It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to get married! Wintertime, the holidays and Christmas all evoke images of crystal lace-like snowflakes, soft white snow and colors of cool blues or soft velvety reds and greens. What a perfect time for a wedding! Nature provides evergreens, frost, icicles and cool crisp evenings perfect for cozy indoor get-togethers.
Imagine a candlelight evening to set off the sequins in your gown or a reception hall lit only by strings of white lights entwined with greenery tied with big red bows. Or glittery lacy snow flakes hanging from the ceiling of the dance floor. Whatever your idea of a winter wonderland, a wedding in the winter holds many exquisite opportunities for decor. And winter wedding accessories also offer many gorgeous options.
Some winter weddings have enjoyed nature’s own spectacular show by holding their ceremony out of doors! The wedding party can stay warm as well as fashionable with fur (of faux fur) wraps, stoles, muffs, hats and coats. Marabou or fur trimmed dresses set off the pristine gifts of the season. Keep your guests warm with some warm spiced cider or hot chocolate. After the ceremony, you can all go back inside to warm up in the candlelight.
A horse-drawn sleigh can carry you to the ceremony or reception site, regardless of whether you have it in or out of doors. Or the carriage sleigh can carry you off as newly weds from the reception! A “getaway” sleigh in lieu of a car could be as enchanting as a fairy tale! You may even be able to use a winter wedding window cling on the sleigh (with the owner’s permission of course) with “Just Married” printed on it in addition to your names and even the date! Even without the sleigh, this unique addition makes any vehicle into a magical “carriage” to take you away as newlyweds!