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Photo credit: Alea Lovely


Whether it’s the appeal of the decor or the freedom in friends’ and family’s schedules, it is no longer considered taboo to avoid the colder months of the year.

Many brides enjoy the freedom of the winter palette: rich evergreens, bold reds, shimmering golds, cool blues, and crisp whites all make a statement during the season.¬†Woodsy themes come alive with exposed bark on centerpieces, pine cones, holly, and trimmings. And there’s something comforting about rushing in from the cold to the warmth of a fireplace and a room full of candlelight – and the people you care about most!

The winter months are an ideal time for everyone’s schedules with the holidays past and limited opportunity to enjoy being outdoors. Receptions come alive with friends and family excited to reconnect and enjoy a festive atmosphere. There’s no need to stress about which date to pick in order to accommodate varying schedules. Oh! and we can’t neglect to mention it’s the perfect time of year to plan your honeymoon. Whether you’re a snow bunny or a beach goer, it’s the ideal time to travel.

For those with an eye for a good deal, a number of venues and vendors will happily offer discounts!

Go to: to see my favorite winter wedding ideas. You’ll love the tablescapes! And wouldn’t it be fun to wear a cape or some faux fur?!