Sun Valley Winter Wedding images by Hillary Maybery via Style Me Pretty
I like to divide the world up into two types of people. Winter people and summer people. I'm a winter gal. I like it cold, not warm; windy, not still; and snowy, not rainy. By way of example: The other week while on a Google hang out with Megan and Lauren, I turned my laptop around to show them the crazy snow storm outside my window. I was all bundled up in a beanie and cozy fleece. Megan and Lauren laughed. They are summer people; live in Florida; and, as I recall, they were in short sleeves.
So, today's post is dedicated to all you winter brides, who want to show your guests just how a delightful winter wedding can be!
1. Twinkle Lights!
Image by Cory Ryan Photography | Image by Lark Photography both via Style Me Pretty
I love twinkle lights year round. Hubs is totally chagrinned each year as I insist we put the Christmas tree up after Thanksgiving and leave it up until Valentines day. It's not the Christmas-y feeling I love so much as those cozy twinkle lights!
2. Gingerbread Houses
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Whether it's your centerpiece at your dessert bar (which, by the way, a huge cookie bar is festive this time of year) or your one of those crazy DIY gals who urns to bake, gingerbread houses are the perfect treat for a holiday-inspired winter wedding. FYI: If you fall into the DIY catagory, World Market sells a side of the cup cookie cutter or you can find DIY Gingerbread House instructions here :-)
3. Ornament + Tree Centerpieces
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To keep your tree centerpieces fresh weddding-y rather than Christmas-y, opt for a fun color or go rustic and monochromatic.
4. Non Slip Socks Instead of Flip Flops
DIY Instructions Here
The summer mountain girls have pass out flip flops for tired wedding feet, but what do winter brides do? Pass our non-slip socks. The best part: this is an easy DIY project.!
5. Cozy Blankets
Image from The Mill Photo Studio via BZ Events
This is a staple for any mountain wedding, especially in the Rockies and Far West, where nights are always cool.
6. Metallic Details
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You can pretty much spray paint anything gold or silver and have it look festive: wreaths, pinecones, pomegranates, apples, forest creature figurines, pine boughs, anything. Or you can group metallic ornaments together for a festive, but not too Christmas-y look
7. Hot Toddies
Image from Mountainside Bride
Whether it's hot-buttered rum, mulled wine, or the classic Snow Bunny, made with hot cocoa, your guests will appreciate a warm toddy on a chilly winter's evening.
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