21st October, 2012 - Posted by Lia - No Comments
There is something magical and romantic about winter, and it’s not just Christmas. It’s the snow coating the floor of the world to the warm, snuggled evenings by the fire sipping mulled wine – so why not go for a winter wonderland themed wedding?
When it comes to dressing to impressing, winter is the ideal time and there is just so much opportunity to pull of the glamour of old Hollywood. You can have the groom in vintage tails and the bride could wear a long, slinky silk dress with just a touch of fur or faux fur. Even opting for a glamorous strappy dress that might seem impractical for the winter months can be warmed up with wraps, shrugs and even capes for those outdoor shots in the snow. You can even play with the concept of the wrap, giving those to your brides maids as part of their wedding attire and makes a great present.
Good locations for a winter soiree is an inn with a fireplace for a more intimate affair, but for those with bigger parties and bigger budgets could hire a historic mansion or a historic club house. Make sure to decorate the place with seasonal decorations, and asking the venue to use their usual Christmas ones may also help you save money on the décor. One thing that is important – check the heating. Getting married in drafty and cold church may give you chills from the cold rather than from emotion.
You can go all out on a seasonal theme with warm, winter dishes like a delicious pumpkin soup. Serve hot beverages like eggnog, mulled wine or even hot chocolate where the latter can even be spiced up with a little rum. You can opt for the traditional white wedding cake with a little winter embellishment from snowflake patterns to sugar sculptures or even acorns. Try to get a decorative snow globe to place on top of the cake.
Winter may not be famed for its floral season, but you can find some flowers that’ll fit right well in the season. You can go for an elegant look of white and silver or be bolder with Christmas colors of reds and greens. Think of dusty-miller, baby blue eucalyptus or silver-dollar eucalyptus for silvery looks and pair them with white roses, crocuses or even lilies. Red roses with holly and pine greenery make a great choice for a more seasonal bouquet, but you can also pick tulips or even ornamental berries for that Christmas feeling.