Inspired, intimate and festive. Three words I think perfectly describe the beautiful Christmas themed, Walden Hall wedding between Thomas and Claudia. This wedding had it all. From tears of joy, to incredible decor and wonderful family and friends. On what was a very cold, windy and otherwise unpredictable day there was no doubt that these two had a beautiful, unique wedding day.
Upon arrival to Walden Hall the wind was intense. The ceremony was originally supposed to take place in front of the beautiful pond on the front of the property. The backup plan was to have the ceremony under a tent that was placed in front of the barn. Because the wind was so strong, the temperature so cold and the rain coming down sideways, Forest Gump style, it was decided that the only place suitable for the ceremony was inside the barn. The challenge though was that space having already been decorated for the reception, did not allow for a typical ceremony setup featuring rows an isle etc. Another challenge was that the barn doors could not be open because of the aforementioned inclement weather. It was decided that the ceremony would be set up like a sort of coliseum. All of the guests would sit and some stand in a circle around the alter. Once the bridal party and bride and groom had made their way down the isle the circle would close and they would be totally surrounded by family and friends. I must say, what had the potential to be awkward turned out to be absolutely incredible. I haven’t seen anything like it since. All of the guests were very close to the alter creating one of the most intimate ceremonies I have ever seen. There were easily over 125 people there and the room felt as if they all had a front row seat. They became a vital part of the experience and created an incredible atmosphere, it was stunning.
The Christmas décor added such a warm feeling to the entire day. The most wonderful time of the year meets the most wonderful day of Thomas and Claudia’s lives JThere were Christmas lights everywhere. It was kind of like a Hallmark movie but way less cheesy, lol. The reception was complete with Christmas trees, a gingerbread decorating station and a mail slot for sending those last minute letters to Santa. Truly no detail was left out by Bella Giornata Events and Design who did a fantastic job bringing the bride and grooms vision to life.
Thomas and Claudia’s wedding celebration was filled with so many incredible moments. All transpiring on a beautiful Christmas inspired landscape at Walden Hall.
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