The holiday season, at least according to the twinkle-light wrapped trees at the local mall, is officially here. In just a few days, people all around the country will be sitting down to plates filled with turkey, cranberry sauce and, most importantly, pumpkin pie.
Itâ€™s all about the pumpkin pie.
It also happens to be just about the busiest time of year, at least in my home. Between work and get-togethers and hunting for presents and ugly Christmas sweaters alike (not to mention the inevitable travel to visit far-off family…and possibly spending way too much time decorating my house with all sorts of festive things), things can get a bit overwhelming.
And then I remember that there are brides out there doing everything Iâ€™m doing and planning their wedding!
There should be awards for stuff like that. It never even occurred to me to think of having a wedding around the holidays until after I was married. Ultimately, I donâ€™t think the timeline would have fit for us anyway, but is there anything more breathtaking than a photo of a bride and groom surrounded by clean, white snow?
I would argue that, in fact, there is not. And while I wouldnâ€™t necessarily, despite my mild infatuation with Christmas, be a big supporter of inviting Old Saint Nick himself to the event, a wedding around the holidays can be an absolutely gorgeous thing. The lights, the chill, the opportunity for hot chocolate-laden countertops and pops of cheerful, deep colors…thereâ€™s just something about holiday weddings.
So, Delightfully Engaged friends, if you are planning a wedding for around Christmas, or New Yearâ€™s, or Hanukkah, or Thanksgiving, I hope you buy yourself a fur (or faux-fur!) muff, embrace the rosy cheeks the weather is inevitably going to give you, and consider me officially envious.
Photo Credit: Aaron Snow Photography