Winter Wedding Photography at ThorpeWood
Carmen loves cold weather! She just does. When we first met, she and Chris described their ideal outdoor winter wedding at ThorpeWood http://thorpewood.org/venue/weddings/ It would include furry boots and a lined cape, mittens and gloves as guest favors, matching necklace and earrings in the shape of snow flakes, a stupendous cake made by the bride herself, who is a professional baker. But most of all, she wanted there to be snow. Just enough snow to make the landscape sugar-coated white, but not too much to disrupt their big day.
We took their engagement images on the frozen outdoor skate rink in downtown Rockville. Carmen is a long time skater and glided around the rink like a pro. Chris did really well, but had his fair share of falls, which erupted in laughter for both of them as Carmen pulled him up from the ice.
The big day arrived and like a wish come true, a light snow had covered the grounds from the night before. Beautiful! But mother nature was not following the plan entirely! The temperature, with the wind chill was 2 degrees!! The creative couple provided all they could for their guests, including hand warmers, hot chocolate and cider, and barrels of burning wood over which guests and bridal party members warmed their hands and bodies. Guests came wrapped in blankets, heavy jackets and furry hats with a spirit of adventure. And although is was bone-chilling cold, I heard not one complaint from anyone. It was definitely a wedding that no one would ever forget.
Just before Carmen and her father started their walk down the pine covered pathway, Chris said he knew it might be rough outside in January, but he also knew that it was Carmen’s dream. And as he shivered in his black tails, his smile couldn’t have been any broader as he watched his bride come to his side. I knew this man who would do anything to make his future wife’s dream come true on a day like this, truly loved her.
And as Carmen looked warmly back at him, I knew they would have a love to last. Congratulations Carmen and Chris!
Venue: Mountain Memories at ThorpeWood
Renaissance Chef Catering Company
Carmen Reyes – Guatebakery
Hair and Makeup Artist
Ashley Chin www.glambridalbeauty.com