A Cozy Winter Wedding

We have obviously been taking a break from blogging for the past several weeks to enjoy the holidays.  Now that the New Year is here, we are back and ready to gear up for the wedding season!  Happy New Year to all of my readers and those stumbling upon my blog for the first time!

Winter weddings

snowy coupleSource

Early winter days are perfect days to cuddle up under a fuzzy blanket next to the person you love, read a great book and sip some steaming hot chocolate topped with homemade whipped cream.  While so many weddings take place in the spring, summer and early autumn, winter gets looked over very easily.  Yes…cold, sharp winds whip around trees and buildings, snow piles up across the landscape, and all of nature seems like it’s asleep, except that is for the chickadees, sparrows, cardinals, and finches that frequent bird feeders.  When I started searching online for some inspiration though, I realized that winter is the most perfect time of all to get married.  Not only are costs less during these raw months, but love; the very reason for marriage, would be the sole focus.  Sure, there’s always plenty of personal touches to add, but the more I think of it, the more I like the idea of a winter wedding.   A cozy, warm, glowing wedding…fire crackling, hot chocolate steam rising, lots of dancing and warmth in the room…yes, frost may be creeping up the windows outside of the physical space, but the love of man and woman, creating and showing their loving bond; what could be more beautiful?  Here are some ideas to help set the stage:

log escort cardsI just love the rustic look of the escort cards on the stacked wood.  Source

hot cocoaA hot cocoa bar would do just the trick to keep your guests warm and ready to dance.  Source

winter_collage_2I love the idea of a cheese bar too.  Source

birdseed-favours-webgood1Great favors!  Source

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