Tag: Winter

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

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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.

Feature Friday: Vintage Snowshoes at Weddings

It’s officially winter… well it has been for a while and we’re loving it. We have a whole collection of winter decor available for rent and one of my favourite things we have is vintage snowshoes. They’re so unique and rustic, but in a classy way. Here’s some of our favourite ways we’ve seen them used in weddings.

vintage snowshoes at weddings- so unique for a winter wedding

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ONE: This ceremony backdrop from Alberta is just beautiful! We love how it embraces everything wonderful about a vintage winter.

TWO: What a fun cupcake display! Yes, I’ll take two of those.

THREE: Hung on a rustic wall above the cake is the perfect way to display vintage snowshoes.

FOUR: Can we talk about how fun they are as a photo prop?

FIVE: This outdoor winter wedding display features just a few of our favourite things. Plus… I spy some cupcakes hiding on there!

SIX: This gown is stunning on it’s own, but we love how it looks photographed with these vintage snowshoes! I think you could put snowshoes next to anything and they’d belong.

 

I’m not going to beat around the bush. That ceremony backdrop has stolen my heart. A close second is those cupcakes. But it could be because I’m craving cupcakes. What’s your favourite? How do you feel about snowshoes as wedding decor?

A DIY Holiday Wedding

I’m not sure what it is, but around the holidays I get crafty. If you’re on my gift list, beware! But while I was looking at all these crafty things I could make for under the tree- I kept seeing things that would be amaaazing at a holiday wedding. So here is a collection of amazing DIY wedding ideas. Because I certainly know that sometimes, paying the pros isn’t in the budget- and sometimes, you just want to give it a try yourself!
Inspiration and Tutorials for a DIY Holiday Wedding

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ONE: How adorable are these DIY firestarter pinecone favours? Make them in any colour to suit your palette.

TWO: This DIY rustic triple tier cake stand had me at hello. Fill it with treats, favours, or whatever your heart desires.

THREE: Ever wondered how to craft a gorgeous buttoner? This DIY tutorial will have you making beauties in no time. I love the festive berries in this one.

FOUR: Are you in love with floral crowns? We are, and especially this DIY one with winter greens! Get the whole how-to over here.

FIVE: Does everyone have a relative who is SUCH an amazing baker? This wedding cake recipe and instructions will guarantee a gorgeous naked cake for your big day. The berries fit a holiday wedding perfectly- add some rosemary sprigs for greenery.

SIX: Holiday centrepieces look just as suited for wedding tablescapes when fitted with muted greens and berries. This one even comes with a video tutorial.

SEVEN: Is there anything more fitting for a wintery wedding than a DIY hot chocolate bar? This printable sign will have your sweet treat station looking classy in no time.

EIGHT: Double up favours and place cards with these cute festive DIY ornaments! You could use a gold paint pen instead of white chalk marker for a fancier look.

NINE: Maybe you’re not up for designing your own invitations- we hear you loud and clear! But how about printing and cutting? These gorgeous invites are sold as a digital file so you can craft them up yourselves.

TEN: Simply tie sprigs of berries with a stick of cinnamon and twine to napkins for this festive holiday look like this wedding.

 

Tell me, are you a DIY maven or would you rather leave the details to the pros?

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

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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.

Icy Blue Wedding Inspiration

I know, I know- enough with the winter already, it hasn’t even begun. Okay- how about we call this one foggy blue wedding inspiration? Or even pastel blue wedding inspiration? That would make it suitable for spring even! It’s just as gorgeous no matter what you call it. I’ve always loved this ice blue colour, but have never been head over heels with all the crystal bedazzling that seems to come along with it. Today we’re rounding up some inspiration for a less ice princess more breathtaking icy blue wedding.

Icy Blue Wedding Inspiration

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ONE: These invitations are so simple, calligraphy on fine paper, but the subtle colour and tie makes them stunners.

TWO: Someone has worked some mega cake-magic with this number here. The ruffles on the bottom, intricate detail on the layers and then… those florals! Perfection. Also, this whole shoot makes me want fog for every wedding ever.

THREE: Grey suit, icy blue bowtie? Yes please! And that cap is just adorable for a winter wedding. #justsaying

FOUR: Maybe you won’t take on a blue gown for your big day, but how about icy blue shoes? Get your something blue in there, feel like Elvis, and walk away with shoes this gorgeous? It’s win/win/win.

FIVE: I’m all about the icy blue in this mood board- but love the contrast the anemones bring! And the thistle? It’s just all floral good.

SIX: *Sigh* I know that this is a bridesmaid dress, but it’s so stunning, I’d take it for a wedding gown. The delicate details and soft colour make me all sorts of dreamy.

SEVEN: If you’re lucky enough to have a dazzling gem like this– why wouldn’t you base your whole wedding around it? Talk about a showpiece!

EIGHT: I love how this darker hue of ice blue anchors a white and bright tablescape for a winter wedding. It pairs so perfectly with the dark centres from the anemones.

 

What’s your fave from the mix? I’m in mad love with that dress. But that cake gets a vote from me too. I’d love to hear what you think of this palette or if you have any requests for future colour boards!

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!