres in keeping with the wintry Christmas theme.
First Look With Christmas Tree Backdrop
White drapery and a crystal chandelier added a touch of elegance to Elizabeth and Mason's wedding ceremony at Faith Life Church.
Like many brides, Elizabeth was overjoyed to begin the search for her wedding dress, and when she tried on the strapless fit-and-flare dress with a cathedral veil, she was speechless! "I was in heaven," she says.
Elizabeth and Mason's dining tables continued their rustic Christmas look and were dressed in white tablecloths with gold table runners and lantern centerpieces.
Elizabeth and Mason's lantern centerpieces were adorned with pine, red berries and red ribbons following the Christmas-themed wedding day.
Small gold candles surrounded the black lantern centerpieces and gold-framed table numbers, creating a warm ambience to Elizabeth and Mason's wedding reception.
Elizabeth and Mason gave all of their guests glass teacups in which they were able to enjoy the delicious hot-chocolate bar.