Winter Wedding Style
December 4, 2008 by Yelena Jenkins
When the weather outside is frightful, chase away the frost with a merry winter wedding. Though most brides opt for a wedding date in late spring or early summer, there are a multitude of good reasons to plan a winter affair. From the gorgeous décor possibilities to the merry season, here are our favorite arguments for a winter wedding fete.
1. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.
Winter is the season that brings us mistletoe, roaring fires, hot cocoa and snow angels – need we say more? Romance abounds in winter, and it’s a season full of love, laughter and merriment – the perfect recipe for a wedding. Plus, families naturally get together around the holidays and everyone is already in the mood to celebrate. Why not give them another wonderful reason to celebrate with everyone that they love?
2. The Décor and Style Options Are Endless – and Gorgeous.
Think winter is boring and blah? Think again. Take inspiration for your decorations and wedding style from all of winter’s glory: the delicate lacy patterns of snowflakes, the rich reds and berry tones, the fur trimmings, luxe fabrics like velvet, taffeta and silk, crystalline stalactites and the glow of the fireplace.
Create signature winter-inspired drinks with peppermint sticks, cinnamon sticks, or rock candy sticks as stirrers. In lieu of a guest sign-in book, provide a bowl filled with Christmas tree bulbs of your choice and a pile of Sharpie pens. Then, decorate year after year with bulbs covered in loving wishes from your favorite people. Send guests home with favors that celebrate the season – packets of hot cocoa, marshmallows, and a beautiful mug tied with a ribbon in your wedding color.
Or, build a gorgeous Winter Wonderland theme for your wedding by decorating with crystals and glass. Fill glass vase centerpieces with small crystals that look like diamonds, and place a white bouquet of roses in the center. Scatter small tea light candles down the center of long tables on either side of your centerpiece so the soft glow will bounce off the crystals and create beautiful lighting.
3. The Best Wedding Accessories Compliment Winter Weddings.
Winter is all about luxury, gifts, and celebration. Stores are filled with the finest accessories for the holiday season, and the best pieces are the ones that sparkle. Accessorize for a winter wedding with jewelry in icy winter blues, romantic deep reds or dazzling white.
Icy Winter Blue:
An aquamarine pendant perfectly suits a Winter Wonderland themed wedding, and also takes care of a bride’s “something blue.” We love cushion-cut pendants surrounded by diamonds, or a triple-drop pendant with gemstones subtly cut into a heart-shape.
Garnet and rubies reflect the richness and warmth of the holiday season, and would make a stunning style statement worn on the wedding day. Bold brides should consider a beautiful garnet and diamond cocktail ring to wear on their right hand – it will nicely balance the bling on your left hand, and can be worn year-round.
Shine in the most precious stone that sparkles with the beauty of winter. A one carat diamond tennis bracelet worn on the right hand is a classic choice. Or, keep the attention around your glowing face with a pair of pretty Victorian-style bezel set diamond drop earrings. They’re simple enough to pair with any style wedding dress, but still make a statement.
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