Winter weddings give the feeling of enchantment and whimsy, especially when the wintry weather is on your side! Although it was cold out, this couple and their photographer Black, White, and Raw Photography adventured out into the snow for the most dreamy photographs. Jacqueline and Andrew met as teenagers, and their cool chemistry warmed our hearts! Stroudsmoor Country Inn was a magical backdrop to this wedding, and with their all-inclusive service this day was perfect from the beautiful florals down to the reception decor. Keep scrolling to witness a beautiful wintertime wedding that was pleasantly inspirational.
From the Photographer, Lori Foxworth of Black, White, and Raw Photography: “The Stroudsmoor Country Inn is a truly amazing wedding venue. For Jackie’s wedding, they handled everything (except for the photography, luckily for us!), from hair and makeup in their on-site salon to all the décor, flowers, invitations, cake, etc. It was truly a beautiful event. Jackie was hoping for snow, and she definitely got her wish! There is nothing quite like a bride willing to brave the elements for beautiful photos, and Jackie completely embraced every moment of it. This was the wedding where my partner Paul dubbed us “The ‘mudders’ of wedding photography” because we LOVE shooting in all kinds of weather, no matter what mother nature throws at us! It was absolutely a stunningly perfect winter wedding.”
How They Met:
“We met when we were 13 and 14 years old. Andrew was my first boyfriend and we dated for about a year and a half. We were introduced through our parents because they knew each other and Andrew and I had a similar interest in riding ATV’s. Fast forward 13 years and we still have an adventurous spirit to our relationship.
“We both love the outdoors and anything to do with traveling. We chose to get married in January because we both love the cold and the snow. We chose the Poconos because it was the closest we could get to mountains without having a destination wedding, and we also fell in LOVE with the Stroudsmoor Country Inn.”
“The best part of our day and we both agree, aside from the ceremony, was the snow. Planning a winter wedding comes with its concerns about weather, but we wished for snow! It started snowing right in time for our first look and pictures. Even though some of the girls were cold, everyone agrees that it was worth it!”
“For the ceremony, we served hot chocolate and blankets. We wanted to make sure our guests felt cozy despite the temperature. The ceremony was under a pavilion which was open on a few sides. The snowy background was perfection. Black, White, and Raw Photography captured our wedding and all of its magic.”