Capitol Inspiration: The Ultimate Winter Wedding Inspiration Guide – Part 2

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  • December 15, 2011

We are back with Part 2 of the Capitol Romance Ultimate Winter Wedding Inspiration Guide [here Part 1 of the Winter Winter Inspiration Guide ~ Style ]!

Capitol Romance’s Ultimate Winter Wedding Inspiration Guide ~ Part 2

On Tuesday, we focused on style for your winter wedding, color palettes and attire. For Part 2, we are going to focus on designcenterpieces, favors, and all those extra’s that help make your wedding extra special and 100% you!

Winter Wedding Design

Overall Design: For the overall design of a winter wedding I think you should focus on the weather that makes people think of the season! Snowflakes, pine cones, glitter, and more should be included in a true winter wedding [by true, I mean one that wants to embrace the time of year in the wedding design]. Though most might not want to focus on a certain holiday, things like snow and rustic elements, ie. branches, are a perfect elements to include in a winter wedding.

[via Teacup Wedding]

[via Terra Dawn Photography]

[via Intimate Weddings]

[via Martha Stewart]

Centerpieces: A winter wedding [in the Northeast anyway!] allows you to really buck the flower tradition – since you’d have to go outside the local area to get flowers for that time of year. So, I say – go the flowerless route, and use flowerless options for your centerpieces. Think, wine bottles, Christmas ornaments, wreaths, candles and more!

[easy DIY wine bottle centerpieces are perfect for a winter wedding centerpiece, plus the tutorial is here on Cleverly Inspired]

[Mike & Megan went rustic for their Winter Wedding, including mismatched winter centerpieces!]

For more winter wedding centerpieces, check out Pizzazzerie’s Top 5 Winter Wedding Centerpieces post and for more DIY winter wedding decor ideas, check this amazing shoot over on Teacup Wedding.

Customized Drinks: Another fun way to incorporate the colder weather of a winter wedding is with a customized drink. Our favorite DIY bride & wedding photographer, Abby Grace, shared her DIY Hot Chocolate Bar here a few months ago. It is too good not to share again.

[Abby's DIY Hot Chocolate Bar via Terra Dawn Photography]

Candy Cane Mocha Cocktails? Uh yes please.

[via Bayside Bride]

Bouquets:Bouquets for winter weddings can be fun, because you really have some room to be creative. If you opt for the floral bouquet – be on the lookout for some beautiful red flowers [like we mentioned in Part 1, vintagey red is a great winter wedding color]. Or if not the red, add some pine cones to your bouquet OR go flowerless and use Christmas ornaments or paper flowers!

[via You Did It Didn't You]

[via Blink Photography]

[via The Full Bouquet Blog]

[via Live It Out Photo]

Favors: If you don’t want to serve hot chocolate at your wedding – hot chocolate would make for a great winter wedding favor.  And if hot chocolate isn’t your thing – another warm beverage [coffee] would make for a great favor too! More winter wedding favors below. For a bunch more DIY Winter Wedding favors, hop over here to Bowties & Bliss.

[via Ruffled blog]

[via Miss Alyssa's blog]

[via Live It Out Photo]

Real Winter Weddings: In case you still want more, I figured linking to some full features of real winter weddings would be helpful too! Otherwise, I hope you found Part 2, Design of the Capitol Romance Ultimate Guide to Winter Wedding Inspiration a help!

Allison & Jon’s Frosty wedding … over on Frosty Weddings

Megan & Mike’s Rustic, Winter wedding at Wolftrap

Amanda & Jeff’s Alexandria, VA Winter Wedding

Abby & Matt’s Classy DIY Winter Wedding

Matt & Melissa’s Snowy Winter Wedding … over on Landlocked Bride

Got a favorite real winter wedding or winter wedding element to share!? Send it our way and we would love to add it to the guide :)

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