So Much Cozy in This Festive Christmas Inspired Wedding

There aren't many things that inspire us to reminisce fondly while celebrating with joy like Christmas, but a wedding gives us so many of the same feelings. And when the two combine for a gorgeous cranberry red and evergreen wedding, we are in love! Hannah Hildebrandt Events planned a stunning celebration for Mitchell and Makenna that was all about the holidays and their love story which began at Virginia Tech and culminated into a marriage proposal near the Army base where he was stationed. After deciding to get married in December, they envisioned a winter wonderland with the cheer of the season to be encompassed in their special day captured by Molly Lichten Photography.

From the crimson red and gold invitations to a special emerald ring to handmade wood details, everything exemplified the elegance of a wedding day tied with the nostalgia of Christmas. The Historic Post Office was glammed up in with greenery, Christmas trees, and a candlelit reception to create a cozy rustic ambiance. We are also absolutely obsessed with their cookie and cocoa bar, Makenna's dotted tulle wedding dress and red velvet bridal shoes, Mitchell's look of joy the whole day, and the special handmade wood slice ornament favors guests took home in remembrance of a beautiful magical evening.

Military Christmas bride and groom at The Historic Post Office in Hampton Virginia
Cranberry red and gold wedding invitations for a festive Virginia winter wedding
Bridesmaids and bride in pastel peach and mint silk getting ready robes
Red velvet wedding shoes for Christmas bride
Military Christmas wedding with classic rustic details
Organic and rustic wedding bouquet with red roses for winter wedding in Hampton Virginia
Happy winter bride and groom at Hampton Roads wedding
Adorable grandma flower girls in red dresses for Christmas wedding
Christmas trees and Christian cross decorated with florals for winter holiday wedding ceremony at The Historic Post Office in Hampton
Romantic holiday wedding at The Historic Post Office in Hampton Roads Virginia
Rustic and cozy indoor wedding reception with evergreen trees inspired by the winter holidays
Emerald green bridesmaid dresses and red bouquets for Christmas inspired wedding
Twinkling Christmas tree decorated with Christmas ornament wedding favors
Military wedding in December for festive celebration
Semi naked wedding cake with wood Adventure Begins cake topper on a giant personalized wood stump cake stand
The Historic Post Office for Coastal Virginia holiday wedding
Handmade wood slice Christmas ornaments for holiday wedding favor
Wood stumps and candlelight for romantic holiday inspired wedding
Farm tables and overflowing greenery table runner for indoor Christmas wedding
Adorable cookie and cocoa bar for Christmas holiday wedding
Sparkler exit for holiday inspired wedding in Coastal Virginia

Photography: Molly Lichten Photography | Venue: The Historic Post Office | Event Planning: Hannah Hildebrandt Events | Florals: Courtney Inghram Events | Stationery: Paper Dolls Design | DJ: Astro Entertainment | Wedding Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery | Beauty: DIY by Bride | Catering: Montero's Restaurant | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero from Studio I Do | Bride's Shoes: Sam Edelman | Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal | Let The Adventure Begin Wedding Sign: Custom Vinyl by Bridge via Etsy | Engagement Ring: CMI Jewelers | Christmas Ornament Favors: DIY by Couple | The Adventure Begins Cake Topper: TPC Design Studio via Etsy | Submitted via Matchology