Winter wedding trends for 2014
Winter is one of the most popular times of year to get married. Brides and grooms love to pledge their vows whilst surrounded by the festivities of the season. With the popularity of winter weddings comes a number of trends that influence them.
Understandably this can be an amazing time to get married; the combination of a wedding mixed with the joy of Christmas creating the ultimate season for anyone to behold. However, having two of the hardest occasions to plan for at the same time can be quite overwhelming.
Choose a wedding dress to match the season
As with any season there are always a number of different styles of wedding dress to choose from and this can be quite a time consuming process before you find the “one”. When it comes to which kind of gown to choose you should bear in mind your body shape in order to determine the best style to suit you. It is a good idea to not go too bare-backed or short sleeved due to the likely cold weather you will experience; long gowns with a thicker material and longer sleeves are a good way to go to ensure you stay warm for the entirety of your day.
However, you can still go for the short or strapless dresses you always dreamed of by either having the ceremony inside or accompanying your gown with a big fur coat or thick cardigan. Intricate lace patterns on the front, back and sleeves of the gown draw upon the mystery of a snowflakes design and will make you look fabulous.
Try out a velvet tuxedo
While the bride might be dressing up, and wrapped up too, there are a number of options for the groom. Velvet tuxedos have been gaining popularity due to their casual but sophisticated look and feel and they’re perfect for keeping you toasty during a long day of emotions. They draw upon on the homely feeling that some weddings might be aiming for and look just as good next to the blushing bride as the normal go-to suits for grooms. You can even opt for colours other than black, with brown and dark blues also looking quite the part.
A return to tradition
An increasing amount of people are deciding to go back to traditional wedding practises, with white gloved ushers showing people to their seats and big bands providing the reception music both being particular favourites. More ornate decorations such as good rimmed china and elaborate candle sticks are also becoming more popular as they add a classy, traditional feel to the day. The style and themes desired match that of “The Great Gatsby” as people love the whole feel of the roaring 20s and look to emulate the all-out fun and games at their own wedding.
Flowers of the season
Flowers are a vital part of every wedding and in the winter, there is a surprising amount of choice. Traditionally white weddings have always ruled in winter and brides has recently been going for a slightly varied soft white colour pallette for bouquets, including flowers of cream, ivories and even very pale blue hues. Classics like orchids, amaryllis, calla lilies, anemones and tulips are always favourites. Recently festive reds have also seen a rise in popularity as a fresh move away from the ever popular whites with the red winter blossoms of roses, cymbidium orchids and gloriosa lilies joining the old favourites and combining with them well.
Tease the taste buds with a s’mores bar
A favourite amongst wedding planners and guests alike, adding a s’mores bar to your reception is sure to be met by huge appraisal. This interactive, self-service desert bar allows guest to toast their own marshmallows and then add them to crackers, chocolate and other delicious treats. Treating your guests to a s’mores bar is becoming an increasing more popular addition to a wedding that ensures guests are still having fun and are comfortably full up until long after they have finished their dinner.
Get in touch with nature
Including a natural feel within the design and theme of the wedding has become increasing popular amongst couples not just in the winter months but all year round. Adding a unique, fresh touch to the décor of the wedding, winter is the best month to adopt this approach due to the sheer abundance of good quality natural items to draw upon. Pinecones can be made into candles or name place holders to show people where to site, logs can be used as stands for the cake or other pieces of food and pumpkins can be used to indicate table number or be dotted around the room to add a natural touch. Incorporating nature into your wedding design is a great way to make it feel unique and refreshing and a joy to be part of.
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