Winter is knocking on our doors, and we cannot help but wondering, why is this season so different than every other?
Some people loath its chilliness, but others, who can see beyond the discomfort that lower temperatures can bring, see the fairy tale-like feel, winter can provide.
And that exactly is the reason why winter is so great time to start your own “Happily ever after”. There should not be any doubts when it comes to theme – rustic is the way to go. We will give you a few hints on how to do it right.
Choosing a wedding color palette can be a tricky thing. It should be coherent with the season, the venue, the theme, the atmosphere you are trying to achieve, and many other trinkets. There are many irresistible palettes. Some of the best choices for rustic winter wedding are berry tones plus blush pink (raspberries, cranberries and all those adorable fruity shades are nothing but photo-worthy), emerald green and grey tones (elegant, romantic and in its essence rustic palette, which will compliment the theme perfectly), ice blue and grayed jade (true cool winter shades), white, bronze and forest green, mint (great for vintage feel), wine, mauve and blush (ideal for rustic garden weddings), etc.
Choosing the Venue
Winter rustic wedding requires a special kind of venue. You will never achieve that worm and cozy feel with a luxury hotel. The best choice would be a repurposed barn. This means setting aside some extra money to take care of the chairs, tables, decorations and some kind of heating source. Another option is a mountain barn or a farm house (just make sure it is not difficult to drive to the location). You can also try to find some rustic restaurant, mountain resort or a hotel that is located in some village. That way, half of the work is done.
Being Stylish while Not Freezing
The billion dollar question when it comes to winter wedding is: “What to wear and not freeze?” Well, the key is in layering. Sure, it is important to keep warm, but you will want to bare your shoulders for some of the photographs, and inside the venue it will be warm enough. A wedding dress with full lace sleeves is the ideal choice for the bride. A stylish furry bolero is the go-to item for layering for the bride, bridesmaids and flower girls. Speaking of… Flower girls will look amazing in the similar outfit as the bride and perhaps even a fluffy furry hat instead of flower crown. The flower girl baskets should be rustic and wooden to compliment the theme. A tweed three piece suit is a must for the groom.
Small Details that Count
The best thing about rustic weddings is that you can make almost all of the decorations by yourself (or with family and friends), and they do not even have to look perfect, on the contrary. Birch canopy seems like the ideal place to say “I do” in. Use a wooden pallet sign as a guest book, photo display, cute quotes, a bar sign, wedding schedule, menu, etc. You can use old lanterns as centerpieces or even birches decorated with flowers. Pine cones are a great place card display and bridesmaids’ bouquets. Burlap is such a versatile thing to use at a rustic wedding. It can be used to make wedding invitations, ring pillow, aisle decoration, signs, table numbers, table coverings, chair decoration, etc. In the end, pack cute winter scarves as guest presents and serve hot cacao with them.
In the end, every wedding is made perfect by the people involved. Rustic is in a way the best choice, because you can involve a lot of people in designing and making the decorations together. The romance and emotions will make sure the fairy tale look works.