Wanted: Winter Wedding / by Elise Joseph

As you may or may not know, I am getting married! My fiancé and I wanted a short (3 month) engagement and are planning our wedding for this December, just in time for the holidays. We are keeping things minimal and intimate, hosting a small group of our closest friends and family at a special private residence. Here's a peek into my world of planning lately:

+Organizing a light, wintery meal for dinner. Hearty salads, crusty breads, cheese and charcuterie boards,  and a fantastic cocktail and wine bar.
+A great solution for a wedding without a lot of turnaround time. These black and white letterpress invitations are even better looking in person.
+I'm all about texture, so I had to get this velvet guestbook. Plus, it will look beautiful sitting out in our home long after the big day.
+White taper candles galore, especially since it's in the evening. And dripless so they don't ruin our rented linens!
+The most stunning Havelock chair for both the ceremony and reception. The rentals from 12th Table are out of this world.
+Pretty coupe glasses for sipping champagne while getting ready.
+Macarons, pies and various desserts in lieu of a traditional cake table.
+A sweet and simple gold diamond wedding band.
+The perfect bridal shoe—the Rachel Comey Mars boot wrapped in white leather.