New Year’s Eve Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Okay, ladies and gents… you had probably taken a gander at these images even before reading this, and yes, our jaws dropped when we saw them too. It’s only February, and we may have already found one of our favorite venues of the year! Thank you Alison Conklin for sharing this mesmerizing indoor forest wedding with us.

enchanted forest wedding by alison conklin

From the bride, Keely: We fell in love in the winter amongst the snow and pine trees during our hikes. We knew we wanted to create that same feeling for our guests. We used mostly greens and whites. During the summer we went to a local Tree Farm and tagged 35 sheared white pines and three corkscrew willow trees. We used the trees to create a forest effect in the church (we ended up using 62!) My father made the arches with wire and my father and husband wrapped them with pine roping then hung orchids, lilacs, cymbidium’s and amaranth and the candles from them. My father in law the day of the wedding took the thorns off of 400 white roses! My brothers hung the orchids off the corkscrew willow trees. Every aspect of this wedding was “do it yourself” and was truly a family affair.

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indoor trees in church wedding

forest themed wedding indoors

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enchanted forest wedding by alison conklin

enchanted forest wedding by alison conklin

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Accept help when people offer it! The day before the wedding and the day of EVERYBODY was helping out. Everybody felt like such a part of our day, and saw our vision coming alive.. it was really special and was my favorite part of our wedding.

enchanted forest wedding by alison conklin

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enchanted forest wedding by alison conklin

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Ave Maria,” Franz Schubert
Ceremony: Adagio from “Winter,” Antonio Vivaldi, “Fur Elise,” L.v. Beethoven
Recessional: Hornpipe from “Water Music,” G.F. Handel
First Dance: “Mishima” string quartet, Philip Glass
Getaway: “Royal Fireworks Music,” Handel

Wedding Vendors (Birchrunville, PA):

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Elverson, PA / Reception Venue: Birchrunville Store Cafe / Wedding Photographer: Alison Conklin / Wedding Dress: Jenny Lee / Bride’s Shoes: Ferragamo / Bride’s Jewelry: Cartier / Bride’s Makeup and Hair: Nikki Caple / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Allen Schwartz / Groom’s Suit: Brunello Cucinelli / Ceremony Trees: Yeagers Farm / Wedding Music: Philadelphia String Quartet / Cocktail Hour Caterer: Jimmy Duffy Catering / Wedding Invitations: Bella Figura / Transportation: Celebrity Limo

  1. Nicole

    Breath taking vines, venue, and visuals. Excellent photography by Alison Conklin! So glad to see her ruffled!

  2. Christine

    Another beautiful shoot with Alison Conklin. Love the “enchanted forrest” feel–her shots make me feel like I’m actually there.

  3. Jim Unger

    Not sure how you’re finding all these incredible weddings but….in the words of the wise and immortal Keanu Reeves…. “Whoah”!!


    Thank you!

  4. Peggy Sherwood

    Absolutley breath taking!!!! The church is stunning. What a wonderful family to create such a beautiful ceremony site!

  5. Monika (MB Captured)

    Wow! That is mind blowing. So beautiful.

  6. Molly Legut

    Oh the vines!

  7. Limo Hire

    Wow looks tempting !!

  8. Sabina

    A wedding on New Year’s Eve is such a perfect choice. It’s a double celebration, but most important is the celebration of a new beginning.

  9. Amanda

    Wow, what a stunning dress.

  10. Lexy @ The Proper Pinwheel

    My, oh my. This is breathtakingly romantic. What a lovely venue. Thank you so much for finding this inspiration daily. You are very talented and have an eye for great design!

    I hope you don’t mind, but I wanted to share this with my readers today!

    • Amanda

      Thanks for sharing. The orange wedding was originally posted here as well: The collage was also created by us, could you please update the link?


  11. queenofcuffs

    Magical venue – so beautifully thought out and the layout gave the height – more height.
    Brought the outside inside – inspired !! Love that so many people ‘built’ the forest.
    Wonderful wedding.

  12. Tarah Coonan

    Look at that ceiling!! I would love to decorate the ceiling like this, it’s a beautiful way of decorating.

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