Pops of red, silver and white set the scene for this chic winter wonderland wedding at the modern SoHo63 in Chandler, Arizona. Their heartwarming I dos in front of a large fireplace are about as dreamy as can be with scattered rose petals and one chic pinecone mantle!
If you’re dreaming of your own fireside nuptials, we don't blame you! Find more must-have ideas in the full gallery, captured by the talented Monique Hessler Photography. Also if you’re curious as to what a wedding like this may cost you, check out the brides budget breakdown below!
Modern winter wonderland
From Monique Hessler Photography: Rachel & Peter were married at SoHo63 in Chandler, Arizona on December 10th, 2016. It was a stunning evening wedding with a winter wonderland theme that included a roaring fire to warm them up as they promised lifetime love in front of their family and friends!
Rachel's father passed away four years before the wedding... he was a very special person to her and she needed some way for him to be there and commemorate his memory. Her maid of honor created personalized charms with her father's pictures that Rachel was able to tie onto her bouquet so her father was still able to walk her down the aisle. The wedding wouldn't have been what it was without all the people that loved us and helped us along the way.
From the bride: We personalized our wedding day by creating very special different looks for our groomsmen and bridesmaids. All the groomsmen were given wooden bow ties by Two Guys Bowties to wear for the wedding. The bridesmaids all wore different metallic dresses that fit their personality and stye.
Forever kind of thing
Peter wrote a special song called "Forever Kind of Thing" for Rachel and surprised her with a performance at the reception. Not only did it bring her to tears but the whole reception too. Rachel's sisters Annalise and Olivia also surprised her with a very special dance very close to her heart. They danced to the sister's song from White Christmas which was a movie Rachel and her father would watch every Christmas.
Curious to know how much this glamorous winter wonderland wedding might set you back? Rachel and Peter were kind enough to give us their budget breakdown. Click here to start budgeting for you dream day.
From the bride: We were fortunate enough to have a choice of vendors when booking through our venue Soho63. They had a whole booklet to choose from and within our budget we were able to exclude any vendors we did not need and choose the most reasonably priced to make sure to stay on budget... with that being said... of course every wedding goes over budget ;) We wanted to stay under $18,000 for the entire wedding including décor and anything else on top of our overall venue bill.
Wedding dresses $3,000
Groom attire $200
Venue rental $8,000
DIY Décor (not budgeted) $400
Make up (not budgeted) $200
Gifts $400 $600
Day after brunch (not budgeted) $1,300
Rehearsal dinner (not budgeted) $2,500
We roughly spend around $28,000 for the wedding and the activities included in the weekend.