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:
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:
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:
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:
Photo Credit: Anastasiya Belik via The Bridal Detective
5. This burlap ring bearer pillow should come with a “cuteness overload” warning label!
Photo Credit: MinSvenskaLandgard on Etsy via The Bridal Detective
6. Love all things rustic? Add an unexpected, whimsical touch with this pinecone installation:
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:
Photo Credit: Preston Bailey on Weddbook via The Bridal Detective
8. These glittery tablecloths are perfect for a glam winter-inspired celebration:
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:
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:
Photo Credit: Nine Photography on Ruffled Blog via The Bridal Detective
11. Pine needle sprigs make for fun and creative place cards:
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:
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:
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:
Cake created by Erica O’Brien
15. An icicle cake? What a unique concept! Show your baker this inspiration photo from Cakeability Green:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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Posted in Wedding ideas, Wedding Places, Winter Wedding Tagged with: glace, ice, ideas, wedding, white, winter, winter ideas
Penned by Monique Trulove on January 20, 2014 in Photo Shoot
Good morning trulovers! I have oodles of inspiration coming up for you this week and especially if you are newly engaged, you will find lots of ideas and style to help you work out your wedding theme.
Here is the UK it has been a rather grey and rainy January so far, so I am loving today’s Snow Queen Wedding Inspiration from the South of France shot by Malvina Photo. Inspired by the Disney film Frozen, Malvina Molnar and Amandine from Be Lovely created a styled shoot showcasing the elegance of a winter wedding, full of texture and delicate detailing. Not to mention creating a winter wedding and snowy atmosphere in the South of France is quiet a challenge!
French Wedding Style – Photography © Malvina Photo
Malvina and Amandine take us through the inspiration and process behind today’s wedding styled shoot: “We started planning this shot while it was still 30 degrees plus outside, so our need for fresh air and cold weather guided us through the elaboration of the theme… We quickly came up with some keywords and a color scheme: ice, frost, blue, white and silver. It can be tricky to pinpoint the right colors and items because you can quickly go into something Christmassy or choose a wrong shade of blue that feels more tropical than winter.
Now the obvious problem was that it rarely snows in Southern France, so finding the right location with the best winter feeling was key. We contacted Ute, the owner of the Château de Roquelune, as I knew the castle had an elegant orangery which, with its large windows, would perfectly let the cold winter light in. And what better way to say queen than in her own winter wedding castle.
Charlotte had just opened her bridal shop Olympe when we got in touch with her. She chose three amazing dresses by designer Sarah Seven and we went on to create the queen’s crown to evoke ice and sparkle.
Cyril, our florist, played a major role in creating the throne scene with Amandine who created the stationary and some decorative items like the snow globes and the snow stars on the glasses. They chose an opulent white and blue theme with an abundance of flowers and plants, and a style at once modern and festive for the stationary. When going for a white theme, it is important to play with textures: we used mat, reflective, sparkly, furry, soft or translucent items on the table to avoid any impression of monotony.
For the hair and make-up we decided to have two distinct styles: one by day and one by night, to give the bride a choice and also show that, yes, you can have two styles for your wedding! For the daytime, we chose romantic hairstyles with braids and we went a little bit over the top with accessories in the hair. Cyrille, our hairdresser, did an incredible job at creating sophisticated, but natural-looking updoes. For the evening, we did something more fashion-forward to go with the party mood! Finally, Caroline, the makeup artist, created looks that can suit brides who like just to enhance their natural beauty and brides who want something more colorful.”
The shoot was created by local artists and if you feel the need for a theme tune listen to Ice Queen.
Adult gowns: Sarah Seven by Olympe, Montpellier
Dress (child): Pauline from Les Petits Inclassables
Wedding rings:Alliances Antipodes, Montpellier
Hairstyling: Cyrielle de Kali Style
Photographer: Malvina Photo
Flowers: Cyrille from Nature des sens, Montpellier
Location:Château de Roquelune, Pézenas
Paper goods: Amandine de Be Lovely
Models: Jade, Sonia, Sabine and Margaux (with her rabbit)
Posted in Disney, Frozen Wedding, Wedding Decoration, Wedding ideas Tagged with: decoration, detail, disney, frozen, ice, queen, wedding, wedding idea, wedding inspiration, white