Today’s color palette was inspired by a little project I am currently working on with a fabulous local wedding photographer. I just love the glitzy, glam feel of the gold sequins paired with the stark white and the contrasting navy. It’s just perfection for a winter wedding!
Need more winter wedding ideas?
Check out these lovely winter wedding cakes, or get ideas for winter wedding favors here and here.
Gold Heels | Cake | Groom’s Suit | Invitation Suite | Mercury Glass Votive Holders | Bow Napkin
Have a wonderful Tuesday! Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving!?
Way back in November of 2010 I created a post called 10 DIY Winter Wedding Favors, which to this day is still one of my most popular posts and gets a decent amount of traffic. So I figured, now that it is *ahem* 4 years later, we are well overdue for a new roundup of wedding favors! This time the focus is unique favors that you might not see at every (or any) wedding you attend this winter.
I am all about favors that guests will genuinely enjoy and actually use, not kitschy ones that will end up in the trash. These winter wedding favors will certainly make an impact on your guests and will give them a wonderful keepsake from your wedding that they will be able to enjoy for months, or even years to come.
Read on to see some of the ways that you can really “wow” your wedding guests this winter!
1. Craft them a special gift that will leave them feeling cozy all winter long:
These tea cup candles are adorable and also super easy to make. I’ve made them as Christmas gifts before and they were a huge hit. Elizabeth Ann Designs has a great tutorial for these. I also think it would be super fun to collect all of the unique, vintage tea cups.
If you’re akin to sewing (or have a friend or family member who is willing to help), these DIY hand warmers are a super fun + creative way to say thank you to your guests. Check out the tutorial here.
2. Give them a tasty treat in a keepsake mug:
Whether it’s a hot chocolate kit in a mug adorned with a knitted coffee cozy, or a personalized mug filled with chocolates, your guests will surely appreciate this tasty gesture. These also double as fabulous escort or place cards.
3. Keep them warm all winter long:
Gloves in your wedding colors are a unique and affordable option — I’ve seen these on sale at Target for $1/each around the holidays! Or what about a custom monogrammed fleece blanket to show guests your appreciation? You really can’t go wrong with either.
4. Help them decorate for the holidays:
If your wedding is taking place around Christmas, I love the idea of giving personalized ornaments to your guests. You could either double them up as escort cards and have the guests names on them or attached with a tag, or use your own monogram or names to customize them.
For a more rustic wedding, you could send your guests home with their own tiny Christmas tree (aka sapling) to remember your wedding by. These birch etched snowflake ornaments are a fantastic option as well! See the full tutorial here.
Lastly, I am just in love with these charming little wreaths that could be displayed in your guest’s homes after the wedding. See the tutorial for the berry wreaths here and the greenery wreaths here.
If you’re planning a winter wedding, what favor are you planning to send your guests home with? I’d love to hear some other ideas!
Have a fantastic Thursday!
There is just something about an adorable, authentic couple and some killer scenery. I knew this engagement session was special from the minute I clicked on the first image, and as I kept clicking through I fell more and more in love with these sweet photos by Salt & Pine Photography. Khristy and Fletcher are just darling and clearly without-a-question SO head over heals for each other.
From their photographers: “Khristy and Fletcher are as authentic as they come. They own a sailboat docked at Lake Union, and our original plan was to take the sailboat for a spin for their engagement session. When that didn’t work out due to the sailboat needing repairs, we decided to take their rowboat out instead – the very one Fletcher had proposed to Khristy in. Photographing these two in their element on the water was a blast!”
For more gorgeous photos, be sure to check out Salt & Pine Photography, based out of Seattle.
Have a wonderful Tuesday!
One of the things I am looking forward to now that I have the blog going again is creating and sharing inspiration boards and color palettes based off of weddings that I am currently planning.
To start off, this cranberry + sea glass color palette is the vision of one of my lovely couples V & L who will be getting hitched this summer in Bandon, Oregon. Bandon is the cranberry capital of the world, so to go along with their beachy sea glass colors, they decided to add in pops of cranberry. Of course I had to grab the ring shot photo from the recent cranberry harvest engagement session I posted, it’s just too perfect!
I love these colors, I know they are definitely not your “traditional” color palette but I think they are so pretty and unique together. What do you think?
Sources: Reception tables // Cranberry ring shot //Bridesmaid dresses // Bridesmaids // Bouquet // Cranberry cake
Have a great Thursday!