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Although I’m sure many of us have spring and summer on our minds with the way this  crazy Midwest winter has been, this cold, icy day has me thinking about hot chocolate. What better treat after the ceremony or at the end of the reception than a hot chocolate bar complete with marshmallows and mint flavored candy sticks (or even consider including  coffee or cookies!) to warm you (and your guests) up during your winter wedding? Hot chocolate isn’t just for the holiday season. We’ve just got a few weeks left of this cold season, so we might as well embrace it, right? Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa and these pretty hot chocolate bar ideas below.

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Brinton Studios via Style Me Pretty

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Birdsong Photography via Polka Dot Bride

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Hostess with the Mostess

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Ariel Renae Photography via The Knot Blog

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Green Wedding Shoes

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Benjamin Edwards via BridalHood

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Harwell Photography via Style Me Pretty

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Rachel Peters Photography via 100 Layer Cake

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Paige Alisa Photography

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Angela Fortin Snyder Photography

 

Tis the season for love and engagements! As engagements are likely popping up all over your Facebook and Twitter newsfeeds these past few weeks, likely are the engagement photo shoots too. Currently trending are holiday and winter themed engagement sessions, which also double as the perfect holiday card to send out as a save-the-date or engagement announcement this time of the year. Here’s a look at a few of the favorites I’ve spotted throughout the season. Happy Holidays!

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Melissa McCrotty Photography via Two Bright Lights

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With Love & Embers

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Megan Hartley Photography via Belle the Magazine

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SARAH HASSTEDT via Grey Likes Weddings

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Megan Hartley Photography via Belle the Magazine

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With Love & Embers

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SARAH HASSTEDT via Grey Likes Weddings

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Squaresville Studios via Green Wedding Shoes

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With Love & Embers

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Captured by Corrin via Paper Moon Weddings

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Wren Photography via Bride and Joy

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Velvet Owl Photography

The first real winter storm has struck Bismarck, ND, and I am totally digging the light glittery snow that’s falling all around me. I think it can be so sweet and romantic and totally inspiring for a winter wedding and reception. Here are a few of my favorite snow-themed shots from newsboy caps to fur to softly falling snow itself.

 

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