Thursday, November 6, 2008

Winter Wonderland

One of my favorite things about Michigan is the change of seasons... the first day in spring, the gorgeous lakes in the summer, crisp fall days, and of course, the romantic and beautiful winters.

More and more brides are moving away from the traditional June wedding, and holding their big day during fall and winter. What could be more romantic than a warm, candle-lit ceremony and a blanket of fresh white snow? Colors can be a variety of blues and whites or even creams and reds. Gold and purple is a fun, modern choice as well and can be an interesting twist to a winter wedding. Whatever you choose, there are so many amazing combinations that will make your winter wedding romantic and inviting. Not to mention prices can decrease during the winter months because vendors are eager to fill their weekends.

{Photo from Corbis}

A few of my favorite ideas to incorporate Michigan into your wedding: collect pinecones from your backyard and use as placecard holders or centerpieces, give jars of maple syrup or hot cocoa from a local store as your favors, or send out snowflake ornaments as your save the date cards the year before!

There are some downsides however. Michigan's weather is extremely unpredictable and if you have alot of alot of out-of-town guests, travel could be a nightmare if a blizzard hits. Although cold, the end of February is a wonderful choice for a winter wedding, as most snowstorms occur earlier in the season (but please, don't hold me to that!). I look forward to seeing some gorgeous winter weddings this year!

{Thank you Colleen Steves for sharing pictures of your beautiful Michigan wedding!}


Amy-Jo Tatum/Bride Chic said...

So glad you addressed this 'seasons' issue. The holidays are indeed a great time to plan weddings

Globetrottingbride said...

Gorgeous pics! Love the winter wonderland themes.