There’s something so magical about the winter’s first snowfall…a mystical elegance with a mind-easing essence left behind with a blanket of white beauty after the first winter storm. With a love like yours so pure, there’s no more appropriate time to celebrate your love than with a winter wedding. I know you’re probably still wearing your shorts and flip flops, and are probably thinking, why are we talking about cold weather? But whether you’ve realized it or not, winter is only four months away, and in the wedding world, that’s just like saying winter is next week. Your wedding invitations need to be mailed 2-3 months prior to your event, thus if you’re planning on hosting a December or January wedding, now is the time to start planning your winter wedding.
Not sure where to start? It only takes one little spark of interest to inspire an entire wedding event…be it a snowflake, a rhinestone buckle you saw on a wedding gown last week or a gorgeous wedding invitation, like this winter wedding invitation to our left, the Dark Blue Wedding Invitation by William Arthur. This seasonal flat wedding invitation is printed on crisp, clean navy card stock which features a white engraved masterpiece of wedding wording along with your personalized married monogram at the top. The ensemble is wrapped with a light blue satin ribbon, which can be tied in the style of your choice. Pair it with this light blue-grey envelope which we have lined with an actual white lace liner for the sample card, (my personal favorite). It truly captures the essence of the winter season with a sleek, sophisticated and elegant contemporary twist.
Dark stock not your style? Our winter wedding invitation collection features over five hundred invitations to set the scene for your cold weathered wedding. Some of our most popular winter wedding invitations feature color combinations with ivory and black, black and white, brown and ivory, silver and white, powder blue and white or ivory with pearl accents…which is a great place to start when looking for wedding color inspiration. As winter wedding themes are pretty simple regarding color, you may want to add in a little ‘pop’ of color with a blue, silver or gold motif or ink color to accentuate your invitation. You can also carry these colors into your wedding reception and decor…just like we have done below.
Because I’m a big fan of photography and inspiration, I have created the above montage to show what a little ice and blue can do to transform a traditional wedding. Taking the colors from the above William Arthur wedding invitation, navy, silver, white and powder blue you can create an absolutely breathtaking wedding ensemble. Start with an old venue or cathedral style church for your wedding ceremony. This bride transformed her church into hear wintery masterpiece by adding white branches to each pew, which lined her entire aisle. Choose a bouquet that features flowers matching your dress color and a possible hint of color using blue or charcoal. Accentuate your wedding invitation with your bridesmaids wearing navy dresses and a couture, flowing and detailed wedding gown that you’ve always dreamed of. Add a hair piece made of weaved tree branches with tiny ice or white floral details with a whispy hair style for elegance. Top your reception off with a simple white cake adorned with an icy tree branch and send guests home with cake and brownie lollipops, contemporary style, decorated with your wedding colors and snowflake patterns.
Thinking of having your wedding in the winter? Now’s the perfect time to start planning. This easy, inexpensive and honestly breathtaking wedding theme is all you need to set the scene for the first day of the rest of your magical life together…