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We Love Holiday Wreaths at Weddings

Every year we do this, Halloween passes and the holidays flood all of our inspiration feeds and we just. can’t. get. enough. Anyone with us? We’re loving it! One of the things we’ve spied and are loving the most? Holiday wreaths at weddings. Simple greenery, simple shape, big statement. If you’re headed towards a winter wedding, would you consider adding wreaths to your decor? Here’s a few ways you could consider (we think might sway you to a ‘yes!’).

I LOVE holiday wreaths at weddings! They're so classic and the perfect way to bring a holiday vibe without red

Left to right / Top to bottom

ONE: How cute is this pooch! We’ve been spying wreaths on pets in weddings for a while, but are loving the wintery take on the trend.

TWO: This one might be one of my favourite uses (which is why it’s in here twice!), wreaths on the back of the bride and groom’s chair. We especially love the lettered signs topping these ones off!

THREE: We had to include this one because of that sweet banner! You could have anything lettered on that baby and it would look incredible. Merry Christmas? Thank you? Just Married? Forever begins here? Whatever you choose, it’s a win guaranteed.

FOUR: As promised, wreaths on chairs 2.0. But really, isn’t this the perfect use for them?!

FIVE: Did we mention that they make a gorgeous photo prop? Hold one of these babies and you’ve completed your holiday card photo!

SIX: This wedding is stunning top to bottom. We love that they decorated the heritage church with classic holiday wreaths– so simple but striking between those gorgeous windows!

SEVEN: We know you’ve loved floral crowns, but how about a pine crown? Embrace the season! This one is a DIY and it’s SO lovely.

EIGHT: This whole wedding (actually the same as numero 2) just oozes cozy winter goodness. We love that she opted for a fur shrug and sleeves- way to embrace the season!

NINE: Okay, okay. So this shot is actually from a spring wedding… but it was drop dead gorgeous so we couldn’t omit it. Is this wild wreath collection above the settee stunning!? I want one in my home now. It’s all kinds of wonderful.

 

Tell us, what’s your fave? I’m still drooling over number nine. It is happening around here, I swear.

Happy Holiday to You!

Before we close our doors and head home to enjoy family and festivities for the next couple weeks, we wanted to take the time to wish you, our readers, clients, and peers a very happy holiday. We are so grateful for your continued support and adventures. We can’t wait to get started on another year with you.

bespoke merry

Winter Tones: Perfect Palettes for a Winter Wedding

Winter Tones: Perfect Colour Palettes for a winter wedding

Last month we shared some of our favourite fall palettes and loved the response SO we thought we’d make it a seasonal staple here. Meet six of our favourite winter colour palettes! These wintery tones are the perfect way to coordinate your wedding with the season without going all ice blue or all Christmas red. We’d say that’s a win… wouldn’t you?

ONE: This one reminds me of winter berries and frost. I love the bold jewel tones paired with deep and dusky tones.

 

TWO: A classic snowy palette gets a bit of a warmer update. I love ice blue as much as the next girl, but you were probably expecting me to include it. Instead, this navy, taupe and muted teals palette brings in the winter blues that we love without bringing images of crystal, fake snow, and glitter to mind.

THREE: Our evergreen palette. I’m such a fan of greens no matter the season, but winter pretty much demands boughs… so why not make them your palette? Include a deep brown and neutral tan to ground it.

FOUR: Go bold! I love these deep wintery colours. Crimson with navy and blue remind me of a winter night sky.

FIVE: I’m such a fan of muted colours this time of year. Take any colours you love and give them a dose of dustiness to create a subtle palette that you can carry right through the winter.

SIX: This is my twist on the ‘Christmas Reds’ palette. A deep red, almost chocolate it’s so dark is brightened with a holiday red and smooth cream. I wouldn’t complain if you sprinkled some gold in there- just sayin’.

Evergreen Winter Wedding Inspiration

Did you catch the early nod to winter a couple weeks back? We’re crazy like that, and today I’m taking it one step further. I’m so taken with winter greens that I’m pulling together an entire winter inspiration board around them. And just so you know- it’s magical. Join me in this winter wonderland, won’t you?

Evergreen Winter Wedding Inspiration

Left to Right, Top to Bottom:

ONE: Boughs and garlands- we’ll take them all, please and thank you. What a magical canopy for a winter wedding. These garlands would look fabulous as a backdrop, in an entry way, anywhere…. really.

TWO: A well dressed groom… *sigh* We’re in love with this vested look and simple winter forest inspired buttoner.

THREE: Whether or not we’re talking greenery… I’d be crazy not to include some seasonal florals! These blooms are in season in December and pair so well with evergreen touches.

FOUR: Would you believe me if I told you this icy looking beauty of a cake is from a summer event? No lie… but it really belongs at a winter wedding if you ask me.

FIVE: This bouquet… it’s dreamy! Could you even disagree with that? The frosted tones paired with the bold winter greens. It’s all kinds of winter wonderful.

SIX: Mini cupcakes with simple sprigs of pine- it couldn’t be more simple, but it sure packs a punch!

SEVEN: Give guests a tip off to the wintery scene they’ll be walking into with simple invitations adorned with evergreen illustrations.

EIGHT: We always go back to sprigs of greenery at each place setting- but it just works! No matter the theme, no matter the season. These winter greens are no exception.

NINE: This lush garland is all sorts of wonderful. The whole wedding is, really. We love that they mixed traditional greens in with some wintery options like pine for this table runner garland.

TEN: It’s a little bit boho, it’s a little bit elegant. Hanging sprigs of cedar with gold garlands makes for such a whimsical backdrop at this wedding.

ELEVEN: Isn’t this just magical? There’s something about snow covered pine trees that takes me to a winter wonderland of fairytale weddings.

 

It’s a big list today, right?! I just couldn’t stop. What’s your favourite? I’m all about that garland in number 9. And those sweet florals in number 3. Just give me flowers year round and I’ll be happy.

Feature Friday: Sleds at Weddings

Didn’t summer just end? I know! I could tell you would say that, but it doesn’t matter. It’s never too early to start dreaming up cozy winter weddings when you do what I do! Before we know it, it will be Christmas after all 😉 If you’re one of the few to brave a winter wedding, we love your style. Nothing says cozy romantic like candlelight and snowflakes. But what about a vintage sled? Here’s some of our favourite ways we’ve spotted them used in weddings!

Inspiration for vintage Sleds at weddings- perfect for winter decor!

ONE: This one is our baby, we love her and we take her to every winter party, wedding, or event that we can. Here she’s stunning leaned up against a table. She doesn’t need the spotlight, she’ll fit in anywhere.

TWO: Some of the cutest winter wedding photos were taken on a vintage sleigh. They’re just fun. If you’re not up for riding a vintage sled in your wedding dress, give your flowers a ride- it makes for the perfect bouquet shot.

THREE: A vintage sleigh is the perfect size (and pretty!) for a seating chart. Have more guests? Mix a few sleds, sleighs, or toboggans with seating cards for a beautiful display.

FOUR: Spoiler alert… this is my favourite from the inspiration. I just love how the sled adds height to the cake table and that no linens are required on these vintage beauties. And the cakes? Who needs fondant, they’re beautiful without. Perfection, friends.

FIVE: That moss… that snow! It’s a deadly combination. while I don’t suggest you put all your desserts on the ground, how sweet would this be on a table indoors to bring the cozy inside? Or on a snowy ledge as guests walk in to your location?

SIX: Signage! Can you ever have enough signage? We love this simple chalkboard and greens entryway signage but we’ve seen everything from monograms to directions on these babies.

 

So I saved no mystery here, you know my favourite! Now it’s time to spill the beans- what’s yours? Is it ever too early to start dreaming winter weddings? You be the judge!

Merry Happy- and a Freebie!

It’s Christmas! We’re excited to take the week off and relax with a cup of hot cocoa, snuggle under blankets and watch holiday movies with family. Before we get lost in the holiday magic, I wanted to stop in and wish YOU, our wonderful readers and incredible customers a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Whatever you’re celebrating, and whoever you’re celebrating with, we hope you feel merry and bright.

Merry Happy - Free Printable from Bespoke

I want you to know how much I appreciate you- I could never live my dream and spend my days surrounded by vintage prettys (and sometimes not so pretty paperwork) without your support. Creating decor that speaks to you is what I’m passionate about and this season while we’re busy reflecting on what’s made our year special- I thought you should know you’re on my list.

Merry Happy - Free Printable from Bespoke

And as a bonus! If you’re needing some last minute holiday cards- we’ve got you covered with these free printables! Click the image below to download the full size PDF and spoil your friends and family with words of encouragement this holiday season!

Merry Happy - Free Printable from Bespoke

PS. I’ll be back on the 30th to share some inspiration for your NYE!

Cozy Christmas Inspiration

Can you believe it’s December? Where has the time gone!? The cooler weather has me in the mood for some cocoa and a fire (if only I had the fire…). I’ve gathered some inspiration from around the web to feed my craving for holiday cheer. This board is full of vintage goodness, natural appeal and classic plaid. That’s my kind of holiday!

It's a cozy christmas

1. The scent of these DIY cinnamon applesauce hearts hung on a tree would make life just a little bit better this time of year. Plus, they’re adorable.

2. I wish that I could look out my window and see this view every morning leading up to Christmas!

3. I’m sure you’re well acquainted with our love for wooden crates here at Bespoke (we have one or two) and we really love the way this one is styled for the holidays! Simple and natural, a table top Christmas tree would be the perfect fit for a smaller space.

4. Did you spot it? If you’ve been following Bespoke for a while, you might have seen this photo before. Last year around this time I was dreaming of a vintage (and cozy) Christmas too, so we styled this little shoot to showcase how vintage goods could work into your Christmas decor or a holiday photo shoot. You can check out the whole post here.

5. This DIY wood slice has a wood burned holiday lyric- I’m craving some Christmas carols right now while I sip my cocoa by my make believe fire. This would definitely fit the mood.

Bonus! I couldn’t help but throw in an extra for you. These twigg and pom pom gift toppers are so sweet I couldn’t ignore them.

 

What kind of holiday are you in the mood for? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

Dreaming of a Vintage Christmas

Now that it’s socially acceptable to admit my house is completely decorated for Christmas (in reality, it’s been done for weeks now), I thought I would do a quick post on how to incorporate vintage into your Holiday décor.

These are my vintage Christmas décor must haves:

  • Lanterns. Simply put them anywhere and everywhere. Don’t worry if you only find one with broken glass. Just use it as an opportunity to put a tealight in. Although try not to spill any wax
  • Snowshoes! Putting them near the front door is dazzling.
  • An old sleigh. If you have one with red metal (such as the one available for rent at Bespoke Wedding & Event Rentals ;)) you’re in luck. It’s festive anywhere you choose to place it! However, I like mine right at the base of the tree.
  • Glass ornaments. You know the ones… they used to be on your grandparents tree! They have a funny diamond shape.
  • Old books. I always keep my Little Golden Cinderella book close. Plus I recently adopted a Little Golden Book copy of The Night Before Christmas on my trip to Portland. They’re super cute and make it feel extra-homey.
  • Burlap. When is burlap not good? Use it as a table runner, make some pillow covers or accent some mason jars… just burlap to your hearts content.

Another great way to add a festive feel to your front door is to use straw bails. You can buy them for display from local farming stores… usually quite cheap! They give a great base to rest your pieces on and are perfect for a little extra seating on the front porch.

Put it all together and you’re going to make one beautifully decorated home. Remember to incorporate your favorite decorations into your holiday decorating. It’s what makes this time of year so special. Break out the macoroni ornaments and tattered stockings. Light the candles and invite over your friends and families to enjoy the holiday traditions together.

For more inspiration I recommend going to Hudsons Bay downtown. In the sub-basement they have an entire vintage Christmas display you will swoon for.

Enjoy your holiday decorating! Make sure you’ve got Christmas classics on repeat.

Oh and uh… just in case you don’t have what you need to decorate for your big holiday party. Don’t fret… we deliver

Happy Decorating! & send me some pictures of your holiday creations!

Ashton

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