First . . . something to get you in the mood (make sure your speakers are on).
Ice is nice, especially while the temperatures are climbing. Kind of like a "Christmas in July".
What a beautiful and joyous time of year to plan your wedding day.
Let the simplicity take over your theme with eye catching branches of white, candles, crystals, pearls, and lighting to set the stage for a magical winter wonderland for you and your guest.
Begin the introduction of your day with these beautiful invitations of “Winter Wonderland” from Douchelle Custom Creations http://www.dochelle.com/winterwonderlandlarge.htm
that include: Invitation Card, Reception card, RSVP Card, RSVP Envelope, Silver Midori Ribbon, Swarovski Crystal Snowflake, Snow Textured Overlay Fabric, and a Presentation Box.
I absolutely fell in love with these gowns from Oscar De La Renta http://www.weddingdresstrends2012.com/45/oscar-de-la-renta-wedding-dresses-fall-2011-collection.html#more-45
with either being for the bride, the maid of honor or the bridesmaids. With the beautiful silk faille strapless gown with embroidered white carnations and accents of silver bullion.
These gowns could beautifully be accessorized with a faux fur wrap like the Mariell Faux Fox Fur Stole from http://www.bonanza.com/booths/Malinda/items/MARIELL_IVORY_FAUX_FOX_FUR_STOLE_FORMAL_BRIDAL
to match beautifully with the silk faille bodice dress with an ivory swansdown skirt.
Pair these gowns with the amazing shoes from Grazia http://www.graziashoes.com/default2.asp
“Valentine” is a luxuries silk satin peep toe pump with an amazing rhinestone brooch at the top of the toe or the beautiful lace pump Parisienne from Augusta Jones http://augustajones.com/shoes.htm
Top off your look with this beautiful birdcage veiling hat with Swarovski crystals and feather accents from Lady Slipper Bridal http://www.ecrater.co.uk/p/9359145/russian-bridal-bird-cage-veiling
or this beautiful Double rose Veil (top middle in inspiration board) from Alice Hart couture millinery at http://www.alicehart.com/index.html
For an everlasting heirloom bouquet from Sol Bijou http://www.artfire.com/users/solbijou
that is made with total attention to detail and quality. A combination of rhinestones pearls, repurposed brooches, Czech Pearls in cream and white, silver findings, jewels, and their popular handmade satin and organza flowers in various shapes and sizes will have your wedding bouquet being a rare, one of a kind piece of artwork. The under-side of the bouquet is in layers of organza and tulle in white and cream and the stems are partially wrapped with a layer satin ribbon in cream, and a final layer of a gorgeous detailed silver lace.
Continue to carry that winter sparkle all the way through your decor scheme, right to your wedding cake. A little “bling” for the wedding cake proves to be the perfect accessory. With choices from edible shimmer applied to fondant, edible shimmer luster, or sugared butter cream frosting; no matter your preferences, this will be a beautiful display.
As long as we’re talking about “ice”, how about some extraordinary “ice” from Phillip Press Master Platinumsmiths http://www.philippress.com/
? Renowned for their exceptional platinum jewelry designs and expertise. Their exquisite Platinum Masterpieces are truly works of art that exemplify fine craftsmanship and the utmost quality. Philip Press and their master craftsmen design and make each piece by hand, using their own high-grade proprietary 950 platinum alloy and the finest gemstones. They also custom-makes platinum pieces and redesigns old engagement ring settings. Of course, you may want this prior to planning your dream winter wonderland for this might be more than enough to “ice the cake”.
For your reception, your choices are truly limitless being the colder time of year. Endear your guest to warm drinks, soups, and lush desserts to create a feeling of warmth. Send your guests home with these adorable penguins or mice from L.A. Burdick Chocolates http://www.burdickchocolate.com/
. I love how you are able to customize your mice tail colors, box and ribbon colors and even the ribbon imprinting is offered. And from experience, I will guarantee, your guests will be wanting more of this delicious wedding favor!
Keep in mind as in the summertime, the weather can be unpredictable. Plan ahead and make sure your guest are safe once they arrive with shoveled and salted paths, a coat check, and even possible valet parking or an escort (with an umbrella) if it’s snowing to protect them from the elements. Also keep in mind that if you have guests traveling some distance, they may appreciate an overnight stay near or at your venue. Plan ahead with your guests and your accommodations in order to house them.
Winter can be a wonderful time of year, and although it may be a little busier with the holiday season, with given advance and proper planning, you will be creating another special holiday.