If you’re searching for wedding inspiration to kindle the holiday spirit, this styled Christmas elopement has all the makings of the season. Set at the Rainier Chapter House in Seattle, Washington, the historic venue helps frame out the vision, unwrapping the magic of Christmas with every captivating detail. The ceremony is set in front of the fireplace, where generous candlelight and wild greenery flood the room.
While many would expect the invitation suite to feature traditional Christmas designs, this collection forges a new path with colors such as dark blue and gold, along with a subtle reindeer design.
The bride’s bouquet features a romantic collection of winter-appropriate blooms including berries, burgundy ranunculus, peonies, anemones and roses, tied with navy blue silk ribbons. And the groom’s boutonniere matches, as well.
The bride is utterly smashing in a boat neck gown with a dramatic bow below the open back. The train is on full display as she stands in front of the fireplace.
For a timeless look appropriate for Christmas, she wears a classic low chignon and dramatic makeup.
The groom looks dapper in his classic black tuxedo, complete with a black bow tie.
Holiday garlands and Christmas ornaments adorn the banister on the stairwell, while candles anchor the décor. The red carpet on the stairs is especially fitting.
Outside the classic venue, the bride looks radiant on the porch. Next to her is the reception table, which features an intimate mix of chairs accompanying the marbled-linen table.
A vintage bell or miniature horn adorned with a red orchid greets each guest at their seat.
Modern plates, gold-rimmed drinkware, and pewter-hued napkins balance out the vintage pieces.
A perfect addition to the party is a “Making Spirits Bright" wreath, which is crafted with holiday greenery and a picture-perfect banner featuring gold calligraphy.
And the wreath is a versatile and ingenious touch. It looks especially attractive on the front of the Rolls Royce, an ageless getaway car.
The dessert table features three cakes, all slightly different but cohesive. White fondant bases are decorated with gold glitter and gum paste flowers and leaves. Seasonal fruits and greenery fill the table to round out the chic holiday desserts.
The couple toast with a mini champagne tower, a small but sophisticated way to cap off the celebration.
'Tis the season for Christmas weddings that illuminate our eyes, warm our hearts and instill that familiar sense of wonder and excitement. Much like this intimate elopement, let the magic of the holidays guide your creativity and the result will be something more precious than anything found under a tree.
Photography: Lindsey Gage Photography Planning & Design: Simply by Tamara Nicole Florals: Wild Bloom Floral Venue: Rainier Chapter House Hair & Makeup: Yessie Libby Makeup Linens: BBJ Linen Vintage: Vintage Ambiance Rentals: Grand Event Rentals Dress: Sareh Nouri Models: Seattle Models Guild (Megan Moes and LaQuan) Tuxedo: Trillium Tailor Car: British Motor Coach Calligraphy: Bespoke Strokes Cake: Baked. Ring: Susie Saltzman