We love a winter wedding, and Andrea and Greg’s snow covered Elkins Resort wedding is right up our alley. Jerome Pollos and all the vendors grabbed their winter clothes and threw themselves into the fun. From the ring bearer being pulled up the aisle in a sled to the bridesmaid’s winter boots, the couple embraced their snowy ceremony with both arms while never sacrificing a bit of style.
Jerome Pollos tells us more:
Andrea and Greg are troopers. And they’re not discouraged easily.
Even when facing hypothermia — once they have a plan, they stick to it. I can appreciate that.
When I called Greg a few days before the wedding to make sure everything was in place and there were no last-minute updates, I asked him if he was prepared for the weather. He said, “It’ll be a bit cold. The last I saw was it was supposed to be 18 degrees.”
“Alright,” was my response as I was looking at Weather.com’s forecast which was showing a high of eight degrees. I didn’t want to curb his enthusiasm.
Did I mention this was an outdoor wedding at Elkins Resort on Priest Lake?
Crazy? A little. But in a good, fun way.
This couple thought of everything:
- A short ceremony
- No chairs so people could move a little to stay warm
- Four big outdoor heaters for family and friends to huddle under during the ceremony
- Great comfort food
- And cookies and milk at the end of their reception (I took a few back to my room to help in the editing process)
All-in-all, their wedding went down just like their engagement session — a lot of laughs, a great comfort level and some great moments to capture.
As I was designing their wedding album, I couldn’t help but remember the pain I felt as my finger tips thawed during the reception. But I also couldn’t forget the great time I had and the lengths all of us were willing to go to make this wedding a huge success.
Event Planner: Ingrid Price
Dress: Douglas Hannant from Belle Vie Bridal Couture
Groom’s Attire: J.Crew
Floral Design: Priest Lake Floral Designs