Spring & Fall are historically the most popular wedding seasons, but here at Cescaphe Event Group we have seen a growing trend toward Winter Weddings. Why? In addition to the special pricing, winter weddings tend to give a couple more exclusive attention. Not only are vendors slower and able to devote more time to winter clients, but guests are also more excited to attend weddings during the winter months when their personal schedules are less jam packed.
For many, the main concern is that their dream wedding does not include fur shrugs and winter whites. Fear not our bright-hued seeking brides and grooms to be – time of year does not have to dictate any of the details of your wedding. As long as you choose the right flowers, lighting and details, your winter wedding can have all the vibrancy of a June evening.
One of the biggest fears of a winter wedding is keeping both yourself and your bridal party warm. There are several sleek options that do not include even a hint of faux-fur. For brides, you can channel your inner Kate Middleton and add stunning sleeves to your dress. These can be a permanent addition, or many designers are now creating removable sleeves that transform your gown from ceremony to reception. You can also consider adding a fashionable cape to your gown to give you that Old Hollywood moment.
For bridesmaids, try adding a sleek and very on-trend blazer. This is a look we expect to see a lot of after fashionistas like Sarah Jessica Parker and Gisele Bundchen have been seen rocking the style on the red carpet.
According to the experts at Beautiful Blooms, there is no reason your winter wedding has to feature white décor. Jewel tones like magenta and deep orange with gold accents can add pops of color throughout the space. Kermit and magenta hydrangea, dark purple and burgundy snapdragons with touches of Nina roses and gold orchids will add a lively display of brightness during the dark winter months. Adding branches painted gold is one of my favorite winter decor statements. Plus, it will add some height and glam to your centerpieces on the cheap!
It’s called the season of light for a reason! Strings of white market lights opposed to twinkling fairy lights can add an unexpected lighting feature to your venue, while gold and amber uplights will add warm tones to create a toasty ambience.
A brooch bouquet for the glam winter bride is a fun way to tie the jewel toned theme together. Whether it is a collection of brooches from the women in your life or strategically picked jewels to go with your wedding theme- this bouquet will surely bring the sparkle.
For the more reserved natural winter bride, non-flowering plants make an eclectic bouquet that is still a show stopper. With mint green being so popular these days, it is no wonder that a bouquet made of succulents even exists. Bouquets made of pine cones are a thing, too!
A hanging structure of boxwood greenery and seeded eucalyptus with striking pheasant feathers or bright jewel-toned peacock feathers will be an unexpected exciting touch for the winter bride who is not looking for the traditional snow and sparkle.
Transport your guests’ taste buds to warmer climates through your signature cocktail. A refreshing cucumber-infused cocktail or pineapple mixer will get everyone thinking of the sun.
See!? Winter weddings are just as great – if not greater – than Spring & Fall. Regardless of the details you choose for your winter wedding, remember that you are only outside for a small portion of your special day and that it’s always