October 29, 2021
It is our pleasure to take you through this visual treat of a wedding filled with exceptional design, beautifully captured by Stephanie Axtell. If you know that winter is your season, get ready for the winter wedding photo inspiration overload from Breena and Marcos! If you’re not sure if winter is your season, let us convince you that a winter wedding at The Wilds carries magic not found anywhere else.
The beauty at The Wilds doesn’t stop while the green foliage is away. The neutral winter palette of this Brown County icon makes the perfect backdrop for your bold outfitting. Breena’s bridesmaids were outfitted in crimson gowns with alternating necklines and lush burgundy, red, and pink floral wedding bouquets by Cathy Teeters. The ladies truly popped in these classic tones of love which the bride, Brenna, always knew she wanted. Marcos and his groomsmen brought some European cool in black and grey. The groom was decked out in solid black with a contrasting white boutonnière and a burgundy sock accent. The groomsmen wore grey suit jackets over black ensembles with boutonnières matching the ladies’ flower arrangements. The resulting winter wedding photos are incredibly striking!
Brenna and Marcos, like many, had to pivot their wedding date plans due to the pandemic, but the change held special sentiment as the bride describes:
“We met for the first time on NYE in 2018 and tried to date but decided to stay friends. A year went by and after several times in that year of Marcos pursuing me I starting to fall for him. NYE 2019 was our first date and we both knew this was it! We planned for our wedding on 3/26/21 but because of covid we decided to get married on 12/31/20 (our one year) just in case we wouldn’t be able to celebrate as we intended. We were fortunately still able to still have our big celebration with friends and family in March and both weddings are so special to us!”
If you love the look of a lush design but worry about things looking too busy, the minimalism of the winter season might be the perfect balance for you. Stunning floral arrangements by Cathy Teeters were placed at every focal point of this wedding, from the outdoor ceremony site to the indoor reception. An asymmetrical arch installation and sweet aisle framing arrangements were just right for the outdoor wedding ceremony. Transitioning into the winter reception, opulent gold touches added shine and were met with tall and low arrangements, turning the ballroom into a berry toned romantic dream.
Brenna and Marcos fell in love with the beauty and versatility of The Wilds at the same time. When asked about how they decided on hosting their winter event here, Brenna had this to say:
“I had visited the Wilds before and always thought how beautiful the venue was! My favorite part about this venue is how easily you can change your ceremony from outdoor to indoor or vice versa in case the weather changes and it’s all in one location. After showing the venue to my fiancé, at the time, we both looked at each other and knew this was it.”
No need to choose between indoor or outdoor options with The Wilds for your winter wedding photos. Rain, snow, or sun, every space is the perfect setting for your once-in-a-lifetime memories. Breena and Marcos had a vibrant reception filled with energy, laughter, and love. Friends and family enjoyed a delicious meal provided by One World Catering while toasting and celebrating with loved ones. Then, the dance floor had everyone out of their seats and joining in the fun, thanks to musician Jon Nadel.
“The Wilds provides an online wedding planner which we found so helpful in keeping us organized. We were able to enjoy our wedding day and let our vendors and The Wilds team take care of everything. My advice would be to really focus on what this day is really about, your unity as one. Enjoy every moment of that day with your spouse. The day goes by so fast, and things will go wrong, but you will never forget enjoying that special day with your best friend!”
Ready to start planning your perfect wedding day at The Wilds? Meet your dream team below and get in touch today!
|Wedding Venue||—||The Wilds Venue|
|Bar||—||Upland Brewing Co.|
|Caterer||—||One World Catering|
|Wedding Cake||—||Icing on The Cake|
|Photography||—||Stephanie Axtell Photography|
|Florist||—||Cathy Teeters Beautiful Weddings|
|Stationery, Signage + Details||—||Brooks & Co|
|Wedding Gown||—||Sophia’s Bridal & Tux Columbus|
|Groom + Groomsmen Suits||—||Men’s Wearhouse|
|Officiant||—||City Church For All Nations|