Christmas Inspired Wedding at Antrim 1844 Hotel

We have now stuffed our bellies, had one too many eggnog, and may or may not weigh a little more.  Ahhh, the holidays – they have officially come to an end and it is time to slowly get back to reality and count down till the next stat holiday.  Just kidding, I love what I do and look forward to an exciting year filled with inspiring posts, a move to Europe, a launch of a new website (more on that a bit later) and starting a better conversation with my readers through newsletters and social media.  I want to hear from you and find out what you all want more of.

Christmas season has come and gone, but winter is still with us for awhile longer. I want to feature a few winter styled weddings over the next few weeks starting with this gem – a wedding at Antrim 1844 Hotel.

Christmas decorations aside, I love the idea of a large tree with white lights for wedding decor. Trees take up a lot of space (which equals less decor) and they become an elegant focal point in the room. And that fabulous bridal bouquet with holly berries and pine cones says Christmas and elegant all at once, we love it!

Comments from the photographer: “Lexi & Mike met at their favorite band’s concert. Lexi said that their taste in music was actually their first attraction to each other without that, they never would’ve met! After a few years of dating, and enjoying music, theme parks, comic conventions, concerts and antiquing together, Mike proposed to Lexi on their date-a-versary during a trip to New York.

Mike & Lexi knew they wanted a Christmas inspired wedding and quickly fell in love with the historic Antrim 1844 Hotel in Taneytown, Maryland. The mansion is filled with Christmas in December and the decor was stunning! They had a small bridal party of close family and friends, and Lexi even had her brother stand in as “man of honor”.

Their day included several DIY elements, including handmade invitations & escort cards and a custom made JAWS and Little Mermaid inspired cake topper. (these two are HUGE JAWS fans)!  Having fallen in love over music, Mike surprised his bride and sang to Lexi during their wedding reception. The night ended with a sparkler send off.”

Halo diamond ring sits on pinecone decorChristmas themed wedding invitation wrapped in candy cane twine
wedding gown hangs in room at Antrim 1844 Hotelbride putting on earring in front of large mirror
Bride sitting on vintage couch in Antrim 1844 Hotel
groom adjusting black necktiegroomsman in black necktie adjusting cufflink
Dark red bridesmaids dresses with holly and rose bouquets

We love the unique bridal bouquet of red and white roses, pine cones, and holly berries. Simply stunning and festive!
Red rose and pinecone boutonnierebridal bouquet with red and white roses, pinecones, and holly berries
bridesmaid bouquet with white roses, pine cones, and holly berrieswhite rose and pine cone boutonniere
Bride and groom on opposite side of door inside Antrim 1844 Hotel for first look
vintage small stand holds chest on top and hanging birdcage for cards guest holding custom Christmas inspired wedding program
white A Frame chalkboard sign for seating
black and white photo of bride and her parents walking down aislebride and groom holding hands at alter for indoor ceremony at Antrim 1844 Hotel
Bride and Groom kiss at wedding ceremony
bride and groom kiss in front of giant decorated Christmas treeBride holding bouquet with giant Christmas tree in background
Tree branches in vase on table with table number tags hanging
Closeup of table number tag hanging from branchCloseup of table number tag hanging from branch with vintage key
reception table setting for wedding at Antrim 1844 Hotel
Holly berry, boughs, and wood slice table number centerpiecetwo plush birds wrapped in scarf and hat, sit on dessert table
Giant light letters M & A on tableChristmas inspired wedding dessert table with candy canes, wafer cookies, and meringues
candle, holly berries, pine cone, and wood slice centerpiece3-tier wedding cake with fir tree and holly berries on silver cake stand
custom cake topper with bride and groom in a boat and shark behind them
mirror guest book on table for guests to sign with sharpie penSign that reads, "Please leave your well wishes for the new Mr. & Mrs."
Outdoor silhouetter of bride and groom in front of Antim 1844 Hotel
sparklers in vase on table with wreaths and white lights behindsparkler send off for bride and groom

Vendor Information

Photographer: Jennifer Smutek Photography
Location: Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel
Hair Stylist: Beyond Brides Hair & Makeup LLC
DJ: Digital Sound Services
Bakery: Gateau Monique
Floral Designer: Jonathan’s weddings and flowers
DIY or Handmade Goods Designer: The Art of Marc Lapierre

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  1. I’m so glad to see Mike & Lexi’s wedding featured on Love and Lavender! It was such a beautiful wedding!

  2. Stacy {Woodsy Weddings}

    I love all the stationary and the small glitter hearts tied around the invitations. It even tied into the tree used for guests to find their tables. Then, the shark on the cake? Amazing!

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