30th December 2011 in

snowy vintage winter wedding

winter wedding

Danielle and Patrick’s wedding was featured back in 2010 but I couldn’t help posting it again, given the time of year and the bride’s timeless sense of style. Happy New Year, y’all!

Most of us have gotten used to seeing a little snow out our window this winter. The continual white blanket has caused us to get creative when it comes to staying warm. For Danielle, who woke up on her wedding day to see the sky filled with white, Mother Nature was the ultimate style maker.

I’m so happy to share the work of Alison Conklin with you all this morning and welcome Danielle back to Perfect Bound. Danielle actually made her first Perfect Bound appearance way back when we were in the same letterpress class together at The University of the Arts. At the time, Danielle was in the midst of launching her own

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letterpress company, Love Leigh Invitations, which she now co-runs.

Snow or now snow, Danielle’s wedding style is bold and brilliant. She was kind enough to walk us through her design process and share the details of her enviable date with wedding gown designer Matthew Christopher.

What was your inspiration behind your look?

With so many wedding blogs to use as inspiration, I had SOOOO many ideas running around in my head! Once we decided we were going to have the ceremony and reception in once place, and that it would be an evening, winter wedding…everything just started falling into place. We knew we wanted something elegant yet cozy with a bit of a vintage flair and some other personal touches! We could envision the fireplaces going during cocktail hour with songs like “Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Louis Armstrong and “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole playing in the background.

After our engagement photo session, Alison gave me the hair clip from Lo Boheme and that is when I knew I had to have a cage veil and wanted to have a vintage, somewhat old Hollywood glam look with some tasteful fur, feathers and bling
How many gowns did you try on before picking “the one”

I had found that I really loved Matthew Christopher designs on TheKnot. So i researched and found that Bridal Sophisticates (ijn Media, PA) was the closest store that sold his gowns. They informed me of a trunk show that was going to happen in the next month and that Matthew himself would be there fitting each bride with her “one” dress! So we headed for the trunk show, not really intending on purchasing anything (it was only the second store we were going to,) and we had such a blast.

Matthew was the BEST! He asked me what type of wedding we were creating and about my style. I told him about the gown I fell in love with on his site. H said, “Ok, try it on but you HAVE to try on the Metropolitan!” I tried on about 6 totally different dresses and as I tried on each one he came in and helped with the decision making and styling that could be possible for each look. Then when I put on his choice, he was totally right. The Metropolitan was the one! I was soooo lucky to have that experience!

Did you stick to a strict color palette?
In the beginning i didn’t really know what my palette would be, but being a December wedding, I just knew I did not want traditional red wedding. I wanted to have a more “Martha” palette of metallic golds, whites, silvers with an accent color of some sort. After selecting my dress, the bridesmaid dress, and a few other things, we decided on a final palette of ivory, white and gold with a hint of chocolate brown and some silver. Very wintry, glamorous and festive!”

Bride’s gown: Matthew Christopher | Bride’s accessories: veil-Tessa Kim via Etsy | Feather hair clip- La Bohem via Etsy | Watch- Vintage | Bolero-Annabella’s Collection | Vintage purse-Ebay | Bridesmaid dresses: Priscilla of Boston | Bridesmaid accessories: handmade by the bride and her mom! | Ceremony + Reception location: Blue Bell country Club, Blue Bell, PA | Photographer: Alison Conklin | Videographer: Well Spun Weddings | Florist: Normandy Farms Florist

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23 comments on snowy vintage winter wedding

  1. forget.me.knot.weddings
    March 2, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    Loving all the glam details and accessories of this wedding!

  2. Leila Khalil |Wedding Publicist| Be Inspired PR
    March 2, 2010 at 7:24 PM


  3. Chatterberries
    March 3, 2010 at 5:11 AM

    Love the pictures! Beautiful wedding accessories.

  4. Truly Engaging
    March 4, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    Quite lovely! My fav style.

  5. Amberdawn
    March 7, 2010 at 8:34 PM

    Very pretty. I'm planning a wedding and although I love neutral colors I never thought about using them in my wedding. You've inspired me!

  6. Juliet {the juliet notes}
    March 10, 2010 at 10:07 AM

    These photos are beautiful!! The snow makes it look so magical.

  7. tine
    March 15, 2010 at 8:33 AM

    Love the snow pictures. Almost like a fairy tale:-)

  8. wendy
    December 31, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    Such a pretty wedding! I love Matthew Christopher!! He is so much fun to work with and his gowns are stunning. Glad you shared this one again!!! Just lovely!

  9. melissa blake
    January 2, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    The more winter weddings i see, the more i fall in love with them!

  10. danielle
    January 2, 2012 at 10:13 PM

    thank you so much for posting this again! just saw it and made the perfect ending to my holidays!!!! hope you are well! happy new year!

  11. Elaine
    January 3, 2012 at 10:56 AM

    love those accessories :X beautiful

  12. Judy
    January 4, 2012 at 5:03 AM

    WOWOOO!!!I really desire to have a wedding like this!!! With the snow, they’re so beautiful!!!!! OMG!!!I can’t express now!!!But I really look forward to a snowy wedding!!!!!!!:O

  13. Kate
    January 10, 2012 at 6:19 PM


  14. Steph
    January 13, 2012 at 9:06 PM

    a dream wedding indeed! i can’t imagine having a vintage and a snowy wedding altogether… this is really cool! … I just want to share some tips for all soon to be engaged couple out there. This wedding proposal guide would really help you guys to have an absolute idea… Enjoy!

  15. Bridal Couture Fashion
    January 14, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    Winter wedding really has impressed me lot. God bless young couples in the form of snow just falling on their heads. My favorite one is the first one, really enjoyable.

  16. Valerie - Phototerra Wedding Photographer
    January 29, 2012 at 9:20 PM

    I love winter weddings – this one is perfect! Thanks for sharing!!

  17. zenith
    February 15, 2012 at 12:55 PM

    truly amazing wedding shots and accessories. Remember some of mine gr8 moments.

  18. Taylor DeDonato
    February 15, 2012 at 2:46 PM

    I love the vintage style and the photography makes it all the better!

  19. Marissa - After Flats
    February 23, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    What a lovely wedding! I used to think summer or fall are the best season for weddings. this gave me an idea

  20. Kelli Ahern
    March 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

    LOVE this winter wedding!!!! Winter weddings are amazing. Thanks for posting. :)

  21. Christie
    April 9, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    Simply timeless! The snow adds that extra touch of magic!

  22. Dan
    September 11, 2012 at 8:17 AM

    Cool look!!! I love everything that reminds of old days, vintage!!! It revives nostalgia

  23. DIY Wedding Invitations
    December 13, 2012 at 10:30 PM

    Lovely vintage styling and beautiful pictures that really capture the moment well! I love all the details especially her birdcage veil that really embodies the charm and elegance of old romance!