Olivia and Matthew's Intimate Christmas Cocktail Party Wedding

Olivia and Matthew met during their sophomore year at William and Mary. They were introduced the first weekend back at campus by mutual friends and realized they had a Psychology class together, where Matthew saved Olivia a seat on the first day of class. Before long, they were going on many glamorous dates together to the dining hall and the Wawa across the street. Olivia claims neither learned much about "Psychology as a Natural Science”.

Matt was the one to say I love you first, but it was mutual. They had both been skating around it for weeks but it was Matthew who finally got it out first. It was right before they were leaving for Christmas break - they are getting married six years and seven days after Matt told Olivia he loved her! 

During the week of their graduation, Matthew took Olivia on a walk through the college campus to the Crim Dell Bridge. For those of you who do not know the legend, it is said,  " if two lovers cross the bridge together and kiss at the crest of it, they will be together forever.... if someone crosses Crim Dell alone, they will always be alone." Neither Olivia nor Matthew had ever wanted too risk crossing the bridge before, but on this day Matthew took Olivia to the crest and asked her to marry him. 

We absolutely loved how this wedding turned out! Olivia and Matthew wanted to recreate Olivia’s grandmothers Christmas cocktail parties and that is exactly what we did! I loved all the little details that brought this vision together. As college sweethearts, they were excited to come back to the most important place to them to pronounce their commitment to on another.

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Photography: Michael and Carina Photography

Ceremony Venue: Wren Chapel

ReceptionVenue: Providence Hall House

Dress: Bridal Shop: Elizabeth Johns

Dress Designer: Anne Barge

Music: Joe Camarda Jazz Band

Floral Design: Flower Cupboard

Catering: Williamsburg Inn

Shoes: Christian Louboutin (bride's shoes only)

Engagement/wedding rings: William Schwartz Distinctive Jewelry

Invitations: Sweetly Said Press (invitations only)

Bridesmaid Dresses: Boutique: Blushing Bride

Design: Dessy, After Six

Groom's Attire: MySuit, Philadelphia