I am always searching for the most inspiring and pin-worthy weddings. I didn’t have to look far when this Christmas wedding came across my desk. I love the simplicity of the day, the Christmas tree farm venue twinkling with lights and her head wrap, but most of all, their story. “My darling Sarah, in you I have found the love to light up this entire World a thousand times.  You are my closest, dearest, truest friend and I promise to be by your side forever.” – The Groom.

In this here moment I was the happiest I had ever been in my entire life. I laughed and abruptly excused myself from the entire wedding to take a picture. A picture to always look back on and say “this is the me I always want to be.” Not for me but for her, because she deserves the happiest man I can be as a thank you to each and everyday that she is by my side for the rest of my life.

Traditions are very important to Kiel and I. Every year since we first started dating we would visit Henry’s Christmas Tree Farm to pick out our tree. The endless rows of evergreens make it such a magical place to bundle up and walk through on a chilly winter afternoon. We look forward to our time there every year. When it came time to pick out a venue we knew the Christmas tree farm was the perfect place to say I do.

We had a small ceremony amongst close family and hundreds of twinkling lights. It was slightly raining when I stepped out of the Wagoneer to meet Kiel at the altar. To some this might have been upsetting but for us it only enhanced the atmosphere. Our special moment was finally here! After we said our vows we ran from the wedding. Kiel lifted me off my feet and carried me into our wagon. We drove away from the farm, the cheering family, the gorgeous ceremony. We were in complete silence.  So many feeling and thoughts. At the exact same moment after 7 minutes of silence we both looked at each other and exclaimed “we’re married!” Kiel hit the brakes. We sat on the side of road eyes full of tears and came to the realization of what just happened. Our lives were now one life and everything was more beautiful because of it. We hopped into our Jeep Wagoneer and drove back home to be with family and friends for apple pie, cake, mom’s gingerbread cookies, Christmas music, champagne and eggnog. It was the most perfect day and we both agreed that all the little things we already had was all we ever needed to live happily ever after.

VENUE Henry’s Christmas Tree Farm | DRESS Vera Wang | HEAD WRAP Brides and Hairpins | BRIDE Sarah Vickers | GROOM Kiel James Patrick