Images: MadBou Photo

One of these years I want to take the kids to a Christmas Tree farm and actually cut down our own tree. For now, I’ll live vicariously through today’s styled shoot, and try to stay in the holiday spirit even though it’s 60 degrees and will be the next two days. This weather is SO weird. It was literally snowing on Wednesday.

Happy Friday Romancers!

From the photographer: My passion for all things holiday is strong. This year, I decided to take that passion to a new level and plan a Christmas-themed styled wedding shoot on a Christmas Tree Farm in Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. Our shoot was inspired by the joyful melody of Taylor Swift’s, “Christmas Tree Farm”, from the mistletoe hanging at the alter, to the hot apple cider bar tucked away between the trees.

It didn’t take long for us to find the perfect backdrop for our alter. Nestled between two trees, we set up our oversized gifts and vases with floating candles. The branches were decorated in a traditional hunter green and rich burgundy style, accented by silver, sparkle, and custom ornaments. Lights were strung between the trees and mistletoe hung to remind us all of the passion and love shared between our bride and groom.

All stations – from the cake table and cider bar to the sweetheart table and alter – were designed and decorated with eclectic items, all personally made or found second hand. Our sweetheart table was inspired by the rustic nature of a farm but lifted to a new level of elegance with rich greenery. The gift tag place settings pulled the entire table together, and served as a reminder that the true gift that the happy couple had that day – and will have every day, forever – is each other.

Our cider bar was a true highlight, adorned with sweet treats, hot apple cider, and a little something special to get the party going. Because who doesn’t love apple cider donut, caramel popcorn, and jumbo marshmallow? The cake table was minimally decorated with found objects and a personal stocking. We wanted to bring attention to the stunning banana split drip cake.

For some people, it’s Autumn leaves and pumpkin spice. But for me, it’s Christmas and Taylor Swift. Every time. 


Photographer: MadBou Photo | Venue: TLV Tree Farm | Florist: Revive Florals | Cake: Steeped Tea Cafe | Stationary: Design by LDG | Calligraphy: Write Liz Write | Hair Stylist: Pins-N-Brushes | Make-up Artist: Good to Glow |


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