If you are a bride looking for a winter color palette without the snowflakes and traditional trappings of a winter or holiday wedding, then consider a rich combination of plum and gold. The sparkle of an intricate couture gold creation is a perfect glam alternative to the traditional ivory or white gown. Go for a shade of purple that goes beyond the ordinary and conveys the richness found within and without a delicious sugar plum. Have yourself a wedding in December, not a December wedding and convey the richness of the season without the convention.
Today’s Theme Thursday is inspired by the glitter and fantasy of the Winter season. I love waking up to see the city blanketed in snow aka nature’s glitter. We’ve had a bit of an unusual start to Winter here in Denver with a week of alternating snow and sunshine. The extra snow has really awakened my spirit and made me appreciate living in a place where we get to experience seasons. Growing up in San Diego, I’d watch all the holiday specials wondering when our snow was coming.
Since moving to Colorado almost 11 years ago, I have never regretted the move. When it snows, I’m like a little kid ready to create my snowball arsenal for a friendly snowball fight with my kiddo and I have no shame in dropping to the ground to create snow angels. That’s me in the pic below.
If you’re planning a Winter wedding or any sort of Winter fete, I encourage you to make it as dreamy as possible. Think ice sculpted to look like crystals, tons of white candles scattered amongst ice blue accoutrement, and white trees dripping with glitter. For favors, little mason jar snow globes decorated to invoke that Midwinter Night’s Dream you have provided for your guests. I hope today’s post inspires you to create your own Winter dreamland. Here’s a great drink recipe to put you in that Winter mood:
Winter Wonderland Martini
2 oz Van Gogh Vanilla Vodka
1 oz White crème de cacao
2 oz White chocolate liqueur
1 oz Cream
½ Teaspoon of coconut flakes
1 White chocolate wafer stick
Add the vanilla vodka, white chocolate liqueur, crème de cacao and cream into a shaker and shake over ice. Strain martini into a martini glass and add half a teaspoon of coconut flakes. Stir martini gently with white chocolate wafer stick to create a blizzard! -http://singlemindedwomen.com/food-and-wine/holiday-cocktails-winter-wonderland-martini/#
Good Afternoon! Today’s Monday’s Finding is all about the glamour and drama of Winter wedding dresses. From sparkling white to a gorgeous red creation, brides planning Winter weddings can take advantage of the glitter and vivid winter color palettes of the Winter season. Sometimes you can even save money on your wedding by holding it in winter. Many venues decorate for the holidays. So little decor on your part is required to make your venue sparkle and shine. Here are some beauties to inspire you:
Now that Thanksgiving is over and the temperature is growing colder, I thought I would post some of my favorite Winter holiday wedding cakes. Whether you are going with a traditional holiday theme such as red and green with poinsettias or abstract with lots of glitter and unusual shapes, I hope these cakes will not only put you in a holiday mood, but also give you some inspiration for your own Winter wedding.
Today’s Monday’s Finding comes from one of my favorite shops, BHLDN (pronounced “beholden,” the folks behind Anthropologie). When BHLDN launched last winter, there was a general, “Squee!” in the wedding world. If you love vintage inspired, heirloom quality items, then BHLDN is a store for you. From amazing wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, jewelry, decor and more, BHLDN never ceases to make this planner/blogger fall in love with their offerings all over again.
Sometimes the only comfort in 90 degree temps, as thunderstorms exacerbate the heat with dreaded humidity, is to dream of nature’s glitter (snow) and the stunning backdrop it provides for winter weddings. It’s one of those days where you just want to stuff your noggin’ in the freezer and sneak your way over to the thermostat in hopes to induce a winter weather phenomenon in your own home. I will admit to being a serious fan of winter. I’m one of those weirdos who actually like to shovel snow, and despite my age, will drop to the ground and make a snow angel provided the Snow Miser has blessed us with enough of the white stuff to do it.
(pic is in the public domain from http://www.officialpsds.com/Snow-Miser-PSD58288.html.
Here are some Winter White Wedding sources and ideas on this hot July morning. May they cool you off and give you some inspiration for your Winter Wonderland wedding.
Notes on inspiration board photos: Cake photo by Heather Cole Photography. Couple on the bridge by End Design. Ankle boots are by Liz Lisa.
A collection for a lovely winter wedding in an all white palette.
Treasury tool by Red Row Studio.
This Wedding Wednesday provides inspiration for a winter wedding centered around evergreens. Evergreens have such a lovely symbolism to them at this time of year: they represent the promise of light returning after the darkening of the year and the promise that light and love never leave us. Why not bring some of that symbolism in to your winter wedding?