winter Archive

30 Beautiful Ideas for Winter Weddings

If you’re planning a winter wedding, you’ve come to the right place! ‘Tis the season for sparkly snowflakes, cozy feather accessories, and glitter-dipped candles… all of which you’ll find in today’s feature! We’ve found thirty handpicked (handmade!) ideas for winter weddings you’ll love including bouquet alternatives for the wedding party, sparkly details, a creative guest book with snowflakes, snowflake table numbers, a wintry floral crown for your bridal shoot, a snowflake corsage for your mom, cozy wrap-me-up shawls, coffee cup wraps for your coffee bar, and much more. Grab a cup of festive coffee (it’s not too early for me! bring it on along with the Christmas music, I say) and prepare to be inspired! P.S. Love something you see here? You can find out more in the resources list at the end of this post.


Ideas – Winter Weddings

flower bouquet with rhinestones by BridalBouquetsbyKy | ideas winter weddings | http://emmalinebride.com/themes/ideas-winter-weddings/

8 Hot Cocoa Favor Ideas for Weddings

Hello, hello! Happy Monday! The beginning of the snow-filled holiday season always gets me in an cozy mood. It doesn’t take long to find me unpacking slippers, fuzzy socks, blankets, and holly jolly decorations faster than you can say coffee is ready. Anyway, with the frigid temps around here we wanted to warm you up with some hot chocolate favors for weddings, bridal showers, and holiday parties. We’ve found hot cocoa favors on a stick, in a cone, inside an ornament, in a jar, a tube, a bag, and a box. We’ve even found some cute wooden spoons for stirring. So, if it’s hot cocoa favors you’re after, you’ll find it right here! And… if you’re feeling extra creative, head down to number eight for an amazing DIY tutorial we found. Enjoy!

Hot Chocolate Favors Weddings - Apropos Roasters | http://emmalinebride.com/favors/hot-chocolate-favors-weddings/

by apropos roasters

8 Beautiful Decorations for Winter Weddings

Are decorations for winter weddings on your radar? You’ve found some beautiful ones! Be sure to subscribe for the latest.

First, take a look at this night wedding in the winter! I’m in love… it’s so romantic!

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by dream wedding box

Winter weddings hold a special place in my heart because we tied the knot in December. It was a beautiful day and oddly, not as cold as one would think. It snowed just a little bit when we left the church — enough to capture a beautiful flurry on camera and accentuate the beauty of winter. When you’re looking for decorations for winter weddings, it can be tough to know where to start. If you don’t want something holiday-ish (like a red and green wedding) you might not want an icy blue one either. But what are you supposed to do? How do you pull it all together, and where do you even start with decorations? Well, I’m glad you asked because we just found the easiest, most beautiful decorations for winter weddings available and you can get them all in one complete package. We spotted these at Dream Wedding Box where winter weddings are a favorite of theirs. They love decorations so much they’ve created a “complete wedding package” complete with wedding signs and chalkboard signs, garland, table numbers, table number holders, banners, drink signs, gold sequin table runners, and bride and groom chair signs. They’ve created winter wedding decorations in a complete package so the guesswork is done: just purchase it and assemble at your wedding. From these decorations, you can gather inspiration for your color palette and then incorporate everything else where you see fit — your save the date, invitations, cake topper, favors, and more. In this decor package, you’ll receive eight types of decorations for winter weddings with a few of each.

Faux Fur Shawl for Winter Weddings

This bridal faux fur shawl is beautiful for winter weddings! Don’t forget to subscribe for the latest to your inbox.

Faux Fur Shawl

by davie and chiyo

We’re kicking off this sunny yet slightly chilly fall Sunday morning with a glamorous way to keep you warm at your wedding. Problem: you love a late fall or winter wedding, even though you know you might be cold outside wearing a strapless gown. Solution: just add a faux fur stole! This stole from Davie & Chiyo will keep you cozy during your ceremony and your outdoor photos. Plus, it adds a little Old Hollywood glam to your bridal look. Take a peek…

Boulder Colorado Mountain Engagement Session: Katie + Ben

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Katie and Ben’s Boulder Colorado mountain engagement session was awe-inspiring! Today’s featured couple met up with photographer Emmy, from Searching for the Light Photography, to take these amazing photographs. Emmy tells us, “We originally planned to go to Boulder and hike near the flatirons but the sun creeps behind the canyon so early in the day we had to find another spot. Thankfully I had two in mind because as I was driving to the first location, the second had its gates closed, literally. But man did we definitely not need two locations because this Colorado mountain was so gorgeous!” See the photo and hear from the bride…

50 Best Rustic Wedding Boutonnieres

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by the bohemian peony, photo: lindsey reed photography

Hi, lovelies! Emma here. So, tell me if this sounds like you: you’re planning a rustic wedding and almost every single detail has been accounted for. You even picked out what to wear while getting ready. And then you realize, oh no, boutonnieres! The wedding boutonniere is one of the most commonly overlooked details, and yet, there are so many rustic wedding boutonnieres to choose from… especially handcrafted ones! We’ve worked on a very comprehensive list of fifty rustic boutonnieres to inspire you today so you can pick one he’ll love, relax, and cross yet another thing off of your to-do list. So, let’s get started, shall we?

Gorgeous Winter Wedding at the Paint Creek Country Club!

Gorgeous Winter Wedding at the Paint Creek Country Club! | http://www.emmalinebride.com/real-weddings/paint-creek-country-club-winter-wedding/ | photo: The Camera Chick - Metro Detroit Wedding Photographer

Meet our featured couple, Alyssa and Herb. Their recent winter wedding (in a gorgeous palette of mint and pink colors) was held at the Paint Creek Country Club. Their day started off with the couple getting ready before meeting each other for a first look in the romantic wintry woodsy landscape. Alyssa and Herb shared warm embraces and were whisked away to their church ceremony at the Lake Orion United Methodist Church. Immediately following the ceremony, they headed off to the reception at the country club. We’re excited to share these photos (captured by The Camera Chick), as you’ll find plenty of inspiration for your own wedding. They used many handmade details and ideas you won’t want to miss! Congratulations to a wonderful couple, Alyssa and Herb! Enjoy their wedding…

Winter Wonderland Wedding: An Inspiration Shoot

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Most weddings take place in the spring, summer, or fall which leaves behind the beloved winter season. That’s why we are so excited to share this romantic winter wedding inspiration shoot by Esme of BodaMaestra and photographed by Maureen Pacheco Photography! Esme explains a few reasons why couples should consider a winter wedding: “For practical reasons, weddings are widely celebrated during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. But what about winter? With venues offering discounted rates and often greater availability, more and more couples are turning to the cold weather months to celebrate their nuptials. Winter also offers a host of unique elements from which to glean inspiration (think snowflakes, sleigh rides, and a roaring fire).” Sounds romantic to us! Check out this shoot featuring a stunning color palette, delightful accents (like dancing shoes and a hot cocoa bar for guests), a beautiful cake, floral design, and more to inspire you. And, of course, a beautiful bride and handsome groom provide attire ideas for the picture-perfect winter wedding. I especially love the bride’s fur shawl — don’t miss it!

How to Make Beautiful DIY Wood Escort Cards

This time of year as the nights get cozier, I’m always looking for a new project to do while watching my favorite Christmas movie. And since I’m in the crafting spirit, I thought I’d share a favorite one with you today! These DIY wood escort cards are an awesome idea for your reception to help guests find their seats. I love this idea for winter weddings, but you can make it work for spring or summer with different colored ribbon. These escort “cards” also make great place cards at your wedding or holiday party. Ready to get started? Check out everything you need to know below!

festive winter wedding escort cards | photo: glass jar photography