Cozy Christmas Wedding in the City

Stephanie + Jacob  |  December 2016

A'BULAE

Christmas winter wedding

If I had to choose one photo to summarize the feel of Steph and Jake's winter wedding, this would be it.  While their reception was held in an elegant ballroom in downtown St. Paul, the event was designed to feel warm, cozy, and inviting.  The room was filled with soft lights and candles, Christmas trees, and bright red holly berries.  The glorious scent of fresh pine reached my nose as soon as I walked through the door.  Jake and his groomsmen even wore red plaid shirts under their suit jackets.  The scene was set for the ultimate north woods Christmas wedding!

Steph wanted a simple wedding cake with a textured buttercream design and one tier covered in 24K edible gold leaf.  The addition of fresh pine and holly berries provided the perfect seasonal look and allowed the cake to become an extension of the decor.

Connecting the cake design to the overall aesthetic of the wedding grounds the design and demonstrates its purpose and effectiveness.  That's when it become more than "just cake" :)

So, grab a hot chocolate and a cozy blanket to snuggle up in.  This gorgeous winter wedding may give you chills ;)  Enjoy!

 Entering the venue, guests were greeted with this sweet display.

Entering the venue, guests were greeted with this sweet display.

 Gorgeously warm and cozy.

Gorgeously warm and cozy.

 Steph's gorgeous floral hairpiece added the perfect festive touch.

Steph's gorgeous floral hairpiece added the perfect festive touch.

 The lovely couple is all smiles!

The lovely couple is all smiles!

 These stunning wreath bouquets may be my favorite detail!

These stunning wreath bouquets may be my favorite detail!

 There was so much pine that it even smelled like Christmas!

There was so much pine that it even smelled like Christmas!

 A unique bridal bouquet perfectly suited for a holiday wedding.

A unique bridal bouquet perfectly suited for a holiday wedding.

 Jake looked dapper in a plaid shirt, black bowtie, and jacket.

Jake looked dapper in a plaid shirt, black bowtie, and jacket.

 They braved the weather for a gorgeous photo op.

They braved the weather for a gorgeous photo op.

 The bridemaids' shawls add a welcome pop of red.

The bridemaids' shawls add a welcome pop of red.

 The cake was decorated with pine and holly berries to match the rest of the decor.  Thanks to Couture Fleur for preparing these lovely floral sprays in advance!

The cake was decorated with pine and holly berries to match the rest of the decor.  Thanks to Couture Fleur for preparing these lovely floral sprays in advance!

 Cutting the cake.

Cutting the cake.

 And finally, the big reveal... Steph and Jake surprised their guests with a secret plaid design inside one of the tiers!

And finally, the big reveal... Steph and Jake surprised their guests with a secret plaid design inside one of the tiers!


Vendor Team

 

Cake:  Enticing Icing

DJ:  Bellagala

Dresses:  Lea Luxe Bridal, The Wedding Shoppe

Invitations:  Minted

Florist:  Couture Fleur

Hair:  Etica Salon

Jewelry:  Wearable Whispers

Linens:  Linen Effects

Makeup:  Melissa Tomfohrde

Musicians:  Bellagala

Photography:  Bellagala

Tuxedos:  Men's Warehouse, Macy's

Venue:  A'BULAE

Heather Jurisch

Enticing Icing LLC, 4301 Quebec Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN, 55428, United States