Groom kissing bride on cheek in front of illuminated writing on wall - Picture by Dale Weeks Photography

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Bride and groom in woodland in the snow

Wow, it’s only one week until Christmas day, so today’s wedding shoot had to be something extra special and Christmassy, and boy it is!

Today we have the amazing pictures from a woodland wedding shoot that oozes Christmas charm. Snow, pine trees, berries, brandy snaps, cinnamon sticks, and so much more; if you were not feeling festive before, we are sure you will be after seeing these pictures.

The team behind this shoot have created something really magical, and if you are planning a winter or Christmas wedding you’ll be able to get lots of inspiration.

“The shoot was planned in the knowledge there would probably be snow, which was so exciting. We had to change locations on the morning of the shoot due to the weather conditions, but as Utah is such a beautiful place another dreamy spot wasn’t hard to find. A magical feeling of romance was created by the combination of falling snow and pine trees; we didn’t even have to try.

“We aimed to keep the decor elegant, and the pops of red, green and gold kept the palette sweet and simple and helped to create a crisp, colourful look to the photos.

“Our couple, Lydia and Dallas, we’re classy, beautiful and the perfect fit for the shoot. Lydia’s long brunette hair showed of the beautifully created headpiece, and along with the flow of her dress, helped create the look we had envisioned. Dressing up her look with fur jacket, and keeping it casual with the flannel button down, helped to show the variation of this wintery look.”

Christmas wedding cake table

Christmas wedding cake Reindeer ornaments

Christmas wedding cake

Pine cone decoration on Christmas wedding cake

Cannoli Ferrero Rocher and red berries

Cannoli and Christmas wedding cake

Cupcakes Ginger snaps

Table decorated for Christmas wedding

Christmas wedding place setting Reindeer table decoration

Christmas plate

Cutlery

Candles and Christmas table centrepiece

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Bride and groom in a field - Picture by Louise Adby Photography

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Leez Priory Crest

Venue Name: Leez Priory

Website: www.countryhouseweddings.co.uk/leez-priory

Location: Chelmsford, Essex

Please tell us a little about Leez Priory’s history

Leez Priory was built in 1536 for Sir Richard Rich, Earl of Warwick. Over the years the Priory has been visited by many members of the royal family, including HRH Queen Elizabeth I and HRH Princess Mary.

In 1995 Leez Priory was the very first wedding venue in England to be granted a Civil Ceremony License, allowing couples to marry outside of a registry office or church.

Leez Priory wedding venue in Essex

What type of venue is Leez Priory?

Leez Priory is a splendid Tudor mansion wedding venue in Essex, standing in its own grounds.

Leez Priory Lake

What can a couple expect from having their wedding at Leez Priory?

Every couple can expect a wedding day which will hold special memories for the bride, groom, their family and friends.

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Bride and groom in mirrored screen - Picture by This Modern Love

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Bride and groom putting star on Christmas tree

We are well and truly getting into the Christmas spirit here at The Wedding Community, and we have something ultra-festive for you today. This amazing styled wedding shoot on a Christmas tree farm is so beautiful. We love the natural aspect of this shoot, with the rich green of the Christmas trees being used as the backdrop to the styling and the gold and cream to create the festive feel. There are some really cute features in this shoot; from the luxurious blankets to snuggle up with to the very sweet little flower girl…

“The original idea for a Christmas Tree Farm wedding came from Melissa while the two of us were brainstorming ideas for a styled shoot that we could present to EA Bride. We are both country girls at heart and we love shooting outdoor/farm weddings. We thought a Christmas Tree Farm would be a fun way to incorporate our love of outdoor weddings with the holidays and winter. We worked closely with the team to plan out the details and bring the shoot to life.

“What you may not realize is that we actually shot this winter wedding on a hot August day. We got in the Christmas spirit though by tuning into our Mariah Carey Christmas Pandora station. Our models did a great job snuggling up together despite the heat, giving the photos a true wintery feel.

“We loved the idea of pairing cream and gold with the rich, deep greens of the tree farm. On top of that, shooting at sunset brought us the perfect touch of creamy golden light!”

Star hanging over clearing of Christmas tree farm

Flower girl on Christmas tree farm

Flower girl on Christmas tree farm

Baubles on Christmas tree

Wedding table on Christmas tree farm

Knitted chair cover Wedding menu with sprig of Christmas tree

Sign over back of knitted chair cover

Wedding table with large floral centrepiece

Wedding table centrepiece and plates

Large floral wedding table centrepiece

Christmas wedding place setting

Flower girl with blue flower crown

Gold and white wedding cakes

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Bride and groom by glaciers and mountains - Picture by Nick Rose Photography

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It’s only ten days until the big day and we are feeling very festive here at The Wedding Community. We have another festive inspired wedding inspiration mood board for you today with some of our favourite ideas for mistletoe wedding decor.

If you are having a winter or Christmas wedding and are looking for some really festive decor, how about mistletoe? Mistletoe looks great used as small posies for buttonholes and place settings, and also as large arrays for bouquets and table displays. With its romantic connection ‘kissing under the mistletoe’, you could use it for decoration suspended around your venue for your guests to share a little Christmas kiss!

If you like this idea also take a look at these Holly and Ivy Wedding Ideas.

Mistletoe Wedding Decor Ideas Mood Board

Mistletoe Kissing Ball – Via Etsy

Sage and Mistletoe Wreath – Via Tumblr

Mistletoe Place Setting – Sylvia Home and Inspiration

Mistletoe Bunch – Via Pinterest

Felt Mistletoe Garland – Via Etsy

Button Hole with Berries and Mistletoe – Picture by Dasha Caffrey

Floral Crown with Mistletoe – Picture by Jacque Lynn

Mistletoe and Fir Tree Posy – Via Pinterest

Silhouette of someone making heart shape with hands - Picture by The Wedding Cut

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Happy Friday. This week’s news will be the last of 2014, so I’ll remind you now to keep an eye on the blog in the new year when, not only will voting open for our December Picture of the Day competition, we’ll also have our 2014 Picture of the Year vote. To find out which picture was the latest to go through to the final vote check out our November 2014 Picture of the Month post.

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Bride and groom on train platform

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Bride and groom at Mountains Country Club

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Bride sitting at table

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Bride and groom

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Bride and groom touching heads

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Bride and groom walking across vineyard

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