Winter Wedding: Reception (2 of 2)

You can complete the look of your seasonal wedding ceremony with a wintery reception filled with seasonal greenery and candlelight that creates a warm and chic look to your big day. A winter wedding can be a magical setting for you and your spouse to celebrate your special day!

Give a romantic, cozy atmosphere with candles, blankets, and a hot chocolate bar that is sure to warm your guests’ hearts. And these cakes are absolutely gorgeous and will be sure to make a statement at your wedding! If you’re dreaming of a winter wedding, take a look at these photos for inspiration!



Winter Wedding: Ceremony (1 of 2)

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!


Fall Color Schemes: Dusty Blue and Burgundy

Fall Color Schemes: Dusty Blue and Burgundy

Picking out a color scheme can be difficult, but these fall colors completely caught our eye! With jewel-tones and deep, rich colors being popular fall wedding choices, we thought that this pairing was absolutely stunning!

With burgundy being such a rich, outstanding color for fall, it can pair with a number of colors. The dusty blue gives a soft, feminine side next to the bold, romantic burgundy. By adding pops of blue in burgundy bouquets, or having the perfect shade of blue table linens you can create the perfect palette for your fall wedding!

























Winter Wedding

While winter isn’t the most popular time to get married, the holiday season is one of the most beautiful and romantic times of the year. Winter weddings are becoming more and more heard of, but still are not seen as often as during the other seasons, so why not take a chance and step out of the crowd. Below are some ideas for the perfect winter wedding, everything from invitations to the favors taken home at the end of the night, that will have your guests hoping they will get to attend another warm and cozy winter wedding.

Let your guests know how excited you are for your big day with these festive wedding invitations.




Combining white and dark red or purple flowers provide the perfect contrast to incorporate into your wedding, or you can go the unconventional route and create a unique bouquet of pine cones and baby’s breath.









Adding candles and lights to your centerpieces will give a cozy and romantic feel to your wedding.









Everyone loves cake! These ideas are absolutely gorgeous while still looking delicious.



You can’t have a winter wedding without everybody’s favorite warm treat, hot chocolate. As for a signature drink, cranberry sangria and mulled wine are popular among guests.









Send your guest’s home with something that they will actually love and use. Smores and coffee beans are always good options, but what about an evergreen? This fun idea will have guests remembering your big day long after it is over.












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Perfect Bridesmaids Dresses for Your Outdoor Wedding

As the weather really starts to warm up and more of the season’s weddings move outdoors, we’ve turned our attention to the best trends in bridesmaids outfits for warm-weather celebrations.  

These mix and match sundresses are a wonderful way to allow each of your bridesmaids to choose a dress they love.  The variation on the theme of your colors keeps things looking cohesive—with shades across the spectrum, very different textures, and even some fun pattern, each bridesmaid gets to look uniquely themselves and a part of your wedding theme and colors.  And we love the wedges for more casual outdoor spring weddings!

DRESSIs your style a bit more glamorous? You don’t have to go super light and flowy to do an outdoor wedding—choose luxe fabrics and details in a lighter color, and have bridesmaids opt for relaxed hairstyles.  This way, you don’t have to sacrifice any of the glam because of the heat.  And how sweet are the parasols?

1 dressLight flowy fabric.  Super bold print.  Pretty maxi style dress.  These tropical bridesmaids dresses are so fun and so cool.  A really gutsy pattern like this is a great way to add some visual interest to your wedding party’s attire, while the style and fabric of these allows your bridesmaids to stay cool in the sun.  

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Fall Wedding Cocktails


The chilly fall weather is the perfect excuse to add a seasonal twist to your signature cocktails for your wedding. But, don’t think you need to save these just for your special day; they will delight your guests whether served at your shower, rehearsal dinner, or bachelor or bachelorette party. Shaken, stirred, or mulled, these fall drinks are sure to be a crowd-pleaser!

Cranberry Cosmopolitans

Take a seasonal spin on the classic Cosmopolitan by incorporating red and white cranberry juice.











  • 1 bottle (750 ml) vodka
  • 5 ounces Cointreau
  • 5 ounces red cranberry-juice cocktail
  • 5 ounces white cranberry-juice cocktail
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Fresh cranberries, for garnish


  • Pour all ingredients except cranberries into a large pitcher with ice; stir vigorously. Strain into glasses, discarding ice. Garnish with festive berries!

Mulled Wine

Is a guaranteed crowd-favorite, especially during the colder months! Plus, you can prepare it days in advance and reheat it when it’s time to celebrate. (Pre packaged mulled spices can also be purchased if you don’t want to make it from scratch)











  • 1 bottle red wine
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brandy
  • 1 large orange
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 4 star anise
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 6 allspice berries
  • 6 whole black peppercorns
  • 1 cinnamon stick, plus 4 for garnish (optional)

Holiday Mulled Wine

  • Switch out the orange for ½ cup cranberry juice and ½ cup whole cranberries


  • First, zest then juice the orange
  • With the flat side of a knife, press firmly on the cardamom pods to open them a bit. In a large pot combine zest, cardamom, cloves, allspice, star anise peppercorns, cinnamon, juice, wine, water, sugar, and brandy. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until sugar dissolves.
  • Once sugar has dissolved reduce heat to low; simmer for about 30 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve; serve immediately.


Fall Manhattan

 Give this classic cocktail a fall shake up by adding blood orange, apples and maple syrup.











  • 1 ½ ounces applejack
  • 1 ½ ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • A few dashes of orange bitters
  • 2 ounces Champagne
  • Blood orange rind for garnish


  • Combine applejack, whiskey, maple syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker; shake over ice. Strain into 6 ounce martini glass, top with champagne, garnish, and serve.




Fall Wedding Myths (2 of 2)

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.

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 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

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