Winter Wedding Ideas for 2013-2014

We love Winter Weddings!  There are so many reasons Winter weddings rock!  One of the biggest reasons is how much money you can save by getting married in the “off season” since most venues and vendors are willing to offer better deals.  I also love all of the decor elements that are only appropriate for a Winter wedding!  The natural color palette is beautiful and add a little sparkle to pull it all together! Here are some of our favorite Winter wedding ideas you are sure to love!

Faux fur vests or jackets are a great accessory for the bride and bridesmaids for a Winter wedding.  Not only will it keep you warm, but it looks chic and sophisticated.

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Use natural elements for your bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces.  I love using sticks, pine cones and leaves.

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Another great natural element is cotton! How awesome is this cotton bouquet and boutonniere?

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Build a fire pit for roasting marshmallows and making s’mores during the cocktail hour or wedding!  To keep guests warm give them blankets!

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Offer them hot chocolate, hot tea or apple cider during the ceremony or reception!  I love having cinnamon sticks, whipped cream, candy canes or chocolate shavings for guests to add to their drinks!

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What is your favorite part of a Winter wedding?

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Favorite Fall Signature Drinks

Brides everywhere are having signature drinks at their wedding!!  Signature drinks add a level of personality to your event and are always a favorite among guests.  In some cases, it is a great way to save money on alcohol expenses. For example, you can decide to only serve a signature drink and non-alcoholic beverages during the cocktail hour to extend your bar time for the reception.  I love signature drinks that are unique and Fall is a great time to think outside the box and choose a Fall Signature Drink that fits the weather and not the color scheme. I have listed below some of my favorite Fall Signature Drinks…

Apple cider is always a favorite for Fall. Garnished with a cinnamon stick it makes the perfect signature drink for a Fall wedding.

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Another favorite is Hot Chocolate.  Who doesn’t love a cup of hot chocolate on a chilly day?  You can even have a hot chocolate station where guests can put their favorite toppings like whipped cream, marshmallows and chocolate shavings.

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  If you want a twist to the traditional Fall favorites try a mulled cranberry cider.  This drink is made with cranberry and orange juice, allspice berries, ginger, and port wine.  Check out the recipe here.

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 Cocktails like sangria are always a favorite among men and women and an apple sangria is a perfect Fall signature drink. This signature drink is made with apples, cinnamon, sugar, ginger, red wine and triple sec.

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One of my favorites is a pumpkin eggnog martini!  This drink is made with almond milk, dark rum, pumpkin puree, egg whites, pumpkin pie spice and ground nutmeg.  Yummy!

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Now the test is to try these signature drinks and let me know which one is your favorite!! Do you like the classic hot chocolate and apple cider or are these spiced up recipes your new favorite Fall cocktail?

Can’t wait to hear which ones are your favorites!

Happy Planning!