Winter Wedding Style
I just love a winter wedding. In the past, couples would choose to have a winter wedding in order to save money on venues, who typically offer lower prices during the non-traditional wedding months. But nowadays, more and more couples are considering winter weddings because of their many other benefits and the trends that can make their big day unique. Let’s explore some of these trends and how they can be incorporated to make your day unforgettable.
The neon trend is here - and it’s a great way to personalise your winter wedding in 2018. With cute marriage related quotes, bride and groom names, this is the unique little touch that your guests will remember and talk about after. Think “Just married”, “Happily ever after”, or for a more personalised touch, your married name, such as “The Bennet’s”. For a winter wedding, I’m loving neon signs in cool, winter tones, against a dark timber, painted, or winter foliage background. Include a touch of neon and keep your nuptials right on trend this winter.
NAKED DRIP CAKES
This trend has been around for a while now and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. We’re seeing this trend paired with the naked, or semi-naked cake trend for winter. I recommend pairing your choice of naked cake with a chocolate, caramel, or cream cheese drip, and for an added winter feel, add woodland elements such as pine cones, acorns, evergreens, greenery and winter blooms. And think fruits and berries as seasonal additions. Your guests will be salivating at the sight!
FAUX FUR ACCENTS
Yes it’s your day, and you want to look stunning, but do you want to feel cold? Hell no! So make sure you invest in some faux fur accessories to keep the cold a bay! The addition of a beautiful fur stole, cape, or bolero style cardigan will not only warm you up for the outdoor wedding photography session, but it will add touch of winter luxe to your bridal style.
And why not add a touch of fur to your ceremony and reception styling and pair with a moody, woodland theme? Think faux fur place settings, fur rugs on the backs of the bridal couple’s chairs, fur decoration surrounding the base of your cake...the possibilities are endless.
Velvet is possibly one of the hottest fashion trends this winter, and it is making an impact on wedding fashion and styling as well. Grooms and groomsmen are looking winter chic in velvet blazers, or with velvet bow-ties. Accessories in plush, jewel-tones such as velvet pumps, envelope clutch purses, or bejewelled chokers.
Consider how you can incorporate velvet into your decor as well. I love the idea of a nook of vintage velvet chairs and cushions for your guests to gather at, or perhaps a length of velvet fabric as a table runner. There are so many ways you could use velvet to get achieve an elegant winter feel.
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When it’s cold, what do we crave? Hot, comforting drinks to warm us up. Hot chocolate stations are becoming quite popular, and couples are offering a cup’o’cocoa as a welcome drink before the ceremony, at cocktail hour, spiked with Baileys and a marshmallow, or Cointreau and a cinnamon stick, and late night by the fire as a replacement for, or addition to the the tea and coffee service. Who wouldn’t be happy with that? I’m a fan!
Or if you really want to step up the hot drinks, how about a rustic, yet smooth mulled wine? Serve the warmed red wine with an infusion of citrus and cinnamon or star anise in bouquets and table arrangements, or as dried place setting decorations, and all the colours and textures work beautifully together. Oh sounds good. Is it mulled-wine time yet?
These are all gorgeous, unique ideas that just aren’t that simple or appropriate to incorporate in the traditional wedding months. So don’t discount winter just because it’s cold. It doesn’t mean your wedding can’t be a comfortable, yet stylish affair. And don’t forget the cost savings of a winter date! I’m so excited by all of these winter trends this year, so talk to me about how we can incorporate them into your winter wedding plans.