Now you can officially get into the holiday spirit! Faith and Jason embraced the holiday season with a wedding in Baltimore in December. They were inspired by their favorite holiday classic movie, A Christmas Story. You know the one with Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB gun! It takes one seriously fun couple with a great spirit to pull off this kind of a theme, and they did it beautifully! Plus, having a wedding in December gives you all kinds of options and ideas in terms of wedding decor. I love their use of pine cones and candles from the fashion to the ceremony right on into their to reception all beautifully captured by tPoz Photography. I hope you feel the magic of the season as much as I did with Faith and Jason’s wedding.

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From Faith:  The goal of our wedding was to have a full on party. And since most people see December 1st as a kick off to the holiday season we decided to have it be “A Christmas Story” theme. We had themed food stations such as ‘Show Us How the Piggies Eat’ (American), Fararararah (Asian), ‘Fragile’ (Italian), and ‘Oh Fudge’ (dessert). The centerpieces were even small fragile boxes.

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From Faith: I am not a a huge fan of flowers. So instead the ladies had pine-cone and berry bouquets. Added bonus it currently looks the exact same as it did on our wedding day and is the centerpiece for the holidays. Our only priority was out guests. Since many of them were from out of town we wanted to provide transportation the entire day. There was no break between the ceremony and the reception and we even had a karaoke after party with ‘drunk food.’ I wanted everyone exhausted, fed, and happy at the end of the night.

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From Faith: I couldn’t have had the amazing wedding I did without my family’s help. My aunt, uncle and cousin made the centerpieces and designed the table settings. They also came up with all the little details like the sign that says “Don’t shoot your eye out on your way to your seat.” The table holders were actual shot gun shells with slits in the top.

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From Faith:  My favorite memory is my husband’s and our dance. We both love Chicago and danced to “You’re the Inspiration.” However, we both love to dance and weren’t about to let a chance to have some fun pass us by. We quickly moved into Maria Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas.” The choreographed dance was a huge hit and I still get texts from people who say they watch it on YouTube when they are having a bad day.

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Faith’s advice for other couples in the DC area planning a wedding: 

Don’t sweat anything. Seriously, nothing is worth it. Take a moment to look around the room and realize all of these people love you and your spouse. It is such an overwhelming moment. Splurge on your caterer. If you can manage it, let your bridesmaids pick their own dress. After all, it is about what you will be wearing and not them.

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Thank you so much Faith and Jason for sharing your wedding love story with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Ceremony Venue: Our Lady of Good Counsel
Officiant: Father John Williamson
Paper Goods: Beth Brickweg
Photography: tPoz Photography
Reception Venue: American Visionary Art Museum
Hair Stylist: Jenny Tomaszewski
Bridal Salon: All About Me
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal and altered by Isabel Donnelly
Bride’s Shoes: Tieks
Groom’s Attire: Tuxedo House
Catering: Absolutely Perfect
Music: Absolute Entertainment
Photo Both: Entertainment Playground

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Photo Credits: tPoz Photography

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