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The Winter Wedding

Bundle up brides! Winter is quickly approaching and with the cold weather comes a season that for some is the perfect time to get married.  Here are some tips to pulling off the perfect winter marriage.

Colors

It may seem natural to go to a palette of reds and greens to reflect the seasonal aspect of the event, but if you’re not careful these colors could turn your winter wedding into a holiday cocktail party.  Don’t restrict yourself to traditional winter colors, instead try a more minimal approach to the decor.  Stick to whites and silvers for the foundation of your palette and then branch out with crystal accents, maybe hints of fresh green here and there.  Less is definitely more for the winter bride.

Flowers  

Traditionally, red roses, calla lilies, and amaryllis are the go-to flowers for winter.  Don’t feel tied to just these seasonal blooms.  Experiment with a fuller bouquet of white ranunculus, hydrangeas or white roses.  White peonies can also add a delicate touch to a table top or even the hands of your flower girls.  Accent larger flowers with gypsophilia or stars of bethlehem for a gorgeous and detailed effect.  For more floral inspiration see Vera’s stunning line of arrangements here.

Drinks

Nothing says winter more than a cup of hot cider or eggnog, but your wedding reception calls for a bit more variety.  For a drink that maintains the warmth and comfort of a cider but is sure to keep your reception lively, try offering the french classic vin chaud (mulled wine), often served with hints of cinnamon and fresh orange or lemon slices.  Be sure espresso is available with white and dark chocolates for a sweet after dinner beverage.

Honeymoon

After spending so much time focused on the cold winter you may want to runaway to a more tropical honeymoon destination.  But don’t forget that embracing the season for your vacation can be just as relaxing as the beach.  Spend some time snuggling up next to the fire in a cabin or visit one of the amazing resorts in Aspen, CO for some of the best skiing, restaurants, and spas you can find.

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