Avy + Tisha's Winter Elopement

Avy and Tisha's elopement was unlike anything we've ever styled before, for many reasons. First, we rarely schedule winter weddings - since most of our couples get married outdoors, it isn't often realistic to have a wedding with lots of guests in chilly weather. Avy and Tisha hoped to elope on a snowy day, but unfortunately, we didn't have much snow in our area this year... they ended up tying the knot at the end of January, in a creek bed that runs through The Barn's property. It was cold and windy, but also so romantic and full of love that we didn't even mind! It was unique and gorgeous, and our team loved styling something completely different. We're still in love with these photos by Benjamin Martin Photography, and we're thrilled to finally share them on the blog! (Spoiler alert: there was a smoke machine involved, so you don't wanna miss this.) 

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Avy and Tisha were married at The Barn at Twin Oaks Ranch on January 30, 2018. Their color scheme was full of rich reds, dark greens, and touches of black and gold. Their details were wintery, elegant and moody. 

A wedding as unique as this one obviously needs a unique bridal gown, and we're still swooning over Avy's! This dress was simple and gorgeous, with a few standout details (those shoulders! that neckline!) that made it totally amazing! She also wore a beautiful flower crown and a pair of black and deep red shoes that fit their wedding's theme perfectly. Tisha wore a fitted classic black tux and bow tie... these ladies couldn't have been more gorgeous! 

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Avy's bouquet was full of deep red roses, dark red berries, baby's breath and the prettiest greenery, and it was tied with long, deep red ribbons - the perfect winter bouquet! 

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Lesleigh designed a gorgeous altar that managed to feel cozy even in the middle of a frigid creek bed. Avy and Tisha tied the knot in front of a downed tree, which was covered in the prettiest (literally the prettiest) greenery garland with burgundy fabric gorgeously draped across. There were a few black candles, black tapers on gold candlesticks, deep red dahlias, roses and berries. They stood in fallen leaves in the middle of a bare forest, and somehow it couldn't have been any more breathtaking. This ceremony was truly unforgettable! 

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And now for those smoke machine pics! These are some of the most romantic portraits we've ever seen. They are moody and romantic and seriously breathtaking! 

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The final gorgeous detail from Avy and Tisha's elopement was a berry-topped, chocolate-drizzled cake from Kneading Hands Bakery. It was both delicious and beautiful, with layers of chocolate cake and strawberry filling. My favorite thing about this elopement was that every single detail flowed together perfectly and fit the wintery, moody vibes, including this cake! It was flawless, y'all. 

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Avy and Tisha, we're never going to forget your beautiful, romantic elopement! We're so glad we were able to plan it with you, and we wish y'all the best! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo