If an intimate, family only, evening ceremony lit by candlelight doesn’t get you into the holiday spirit perhaps the Christmas color palette of white, golds and greens will bring out your inner holly jolly. This sweet wedding shot by Amanda Wagner Photography just screams it’s the most wonderful time of the year, and for this couple it was certainly the best day of the year. Planned in just four short months, the couple got exactly what they wanted this Christmas – each other. It’s classic Christmas inspiration at its finest and there is even more in the gallery.

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From the photographer, Amanda Wagner…An intimate family only¬† Christmas themed affair. The bride planned a candle lit evening ceremony, and decorated from a holiday palette of white, gold and green. Elegant hors d’oeuvres were enjoyed by guests around the enormous Christmas tree immediately following the heartfelt nuptials. The venue provided a country landscape and private estate feel with stunning attention to detail. No one can deny the warm holiday spirit while sipping fresh cinnamon infused apple cider. All that was missing was a pristine blanket of snow. Something I admired about Sharron and Joel was their speedy and decisive planning. They had their wedding come together in 4 short months. Start to finish. When asked how they were able to accomplish this, they responded, ” When you get to be our age, and life hands you a second chance at happiness and togetherness… there’s no need to wait. We knew what we wanted – each other.”

Photography: Amanda Wagner Photography / Event Design: Bride, Sharron and Caudia of Nestleton Waters Inn / Event Planning: Nestleton Waters Inn / Ceremony: Nestleton Waters Inn / Makeup: Kelly Babcock