Whilst summer might remain the high season for marriages, more and more couples are choosing a date during the winter months for their special day. Summer might provide warmer weather and perhaps more choice when it comes to venue possibilities, but it can be surprisingly difficult to pin down a date in the summer – venues are often booked up for months ahead and, with many guests jetting off on their holidays during the summer, it can be incredibly difficult to find a day when your key guests can all be available. Aside from the busy Christmas period this season has less of these pitfalls to contend with and key costs such as the hiring of venues may be more affordable. Plus a wedding during the colder months gives you the perfect excuse to jet off somewhere tropical for some well deserved sun after your big day.
If you are already considering a wedding later on in the year and are thinking of themes and ideas to dress your big day, the colder months provide a feast of inspiration. Embrace your theme fully by drawing on the seasonal beauty of the natural world – dazzling white snow, seasonal foliage and berries shining with a frosty shimmer. While summer weddings tend to embrace fresh colours and the light of a summer’s day, winter weddings are all about creating a cosy, candle-lit ambience that creates a warm, mellow glow. Our Shimmering Snowflake range draws in this theme and is a good place to start thinking of the kind of accessories you might like to use to dress your venue. As the name suggests, we have combined a classic snowflake motif with just the right amount of shimmer and sparkle to create a range of accessories that works brilliantly for weddings. Pick and mix items to match your other decorative pieces to create a look that draws in the beauty of crisp winter days – we particularly love the pretty snowflake pails, ideal for filling with favours – white sugared almonds, perhaps, or some silver and white ‘Just Married’ rock sweets – and perfect for placing at each table setting. Why not consider adding the Shimmering Snowflake diamond napkin rings to introduce a real touch of glamour to your table settings.
Candles are a must have for a wedding later in the year, helping to boost the light on dark days and creating a flattering, warm glow that shows your room (and everyone in it!) in their best light. Decorate your tables with simple glass jam jars, embellished with twine and a small bouquet of seasonal berries – perhaps, or for something quick and easy you could use our snowflake-shaped candles in brilliant white. Combined with a sprinkling of silver confetti – your tables will look sophisticated and glamorous, providing a lovely accompaniment to stunning flower bouquets of white roses interspersed with classic seasonal foliage such as berries, spruce and pinecones. We love the idea of integrating a Christmassy glass bauble into your celebrations – they make an unusual and sophisticated alternative to standard place name cards. Take a look at our version in the Shimmering Snowflake range.
You may have to put a little more thought into a wintertime wedding and you may not be able to have an outdoor venue or marquee, but you can have just as much creative scope as when planning for a summer event. So if thinking about your wedding and haven’t considered a date later in the year, we hope we’ve inspired you a little with our ideas.
To see all the pieces in our Shimmering Snowflake range, visit our full site at www.neviti.com