What a wonderful winter wedding! I absolutely love when people make their wedding completely their own, when they throw out the “rule book” and make their wedding what they want. Liesel & Trimel’s winter wedding was just like that. They had originally planned a large tropical wedding back home and eventually it got whittled down to an intimate gathering of family and friends in their “now home” at Christmas. They chose the elements of a wedding day that were important to them and threw away the rest. First of all they got married on Liesel’s BIRTHDAY! And Trimel (who Liesel claimed was not a romantic…but I think this proved her wrong!) wanted to surprise her with a gift every hour leading up to the wedding so she would feel like it was still her special day. He even came in blindfolded with a cupcake in hand so she could blow out the candles! Liesel told me that she had friends doing the decor set up but I didn’t know that they were actually wedding decorators! So wasn’t I amazed when I saw one of the most beautiful wedding decor set ups I had ever seen in Halifax! (These guys work out of NB but they assured me that they would come to Halifax!) They had a U-Shaped Reception Set Up and Liesel drove herself to/from her hair and makeup appointments (with a seriously long veil!!!) Their focus was on spending time with family and friends so we didn’t take a long time for photos (but we do plan on rocking Liesel’s dress in the snow!!!) They weren’t even going to have a wedding cake (or so Trimel thought, I love the picture of him when she says “surprise” when they are doing their speeches! And way to rock both cakes City Girl Cakes!!!) It was a beautiful day with a beautiful couple and I am so glad that we were able to share it with them! Here are a few favorites from the day!!