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!


Pinecones Add a Rustic Touch

Pinecones can easily be found in a simple walk in the woods and add a beautiful, rustic touch to a winter wedding.  Here are some gorgeous ways to include pinecones.

pinecones escortI love these rustic table numbers.  {Source}

pinecone bouquetsAdorable pinecone floral arrangements.  {Source}

pinecone tablescapeBeautiful tablescape adorned with pinecones.  {Source}

mason jars with pinecones{Source}

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

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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