As I write this I am sitting in my conservatory, which has been the home of many a happy blogging session during the summer months.  But we are no longer basking in the British summer (sometimes) sunshine.  Oh no, we are well into the throws of Autumn, which means that winter is just around the corner (sorry).

Although this means the influx of chilly temperatures and (possibly) some snow, it also marks the start of an exciting time for weddings.  Winter is no longer the poor relation of Summer for weddings – many brides-to-be choose the winter months in favour of the temperamental summer – general speaking, you know what you are bargaining for with a winter wedding, it is likely to be cold so you need to plan for it.  Anything else is quite frankly a huge bonus.

So, with this in mind, my thoughts have turned to styling for a winter wedding.  And before you say it, yes I know that winter wonderland has been well used for a December through to February wedding theme – but there is good reason for this.  It works.  And it doesn’t mean that we can’t introduce a new twist to an old favourite.  Winter wonderland doesn’t have to mean Christmas – or red and greens.  Though this might work for some, there are other beautiful winter wonderland colour combinations that effortlessly create the wow factor.

So, in terms of the styling for this theme I am thinking:

~~~ frosted ~~~ opulent ~~~ magical ~~~

BUT with dramatic colour pops to warm it up a bit.  How does that sound to you?!  Well here is some visual representation for these wonderful wintery thoughts:

The Fashion

Clockwise from top left:

wedding winter wonderland

♥ Lace wedding dress {Wedding Dress: Vintage from Old Touch, Sweden, Styling: BelleVille Dekor, Photography by: Alicia Swedenborg, via: Love My Dress}

♥ Wedding dress and Fur Shrug {Fur shrug: Divine Gowns, Photography: Big Day Pictures, via: Whimsical Wedding Wonderland}

♥ Shoes {Photography: Natalie Spencer ,via: Bridal Musings}

♥ Hairpiece {Photography: Kerry Morgan}

♥ Jewellery bouquet {Photography: Browns Photography}

The Décor

Clockwise from top left:

Wedding winter wonderland decor

♥ Candles in the Snow {Photography: Simply Photography, via: Ruffled}

♥ Winter Wonderland tablescape {styling: Crinoline and Tweed, photography: Red Box Pictures, via: June Bug Weddings}

♥ Bauble Placenames {via: Marzime}

♥ Flower centrepieces {photography: Forever Photography, via: The Golden Afternoon Tea Room}

♥ Flower ball {Photography: Laura Ivanova photography, via: Bridesmaids}

The Winter Colour Pops

Clockwise from top left:

wedding winter wonderland colour pops

♥ pink and green {Photography: McAvoy Weddings, via: Brides up North}

♥ blue and pink {photography: Black Eye Specialist Photography, via: Rock My Wedding}

♥  teal and yellow {photography: Ausnippets Photography, via: OMG I’m Getting Married}

♥ pink and orange {via: Kingdom of Style}

♥ purple and red {photography: Ever Whim Photographs, via: Pretty Little Weddings}

So you see, the bright colour pops don’t have to be limited to summer weddings  – they can make a great addition to a winter wonderland theme as well.

Love, Aphrodite x

 

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Style Steal

~~~ You don’t have to stick to reds and greens for a winter wonderland wedding, experiment and review how summer and spring colour palettes could fit into your theme ~~~

~~~ Jazzing up Christmas decorations can enhance your theme without being overtly Christmas-y – baubles as table names, fairy lights decorating the venue ~~~

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