Thursday, December 25, 2008

Inspiration: Winter Wonderland

In the spirit of the winter season that is upon us, I thought it fitting to share some winter wonderland inspiration I found to inspire your winter affair. Found in Inside Weddings is this lovely photo of a bride and groom taken by Wirken Photography.
You can't go wrong with white at a wedding, this photo found on Webshots.
Red Bliss created these lovely winter inspired invites, faux fur, velvet and all.
This is a stunning and sparkly gown by Kenneth Pool.
Here's a closeup.
This is an amazing white bouquet with crystal, pearls, and even snowflakes to make it sparkle. The bouquet was created by Xquisite Events.
This amazing and sparkly hair piece was created by Regina B.

It's not every day that you get to wear a soft and fuzzy wrap, but a white winter wonderland wedding is rather fitting. These two designs were created by Linda Gorringe Couture.
There's a lot of directions you could go in choosing the color of bridesmaids dresses, but I thought this lovely timeless dress by Melissa Sweet in slate grey is very flattering and compliments the winter theme quite nicely.
Each of the bridesmaids could carry a white bouquet, each in a mono floral theme. Some great blossoms are calla lillies (like the bouquet shown by Clementine Floral Studio), peonies, tulips, roses, casablanca, lillies, orchids, hydrangea, just to name a few.
Or you could take things one step further and get married in an ice castle or just have your honeymoon in one, like this beautiful ice castle in the Finnish town of Kemi.
I fell in love with this tree when I saw it in Brides Magazine years ago and I still love it to this day. You can create this masterpiece as a DIY project. Just get a manzanita branch from your local florist and paint it metallic silver and then string strands of crystals in either glass or made of acrylic from websites like Cristalier.
Here's a soft and romantic take on the traditional escort cards, also found in Brides Magazine.
I can't remember where I found this cake, but it's so fitting and classic, and not too cheesy when it comes to the winter wonderland theme, plus it has a little added bling that can be worn as a brooch after the wedding or passed down as an heirloom to be someone's "something borrowed" at their wedding one day.
Chameleon Chairs give a sleek and seemless addition to the decor and the design above is by none other than Tres Fabu Events.
And this amazing winter wonderland wedding was put together by MixMingleGlow and photographed by the amazing hubby and wife team of Becker and Jessica Claire.
Here's a pic of the same wedding at the quite amazing reception. And, as an added touch, they had an ice sculpture bar and put a plexiglass dance floor over the pool. WOW!!!

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