Ideas to Inspire a Winter Wedding

5th December, 2012 - Posted by Lia - No Comments

The traditional reds and greens might make us think of winter and Christmas, but there might be something tacky about this color combination and takes away from the festivity of your wedding while focusing on another holiday all together. At the moment, pick a less-is-more color scheme, perhaps silver and white is an elegant and wintery color scheme that would work really well at a wedding. Maybe accent it with some crystal or sparkling accents for some glamour, or even some white satin and ribbon details.

The traditional winter flowers fall the usual candidates of rose and lilies but why not try to step outside the usual box and opt for some alternative blooms – try some full flowers, like hydrangeas. You can also dress up some white boutonniers with some greenery and dress it up with crystal detailed ribbons.

Center pieces for a winter wedding usually falls back on the warm candle lights, but you there is a better way to heighten some drama in your wedding. Opt for some ice carved vases or sculptures; hang some light reflecting crystals from the ceiling and decorate the hall with candles to spark off some light.

A classical pianist might be understated and elegant, but why not spice things up a bit with something a bit different – like an a capella quartet or hire a single musician like a cellist for something alternative.

The Cocktail Hour is one of the most fun parts of the wedding ceremony, but don’t start off your marriage in a rut of classic warm drinks like hot chocolate and apple cider – give your guests a taste of surprise with some hot white chocolate or some creative, but warming cocktails.

The fondant on a wedding cake might be very festive, but get creative with the toppings with some seasonal ingredients like roasted chestnuts or even chocolate covered cranberries. Decorate the cake with sugar ribbons or even crystallized sugar dropping to give your cake some extra glamour.

It’s so tempting to escape the snow and the cold of the winter with a honeymoon to the warmer regions of the earth, but the snow-capped mountains for some skiing can be equally romantic. Why not hire a ski lodge with a log fire where you and your new spouse can snuggle up together while it’s cold outside. We can’t think of anything more romantic and sexy!

winter wedding ideas 2013

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.