Engaged in August and married this January, this winter wonderland wedding was an amazing portrayal of imagination and personal touch. Not only is it full of winter props and color, we are in love with the inclusion of culture which makes this real wedding totally up KV’s alley! Perhaps we can use this gorgeous wedding to say our final goodbye to the Winter season, what a pretty goodbye!
About the Couple & Proposal
Glen and Nicole met in high school and were friends for almost 10 years . The couple ran into each other one day and it was history ever since.
For the Proposal, Glen threw Nicole a surprise 30th birthday party at Canalis Italian restaurant in August 2014 . Everyone was surprised along with her to see that it wasn’t just a regular birthday party because when the cake came out there was a surprise proposal written on the it. Of course it turned right into an engagement party for the couple and their friends.
About the Wedding
Nicole and Glen had about 5 1/2 months to plan the wedding of their dreams, because Nicole really wanted a winter wedding in January. For the wedding, Nicole was going for a theme full of snowflakes, with the navy blue and silver colors, with some elegance while still keeping it classic.
Snowflakes were woven in and out of the wedding theme as seen in the wedding pillow, wedding programs and chair decor. The bride’s mom created the pillow case for the ring bearers and bells gave way to the simplistic yet enamoring center pieces of each table.
Glen being Norwegian, was the reason for the traditional celebration cake “kransekaga”. They had one for his grooms cake and after the couple’s cake cutting, the tradition is to lift the top layer ring up and however many rings stick to the bottom of it, that is how many children the couple will have. Glen and Nicole had only two rings lifted up.
Not just the Norwegian culture was displayed in this gorgeous winter wonderland wedding, there was also the display of Italian culture since Nicole is Italian. They did the Tarentella once the dance floor was opened.
For their wedding favors which was also a symbolic to the Italian culture, they opted for the 5 Jordan almonds tied in tulle which represent health, wealth, happiness, fertility, and longevity.