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.


  1. Matt and Jules used “Today Was A Fairytale” for their wedding exit. Ya’ll know I love when Taylor Swift shows up at AKP weddings!
  2. There was a huge cupcake display at the reception. It offered at least seven flavors, of which we tried quite a few! Thanks to the takeaway boxes provided by the couple, everyone was able to take one home-too!
  3. It was actually the coldest day of the year, at the time. Between the wind and the temperatures, I want to take a moment to give the full bridal party a special shout out for ensuring that the couple got the pictures they imagined. It takes a village-and this village embraced the cold with honors!
  4. Toward the end of the night, Matt and Jules provided a walking taco bar. It was SUCH a cool idea and a major hit with guests.
  5. The taco bar fit in perfectly with reception favors: HOT SAUCE.


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  1. Audrey

    November 30th, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I loooove the boots and cardigans with the bridesmaids dresses, so cozy and classic and beautiful!!

  2. Natalie

    November 30th, 2018 at 4:58 pm

    Oh my gosh that cupcake frame and a taco bar! Who cares about the cold! <3