Monday, December 19, 2011

Pink Poinsettia Inspiration for a Winter Wedding

Two posts back, we talked about an unexpected, dramatic take on winter florals. Well, I've still got holiday flowers on my mind! So I couldn't help thinking about the quintessential wintertime bloom (though, I understand they're actually leaves!), poinsettias!

The deep red variety that we all know and love may seem a bit overwhelming to use as wedding decor. But I know that poinsettias also come in a creamy white and a soft, dusty pink. So, I did a little searching and found this absolutely gorgeous wedding mood board on The Picky Pair, inspired by the lovely pink poinsettia.

The pairing with ivory and sparkly elements is just so sweet, sophisticated, and subtly holiday-like all at the same time. So all right, couples planning a December 2012 wedding, shall it be a pink poinsettia theme?!

In the meantime, here's wishing one and all a meaningful and memorable Christmas 2011!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Not Your Ordinary Wedding Cookies!

We all know and love the traditional iced sugar cookies made for weddings. Intricately decorated to mimic lace, ruffles, and ribbons, and embellished with edible pearls, glitter, and sparkly sprinkles, they are definitely a pretty sight!

But for truly artistic marvels that also happen to be wedding cookies, look what we found via Manolo for the Brides!

Created by the cookie designers at Better Batch Bakers, showstopping goodies like these can be customized to match any wedding theme or color scheme. Pretty spectacular, wouldn't you say?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Winter Florals Like You've Never Imagined!

Say "winter florals" and what do you envision? Probably pristine white blooms with sprigs of mistletoe, holly, berries, or pine nestled among them, and a sprinkling of frost over them all, right? That was my vision, too.

Well, was I in for a fabulous surprise! There is another rich, dramatic, and glamorous side to winter florals, as I discovered on Pocketful of Dreams, an amazing UK site just brimming with artful inspiration for today's bride. This particular post is entitled "The Night Garden {Winter Florals}." Need I say more?

Any brides up to this look for a dramatic winter wedding?

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Winter Wedding Cakes: Which is Your Style?

Huge apologies for the looooong absence! Those of you who also juggle life and blogging understand how the former definitely has a way of crowding out the latter!

So here we are, well into the pre-holiday season and the last-minute preparations for you December brides! I immediately thought of all the fabulous wedding cakes that will be out this winter, and what you might have chosen. So I did a little search for non-Christmasy cake creations that still capture the magic of this time of year. Love what I found!

Snowy pine cones atop a dreamy pale blue creation

A modern beauty trimmed in pearls and topped with a sculptured flower
Found via Weddingbells

A richly textured creation with a chic houndstooth pattern and fondant ornament
Found via Weddingbells

Which cake is your style? Sweet and romantic? Modern and edgy? Or classic and traditional?

Happy Holiday Wedding!