When it comes to weddings, many couples often opt for big extravagant affairs, with hundreds of guests, elaborate décor, and lavish venues. However, for some couples, a more intimate ceremony with just a few close friends and family is the perfect way to celebrate their love. This was certainly the case for Claire and Davonte, who opted for a stress-free elopement at Wintergreen Resort in Nellysford Virginia.
The beauty of Wintergreen Resort
Are you looking for a spectacular location with dramatic mountain views to have your perfect winter wedding? Look no further than Wintergreen Resort! From its breathtaking panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to everything else a resort has to offer, it’s the ideal place for an unforgettable event. With angles of beauty everywhere you turn – from gorgeous sunsets behind rolling hills and valleys to densely wooded forests – this is truly paradise. And when you tie in all of the amenities that come with being at a full-service resort, the possibilities are endless. So bundle up and join us on our journey through this winterwonderland castle as we explore just what makes Wintergreen Resort such an amazing Destination Wedding spot!
The Wedding of Claire of Davonte at Wintergreen Resort, Virginia
After months of planning, phone calls, texts, and crazy chats, the wedding of Claire and Davonte FINALLY happened on Dec 14, 2023. The couple and I had a plan to grab an Airbnb somewhere with gorgeous views and run over to Raven’s Roost, about a 10-minute drive, for the ceremony and portraits. Unfortunately, due to the closing of Raven’s Roost where the ceremony would have taken place, the couple had to have the ceremony at their rental apartment. However, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as the couple still had the stunning mountain views as a backdrop, and the bonus of a warm fire to keep them comfortable in the chilly winter weather. The area was covered in glistening white snow, which perfectly matched Claire’s stunning dress. The dress was fitted to accentuate her gorgeous figure and gave off a modern Hollywood glam vibe. Meanwhile, Davonte looked dapper in a black suit with a white collar and black tie, channeling his inner John Wick (but even better-looking!).
With no guests in attendance just their undying love for one another, the vows shared between Claire and Davonte were incredibly heartfelt, with tears streaming down their faces as they professed their love to each other against the backdrop of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. After the ceremony, the couple enjoyed some fun and carefree moments together, wandering around the area near the rocks and parking lot for some beautiful and fun portraits. Lastly, we slipped back into the cozy fire-drawn room and the couple celebrated their wedding with a toast of bubbly champagne, to which they shared a drink with me. My heart was filled with joy as I saw their faces and smiles, and love forever
For any bride-to-be looking for a winter elopement, we highly recommend considering Wintergreen Resort. The location is perfect for a cozy, stress-free wedding surrounded by the beauty of nature. Claire and Davonte’s wedding proves that love is all that truly matters and that elopements offer a unique and heartwarming way to celebrate your love without all the added fuss and stress of a big wedding.
If you are looking for the perfect place to host your wedding, Wintergreen Resort is the ideal destination. From creating an intimate ceremony to providing plenty of room for a larger event, you will not be disappointed in the warm hospitality and unbeatable experience that they have to offer. From breathtaking mountain views to friendly staff, everything at Wintergreen Resort is designed with your special day in mind. To cap off the grandeur of your perfect day, let Debbie Elisa Photography lend her creative vision and take some amazing photos that will capture the beauty and joy of your wedding ceremony. Don’t let a moment of your big day go uncaptured- contact Debbie Elisa Photography today and start crafting a photo timeline so you can ensure all your pictures are memories you’ll treasure forever!
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