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…
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?
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…
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!
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!
Is this your first Christmas as an engaged or married couple? Celebrate with this retro-style Our First Christmas ornament from Spiffing Jewelry! This ornament features a retro bride and groom design on a 2″ aluminum disc Christmas ornament. Your names and the year are hand-stamped on the back. Check it out below & enter for a chance to win one of your very own!
Hello, hello! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? For me, it was a total transformation of fall to winter. We were hit by the massive snowstorm and had a total of about 8″ of glistening snow which fell steadily for about twenty-four hours. It was so beautiful; the first snowfall always is. The beginning of the snow-filled holiday season always gets me in an instant cozy mood. It doesn’t take long to find me unpacking slippers, fuzzy socks, blankets, and holly jolly decorations faster than you can say hey Em, coffee is ready. (And believe me, I come running.) 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 chocolate 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. Happy hot-chocolating & enjoy!
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
When you’re shopping for the *perfect* wedding gown, it tends to be easier in the spring or summer. Strapless! Halter! One-shoulder! Any of these designs are readily available and you’re more than happy to wear any of them outdoors since spring and summer boasts pretty incredible weather. But if you’re getting married in the winter — and you don’t want to be cold — you’ve come to the right place. We’ve found three beautiful dresses for winter weddings we know you’ll love from Milamira Bridal and we can’t wait to show you how perfect they are! Read on for more…
If you’re planning a winter wedding, you’ll love this tossing confetti from Flowerfetti! Tossing confetti is given to guests to toss for your walk down the aisle as newlyweds. Not all confetti is the same: Flowerfetti is biodegradable (unlike rice) and offers a delightful holiday-inspired fragrance. This specific confetti uses roses (a symbol for love), lavender (devotion), and rosemary (remembrance), along with fragrant cedar greenery, berries, and ivy. This confetti is perfect for a winter wedding send-off! It is fabric safe, eco-friendly, and photographs beautifully, leaving petal strewn paths behind.
Winter Wedding Confetti
We recommend filling petal cones with the confetti and pass it out to guests before the ceremony. You can get petal cones here.
Ready to get yours? Head over to Flowerfetti for details!
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