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8 Ways to do a Winter Wedding

Wintery weddings have become so much more popular than they used to be and we are loving them! Last year at House of Flowers our Winter season was just as busy as our Summer showing that brides and grooms to be are embracing the romance of venues with big open fires, fairy lights and foliage.

To us there are some essentials when it comes to planning your winter wedding. So whether you are just dreaming of a cosy winter wonderland or are in the midst of planning one read on for some top tips for creating the perfect Winter wedding.

1- Bridesmaids

For your bridesmaids dresses why not consider some deep jewel tones to really add some depth to the overall style. We always look to the bridesmaids dresses as a starting point for our designs- its great to use the dresses as inspiration for your colour palette and overall style. Ruby red is still a classic for the winter season but also consider the new favourite for 2020 of forest green- a great choice for Irish skin tones and a wonderful complimentary colour to blush and burgundys.

2- Woodland Vibes

Are you yearning for a bohemian feel for your day? Bring the outdoors inside with naturally rustic and forest inspired details. Chunky log slices, tables draped in moss, hay bales, jute table runners, raffia ties- go for it all!

3- Pine cone place names

We love pine cones here- there is an endless amount of things you can do with them. From dotting them along table runners to adding swanky ribbons and hanging them from trees. They happen to be one of the cutest place names you can get also. Think sparkles/glitter and shimmering snowflakes- they can be dipped in any of them to create little place names. Simply pop your name place card into the grooves.

4- Sparkles

It is the season for all things that glisten- from snowflakes to frost, bubbles to baubles. Splash some sparkles right throughout your day- from sequin table runners, to bridesmaids in head to toe sparkly dresses and shimmering cakes galore- we love it all!

5- Wreaths

There is nothing like some noblis fir to bring the scent of the season to the air. Wreaths are a wonderful way of dressing a venue in a cost effective way also- always a bonus. Add some pine cones and cinnamon sticks to add even extra scent and texture. A big bow in a beautiful fabric should definitely be added to add a whole lot of luxury.

6-Let it glow

Winter is the perfect time of the year to use lots of kinds of lighting to your overall decor. Think fairy lights, candlelights and tealights at every turn. The effect is so pretty on wintery days and with so many places now stocking a great range of lights why not? For some extra special pics use sparklers. These can be lit for a bride and groom exit or for a night time outdoor toast with some mulled wine or hot whiskeys.

7- Metallics

There is nothing like some gold to add some classic glamour to an overall scheme. This timeless metallic can be dotted throughout the decor in the form of vases, tealight holders, cutlery or frames. This warm shade has the bonus of looking picture perfect with almost any colour scheme. This is a real favourite of ours!

8- Flower Crowns

We all may associate flower crowns with a summery boho bride. However, we believe they are definitely not limited to one season only! Think eucalyptus, snow white blooms, berries in every shade you can think of- they look amazing and smell even better.

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