Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Winter Weddings

In the spirit of winter (and in the spirit of a much needed blogging break so I can focus on exams) I decided to make an inspiration board for winter weddings. And after searching through Etsy for winter wedding related things, I started to wonder why I wasn't having a winter wedding?

The benefits are numerous. If you're lucky, you'll get a pretty blanket of snow on your special day. The use of twinkle lights will be a given (and after all, what's better than romantic lighting for a wedding?). As for flowers, rose bouquets (though slightly overused these days) are gorgeous and in season.

As for attire, brides can be covered head to toe in white, one of the most romantic colors out there. From accessories to the dress itself, everything can sparkle. The combo of white with ice blue is a classic for a reason... because it's amazing. Pearls are the perfect accessory and go well with everything winter related.

So once again, I asked myself, why am I not having a winter wedding? And then I realized that our idea of the perfect wedding -- an outdoor ceremony and the reception under a tent at my family's summer cottage -- would be totally unfeasible in the winter.

I guess I'll just content myself by living vicariously through winter brides. Darn.

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From top left corner, clockwise; the links for everything: ball gown from Priscilla of Boston's Vineyard collection Style Kimber ; clutch from BrianaEdelmanDesigns on Etsy, white carved teardrop earrings; one of my all-time favorite necklaces called Pearly Girly from VirginiaGeigerJewels ; another one of my favorites (but ridiculously out of my price range and not available locally) is this gown from KittyChen Couture called Brier Rose ; boutonniere on Etsy (which, by the way, is a great resource for inexpensive boutonnieres) ; two-piece flower brooch ; screen printed ties from ToyBreaker (who has some other amazing styles which Mr. FP has already fallen in love with) on Etsy.

And in the center is another one of my favorites (though I don't think I can pull of a headband, it's still gorgeous) from Etsy's LittleWhiteDresser (who, by the way, is having a winter sale right now).

Enjoy! Happy Winter!


Savoir Weddings said...

There's a lot of difference aspects to planning winter weddings but they can be pretty spectacular as you yourself say!

fresh365 said...

My friend had a winter wedding in NH last year. Everyone thought she was crazy for getting married in Jan but it was so cozy and romantic- and you can’t beat the off season rates!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful posting! I am getting married on Saturday and that is the exact type of theme I am having. Ice blues, silvers, whites, glitter, snow! YAY! Great website!

virginia geiger said...

I love your blog and thank you for featuring my Pearly Girly Necklace! Beautiful picks that would all be perfectly lovely for a winter wedding!

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