Contest Couple #3 – Kristin & Andrew

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The contest voting has officially begun! Each of the contest finalists has their own post, and you can vote on the couple/wedding that you like best, to win FREE wedding photography from Jessica Velarde Photography!! We created an inspiration board for each of the weddings so that you can get a visual concept of the wedding. Below the board is the information that the couple sent to us, and a picture of the couple.

Voting rules: Please vote for only one couple – although I know they are all amazing and it’s hard to choose! You can vote only once per day on the blog, but if you are a super fan of any particular couple, you can come back every day and vote again. (Vote by leaving a comment on the post of your favorite couple stating that you are casting your vote!) You can also add ONE additional vote on our Facebook page, by liking or commenting on the photo of the couple’s inspiration board, under the “Contest” album.

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From Kristin: On black Friday, 2010, in front of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, in the most magical place on earth, Andrew got down on his knee and asked me to be his wife.  I, of course, said YES!  Now perhaps we need to rewind a little…

I am one of those girls whose wedding has been planned since she was little.  I have known exactly what I have wanted for the last 20 years, but my wedding will definitely eschew tradition.

I suppose it can be easily explained by two simple factors.  #1 My favorite color is white. #2 My favorite time of year is Christmas.  So as you may have guessed, my wedding will be themed I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas.

The date is December 15,2012. (Although I have not entirely given up the dream of 12/12/12, which is a Wednesday.) The venue is The Green Villa barn in Independence, Oregon (Not 100% settled, but I am dead set on a barn and there is a surprising lack of available  establishments here! Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of barns, but few are suitable for human occupancy in the cold and wet of an Oregon winter.) The bridesmaids and groomsmen will be in white with dark grey accents. (Sashes and fur stoles for the girls, grey vests for the boys.) . The flowers will be white with silver accents. I will be wearing white of course, a mermaid gown with a tulle bottom. I have even considered encouraging my guests to wear white although it seems presumptuous and bridezilla-y.  The groom will, however, be in a grey suit. I have deferred to his wishes on this point and I think it will be more striking in pictures.

The barn, in all its rustic splendor,  will be bedecked as a winter wonderland with flocked christmas trees covered with glittering jewels and sparkling white lights. It will be an intimate evening affair, no more than 100 guests with 12 guest tables marked by the 12 Days of Christmas, the head table of course being a Partridge in a Pear Tree. (I will admit that I have gone as far to consider “live” enactments but you get to 7 Swans a Swimming and it becomes entirely impractical for a dinner table!) Oh and lots of candles! I could endlessly digress over the minutia, but I think you get the picture. My final wish, given that the Willamette Valley is not often blessed with snow, is a snow machine so I can line the paths leading up to and around the barn with perfect white snow. This, I heartily concede, is the most extravagant of my wishes.

At the very least, I will settle for my guests to loft faux snow in celebration of my departure! After all, what is Christmas with no snow?

Vote for Kristin and Andrew in the comments and on Facebook!

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Audrey - October 4, 2011 - 5:36 am

What a beautiful wedding this will be! They have my vote!

Mike Stephens - October 4, 2011 - 10:54 pm

They get my vote:) Nice Picture!

Stephanie - October 4, 2011 - 11:56 pm

Fabulous. Very Martha. (Stewart)

Allie@HoneyBeeInvites - October 5, 2011 - 2:13 am

I am casting my vote for Kristen and Andrew!!! Love the winter look! And I’m sort of obsessed with the holidays as well!

Jim Graham - October 7, 2011 - 4:36 am

Of course I like it!

Melanie - October 7, 2011 - 6:20 am

This one has my vote!

Shannon - October 7, 2011 - 6:20 am

I love winter weddings! I vote for this one.

Lee Graham - October 7, 2011 - 5:56 pm

Two thumbs up for Kristin & Andrew!

Kathy - October 10, 2011 - 10:35 pm

My vote is for Kristin & Andrew!

Jessica - October 12, 2011 - 6:37 am

This inspiration board is so pretty! I vote for this one.

Rebecca - October 12, 2011 - 6:39 am

I vote for this one! Love those ideas.

Kathy - October 14, 2011 - 4:02 am

They definitely have my vote!

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