Although Cold Outside, This Winter Wedding Warmed Hearts Everywhere

This winter-loving couple braved the Michigan cold on their January wedding day with the talented Blaine Siesser Photographer in tow to snap a few photos, and let me tell you, it paid off!  The beautiful Bride looked radiant in her Bill Levkoff gown against the snowy, white backdrop. Bonus: the cold gives you all the more reason to snuggle with your Groom! So if you’re dreaming of a winter wedding, head to the Vault for inspiration that will absolutely warm your heart.


From the Blaine Siesser PhotographerLeading up to Krista’s wedding, I was excited! I knew her wedding was going to be full of love and so beautiful! With Alicia Caldecott from A Day in May leading the way with creative ideas and production expertise, this event was bound to be amazing.

Krista and Jed’s touching grace for each other and their warm hearts were the x factor that really made this one of my favorite events, too. They are a couple that truly values people, and they threw this party for their friends and family. They placed them as their top priority.

About six months before their wedding, Krista and Jed made the trip down to Detroit, and we had a blast taking photos all over the city at their engagement session. They are true adventurers, and exploring Detroit together was a great lead-in to their January wedding. A winter wedding is (always) an adventure too – you just don’t know what Michigan will have for you on any given Saturday in January. That day in Detroit was when Krista first told me she loved the winter! I could hardly believe her, but after seeing her wedding day, it is completely true. Considering that fact, she must have had her perfect wedding. It was 15 degrees with a wind chill and light flurries. Fleece shawls and Ugg boots adorned the bridesmaids while Krista kept warm with only her veil, bouquet, a tailored Bill Levkoff, and Jed’s hugs. He also lent her his jacket in between photos. After a first look at a family friend’s historic farm property, Krista and Jed stopped by the downtown district of Traverse City to take a few photos in front of the kissing wall (now since demolished making that photo even more special) and the theatre.

At the reception, Krista and her guests were greeted with the warm glow of endless candelabras on long tables. It was a perfect winter evening spent staying cozy warm at the Grand Traverse Resort with toasts, dances, and his and her custom cocktails. I was blessed to be there and to know this wonderful couple. If you ever see a couple walking the streets of any snowy winter city without a hat and gloves, you might have found this wonderful duo – say hello! Here’s to more wonderful winter weddings! Stay warm out there!

Photography: Blaine Siesser Photography | Cinematography: Epic Motion | Event Design: A Day in May, Event Planning & Design | Floral Design: Field of Flowers North | Wedding Dress: Bill Levkoff | Wedding Dress: Spring Sweet | Cake: Aunt B's | Stationery: A Day in May, Event Planning & Design | Reception Venue: Aerie Restaurant & Lounge | Catering: Aerie Restaurant & Lounge | Makeup: Impres Salon | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank