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8 Delightful Hot Chocolate Favors for Weddings

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!

Hot Chocolate Favors Weddings - Apropos Roasters |

by apropos roasters

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 |

3 Dresses You’ll Absolutely Love for 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…

Long Sleeve Dresses Winter Weddings (by Milamira Bridal, Photo: Ksenia Milushkina) |

by milamira bridal

Winter Wedding Confetti — #HANDMADEADAY

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.

winter wedding confetti

by flowerfetti

by flowerfetti

Ready to get yours? Head over to Flowerfetti for details!

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There’s more coming up next! Stay tuned!


Beautiful Faux Fur Stole for Extra Cozy Winter Brides

Happy Monday, lovelies! We’re kicking off this frigid fall morning with an easy idea for keeping warm at your wedding. Problem: you love a late fall or winter wedding, even though you know you might be freezing cold, standing outside with your gorgeous strapless gown. Solution: just add a faux fur stole! This (faux) fur stole from Davie & Chiyo will keep you cozy during your ceremony and your outdoor photos. Plus, it adds a little Old Hollywood glamour to your overall look.

Faux Fur Stole for Fall / Winter Brides

bridal fur stole

by davie and chiyo

Glitter Place Card Holders — #HANDMADEADAY

Hello, lovelies! These glitter place card holders we spotted over at Kara’s Vineyard Wedding are incredible! They’re ideal for a fall or winter wedding that could use a little sparkle & shine. They also work beautifully for a holiday party. Take a look — they’re available in gold, silver, rose gold, purple, or blue glitter and they are made from re-purposed cork.

Place Card Holders with Glitter

Cute & festive place card holders! By Kara's Vineyard Wedding. | place card holders glitter

by kara’s vineyard wedding

Plaid Pocket Squares for Groomsmen – Fall Weddings

Hi, lovelies, Emma here! Everywhere I look, it’s plaid this, plaid that. And I’m honestly loving it because it means fall is finally here! It’s October 1st so I finally stopped my stubborn streak and admitted summer is over, breaking out my heavy coat and opting for shoes with warm, cozy socks. I’ve been enjoying the crisp fall air and burning my fair share of pumpkin spice candles. I’ve also been sipping on many a hot apple cider and browsing tons of handmade finds. So, when I spotted these tartan plaid pocket squares over at Aristocrafts, I had a hunch it going to be today’s #HANDMADEADAY pick. A pocket square — like this one — make a great groomsmen gift because they can wear them together in your photos and coordinate with your theme. A guy could always use a pocket squarre — especially one that is monogrammed, as an extra-special gift. Take a look: Monica from Aristocrafts is so talented!

Plaid Pocket Squares for Groomsmen

plaid groomsmen pocket square fall

by aristocrafts

Pine Tree Invitations for Woodland Weddings

It’s time for the #HANDMADEADAY wedding find! These pine tree invitations we spotted over at Splash of Silver are ideal for fall or winter weddings. With a pretty and neutral color palette, it ties in beautifully with a woodland, shabby chic, or rustic wedding theme. Plus, these invites can be customized in any color palette you choose. Check it out below!

Pine Tree Wedding Invitations

Pine tree wedding invitations | by Splash of Silver |

by splash of silver

Pine tree wedding invitations | by Splash of Silver |

by splash of silver

There are matching programs, too!

Pine tree wedding programs| by Splash of Silver |

by splash of silver

Find out more about these pine tree wedding invitations, programs, and see other designs at Splash of Silver.


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Are you planning a fall or winter wedding?

Tell us your theme below! We’d love to hear from you.

Winter Wedding Invitations – Ask Emmaline

deer wreath winter wedding invitations

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! This question comes from Nicole who asks,

“I’m planning a winter wedding and I need invitations. I’m more of a DIY bride, so printable winter wedding invitations where I could add my own embellishments is perfect. Any advice?”

Winter Wedding Invitations

Your question couldn’t have come at a better time, Nicole! You, like many of our readers, love to add a DIY twist to your wedding planning, and that’s where printable wedding invitations come into play. If you’re not design-savvy, printable wedding invitations are great because the design work is professionally done, yet you can still print them yourself. This means you can use your own choice of paper, printer, and you get to add the embellishments (like envelope seals or stamps) wherever you see fit.

Here are some winter wedding invitations that are printables from Noted Occasions as one such example. You can pay more to have them printed, if DIYing isn’t your thing. Oh, and did I mention you can win a design print for FREE? Read on… :)

Want to win a FREE design print? It’s time for yet another giveaway (oh, the holidays are upon us and we’re looooving it!) thanks to Sandy over at Noted Occasions! She’s giving away a free design print to one lucky reader (a $48 value!) Details below!

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

o Enter between 12/11-12/17/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: A digital wedding suite (invite and RSVP card) from my store. The winner can choose the favorite design, send her wedding details and Sandy will customize the wedding suite.
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Printing available for extra charge
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 6 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $48 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter… (click link to continue)

Good Luck!

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