- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
Here is an idea
Here is an idea
I really like the champagne color idea, I think that would go perfect with the wooden brown branches and the soft glow of the candles.
I even thought about hiding some Scentsy wax warmers in the reception area so when the guests walk in, they will get a wiff of the warm and cozy cinnamon and spice scent. I love christmas time scents, especially those cinnamon coated pine cones that stores put out during christmas!
I think it could be really beautiful if you added babys breath into the mix. It will give you the “snowy” feeling you mentioned… I’d either alternate the branches and baby’s breath bouquets as centerpieces (like the left picture) or maybe sprinkle the baby’s breath around (right pic) or maybe create a small wreath of it to sit around the base of the vase. One thing I really like about baby’s breath is that it seems to reflect the environment its in, so if you have lots of candle light it will look really warm and golden.
@cmoest: I’m having a winter wedding, but with it being in Southern California I was also against the icy/blue/silver/snowflake look since it just didn’t make sense for us. Instead, I’m having my Bridesmaids in Marine Blue long dresses and they’ll carry flowers in shades of ivory, blush and champagne. All our centerpieces will be ivory, blush and champagne with some pops of pale purple and those frosted blue-ish leaves. Then we’re decking the whole place out in candles to give it that warm, glowing look.
To add to the winter vibe, we chose a venue with two big fireplaces and we’re also having a big copper cappucino machine for the last two hours. We’ll offer things like chai lattes, cappucinos, mochas, hot cocoa, etc.
I hate to say it ladies but all the inspirations are leading back to the cold icy look!!! LOL!
Here’s a little DIY idea for hot chocolate favor. You can always “glamour” it up with ribbon if you are not into the rustic style.
you can go for a gilded look.. black magic roses with babys breath and the branches you like, gold dresses for the BMs with gold ties for the men. Ivory dress for yourself. some cystals, gold linens, and then a pop of greenery and pine cones. Kind of like snow white winter wonderland with a lux feel.
Oooh, I really like the idea of baby’s breath for the snowy look!
And OP, I think using scents is an absolutely brilliant idea.
What if you used the branches as pictured, and just lightly dusted them with snow, and then do the same with the pinecones. This would keep the warmer tones of the brown branches but add a little “winter” to it. I’m getting married on October 19th, and we have a Fall in Love theme. I have 2 centerpeices, One is short and wide (an arragement of candles), and the other is a tall brandch with hanging votive cups almost exactly like your picture. Maybe this is because I’m using it for my Fall wedding, but it just seems more fall than winter as is. I think a little faux snow will winter-it-up a bit… just my opinion.
What about doing an emerald and gold color scheme? Use lots of different textures, metallic, wood-grain, satin, velvet, sparkle, etc. Throw in some dark brown accents (pinecones, branches, etc) and you’ve got a lush, opulent look.
Or, for a rich, elegant look, go with crimson, cream, and black (again, look for rich and interesting textures to add warmth and depth)
Regardless of what colors you decide to use, make sure you use lots of candles! They will provide a romantic, cozy ambiance perfect for snuggling. Good luck!!
I like the snow idea.
I think im just going to have to go to hobby lobby and see what I can find lol. I just dont want to copy straight from the picture, I want to make it my own but I dont know how.
I thought about putting those little red velvet christmas bows that you can get during the christmas holidays on the branches or maybe getting clear christmas balls and putting something in them and hanging them on the branches.
What ever color I choose for the bridesmaids dresses, I want to incorporte that color into the centerpiece BUT the bad thing about that is im really leaning towards the bridesmaids dresses to be brown! *smacks head*
Bees, thank you so much for the ideas. It’s very appreciated.
@cmoest: Brown is actually not a bad color, it depends which shade. There is way more than chocolate brown ! I like bronze or ”antique brown” (which is almost pinkish – goes beaitufully with champagne and light pink colors), I lack vocabulary to describe other shades I have in mind in English, but if I were you I would definitely try it. What’s the worst that could happen ? If it doesn’t work it doesn’t work and that’s all, there will be plenty of other colors to play with. But the results could be great even if it is ”brown”. 🙂
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