With spring on our doorstep and literally blooming in our gardens you may wonder why the winter wedding post? Well having spent the last decade working in various disciplines of marketing I’m used to being briefed on winter and festive projects right about now (or earlier!). The same applies to planning your wedding. If you’re newly engaged and have set a date for this coming winter chances are you will be starting to pull together your ideas and thinking about what you would like your wintery day to look like. Reams of luscious spring and summer weddings might not be so helpful for you right now!
I think winter weddings are hard, and if i’m honest I have always preferred a summer soiree, but then I am a summer person. However, I also think there is less quality inspiration out there for winter brides and it can sometimes seem a bit tacky, especially with a festive theme, so it is harder to plan. So as a challenge to myself and a benefit for all you winter brides I have created a few sample mood boards which nod to the winter and festive seasons without you having to get married in a grotto.
Soft twinkling lights, rustic blooms and homemade details are the order of the day!
Red and green should never be seen as we are told, but I think it can make a fantastic winter wedding theme as long as you keep things simple, incorporate lots of rustic features like homemade biscuits and brown parcel paper, red gingham ribbon (a massive catwalk trend this season) fairy lights and christmas tree seating plans with vintage baubles. This will give a wonderful cosy ‘Christmas with your nearest and dearest’ feeling to the day.
Finding the right colour balance is key, don’t overdo the red, keep green strong as a contrast colour with rustic woody browns to add depth and background. A deep forrest green could look amazing on your bridesmaids with a long sleeve and cosy wraps for added elegance.
It’s also a great excuse for a red lip, amazing on flawless skin and will make your teeth look whiter in photographs!
With your flowers, same rules as above apply, keep bouquet’s hand tied and natural, using a variety of blooms like roses, ranunculus and amaryllis with some contrasting greens and browns like conifer and fern.
If these fill you with inspiration you can also check out my Pinterest page for loads of seasonal fashion, venue and detail ideas.
xx Katie xx
Title Image via Erich McVey // Fairy lights // Branch tree via Printerest // Berries in jug // Berry Wreath // Elie Saab green dress // White Green and Red bouquet photo by Jennifer Stuart photography // Berry bouquet via Sonja Lekovic // White dress Jovana Rikalo // Plant pot candles // Berry crown photo by Bethany Marie // Beige wrap red lip by Juste Boreikaite // Hanging roses via Pinterest // Red Lip via pinterest // Star Biscuits photo by Christine Meintjes // Red Bouquet via Brides magazine // Table runner by JoPhoto // Red Bridesmaid dress via Pinterest // Homemade favours photograph by Marija Savic //