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, 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."