Category: Wedding ideas

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December 15th, 2015 by admin

1. Match your invitations to the climate.

Match your invitations to the climate.

Get these personalized save-the-dates here.

2. Or throw in a touch of nature.

Or throw in a touch of nature.

They may say “July” but these are clearly perfect for a November shindig.

3. Treat your guests to a s’mores bar.

Treat your guests to a s'mores bar.

4. Or a caramel apple bar.

Or a caramel apple bar.

It’ll make for some truly memorable (and sticky) photos.

5. Or a hot chocolate bar.

Or a hot chocolate bar.

6. For added ~romance~, throw in some cutout heart marshmallows.

For added ~romance~, throw in some cutout heart marshmallows.

7. Use pinecones and succulents in your flower arrangements.

Use pinecones and succulents in your flower arrangements.

8. Or feathers and berries.

Or feathers and berries.

This flowerless boutonniere is available here.

9. Channel autumn with bright bursts of mustard.

Channel autumn with bright bursts of mustard.

Objectively the very best color.

10. There’s absolutely no shame in wearing a wedding dress with a big cozy coat.

There's absolutely no shame in wearing a wedding dress with a big cozy coat.

11. (As long as you allow the wedding party to do the same.)

(As long as you allow the wedding party to do the same.)

12. Have guests fingerprint a picture instead of signing a traditional guestbook.

Have guests fingerprint a picture instead of signing a traditional guestbook.

You can coordinate with your wedding colors.

13. Or ask them to sign a guest quilt.

Or ask them to sign a guest quilt.

14. Calligraphied leaves make simple and elegant place escort cards.

Calligraphied leaves make simple and elegant place escort cards.

Find out how to do them here.

15. So do pine cones.

So do pine cones.

16. Display table numbers on pumpkins.

Display table numbers on pumpkins.

17. Up the ante with white-painted pumpkins.

Up the ante with white-painted pumpkins.

18. Or BRONZE GOURDS.

Or BRONZE GOURDS.

Incidentally, my DJ name. Get the directions here.

19. Get bark vases for centerpieces.

Get bark vases for centerpieces.

Custom version available here.

20. Put your cake on a log.

Put your cake on a log.

Everything about this, from the berries to the succulents to the perch, is perfect.

21. Decorate it with fake candy icicles.

Decorate it with fake candy icicles.

22. Or with pine cones.

Or with pine cones.

23. Or with fall foliage.

Or with fall foliage.

Just don’t leave it outside in nature too long.

24. Or with pretty burlap rosettes.

Or with pretty burlap rosettes.

25. Set off your cake with a snowflake topper.

Set off your cake with a snowflake topper.

Personalized topper available here.

26. Have bridesmaids dress in mismatched but coordinated dusty colors.

Have bridesmaids dress in mismatched but coordinated dusty colors.

27. And boots, if there’s a heavy-duty chill.

And boots, if there's a heavy-duty chill.

28. Scatter candles EVERYWHERE.

Scatter candles EVERYWHERE.

29. Serve cider in hollowed-out apples.

Serve cider in hollowed-out apples.

30. If the weather turns inclement, bottle it forever.

If the weather turns inclement, bottle it forever.

Make rain or snow into a beautiful memento.

31. Send guests home with pine cone candles.

Send guests home with pine cone candles.

32. Cup cozies.

Cup cozies.

33. Gloves.

Gloves.

34. Little saplings.

Little saplings.

36. Custome matchboxes.

Custome matchboxes.

37. Birdseed ornaments.

Birdseed ornaments.

39. Maple syrup.

Maple syrup.

40. Straight-up booze.

Straight-up booze.

41. Hot cocoa.

Hot cocoa.

If they’re not tired of it after all the hot cocoa bars.

42. And thank your wedding party with cozy blankets.

And thank your wedding party with cozy blankets.

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December 5th, 2015 by admin
21 ideas for the perfect winter wedding
(Picture: Marc Lester/AP)

Roaring log fires, Christmas trees and (if you’re lucky) a blanket of snow on your way to the altar. Who wouldn’t want a winter wedding?

If you’ve chosen a winter wedding for your big day, here are our favourite ideas to turn your nuptials into the perfect wonderland setting.

1. Add a jumper to your wedding outfit, à la Olivia Palermo.

Because a wedding dress doesn’t have to be a dress anymore… Olivia raised a few eyebrows back in June when she tweeted these adorable pics of her wedding get-up: a magical three-piece ensemble by Carolina Herrera.

For her wedding to model/hunk Johannes Huebl, Olivia teamed a cream jumper with white shorts and a full tulle skirt overlay. For footwear (and her something blue) she chose her faithful deep blue Manolo Blahniks. Who says bridalwear can’t be daywear? OP, we salute you.

2. Hand blankets out to your guests for the evening

Practical outfits for a winter wedding are few and far between, so cosy blankets will be a God-send to your guests after a couple of hours freezing their way through the ceremony. Pick throws in your scheme colours and bunch them into a crate for a rustic, welcoming look at the reception.

They can also come in handy for the photos if the weather takes a turn for the worse…

Just married: Wedding picture of young, beautiful couple covering themselves with a blanket while kissing on a rainy beach in Denmark. Ocean waves in background. jonathanfilskov-photography/jonathanfilskov-photography
(Picture: jonathanfilskov-photography)

3. Choose ice queen make-up.

Pearly shades and a natural base make your skin gleam and looks stunning against a white dress. Ask your make-up artist to use silver liner in the corner of your eye and pearly shades on your lips and nails. Keep the rest of your make-up neutral.

PARIS, FRANCE - JULY 10: A model on the runway wearing a wedding dress to close the Ralph & Russo show as part of Paris Fashion Week - Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 at Pavillon Cambon Capucines on July 10, 2014 in Paris, France.
(Picture: Richard Bord/Getty Images)

4. Add snow to your dress.

You can’t guarantee the white stuff on your big day, but you can add some to your dress…

This creation by Zuhair Murad’s fall-winter 2014-2015 Haute Couture fashion colllection in Paris treads the line between princess and ice queen perfectly. The blackest-of-black eye make-up and minimal jewelry (only your engagement ring required) sets off the theme in dramatic style.

A model wears the wedding gown for Lebanese fashion designer Zuhair Murad's fall-winter 2014-2015 Haute Couture fashion colllection in Paris, France, Thursday, July 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
(Picture: AP Photo/Francois Mori)

5. Give your guests hot chocolate or mulled wine instead of champagne when they get to the reception.

When you’ve just spent hours waiting in the cold, who wants a glass of bubbly to make you even colder? Rich hot chocolate or mulled wine in clear glasses adds an unusual touch, makes it easier for your guests during the wedding photos and lines your stomach, too.

Hot chocolate for a wedding instead of champagne
(Picture: macinate/Flickr used under Creative Commons licence)

6. Embrace the weather…

A winter wedding means few guarantees from Mother Nature but if the worst does happen, just go with it like Sheffield couple Richard and Katy did when the heavens opened during their ceremony.

Photographer Jon Dennis said: ‘I’m not really sure I have the words to correctly describe Katy and Richard’s wedding.

**MUST LINK TO www.s6photography.co.uk**....Sheffield newlyweds Richard Owen and Katy Lomas were left singing in the rain after a torrential downpour threatened to wreck their big day.....More than 100 guests were at the Greystones couple¿s ceremony at Wentworth Castle near Barnsley when the heavens opened.....Images of what happened next taken by Hillsborough wedding photographer Jon Dennis have since been viewed all over the world.....He said: ¿We were in a teepee which had cost £6,000 to put up and the rain started falling as they walked up the aisle.....¿It grew really, really loud ¿ so loud we couldn¿t hear the vows being said and they was plenty of laughter.....I¿m not really sure I have the words to correctly describe Katy and Richard¿s wedding. What started as a seemingly normal and lovely wedding, quickly turned into a wedding disaster, and then turned into probably one of the most special and memorable days I¿ll ever be part of. Maybe next time when you think a wedding nightmare is the flowers being the wrong colour, or the weather being ¿too hot¿, or hair being not quite so perfect¿.remember these two and how they embrace a real wedding disaster. People make a wedding, not the weather, the flowers, the photos, the food. The people. I have so much love for Yorkshire people right now.....WS01..
(Picture: Jon Dennis/www.s6photography.co.uk)

‘What started as a seemingly normal and lovely wedding, quickly turned into a wedding disaster, and then turned into probably one of the most special and memorable days I’ll ever be part of.

**MUST LINK TO www.s6photography.co.uk**....Sheffield newlyweds Richard Owen and Katy Lomas were left singing in the rain after a torrential downpour threatened to wreck their big day.....More than 100 guests were at the Greystones couple¿s ceremony at Wentworth Castle near Barnsley when the heavens opened.....Images of what happened next taken by Hillsborough wedding photographer Jon Dennis have since been viewed all over the world.....He said: ¿We were in a teepee which had cost £6,000 to put up and the rain started falling as they walked up the aisle.....¿It grew really, really loud ¿ so loud we couldn¿t hear the vows being said and they was plenty of laughter.....I¿m not really sure I have the words to correctly describe Katy and Richard¿s wedding. What started as a seemingly normal and lovely wedding, quickly turned into a wedding disaster, and then turned into probably one of the most special and memorable days I¿ll ever be part of. Maybe next time when you think a wedding nightmare is the flowers being the wrong colour, or the weather being ¿too hot¿, or hair being not quite so perfect¿.remember these two and how they embrace a real wedding disaster. People make a wedding, not the weather, the flowers, the photos, the food. The people. I have so much love for Yorkshire people right now.....WS01..
(Picture:  Jon Dennis/www.s6photography.co.uk)

‘Maybe next time when you think a wedding nightmare is the flowers being the wrong colour, or the weather being “too hot”, or hair being not quite so perfect, remember these two and how they embraced a real wedding disaster. People make a wedding, not the weather, the flowers, the photos, the food. The people.’

7. And if you’re really lucky… use the snow.

Who else gets this beautiful backdrop for free?

wedding rings in a tree in winter Laks-Art/
(Picture: Laks-Art)
A wedding proposal is hand drawn in the snow at Central Park in New York, December 17, 2013. Several inches of snow was forecasted to fall across the northeast U.S. on Tuesday as winter storm warnings were put in place, said the National Weather Service, according to local reports. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) Shannon Stapleton/Reuters
(Picture: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

MORE: 23 Christmas wedding ideas, from the ultimate dress to the most delicious cake

8. Channel the Duchess of Cambridge with a coat dress for the frostiest of winter days.

And add an elegant hat and gold accents for the full Chanel look (Karl Lagerfeld optional).

German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld acknowledges applause with a model wearing the wedding gown during Chanel's fall-winter 2014-2015 Haute Couture fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
(Picture: AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

9. Extend your theme to your save the date, invitations and RSVP cards, like these from everafterpapery on Etsy.

Winter wedding invitations from Etsy
(Picture: everafterpapery on Etsy)

10. And your place cards with these from TheCrossEyedFox.

Snowflake guest place card from Etsy
(Picture: TheCrossEyedFox on Etsy)

11. When it comes to winter weddings, blazers, high-collared shrugs, wrap-arounds and pashminas are your friends.

Bride Kathryn Jussaume with her sister and maid of honor Adrianne Richard, left, pose in snowshoes as Adrianne's husband takes a photo in front of her parents' house before going to her wedding, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 in Lowell, Mass. A howling storm across the Northeast left the New York-to-Boston corridor shrouded in 1 to 3 feet of snow Saturday, stranding motorists on highways overnight and piling up drifts so high that some homeowners couldn't get their doors open. More than 650,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity. Julia Malakie/AP
(Picture: Julia Malakie/AP)

12. Style your wedding cake with festive red and white.

Ask your cake designer for a bunch of roses elegantly styled on your cake, or grab the DIY versions from Etsy.

Traditional winter wedding cake with red roses and chocolate icing/frosting jodiechapman/jodiechapman
(Picture: jodiechapman)

13. Plain white colour schemes are striking and stylish…

Snow flake formation on white wedding cake Wedding-photographer/Wedding-photographer
(Picture: Wedding-photographer)

14. Play with lighting.

When the light goes in the evening, these tea light holders by daydreemdesigns on Etsy add some seasonal glamour.

Tea light holders from daydreemdesigns on Etsy
(Picture: daydreemdesigns on Etsy)

Or if budget is no issue, create a winter wonderland using light and shadow:

Assistants adjust the wedding dress creation prior to Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad fashion show held during Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015 fashion collections in Paris July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)
(Picture: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters)

15. Embrace the festive theme with snow, pine cones, foliage and white. Lots and lots of white…

Winter wedding bouquet Guasor/
(Picture: Guasor)
A groomsman holding a cake with cranberries and pinecones JenAphotographer/
(Picture: JenAphotographer)

16. Red and white not your thing? Experiment with colour by teaming pink and bright yellow with autumnal green and orange.

Wedding golden rings on bridal bouquet with gentle orchid, pink roses and white freesias in autumn park oxilixo/
(Picture: oxilixo)

17. A longer sleeve on your dress adds an elegant extra layer.

Shannon and Justin Peach, riding in a carriage after their wedding in New Orleans. Shannon's mom, Cheryl Winter, spent $500 for Hartford-based Travelers Insurance to cover her daughter’s destination wedding, where her biggest concern was a potential hurricane. The weather cooperated, but after the limousine failed to show they used the insurance policy to claim the deposit money they could not get back from the limo driver. (AP Photo/Julia Bailey)
(Picture: AP Photo/Julia Bailey)

18. Forget the flowers altogether and try these pine cone bouquets from Natureshelf on Etsy.

Pine cone bouquets from Etsy
(Picture: Natureshelf on Etsy)

19. Go all-out traditional with your venue.

The chapel in Yosemite National Park is the oldest building in the park and the only surviving structure from the orginal Yosemite Village. Sunday Church services and weddings are still held in the charming chapel that is a photographers delight when covered in snow during a cold winter day. EdwardMendes/EdwardMendes
(Picture: EdwardMendes)

20. Take advantage of the cold and go for a stronger colour palette for your bridesmaids.

21. For favours, go for mini mince pies, Christmas stockings and oranges.

Baking a plate of tasty traditional Christmas mince pies with decorative pastry stars sprinkled with icing sugar, view from above on a wooden kitchen counter budgetstockphoto/
(Picture: budgetstockphoto)

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November 30th, 2015 by admin
23 Christmas wedding ideas, from the ultimate dress to the most delicious cake
(Picture: Tarah Coonan Photography http://www.tarahcoonan.com)

Christmas is a magical time of year, so what better time to tie the knot? Christmas weddings are the perfect chance to show off your personality and show your guests the time of their lives (helped along by some festive cheer, of course).

Here are our favourite Christmas wedding ideas to help turn your nuptials into a day that no one will ever forget.

1. Go Christmas boho with a winter floral crown

We can’t get enough of this one from BeadsBroochesBridal on Etsy – it’s just too pretty! Not only do the red, white and silver look perfect together, but they’ll also work against most Christmas colour schemes.

Bridal crown for a Christmas wedding, including artificial red dried seed of holly, pine cones, red glasses, colored orange and gold wheat, silver pips and vine
(Picture: BeadsBroochesBridal/Etsy)

2. Spread Christmas cheer in every corner

A good table decoration is all in the details and, when your big day takes place during the most decoration-friendly time of the year, what’s the point in holding back?

Give your guests something to talk about during those awkward few minutes at at the tables. Ginger Ray have some super-cute tiny Christmas hats to stick on glasses and champagne flutes, and their straws with flags are pretty perfect, too.

Christmas table decorations by Ginger Ray
(Pictures: Ginger Ray)

3. Take your style cue from a certain Mrs Claus

None other than Victoria Beckham wore a short cream shift with faux fur detailing earlier this year and, although we’re pretty sure she didn’t mean it to be, it is quite possibly the most perfect idea for a Christmas wedding dress that we’ve ever seen.

Sleek and much more subtle than the usual Christmas wedding dress ideas on the net, the original will set you back about £1,800. Thankfully though, both Topshop and Lavish Alice have similar versions for a much more wedding budget-friendly £55 and £48 respectively.

And the ultimate bonus? You can wear this again and again.

4. Embrace seasonal decorations

A Christmas tree is magical in December – your venue might have an impressive one up already. Ask your venue about their plans for decorations early so you can plan yours around theirs.

Christmas decorations are also very easy and inexpensive to buy if you need to keep costs down.

5. Who needs fruit cake when you’ve got yule log?

Who doesn’t love a bit of yule log? It’s a Christmas classic and much more fun than traditional cake. For an extra festive twist, ask for chocolate orange filling.

23 Christmas wedding ideas, from the ultimate dress to the most delicious cake
Dessert Zoryana Ivchenko/Zoryana Ivchenko

6. Celebrate with sparklers instead of confetti

Let your wedding guests light the way (and show off for your photos) with some sparklers. They look gorgeous in the photos, too.

Louise and Paul surrounded by wedding guests  who are holding sparklers in lieu of confetti
(Picture: Tarah Coonan Photography http://www.tarahcoonan.com)

7. Bring the outside, inside

Brides in the US and Canada may be able to count on clean white snow every day during the Christmas season, but here in the UK our seasonal weather is less than predictable. If you’ve been dreaming of the perfect winter scene for your festive nuptials, then go all-out inside your venue instead.

A Christmas wedding ceremony set up at Great Fosters venue in Egham, Surrey
(Picture: Great Fosters: http://www.greatfosters.co.uk)

MORE: Winter weddings: 21 ideas for the perfect winter wonderland wedding

8. Christmas is all about hats…

Have some fun with your wedding photos and give your groomsmen bobble hats that match your colour scheme.

Santa's hat on a rustic wooden table
(Picture: klenova)

9. Have fun with festive nail art

You and your bridemaids’ nails are the perfect place to inject some Christmas cheer. Seasonal nail art is subtle and is even suitable for flower girls to make them feel part of the dressing-up process.

Here are some of our favourite designs – the Nailasaurus has a tutorial here.

Christmas nail art using red, white and green colours
(Picture: thenailasaurus.com)

10. Invest in a wonderful winter wedding coat

Just how perfect is this tweed bridal coat by Theia? Their Fall 2015 collection was inspired by snowcapped Altai mountains in Mongolia’s frozen Tundra, which explains why this coat looks so snuggly and warm but beautiful at the same time.

Perfect for a Christmas wedding…

A model walks the runway at Theia during Fall 2015 Bridal Collection on October 9, 2014 in New York City.
(Picture: Thomas Concordia/Getty Images)

11. Alternatively, try a classic white bolero

No longer a cover-up resigned to the nineties since the Duchess of Cambridge wore one to travel to Buckingham Palace following her wedding to Prince William, boleros have been given a new lease of life and are perfect for a Christmas wedding.

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge leaves Clarence House accompanied by Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall to travel to Buckingham Palace for the evening celebrations following her wedding to Prince William earlier in the day on April 29, 2011 in London.
(Picture: JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images)

They can look a bit middle-aged (apologies to any middle-aged readers) so to avoid looking frumpy make like Kate and look for styles with 3/4 length sleeves and keep the length of the body at waist height. Stop it looking too handmade and go for a sleek off-white version in angora or cashmere.

MORE: Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal wedding: as it happened

12. Or a classic high-collared shrug

A gorgeous shrug is a Christmas or winter wedding bride’s best friend – not only is it a bridal classic, but it also stops you looking too purple in your photos. It’s a win win!

Bride Ambrosine and her groom Ben pose after their wedding
(Picture: Tarah Coonan Photography http://www.tarahcoonan.com)

13. Go lights mad at the reception

There’s nothing like walking into a wedding reception to be greeted by a room full of tealights, fairy lights and candles. The softer light is ultra-flattering in photos (it covers a multitude of sins) and looks magical at Christmas.

Ambrosine and Ben's wedding reception covered in candles, suitable for a Christmas wedding
(Picture: Tarah Coonan Photography http://www.tarahcoonan.com)

14. Classic white and red works…

15. …but so does white, gold and silver, like these flowers by Jay Archer:

Fiona and her bridesmaids hold their flowers, coloured in winter shades of green, silver and white
(Picture: Tarah Coonan Photography http://www.tarahcoonan.com)

16. Wear a dress straight out of a fairy tale

Not content with making our wedding days feel like fairy tales, now there are tons of planners, dressmakers and companies willing to make them into actual fairy tales. Well, kind of.

Not only is this Alfred Angelo dress too pretty for words, it’s also based on Elsa’s dress in Frozen. The dress was part of the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings collection by Alfred Angelo Collection, which debuted in October.

A dress inspired by Disney character Elsa from 'Frozen' on the runway wearing Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Collection at EZ Studios on October 8, 2014 in New York City.
(Picture: JP Yim/Getty Images)

Also among the fairy tale creations were Tiana from The Princess And The Frog:

Dress inspired by Disney character Tiana from 'The Princess and the Frog' walks the runway wearing Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo Collection at EZ Studios on October 8, 2014 in New York City.
(Picture: JP Yim/Getty Images)

17. Recreate a Christmas market

Go as low-key or as big as your budget will allow… hire a German band, serve pretzels at the reception (perfect for lining your stomach) or even set up a stall outside giving out bratwurst, roast chestnuts and mulled wine.

23 Christmas wedding ideas, from the ultimate dress to the most delicious cake
A rack of bavarian pretzels and hot steaming meat and vegetables at an outdoor Christmas market in Berlin, Germany adogslifephoto/adogslifepho

18. Treat your guests to favours in tiny santa sacks

Mini Christmas wedding favour bag by Ginger Ray
(Picture: Ginger Ray)

MORE: Fearne Cotton talks her autumn/winter 2014 collection for Very.co.uk and THAT wedding dress

19. Add some serious sparkle to your bridesmaids’ dresses…

M&S COLLECTION SEQUIN EMBELLISHED MAXI DRESS £150 T427025E
M&S Collection sequin embellished maxi dress: £150 (Picture: Marks & Spencer)

20. Tiny festive food is filling and fun

How about mini mince pies or gingerbread biscuits for canapes?

Baking a plate of tasty traditional Christmas mince pies with decorative pastry stars sprinkled with icing sugar, view from above on a wooden kitchen counter budgetstockphoto/budgetstockphoto
(Picture: budgetstockphoto)

21. Don’t forget the misteltoe in some unexpected places…

A 1910 wedding tiara with branches of mistletoe, pearls, diamonds and platinum, displayed in the Mellerio jewelry store in Paris. Founded in 1613, French jewelry house Mellerio is the oldest family-owned company in Europe and has been making the FIFA 'Ballon d'Or' trophy since 1956.
(Picture: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

22. Have children write their Christmas lists and mail them to Santa

Try this crate from Vintage Apple Crates.

Christmas wedding ideas: santa card crate
(Picture: Vintage Apple Crates)

23. And finally, a classic: welcome your evening guests with mulled wine

Mulled wine and spices on the Table tanjichica7/tanjichica7

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November 26th, 2015 by admin

If I had to pick a favorite season, it would undoubtedly be winter with its festive celebrations, whimsical design and enchanting holiday spirit. I adore the holidays and planning a wintry-inspired wedding is quickly becoming my newest obsession, so I put together some ideas to hopefully inspire other brides as well.

From oh-so-gorgeous ceremony aisles to bouquets filled with pinecones, welcome to your very own winter wonderland!

1. Welcome your wedding guests in style with this enchanting table. The candles and lighting add drama to this space:

winter wedding table hotel glace

Photo Credit: Hotel de Glace

2. Barns or other venues with vaulted ceilings are a romantic choice for a winter ceremony. This venue is particularly divine with its simple design and wintry vibe:

barn rustic wedding winter

Photo Credit: One Love Photo on Weddbook via The Bridal Detective

3. Are ballrooms more your speed? Then you’ll be crushing on this ballroom ceremony with a tree-lined aisle:

ballroom tree winter wedding

Photo Credit: Make Be-Leaves on Weddbook via The Bridal Detective 

4. I love this bouquet filled with pinecones and accented with fabric details on the handle:

pinecone bouquet

Photo Credit: Anastasiya Belik via The Bridal Detective

5. This burlap ring bearer pillow should come with a “cuteness overload” warning label!

burlap rustic ring bearer pillow

Photo Credit: MinSvenskaLandgard on Etsy via The Bridal Detective

6. Love all things rustic? Add an unexpected, whimsical touch with this pinecone installation:

rustic pine cone installation winter

Photo by Janet Howard Studio on Style Me Pretty via The Bridal Detective

7. Need a major dose of style inspiration for your tables? Try incorporating white flowers, candles, and metal tree centerpieces with crystal garlands for a wintry touch:

winter white candles metallic wedding

Photo Credit: Preston Bailey on Weddbook via The Bridal Detective

8. These glittery tablecloths are perfect for a glam winter-inspired celebration:

winter sparkle tablecloth wedding glitter

Photo by Leslee Mitchell on Ruffled Blog via The Bridal Detective

9. My newest style obsession is undoubtedly ghost chairs. They can be paired with rustic tables for an eclectic look or make a statement inside a glamorous ballroom.

If you’re planning a winter wedding and want to incorporate ghost chairs into your design, drape faux furs over a few of the chairs to create a cozy look:

modern ghost chairs winter wedding

Photo by Scott Lawrence Photography on Belle Magazine via The Bridal Detective 

10. For the perfect finishing touch, try adding a sprig of fir to the backs of your ceremony or reception chairs:

fir chair winter wedding decorations

Photo Credit: Nine Photography on Ruffled Blog via The Bridal Detective

11. Pine needle sprigs make for fun and creative place cards:

pine needle seating cards winter

Photo by Sean Flanigan Photography on Tumblr via The Bridal Detective 

12. Cinnamon sticks and tree slices are inexpensive ways to add holiday spirit to your winter-inspired nuptials. Add a sprig of rosemary or fir to your napkins for an aromatic touch as well:

winter wedding decorations tree rosemary

Photo by Loveolio Swoon via The Bridal Detective

13. Don’t get me started on tablescapes — there is so much beautiful china, stemware, and flatware to choose from! Plus the crazy-gorgeous florals that line this winter-inspired display are just too amazing to pass up:

winter wedding tablescape peach owl

winter wedding tablescape floral centerpieces

Photo Credit: Jenny Haas on Green Wedding Shoes via The Bridal Detective (left); 
Photo Credit: Purple Martini on The Wedding Wire Blog via The Bridal Detective (right)

14. Let’s just talk about how adorable this mistletoe wedding cake designed by Erica OBrien is for a moment:

mistletoe wedding cake winter wedding

Cake created by Erica O’Brien

15. An icicle cake? What a unique concept! Show your baker this inspiration photo from Cakeability Green:

icicle wedding cake winter wedding

Cake created by Cakeability Green via The Bridal Detective

16. I’m Cake Opera Co.’s biggest fan girl. As if I needed another reason to love their confectionary creations even more, this hand painted cake with winter-inspired details has officially left me smitten for the season:

hand painted winter wedding cake

Cake created by the Cake Opera Co. 

17. This is the crème de la crème of cake tables! Adding draping and candles instantly created a backdrop that was meant for a work of edible art:

cake backdrop winter wedding decoration

Photo by Benfield Photography on Mod Wedding via The Bridal Detective 

18. Hang clear ornaments inside your venue to add a touch of the holidays:

hanging ornaments winter wedding ideas

Photo by Jay Goldman Photography on Lover.ly via The Bridal Detective

19. Stop the madness — this marshmallow installation is too brilliant! Hang it over your dessert display:

hanging marshmallow winter wedding ideas

Photo Credit: Wednesday Custom Design on Mon Carnet via The Bridal Detective

20. Remember cutting out snowflake shapes in elementary school for craft time? This is such a great way to bring a touch of winter wonderland to your dessert buffet.

snowflake dessert buffet

*Source: User-submitted by Kaye Termulo-Garcia on Pinterest

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November 25th, 2015 by admin

Vampires have become so popular recently! All those films including the Twilight Saga just blow our minds and make us think of eternal life and, of course, eternal love. If you are also crazy about vampires and decided to incorporate them into your big day, these ideas are for you. Vampire-inspired décor means everything red and black, from décor to outfits. I think that a black wedding dress can’t be more actual anywhere else than here, at a vampire wedding. Hint on blood with red rhinestones and food and cocktails; go for dark red roses everywhere and for your bouquet. Coffins, skulls and crosses will complete your vampire-inspired décor. Get more adorable ideas below!

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November 19th, 2015 by The Wedding Tales
Darren Prew and Kerry Ford

A couple have had a Game Of Thrones-inspired wedding at a castle in Herefordshire.

Darren Prew and Kerry Ford, both from Hereford, dressed up as their favourite characters for the event.

Darren, a 37-year-old plasterer, was kitted out as Night’s Watch warrior Jon Snow while his 33-year-old bride dressed as Daenerys Targaryen.

The pair used Eastnor Castle near Ledbury, Herefordshire, for the wedding after winning an online competition.

Twelve friends who attended the ceremony spent more than 50 hours being transformed into fantasy characters from the show.

Ms Ford arrived at the service on a white horse, while Mr Prew arrived with two dogs.

Darren Prew and Kerry Ford
Darren Prew and Kerry Ford

Darren Prew and best man Mike McKeown

Image captionDarren Prew fought his best man Mike McKeown, who was dressed as a White Walker

Ms Ford said: “I was on Facebook one evening and I saw an ad seeking couples to marry Game of Thrones style.

“I mentioned it to Darren. I said ‘Who on earth would do that?’ Little did I know that he then went online and applied – without telling me.”

I have been a massive Game of Thrones fans since the beginning, so having our biggest day styled in such an amazing way is a dream come true
Darren Prew

She says she was impressed by her new husband’s makeover.

“I thought the transformation was amazing, it was like marrying Jon Snow,” she said.

“It was very, very weird and surreal to see Darren like that.”

Mr Prew said it was an opportunity too good to pass up.

“We were planning on getting married next year, but I knew we just had to go for it,” he said.

“I have been a massive Game of Thrones fan since the beginning, so having our biggest day styled in such an amazing way is a dream come true.”

Darren Prew and Kerry Ford
Darren Prew and Kerry Ford

Ms Ford, a professional cake maker who spent two weeks creating a five-tier wedding design, said: “It comprises each of the Game of Thrones’ houses.

“Then there are the wedding vows from Game of Thrones, King Joffrey’s crown made out of chocolate and topped with the famous iron throne.

“It was almost a shame to see it eaten. I changed my mind over the design of this cake so many times, it’s the most important cake I’ll ever make.”

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October 25th, 2015 by admin

It seems like every time we turn around there’s a new Harry Potter tribute at a wedding, and we seriously love it, being big #Potterheads ourselves (shh, don’t tell!). From brooms instead of bouquets, to Goblet of Fire-themed signature cocktails there’s always a fresh take on the J.K. Rowling classic fantasy novel. There’s just something immediately fun-loving about a Harry Potter wedding — if you’ve gone to one, I’m sure you’ve had a blast with all the accouterments.

Courtney and Basil, who recently had a full-blown Harry Potter wedding at the Andaluz in Albuquerque even gave out hand-made HP wands to each and every guest. “It was an arduous task, but it was all worth it to see all of the adults dueling at the wedding!” says Courtney. Sounds absolutely magical.

We’re big proponents here of stamping your very unique personality onto your wedding and nothing screams personal like a quirk-filled Harry Potter soiree. See our favorite new Harry Potter wedding ideas, from a (completely realistic) Sorting Hat cake to potion-themed decorations, below.

A Sorting Hat Wedding Cake

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Seriously, how real does this Sorting Hat cake look? Displayed along-side cookies, cupcakes and cake pops, it certainly stands out.

From the album: An Elegant Gold and Ivory Wedding at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, New Jersey

Harry Potter House-Themed Bridesmaid and Groomsmen Outfits — With Brooms!

Hogwarts houses wedding party
PHOTO BY BLUE ROSE STUDIO

The bride and groom each had four attendants, so they had to have one girl and guy from each Hogwards house! Two Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws, Griffyndors and Slytherins (ew!) stood up with the bride and groom at the altar and carried brooms in lieu of bouquets.

From the album: A Whimsical, Harry Potter-Themed Wedding at Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Hogwarts: A History Harry Potter Groom’s Cake

Hogwarts: A History Harry Potter groom's cake
PHOTO BY AMANDA SUMMERLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

This groom’s cake looks like a verified Hogwarts textbook, which is good, since it was inspired by one! Would Hermione be fooled, though?

From the album: An Organic, Natural Wedding at Barr Mansion in Austin, Texas

Harry Potter Wand Wedding Favors

Harry Potter wand wedding favors
PHOTO BY BLUE ROSE STUDIO

In search of a fun, Harry Potter DIY wedding idea? Consider giving each attending guest a wand fit for Ollivander’s wand shop.

From the album: A Whimsical, Harry Potter-Themed Wedding at Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Classy Champagne and Bourbon Harry Potter Signature Cocktails

Harry Potter signature cocktails
PHOTO BY ELI TURNER STUDIOS

Signature drinks at Nicole and Nkosi’s cocktail hour were called “Berry Potter” (fabulous pun), which was a mix of champagne, raspberry lemonade and vodka, and “Tumbler of Fire,” which was mixed with bourbon.

From the album: A Romantic, Sophisticated Wedding at Greystone Hall in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Potions Class Reception Table Decor

Harry Potter potions decor
PHOTO BY BLUE ROSE STUDIO

Eye of Newt and Witch’s Brew were just a few of the potions that were readily available at Courtney and Basil’s reception. Used as decor on the tables, the vessels added color and thematic interest to the ballroom, we just hope they didn’t steal them from Professor Snape’s personal store.

From the album: A Whimsical, Harry Potter-Themed Wedding at Hotel Andaluz in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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October 24th, 2015 by admin

1. You can send out delightfully ominous invites:

You can send out delightfully ominous invites:

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2. You can have pumpkins double as macabre decor.

You can have pumpkins double as macabre decor.

$50 from Etsy.

3. Your ring box can really hammer home the point “till death do us part.”

Your ring box can really hammer home the point "till death do us part."

$21 from Etsy.

4. Your cardholders won’t suck.

Your cardholders won't suck.

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5. Your cake toppers can be tastefully dark:

Your cake toppers can be tastefully dark:

$25.87 from Etsy.

6. You can get really crafty with the lawn decorations:

You can get really crafty with the lawn decorations:

7. Your guests can appreciate a theme with actual color:

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8. Flawless makeup on your wedding day will reach an entirely new standard:

Flawless makeup on your wedding day will reach an entirely new standard:

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9. And everyone will appreciate the dress code:

And everyone will appreciate the dress code:

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10. You can werk black beading and a birdcage veil like nobody’s business.

You can werk black beading and a birdcage veil like nobody's business.

Look at this couple. Look how boss they look.

11. Or, if you’re really going for it, you can wear a bat in flight as a veil.

Or, if you're really going for it, you can wear a bat in flight as a veil.

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(From the Giles show at the Spring 2014 London Fashion Week.)

12. You can have sassy flower girl outfits:

You can have sassy flower girl outfits:

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With POM SPIDER BERETS.

13. Candy hor d’ouerves:

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Honestly, this is reason enough.

14. Spooky wedding rings 4 evah:

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Classic Engagement Ring

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15. You can defy nature by having black flowers:

You can defy nature by having black flowers:

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16. You can acquire the most perfect spoons in existence:

You can acquire the most perfect spoons in existence:

$28.95 on Etsy

17. Your centerpieces can get real whimsical:

Your centerpieces can get real whimsical:

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18. You can replace ice cubes with something more pleasing to the eye:

You can replace ice cubes with something more pleasing to the eye:

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19. You can have a bloody great cake (sliced with an ax, of course):

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20. Or this work of undeniable genius:

Or this work of undeniable genius:

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21. OR PUMPKIN CAKES!

OR PUMPKIN CAKES!

22. You can get a sick ride to and from the ceremony:

You can get a sick ride to and from the ceremony:

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23. The phrase “smell my feet” won’t be out of place at all:

The phrase "smell my feet" won't be out of place at all:

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24. You can wear a SCORPION AND BEETLE TIARA:

You can wear a SCORPION AND BEETLE TIARA:

$19 on Etsy.

25. You can add little skull and crossbones accents everywhere and not feel excessive about it:

You can add little skull and crossbones accents everywhere and not feel excessive about it:

$35 on Ghostlove.

26. You can pay homage to all of your favorite Tim Burton movies:

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Jack and Sally cake toppers, $189 on ArtFire.

27. You can have a decorative witch chilling in the background:

You can have a decorative witch chilling in the background:

Photo by Wonderlane.

28. Or better yet, more skeletons:

Or better yet, more skeletons:

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29. Most importantly, you can 100% be yourself!

Most importantly, you can 100% be yourself!
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