Christmas Wedding Inspiration December 22 2016
The wedding bells are ringalinging this Christmas.
Red and white always make a striking combination, Christmas-inspired weddings are proof of this. There are so many wonderful ways to add hints of Christmas to your wedding depending on the type of wedding you'd like to have (rustic, full-on glamor, metallic sparkle).
Credits: Flower Girls: Photography by Annabella Charles via Southern Weddings; Red and Gray Table Setting Images: Photography by Jesse James via Wedding Obsession; Bouttenier: Photography by Tpoz Photography via United With Love
Adding a bit of winter flair to your theme is a great idea too. Winter themed weddings are full of warmth and comfort and the intimacy of a winter wedding creates a lovely romantic feel. Plus, the photography is out of this world! I've always loved the way the winter wedding images look with snowflakes falling and the wind catching on the wedding dress. Granted, I'm sure it's super chilly while taking the images but it's worth the effort as the images are spectacular.
And it's not just the images that are unique at this time of the year. This is the time where decorations of just about any kind and color are available in abundance in stores, making table decorations and venue decor something unique to most other times of the year (that is if you choose to add Christmas decor to your wedding itself.)
It was hard to decide on a specific Christmas-themed color palette as there is really no single color combination that makes a Christmas wedding. Eventually, I decided on the gorgeous red and white combination. I love the idea of using arctic white with a deep red as seen in the flower girls' dresses above. Not only does it look gorgeous, it's unbelievably striking.
Not sure how to add red to your wedding? Adding a deep red bow or lining to your wedding dress can be a great way of pulling the Christmas theme through in your dress as well. Other ways to add a splash of red to your wedding attire is to have the soles of your shoes lined with a deep red material. You could also opt for ruby or garnet jewelry with silver finishes. How about using red poinsettias in your bouquet? They have the most beautiful shade of red and are synonymous with Christmas already.
One of the other reasons I chose to go with a white and red Christmas color combination is because it's perfect for the addition of silver. Silver decor pieces and embellishments can give the wedding theme a whole new look and feel. Silver decor pieces are also always easy to find this time of year, making your job a little easier and a little less stressful. However, as always, it's still a great idea to plan ahead. Many weddings aren't planned more than a year in advance but if you're aware that you'll be hosting a Christmas themed wedding this far in advance, take some time to look for the post-Christmas sales for those perfect decor pieces at MUCH lower prices.
Adding quality rhinestone embellishments to items like your wedding invitations, floral arrangements, bouquets, tableware, and even wedding attire is also a great way of icorporating a metallic element into your wedding. I love the silver diamante snowflake flat back for winter and christmas events. The flat backs are super easy to add to a variety of projects and can often be re-used for other winter crafts if the embellishment is easy to remove from the current craft. Take a look at our winter blue look book style to see how we used this embellishment in our projects. These embellishments are larger snowflakes and look amazing when paired with the small and medium sized snowflakes as Miss Plan It did in her christmas snowflake centerpiece tutorial.
Why not try one of these for your Christmas wedding?
I've bookmarked a whole range of stunning Christmas wedding pics to get excited about in Pinterest. Join me there and take a look at the awesome inspiration.
Take a look at our Christmas Wedding board