Jules got ready at her parent’s home, while Matt prepped with his groomsmen at a friend’s house nearby. Jules had come under the weather, but addressed the day like a champion. She kept a smile on her face and soaked in each moment. The pair had overcome so many obstacles to get there (see below). They would not be stopped by a cold November day. The COLDEST November day of the month, I might add.
Guests were greeted with blankets for the outdoor ceremony. The favors changed slightly, as this wedding was originally supposed to take place in September. Union Mills was subject to flooding during the week that Matt and Jules were originally to be married. That meant changing every single plan they had made, moving their date, and going on a honeymoon before they got married. The pair stayed in such good spirits throughout the process. While it was the coldest day of the year, everything moved on as they envisioned. I have to say that it made my heart so happy to see them go through with their dream wedding, despite the bumps in the road. I know it was a chilly experience for the bridal party as well as the invited, but I’m so glad they got the outdoor ceremony they had been looking forward to.
The barn at Union Mills offered a overly welcomed space to warm up for the reception. Space heaters were brought in, but the warmest part of the reception was watching everyone enjoy themselves. A cupcake tower offered ample dessert options, the bar was open all night, a photo and GIF booth stayed packed all night, and folks danced the night away to keep their blood pumping. Jules took advantage of the extra blankets by snagging one to wear as a shawl over her gown. Matt made sure to keep his arms around her, too. It was a night to remember.