Holiday shopping season has officially begun, and so have winter weddings. Don’t be afraid to incorporate a holiday color scheme or winter ambiance to your big day.
Colors of the season are light blue, brown, white, silver, gold, red, and green. You can bring these colors into play through your decor, accents, florals, and attire.
Red is very popular for bridesmaids dresses.
If you are aiming for a winter white theme, but want to stay away from the red and white color scheme, consider a silver, white, and blue combination, or a blue and brown combo.
Winter flowers typically include, calla lilies, red roses, and amaryllis, but you can include fuller flowers as well, such as hydrangeas and ranunculus. Simple white boutonnieres with some greenery look very nice on your groomsmen. You can add sparkle to your bouquet by wrapping the stems in crystal embellished ribbon.
Adding a festive cocktail is a good way to incorporate the holiday/winter theme into your big day. Consider a hot chocolate martini or eggnog. A hot chocolate bar served during dessert offers guests a nice treat as well.
Continuing to warm your guests, candles are great centerpieces for winter weddings. You can also bring the icy outdoors inside with vases filled with winter branches, that can be draped with hanging crystals to reflect the light off the votives on the table.
Your cake is a great place to continue your theme. A cake trimmed in red or white ribbon, or topped with roses keeps simplicity and theme intact. You can also play up the winter season with a white vintage style cake dusted with edible silver powder so it gleams. You can incorporate snowflakes, pine cones, and winter branches to detail the cake and continue your decor elements.
Chocolates are very popular this season. Consider chocolate covered cranberries or pomegranates. To add a dash of peppermint and the warmth of chocolate, try some Candy Cane Hearts.
The holidays are a special time to share with loved ones and your wedding gives family and friends one more reason to get together and celebrate!
Happy Holidays and Happy Wedding Planning!