Winter wedding décor is in a class all by itself. It is the only time of the year that we are likely to see reds and greens together; many people buck tradition entirely and create bright spring-like bouquets that will stand out dramatically against all the winter white.
But winter is also traditionally known for the utmost in elegance. Because of plunging temperatures, we often see the brides in a long luxurious fur; bridesmaids with elbow length satin gloves, or a dapper groom in a sophisticated black pea coat. Black and white weddings embrace the monochromatic nature of a winter landscape; and this year’s version of that palette is ivory and gray.
Although these winter hues may strike you as a bit commonplace at first, in reality grays and ivories can transcend their matte exterior to become shimmering colors that exude the beauty of ice crystals and snowy vistas. Kick off the event with frosted ivory invitations engraved with pencil gray calligraphy to welcome your guests; continue the theme through menus, place cards and table markers. Pewter wine goblets and chargers will set off the single ivory bloom laying across every woman”s place setting; ice sculptures in the center of every table bring the outside in (but feel free to use crystal, illuminated by candlelight for a shimmering light source.
When considering your wedding flowers, vintage ivory or champagne roses, hydrangea and spider mums dusted with gray powder will evoke the feeling of a winter garden caught in a frost; eucalyptus leaves and some succulents come by the look naturally and add wonderful detail. Sprinkle your bouquets and centerpieces with small crystals or diamonds to create a winter shimmer, and don’t forget to illumine the room with hanging white icicle lights for an even more cohesive nod towards the winter y conditions outside. And before sending your guests back out into the elements, serve white hot chocolate in keep-sake engraved silver travel mugs to take with them as they go.
Winter is a unique time of year, and gives couples the chance to create a truly magical event. For more inspiration for traditionally elegant arrangements, bridal bouquets and winter centerpieces, come see us in our Yonkers or White Plains flower shops. Whatever your dream winter wedding looks like, Blossom’s expert florists and wedding planners are help to help.