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    Five Very Different Winter Wedding Florals Ideas

    If you’re a winter bride, you know your florals depend on what is in season.  You aren’t likely to get peonies, but you do have some fabulous choices that really showcase what a winter wedding is all about.  Here are five of my favorite looks:

    {berries + branches}
    {cotton + wood}
     {pine + texture}
     {evergreen + citrus}

    {veggies: artichoke, thistle, ornamental cabbage + kale}
    {bouquets and photos by green wedding shoes}

    So what do you think?  If I were to have a winter wedding, I think I’m the veggie bride – I’ve always loved ornamental cabbage and kale as florals and that blue thistle is amazing.  But that cotton is also really cool, and I love pine and evergreen.  So torn!  Which is your winter floral style?

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    {DIY} Holiday + Winter Wedding Decor DIYs

    Tis the season to get crafy, and there are so many great holiday DIYs out there for either your home or holiday party, or you can totally incorporate them into a winter or Christmas wedding.  Here are a few of my favorites:

    {washi tape ornaments}
    {go to poppytalk for full DIY}

    I love ornaments.  I like to collect them and make them and add to my collection every year.  These washi tape ornaments are so easy, fun, and really pretty.  Hang them on your tree, give them as gifts, or use them in your wedding decor and give them as favors!

    {mason jar snow globes}
    {go here for a how-to and here for photo credit}
    I love the idea of using old mason or jelly jars to make a homemade snow globe.  It makes it even more fun that I’ve seen these sold at Anthropologie for like $30 each.  You can totally make your own, and make them more personal to you, and for way cheaper!  You could make one for each table if you wanted to incorporate them into your wedding.

    {recycled magazine glitter Christmas tree} 
    {go to Martha Stewart for full DIY}
    This one is so fun because you can recycle those old magazines you have lying around, and make fun glittery decor at the same time.  And all you really need are the magazines, and whatever spray paint and glitter (or just glitter spray paint) that you want to use!  SO EASY!  These could make really cool centerpieces with some pine trimmings and candles on your winter wedding tables too.
    {pinecone garland}
    {for full DIY instructions go to Design*Sponge}
    This one is the perfect mantle adornment for the holidays, and would also look fantastic as a natural “altar” for your ceremony or to hang on the front of a head table or dessert table at your winter wedding.
    {snow luminaries}
    What could be more elegant, or more simple, than these snow luminaries?  They are snow, a candle, and a jar.  And what is that snow, you ask?  Why, it is epsom salt!  Cheap and easy to find, and looks like glittery snow.  Make these for your porch and light before your holiday party or on Christmas Eve to welcome Santa (if you don’t have a chimney).  If incorporating into your winter wedding, you could literally use these everywhere.  And you really wouldn’t need much more than this to decorate with.  Line your ceremony aisle, put them all over in behind your “altar” area, and then transport them to your reception and put them on your tables.  
    If you like these holiday DIY’s, go follow me on Pinterest where I have a collection of over 50 ideas in my “ho ho ho” board!  But follow all my boards for lots of great wedding inspiration too.
    So, which is your favorite holiday DIY?  Do you have a favorite that didn’t make my list?  Tell me about it and maybe I’ll include it in my next list of faves, which is coming at you next week!
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    {Inspiration Board} O’ Christmas Tree

    {palette} bark brown, winter white, pine green
    {inspiration} a winter wedding inspired by the classic, simple Christmas tree.  Not the overly decorated, colored lights, big bulbs tree.  Just a pine tree, plain, simple, and chic.
    {great details} brown herringbone fabric adds texture and pattern around the bouquet, pinecone escort cards and bout tie the details together without overdoing it, and aisle decor of only bark and candles is fantastic and easy.
    {photo credits, clockwise} escort cards from Jamee Photography via Style Me Pretty, bout from Brion Hopkins via Southern Weddings Mag, cake from Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty, bride from Henry & Masci via Style Me Pretty, trees from Pottery Barn via the Perfect Palette, birch ceremony decor via Martha Stewart Weddings, bouquet via Martha Stewart Weddings
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    {Inspiration Board} All that Glitters is Gold

    I’ve had this board waiting in the wings for a little while, and I thought you might need a little sparkle on this Monday morning.  I love doing shades of gold in layered glittery textures for a holiday table, winter wedding, or a New Year’s fete.

    {palette} shades of glittery gold
    {inspiration} perfect for your New Year’s Eve or winter wedding.  Who wants their wedding to look like Christmas exploded all over it?  Unless you really REALLY love Christmas, probably no one. Want a chic way to make your holiday decor, table, or wedding gorgeous and unique?  Use lots and lots of layered glittery gold goodness.  Or do an all winter white palette with hints and touches of gold, like those glittery shoes or that gold sequin bolero.  When you use this warm color, you don’t need any others.  Although the gold pairs well with blush pink or mint green, or even a periwinkle or lavender, it is perfect all on its own!
    What do you think of this board?  Do you love glittery gold as much as I do?
    {sources, clockwise} cake, shoes, bolero, bouquet, table, gown, cake, necklaces, ballroom
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    {Real Wedding} Stacy & Andy: Winter Chic Cincinnati Wedding

    For all of you suffering from the soaring July temps, this winter wedding will give you some relief from the heat and some pretty inspiration to boot.  Happy Friday!

    I love the invitation suite, but those envelope liners…I DIE!

    The pattern on the program matches the envelope liners.  Again, I’m in love!

    Oh, the details!

    So stinking cute, I had to include it

    Phtographer: Sherri Barber via Two Bright Lights
    Caterer:  McHales Catering
    Floral Designer:  inspired floral design
    Reception Venue:  The Grand
    Dress Store:  Bridal & Formal, Inc.
    Ceremony Location:  St Thomas

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