A winter wedding can be a spectacular event – one your guests will remember for many years. you decide to have a winter wedding in December, or in February, embracing the idea of winter, and using that as your theme can be a very novel idea – especially if you live as far south as Baton Rouge Louisiana.
Choosing Flowers For the Ceremony
A wedding is so much more than just a ceremony, but the ceremony is where the celebration begins for the couple, and for their guests. That’s why it’s so important to transform the ceremony space into a dreamy atmosphere that fits the theme of the wedding. It is easy to get tempted to be seasonal – and go with red and green, especially if you’re wedding is scheduled for a day around Christmas.
As novel and fun as that may seem, wedding planning experts at The Knot caution against embracing that color scheme too quickly. You run the risk that the winter holiday feeling will overshadow the real purpose of the event – your wedding.
Bring that feathery green foliage into your ceremony to create a stately-looking aisle, but choose your own colors for accent ribbons. Silver, gold or white are all very elegant and fitting for a winter-themed wedding, and even though those colors are very much a part of the Christmas holiday color palette, they won’t turn your celebration upside down, to the point where guests forget they’re at a wedding because the atmosphere feels too much like a Christmas party.
The All Important Bridal Party Bouquets, Boutonnières
A bridal bouquet should reflect the color palette of the wedding. If you’re going the route of white and green, an elegant bouquet that combines both colors and a little bling is the perfect solution. If you’re looking for a festive but unusual idea for a boutonnière, the feather boutonnière is perfect answer. A calla lily corsage that includes feathers, eucalyptus berries and an elegant blue-green ribbon is the perfect accompaniment to the feather boutonnière.
Up the Ante With Your Reception Flowers
The ceremony is all about the couple, but the reception is where the party starts. You don’t want to miss the chance to pull out all the stops when it comes to decorating your reception area. Unless you’re getting married at home, you probably won’t have much flexibility when it comes to transforming a large space into a space that combines everything you’ve dreamed of for your wedding theme. That’s why the flowers you choose are so important.
If you’re having a buffet, you’ll want flowers for the buffet tables. You will obviously need floral centerpieces for the guests tables, and something special for the head table or the sweetheart table. Be sure to think about adding flowers to the cake table – or even the cake.
Remember, flowers will transform any ordinary space or wedding theme, taking it from boring and ordinary to extraordinary and fabulous!