Photo: Courtesy of Instagram via Kiel James Patrick
Looks like Mr. and Mrs. Claus aren't the only ones who found romance over chestnuts roasting on an open fire.
Fashion blogger Sarah Vickers and Kiel James Patrick of KJP Designs tied the knot last weekend in a magically festive wedding ceremony at Henry's Christmas Tree Farms — a spot that would make the North Pole proud. They had visited the Rhode Island farm in 2010, creating a yearly tradition of picking out their tree. In the true holiday spirit of traditions, the couple decided that there would be no better place to solidify their love and devotion to each other (and celebrate the most wonderful time of year).
After saying "I do" and sealing their marriage with a kiss in front of the darling backdrop of Christmas trees, the newlyweds quickly hopped into their sleigh (err...Jeep Wagoneer) and drove back home to celebrate with their loved ones. Their intimate New England reception served apple pies, cakes, champagne, and eggnog — to keep spirits bright, of course. In place of "Uptown Funk" and "Single Ladies," Christmas music echoed throughout the house. Personally, we're hoping a few Mariah Carey and *NSync holiday tunes were on the playlist.
Said the groom on Instagram, "It was the most perfect day and we both agreed that all the little things we already had was all we ever needed to live happily ever after." True to their love for all things jolly, they served gingerbread cookies as favors for all of their guests.
Here are a few images from their beautiful wedding that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit (and potentially even consider for a moment changing your wedding date from June to December):
Kiel & Sarah 2010-2015 Pictures taken exactly 5 years apart 😊. Traditions fortify our existence by the virtue of love. Present experiences and past memories continuously intertwine our souls into a great untanglable knot. At the end, what had happened was our life. Regardless of point, rhyme, or reason, we improved each other's beings by creating and carrying on traditions together with each passing season.
A yearly tradition of visiting Henry's Christmas Tree Farm turned into a wedding anniversary: the bride and groom got hitched on the exact date they first visited the farm five years earlier.
We hopped into our Jeep Wagoneer and drove back home to be with family and friends for apple pie, cake, moms gingerbread cookies, Christmas music, champagne and eggnog. It was the most perfect day and we both agreed that all the little things we already had was all we ever needed to live happily ever after.
We love their unique and festive getaway car.
In this here moment I was the happiest I had ever been in my entire life. I laughed and abruptly excused myself from the entire wedding to take a picture. A picture to always look back on and say "this is the me I always want to be." Not for me but for her, because she deserves the happiest man I can be as a thank you to each and everyday that she is by my side for the rest of my life".
True to December style, the bride had a perfectly wintry bouquet.
Of course, we have to mention the bling! The bride's emerald green, oval-cut engagement ring encapsulated by a halo of diamonds is the perfect way to rep Christmas sparkle all year round and further our (necessary) obsession with colored engagement rings.
Luckily for the wedding guests guests, no one had to search high and low for gingerbread men as the couple's festive favors were these adorable cookies.
We're looking forward to seeing where they end up on their honeymoon, especially since the North Pole may be too tough to visit — since it's busy season!