Winter is said to be the most romantic season of the year, so many couples choose to say their “I do’s” while there is a beautiful blanket of snow on the ground. From wintery greens to bold red florals, little details can create a big statement to create the perfect winter wedding.
Tweed suits and long-sleeved wedding dresses can add an element of romance and coziness to complement the theme of your big day and are great for taking those breathtaking photos out in the snow. We gathered a few of our favorite inspiration photos, so take a look for ideas for your winter ceremony!
Amanda and Andy had a weekend full of celebrating their big day! The couple started it off with a welcome reception the night before the wedding at The Reserve Ballroom in Neenah, WI. Guests enjoyed catering by Lombardino’s restaurant of Madison for the rehearsal dinner, which was followed by drinks and appetizers joined by out of town guests!
The beautiful couple were married at the groom’s family residence on the lake, and the couple was able to prepare for the big day in the home. As guests arrived on this beautiful day they were greeted by a cellist before they hopped aboard a trolley to take them down the road to the ceremony. Guests were then greeted with champagne and French horns which played throughout the ceremony, which was embellished with florals of Garden Laurels by Donna Sager out of the Madison area. Take a look at these photos from their unforgettable celebration!
Photography: Jenna Kutcher
Rehearsal Dinner Catering: Lombardino’s
Rehearsal Dinner Liquor: Club Liquor
Ceremony Rentals: Event Essentials (chairs) and Sperry Tents
Ceremony Musicians: Bruce Atwell (French Horns), Yulliya (Cello)
Reception Site: North Shore Golf Club
Florals: Garden Laurels by Donna Sager
Linens: BBJ Linens
Flatware: Event Essentials
Stationary: Socially Inked -Amber Abney
Fresh flowers bring life to every wedding! Take your wedding to the next level by creatively incorporating florals into your big day. Here are some more unique ideas to get you started!
Create a beautiful floral background to set the stage for your ceremony and/or to provide a fun photo opportunity for your guests! For a looser look, try stringing flowers to fishing line.
Floral Wedding Cakes:
If you’re looking to turn heads when it comes to your wedding cake, look no further! Using flowers is an easy way to make your cake stand out. With so many different floral options, this idea can easily be applied to match any wedding style.
Construct a floral arch to provide the perfect setting to say your “I Do’s.” Make sure to choose flowers that will hold their shape well and don’t lose their petals easily. Carnations are a great option!
We are so excited to have an inspiring new venue in the area. Nestled in the heart of downtown Stoughton, WI The Lageret is a vast, historical and industrial warehouse with enough room to host a separate ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.
The 18,000 sq. ft newly renovated tobacco warehouse is on our short list for popular venues this upcoming season. Using a warehouse as a wedding venue ties in the popular elements of a barn wedding with modern comforts and amenities. The venue has two floors of functioning space with enough room to comfortably fit 240 people.
Owner Jame Ramsden is no stranger to the wedding business. She has run Flora Designs by Jamae for over 17 years, and is excited to start this new venture! The venue has already been featured on websites such as Style Me pretty and the Knot, and Jamae assured us that the inquiries are flying in! For more information on hosting your wedding or event at The Lageret, please contact Jame Ramsden, owner, at 608.921.6400 or http://www.thelageret.com/warehouse/.
Proving these stubborn fall wedding myths wrong is the perfect way to show off your personal style, and to incorporate this amazing fall weather!
You must hold your Wedding Inside
If you think that you can’t have your dream outdoor wedding and fall date coexist, think again. By incorporating pashmina-style wraps as favors, fire pits, and strategically placed heat lamps you can hold your ceremony, cocktail hour, and maybe even reception outdoors. With the unpredictable fall weather, especially in Wisconsin, it would be smart to have an indoor option for your guests. Finally, suggest to bring jackets or wraps in your invitations or on your personalized website in case it ends up being unseasonably cold on your special day.
You must incorporate Pumpkins into your décor
Pumpkin can be a festive treat to add to your dessert table, but don’t feel the need to incorporate it into your décor. To express the fall season in a pumpkin free way, try incorporating fruits like pears, apples, figs and pomegranates instead. Another popular trend is incorporating leaves, grains, and wood elements that reflect the season in a more subtle way
Looking for unique and personalized flowers for your wedding or special event? That’s Flora Designs by Jamae! With over 15 years of floral design experience, owner Jamae Ramsden is ready to help you create beautiful arrangements that show off your personal style. Flora Designs is a full-service custom floral design studio, which only uses the highest quality flowers purchased locally and globally. With an impressive inventory of vases, containers, stands and a huppah, Jamae is able to create stunning designs that meet any of your events needs. “Floral design is something I’ve always wanted to do. I love to work with flowers and make special occasions beautiful with the art of floral design. I am very committed to each bride and special event host, and strive to give each event its own ‘wow’ factor. My lifelong love of flowers shows in every arrangement I create.”
Flora Designs is located in Stoughton, Wisconsin. Consultations are always complimentary and by appointment only. You can contact Jamae by filling out the event questionnaire form on her website, link here.
As the leaves change and temperatures drop, consider adding some of your favorite elements of fall to your upcoming wedding. Rustic wood decor combined with romantic lighting and fall-inspired colors will create a timeless, seasonal affair. Today, we’re focusing on integrating autumn into various aspects of your ceremony, but check back on Thursday for fall reception inspiration!
Inspired by the changing colors of autumn, incorporate deep jewel tones to create the perfect fall-inspired bouquet. Combine deep bordeaux, a rich magenta or burnt orange with pastels and leafy greens to create a seasonal and stand-out floral arrangement.
Rustic Aisle Adornments
Line your aisle with various sized lanterns to create romance and warmth in your ceremony space. For a more country feel, combine flowers and wood accents to create an outdoorsy yet chic aisle. Finally, if you’re hosting an outdoor ceremony, consider offering guests blankets for the duration of the ceremony. They’re cute yet practical during the unpredictable Wisconsin weather.
Check back on Thursday for more fall inspired decor and make sure you follow along on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with Cherry Blossom Events!
Photos via http://bridalmusings.com/2014/11/rustic-vineyard-wedding-packed-gorgeous-ideas/ & http://www.storymixmedia.com/weddingmix/blog/2013/11/wedding-inspiration-outdoor-wedding-ideas/ & http://www.popsugar.com/home/Wedding-Ceremony-Flower-Ideas-29832091#photo-29832126 & http://www.deerpearlflowers.com/36-fall-wedding-arch-ideas-for-rustic-wedding/ & http://www.stylemepretty.com/vault/image/2469381 & http://bridalmusings.com/2014/11/25-stunningly-gorgeous-fall-bouquets/ & http://www.deerpearlflowers.com/steal-worthy-fall-wedding-bouquets/