Winter Wonderland Centerpieces

I can remember oohing and awing over and over again when I was designing my centerpieces for my wedding.  For some reason this was such a big deal for me.  I think I ended up with goblets with a floating candles and a wreaths of flowers around the base.  Maybe a little hard to describe – they turned out gorgeous though!  There are endless ways to arrange beautiful centerpieces including different bursts of color, various textures, and plenty of sizes.  Here is a look at some winter themed centerpieces.

flowers1So believe it or not, these are actually pom poms made of yarn!  Either way, single flowers or yarn poms, this is a gorgeous simple winter arrangement. Grab some vintage bottles, drop in some single flowers, and whaalaa you’ve got yourself a gorgeous arrangement.  {Source}

dusty miller

A gorgeous winter pastel winter bouquet.  Dusty miller adds a nice texture.  I just love the pale gray and pink mixture.  {Source}

babies breathBabies breath is so simple yet elegant and really perfect for a winter wedding.  Put in vases, mason jars, or even tin cans for a beautiful center piece.  I’ve also seen hanging tin cans of babies breath for more decor.  {Source}

cabbageThis may be weird to some, but I love decorating with cabbage!  The green leaves transitioning to the deep purple veins is just gorgeous and perfect for a fall or winter tablescape.  {Source}

cranberriesThis is a total DIY centerpiece that looks stunning.  Buy bags of cranberries at the grocery store, inexpensive vases and floating candles at a craft store like Michael’s and you’ve created great winter centerpieces!


An Apple a Day

With Labor Day coming up and the unofficial start to fall just around the corner, my heart sinks as the carefree days of summer fly by and near their end.  Boo hoo 😦  I keep on reminding myself there are beautiful things in fall (of course), and I really need to focus on those – like apple picking, the beautiful foliage that we are treated to in Upstate New York, cider donuts, (which are totally irresistible), and those crisp warm days with low humidity.  Although they all foreshadow what’s to come next (cold snowy days – which I happen to love, short days with little light – not a huge fan and being able to hit the slopes), this year I’m hoping to embrace autumn, instead of dreading the change in season.  Apples can be a beautiful symbol of love so I wanted to show how these delicious, crunchy and juicy fruits can be incorporated in your wedding.


Favors, of course!  Who wouldn’t want to bite into a mouthwatering caramel or candy apple?  [Source]


Last year I did the calligraphy on these green apple escort cards for Kate.  The green, blue and pink contrast is striking.  [Source]


You must know someone with a crab apple tree in their backyard!  Here’s great DIY project for anyone needing lots of centerpieces for practically no money.  Grab some wooden baskets, or a tall cylinder glass at a craft store and fill with crab apples.  What a great idea!  [Source]


And of course having your wedding at an orchard would be spectacular!  [Source]