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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Winter Wedding Cakes - Tips and Suggestions

Winter weddings might be gorgeous events. It is possible to make the most of the season along with the weather by tying in your decor and food to fit. Wintry decor is usually warm and lush, and involve wealthy fabrics and colors. You possibly can also aim for an approach that mimics the stark classiness of frost and snow, and go for colors and themes in silver, white, and crystal. One element of your wedding that may seem stunning when done up in wintery style is your wedding cake.

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There are several various selections for winter wedding cakes. Winter wedding cakes could be reflect the winter theme in term of flavor and decoration. It is possible to also add for the wintery really feel within the way that you simply serve your winter wedding cake. You can find a range of several approaches that you just can take to make certain that your wedding cake gives off that wintery sense.

Specific flavors of cake are frequently related to winter. Meringues and lemony textures and flavors are usually related to spring or summer. In contrast, dense case just like fruit cakes and mud cakes are perfectly suited to winter. A truffle cake flavored with liqueurs or abundant spirits just like port or brandy may be quite wintery in taste. Opt for abundant and heavy cakes should you want a wintery sense for your winter wedding cake.

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Winter wedding cakes may be dressed up to glimpse the part. If you're gone for a dense cake for instance a fruit or mud cake, it is possible to reflect that from the cake's decoration. Test decorating the cake in abundant and wintery tones. Fall tones just like oranges and browns can work nicely, as well. Alternatively, you are able to contrast the richness from the cake using a pale or silvery frosting inside the manner of a Christmas cake.

You possibly can also add a range of diverse decorations for your winter wedding cake to make sure that it reflects the theme along with the weather. Sprigs of particular plants, or winter flowers are a great choice for this. You may well also wish to add decorations that mimic icicles or snow. These can search stunning and elegant when added to a cake. Other selections consist of winter-themed bows and ribbons, too as other small decorative items which will reflect the theme.

Take into account the way that your cake will be served. Even one of the most wintery wedding cake may be improved when consideration is given to how it's served. For instance, serve your winter wedding cake on suitable crockery to give it a true winter experience. Test combining it with napkins which have been suited for the theme. You can use napkin rings which might be styled to suit the wintery tone of the cake, as well. You can even go an additional step and test to match your cake to an proper wine or drink. A wealthy fruit cake having a wealthy brandy or port could be a fantastic combination. Your guests will love the wealthy warmth with the two, and it will no doubt be a memorable cake.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Romantic and Magical Winter Vintage Wedding Ideas

Romantic and Magical Winter Vintage Wedding Ideas

Weddings in the winter are romantic and magical all rolled up into one special and memorable occasion. The majority of weddings at this time of year are held indoors because of the cold; however,
you can bring the winter indoors with these easy winter vintage wedding ideas.

Romantic and Magical Winter Vintage Wedding Ideas
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Vintage Wedding Gown
Vintage weddings are very romantic and the perfect opportunity to wear your grandmother's wedding gown in an event similar in style to the first time it was worn. If you are purchasing a gown, save money on a classic wedding dress by searching in consignment shops or online for a dress that is vintage in design. If you find a pre-owned dress that suits you, keep in mind that it may need to be cleaned or need minor repairs, so purchase in sufficient time to make the tailoring needed.

Romantic and Magical Winter Vintage Wedding Ideas
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Winter Colors
The perfect option for a winter wedding is white, however, with small additions of silver or blue you can add a bit of color and sparkle to the overall color scheme. The bridesmaids' dresses would be stunning in a silvery blue, and bouquets made from white roses with silver ribbon look elegant and romantic, providing a wintery effect.

Romantic and Magical Winter Vintage Wedding Ideas
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Vintage Invitations
Whether you order the invitations or make them yourself, they should have a classic vintage look. Paper that is cream-colored with ragged edges and antique printing looks gorgeous and will give your guests a hint about the theme of the wedding. Images such as a horse-drawn sleigh in the snow look great on a vintage wedding invitation.

Romantic and Magical Winter Vintage Wedding Ideas
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Winter Decorations
Small items such as glitter, snowflakes and silver-painted twigs go a long way when decorating for a winter vintage theme. Decorate the reception tables with white table linens, blue napkins and glittery snowflakes scattered on top of the table covers. Centerpieces made from white candles, silver-painted branches and white flowers provide an elegant, romantic and vintage effect. Provide mood lighting with small white lights throughout the venue, or have several white candles in various sizes on all of the tables, in candelabras or in decorative votive cups. Arrange to have ice sculptures on the food table and/or the cake table to add a romantic ambiance to the decorations.

Arrival and Departure
For a fantastic addition to the theme, arrive at the wedding in a horse-drawn carriage and leave as a couple in the same way. Should you prefer to be transported in a covered vehicle, ask to borrow a vintage car from family or friends. If you do not know anyone with a classic car, search online for local car rental companies that specialize in vintage vehicles. When renting the vehicle, many companies will also provide a driver for the day.

Mood Music
The music will provide a great deal of the effect during the reception, so choose a band that is known for playing music from the era you love most. When hiring a DJ to provide the music at your reception, make it clear to them what the theme of the wedding is and what type of music you want played throughout the day.

Romantic and Magical Winter Vintage Wedding Ideas
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Vintage Wedding Favors
The wedding favors are a great way to enhance your theme in the table decorations. There are several winter vintage wedding ideas that can be used as a perfect favor for the guests. For example, small silver picture frames, decorative gift boxes with a cupcake or cookies inside, or miniature silver birdcages that double as place seating cards all look fantastic on a winter wedding table.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Gorgeous Winter Bridesmaid Dresses

Choosing the perfect bridesmaid dresses for a wedding is never an easy task. In the winter months, there is the added challenge of finding dresses which are not only beautiful, but are also seasonal. These are some ideas on gorgeous winter bridesmaid dresses for your wedding.

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Rich fabrics like satin are ideal for the winter months. Satin has a wonderful weight, is luxurious, and is very festive - what more could one hope for in a winter bridesmaid dress? Deep colors such as aubergine (eggplant purple) are fabulous for the colder months, and purple happens to be a very popular bridesmaid dress color in general right now. A simple column dress in eggplant satin would be quite elegant for a formal winter wedding. Forgo the matching shoes and opt for neutral black or silver satin shoes to coordinate. Crystal bridesmaid jewelry with accents in deep purple will be the perfect finishing detail.

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While deep colors are always beautiful for winter, there is also something very special about light colors, as long as the fabric used is appropriate for the time of year. A sophisticated pewter color is a fantastic choice for a winter wedding in the afternoon or the evening. For a daytime wedding, opt for a knee length bridesmaid dress in a pewter silk charmeuse with a slight bubble hem. Crystal stiletto earrings would be a great choice for bridesmaid jewelry with this dress style. Add a black velvet ribbon at the waistline of the gown and black velvet flats for shoes. If the wedding is in the evening or is a more formal afternoon ceremony, full length pewter silk satin bridesmaid dresses in a chic one shoulder style would be amazing. Deep red flowers in the bridesmaid bouquets will contrast marvelously with the lighter pewter color of the dresses.

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For a very formal winter wedding around the holidays, consider dressing bridesmaids in classic silk taffeta ball skirts. The full skirts will look incredible as your attendants process down the aisle, while the lightness and movement of the taffeta will make the ball skirts easy to move in and comfortable to wear - not at all cumbersome. On the top, black velvet strapless or fitted spaghetti strap bodices would be gorgeous. It is important to have very fitted tops when the skirts are full to ensure that the overall look remains figure flattering to your bridesmaids. Bouquets of showy holiday blossoms like red amaryllis tied up with velvet ribbons would be stunning.

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Dramatic trumpet style wedding gowns are very popular for brides these days. If your bridal gown follows that line, look for a modified trumpet style bridesmaid dress. It should be floor length with a slender silhouette through the hips and a modest flare below the knees. Keep the figures of your bridesmaids in mind when looking at dresses with a slimmer cut. Details like ruching can help to hide figure flaws, as can a slightly more generous cut than the true fitted mermaid skirt. Matte fabrics such as taffeta tend to be more forgiving than very shiny materials like satin, and of course, deep hues such as navy or espresso are also more slimming. With such a glamorous style bridesmaid dress, equally fabulous accessories like crystal chandelier earrings are perfect for the bridesmaid jewelry.

Winter weddings tend to be more formal and elegant than summer ones, and there are many gorgeous options for bridesmaid dresses that suit the season. Choose rich fabrics, chic silhouettes, and beautiful colors to ensure that your bridesmaids look absolutely stunning.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Planning a Winter Wedding

So you are thinking about having your wedding during the winter? If you want a winter wedding, there a few things that you going to need to account for. With the right planning, winter weddings can be just as beautiful as spring weddings. In my opinion, they can be more so. However, with the wrong planning a winter wedding can be ten times more disastrous than the worst of springtime weddings. Your wedding could be a winter wonderland or if you are not careful, a winter wasteland.

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Advantages of a Winter Weddings
  • The Uniqueness of Winter Weddings - Everyone has spring weddings. It is very hard to find something that stands out above what others have already done. If you have been to more than two or three spring weddings than you know what I am talking about. However, with winter weddings, there is always something different. You are free to venture away from the usual wedding colors.
  • The Affordability of Winter Weddings - Your wedding budget can be stretched a great deal further during the winter. It is the off-season for most companies in the winter season. Prices are much higher during the spring because most people get married then. But during the winter months, times are leaner for the wedding industry and prices fall accordingly. Therefore, if you want something for your wedding, don't assume you can't afford it. Shop around a little. You just might find it on sale. Also, check with wholesale companies if you are having a large wedding. These companies sell in bulk and a few will sell to the public.
  • Venues are Easier to Book During the Winter ­- Finding the right venue during the spring or summer can be next to impossible. The best venues tend to fill up fast and sometimes are booked up for years into the future. However, they are much easier to book during the winter. The only drawback is that you aren't going to want a beach wedding on the Atlantic during the winter months. However, there are other places that are great for winter weddings such as ski resorts for example. Winter is also great for smaller weddings that can be held at home, church, or at a winter cabin.
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Disadvantages of Winter Weddings
  • Don't Freeze Your Guests - Please, whatever you do, DO NOT, have your guests lined up outside during the winter for any extended length of time. It is cruel and inhumane. This is not what you want your wedding to be remembered for. If you do, for many years to come people will be saying, "Oh yeah, that was the wedding where we almost froze to death."
  • People are Busy -During the holiday season, people are rushing around to get their shopping done. For some people on your guest list, this could be what makes them decide not to attend your wedding. If your wedding is a week before Christmas and I am behind on my shopping, I just might not come.
  • Travel - This is a big deal if your wedding is in a snowier part of the country or if many of your guests are. What if a winter storm comes through on the week of your wedding? These things do happen and are impossible to plan for.
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Finally, if your wedding is during the holiday season then you need to find out how your venue is going to be decorated. This can either be an advantage or a disadvantage. Holiday decorations can range from beautiful to tacky (tis the season of red and green). You are going to need to make sure the holiday decor doesn't clash with your wedding colors.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Tips For Choosing The Perfect Winter Wedding Cakes

The winter season has long been a time of celebration, and the wide availability of some truly magnificent winter wedding cakes means the winter time is also a wonderful time for wedding celebrations.
As more and more brides and grooms recognize the many advantages of the winter season for weddings, the demand for winter wedding cakes is only expected to grow.


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When To Start Shopping For Your Wedding Cakes
This high demand means that it is more important than ever before for brides and grooms to start shopping for the perfect winter wedding cakes as early as possible.
Weddings in all seasons take plenty of time to plan right, and it is important to start shopping for that perfect wedding cake as early as possible.

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Picking A Baker That Can Meet Your Needs
One of the reasons why it is so important to start shopping for those winter wedding cakes as early as possible is that it may take some time to find the perfect baker.

Not every baker in town will be able to handle the special demands of winter wedding cakes, so it is important to look for a baker who has plenty of experience creating wonderful wedding creations.

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Review The Portfolio Of the Baker You Want To Choose
When shopping for the perfect supplier of winter wedding cakes it is a good idea to look at the portfolio of past winter wedding cakes the baker has created.

Any good supplier of wedding cakes should be more than happy to show off his or her past creations, so be sure to ask for a look at this past work.

It is important to look carefully at the winter wedding cakes the baker has created in order to ensure that the cake he or she provides for the big day will be of the highest quality and have the best taste.

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Test Tasting To Ensure You Get A Good Product
Speaking of taste, testing the taste of those winter wedding cakes is one of the best parts of shopping for the perfect wedding cake. Be sure to sample lots of different winter wedding cakes, not only white cakes but chocolate, strawberry and other flavors as well.

Tasting all those winter wedding cakes can be hard work, but the results will be well worth the effort.

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Monday, February 3, 2014

Simple Winter Wedding Ideas

If you have any doubts about getting married in winter, let this collection of winter wedding ideas put your mind at ease.

Today, more so than ever before, engaged couples are planning winter nuptials realizing that this time of year can be just as beautiful to get married as the warmer, and more popular seasons.
But, if the only thing that comes to mind when thinking of a wedding during the winter months are newly fallen snow and the plain color white, you may be pleasantly surprised when you discover the incredible number of creative ways to prepare for a beautiful winter wedding celebration.

The Attire
The attire of the whole bridal party should be reflective of the season of the year for more than fashion purposes, but also in terms of practicality as you won't want everyone to be shivering while taking pictures or traveling to and from the reception site.


Consider a formal, black tie look for the men for a rather elegant look, while the women can be dressed in rich fabrics such as velvets, brocade, heavy silks, and satin.

The Colors
You definitely aren't limited to one or two certain colors, like red and green, for your winter wedding as there are plenty of color families that would be perfect to use during this particular time of year, which is especially true if your wedding theme has nothing to do with the holidays of either Christmas or Valentine's Day.


Consider palettes of metallic colors such as gold or silver and those that would be complementary to them, like shimmering blues. However, the most popular colors of all for winter weddings are rich, deep colors like burgundy, or hunter green, cranberry, navy and plum.

The Favors
There's certainly no shortage of ideas when it comes to fun and useful favors to give to guests attending a winter wedding.



Buy or make decorative tins or tiny containers filled with hot cocoa mix, or have small packets of beautifully wrapped cookies in the shapes of snowflakes or wedding bells, or give out packs of seeds for growing wintery flowers. Also, miniature snow globes are always a good choice for a winter wedding favor.

The Flowers



Choose blooms that are in season, such as poinsettia if you're looking for a bright dash of color, or roses, camellias, amaryllis, holly, and stephanotis. Add embellishments including tiny crystals, or instead of flowers, opt for "bouquets" made from tea lights or votive candles. Fake, glittery snow can be scattered by the flower girl along with white rose petals, real or faux.

The Menu



Serve a hearty fare of colorful, warm dishes such as stews, casseroles, and soups with beverages including egg nog, spicy cider, wine, and of course, an array of flavorful coffees. For the wedding cake, eschew the traditional white cake and opt for a rich, decadent chocolate filled with raspberry, strawberry, or cherry sauce and intricately decorated with snowflakes crafted from marzipan.

Also, an important thing to remember if you're having your wedding outdoors, such as inside of a gazebo or park with snow covered trees and winter blooms as your backdrop, is to plan ahead for inclement weather. While a lightly falling snow with reasonable temperatures during a relatively short ceremony is acceptable, a blizzard with wind chill temperatures below zero is certainly not.

In case of snow or weather that's simply too cold, have an alternate location lined up, and listed in detail on the invitation, so both you and your guests will have a comfortable and wonderful time.

Six Unique Winter Wedding Reception Centerpieces

Weddings are magical in all styles and themes, but winter weddings seem to bring the magical feeling up a few notches. There are hundreds of elements associated with winter ranging from snowflakes and glittery snow to thoughts of Christmas. When planning a wedding during this season, before making or purchasing winter wedding reception centerpieces, it is important to determine which atmosphere you are going for. The centerpieces are typically one of the first things noticed at the reception, so they will set the mood.

Winter Effects
For an overall white winter theme, have small white lights strung throughout the reception area or use several white candles to provide a warm glow. Scatter "snow" on the tables for a glittering effect and use colors such as red and white or blue and silver. If you prefer to have a Christmas effect use reds and greens, however, it is best to use these colors in combination with cream or white to break them up.



Poinsettias
Poinsettias are gorgeous centerpieces for Christmas weddings and they are available in other colors besides red. For a great centerpiece using a poinsettia, place it on a mirror with pine cones, holly leaves and small bells surrounding the potted plant. Snow globes look great when used with poinsettias and can be placed on either side of the flowers, or purchase miniature snow globes to give the guests as wedding favors and place one beside each place setting.



Gingerbread Houses
Using a gingerbread house for the centerpieces is a charming way to incorporate the wedding colors into the decorations. Use icing that is in the primary wedding colors to add snow to the roofs and outline the doors and windows. Place them in the center of the tables with lots of "snow" around the house. For wedding favors, make gingerbread men cookies, tie a ribbon in the wedding colors around the cookie and place at each place setting.



Presents
For a winter wedding with a Christmas theme, wrap large empty boxes with red, green or blue wrapping paper and tie with large white bows. Center the large box on the table and surround it with smaller wrapped boxes in white paper with a bow to match the wrapping on the large box. To include the wedding favors with the centerpieces, wrap the wedding favors in the smaller boxes and instruct the guests to take a present as they leave.



Pine Trees
Purchase a small pine tree for each table and decorate with miniature ornaments. The ornaments can be different on each tree or use small ball ornaments that are in the colors of the wedding. Center the tree on a "snow" covered mirror and place smaller snow covered pine trees around the larger one. Small pine trees can be found in most craft shops and would look great as the place seating markers. For a unique idea, hang small key chains on each of the pine trees used as centerpieces and instruct the guests to take an "ornament" as their wedding favor.



Candles
Winter wedding reception centerpieces made from candles provide a warm glow to the whole room. Candle centerpieces can be as simple as one large candle centered on a snow covered mirror. For elaborate table decorations, use silver candelabras with white candles and ribbon draping around the candelabra. An easy candle centerpiece can be created by placing groups of varying size white candles lengthwise on the tables or grouped together in the center with pinecones, snow, berries or grapevine wreathes.


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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Distinct Wedding Dresses for Different Seasons

Distinct Wedding Dresses for Different Seasons


A year is composed of the four seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. As the four seasons follow each other in rotation, it is highly necessary for brides-to-be to choose right and suitable bridal dresses accordingly to remain in the spotlight, while maintaining stylish, comfortable and beautiful. Below are several top tips for brides-to-be to pick and choose the most suitable wedding gowns in different seasons.

Spring Wedding Dresses

Distinct Wedding Dresses for Different Seasons

Distinct Wedding Dresses for Different Seasons

In spring, brides look warm, fresh and energetic. Although, the weather is starting to become warm in spring, brides may sometimes feel a little cold. Under the circumstance, it is good for brides to choose full sleeves wedding gowns made of mid-weight cotton or satin. If the wedding ceremony is held in the open air, brides had better wear shawls to keep out the wind and the cold. If the wedding ceremony is held indoors, brides can be free to select styles and fabrics of their bridal gowns according to their preferences.


Summer Wedding Dresses

Distinct Wedding Dresses for Different Seasons

Distinct Wedding Dresses for Different Seasons

In summer, brides look enthusiastic and sexy. As the temperature is very high in summer, it is better for brides to select summer wedding gowns, made of lightweight materials, like silk or crepe, to keep cool. Besides, for numerous stylish brides, who want to show their voluptuous figures, strapless or backless wedding gowns, made from light fabric, are their best choices. What is more, mini wedding dresses enjoy a great popularity among fashionable brides in summer and can also double as clutches for their wedding ceremonies.


Autumn Wedding Dresses

Distinct Wedding Dresses for Different Seasons

Distinct Wedding Dresses for Different Seasons

In autumn, brides look mature and graceful. Since, autumn is hot in the daytime and cold at night, it is suggested that brides should wear wedding dresses with medium length sleeves, made of lightweight satin and lace to remain cool during the day and wear shawls, made from plastic or gauze, at night to keep warm. In addition, if the brides feel cold the whole day in some areas, they can take bridal gowns with more coverage and lightly heavier fabrics into account.


Winter Wedding Dresses

Distinct Wedding Dresses for Different Seasons

Distinct Wedding Dresses for Different Seasons

In winter, brides feel pure, quiet and elegant. Considering the nippy weather, perhaps, it is much difficult for brides to choose suitable wedding cloth in winter. For one thing, brides should attach great importance to the defense against the bitter cold. For another thing, brides should also avoid being cumbersomely dressed. Marriage experts recommend bridal gowns with long sleeves, ornamented with laces and embroideries, to brides in winter to show their unique charms.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Romantic and Magical Winter Vintage Wedding Ideas

Weddings in the winter are romantic and magical all rolled up into one special and memorable occasion. The majority of weddings at this time of year are held indoors because of the cold; however, you can bring the winter indoors with these easy winter vintage wedding ideas.

Vintage Wedding Gown




Vintage weddings are very romantic and the perfect opportunity to wear your grandmother's wedding gown in an event similar in style to the first time it was worn. If you are purchasing a gown, save money on a classic wedding dress by searching in consignment shops or online for a dress that is vintage in design. If you find a pre-owned dress that suits you, keep in mind that it may need to be cleaned or need minor repairs, so purchase in sufficient time to make the tailoring needed.

Winter Colors



The perfect option for a winter wedding is white, however, with small additions of silver or blue you can add a bit of color and sparkle to the overall color scheme. The bridesmaids' dresses would be stunning in a silvery blue, and bouquets made from white roses with silver ribbon look elegant and romantic, providing a wintery effect.

Vintage Invitations



Whether you order the invitations or make them yourself, they should have a classic vintage look. Paper that is cream-colored with ragged edges and antique printing looks gorgeous and will give your guests a hint about the theme of the wedding. Images such as a horse-drawn sleigh in the snow look great on a vintage wedding invitation.

Winter Decorations



Small items such as glitter, snowflakes and silver-painted twigs go a long way when decorating for a winter vintage theme. Decorate the reception tables with white table linens, blue napkins and glittery snowflakes scattered on top of the table covers. Centerpieces made from white candles, silver-painted branches and white flowers provide an elegant, romantic and vintage effect. Provide mood lighting with small white lights throughout the venue, or have several white candles in various sizes on all of the tables, in candelabras or in decorative votive cups. Arrange to have ice sculptures on the food table and/or the cake table to add a romantic ambiance to the decorations.

Arrival and Departure
For a fantastic addition to the theme, arrive at the wedding in a horse-drawn carriage and leave as a couple in the same way. Should you prefer to be transported in a covered vehicle, ask to borrow a vintage car from family or friends. If you do not know anyone with a classic car, search online for local car rental companies that specialize in vintage vehicles. When renting the vehicle, many companies will also provide a driver for the day.

Mood Music
The music will provide a great deal of the effect during the reception, so choose a band that is known for playing music from the era you love most. When hiring a DJ to provide the music at your reception, make it clear to them what the theme of the wedding is and what type of music you want played throughout the day.

Vintage Wedding Favors



The wedding favors are a great way to enhance your theme in the table decorations. There are several winter vintage wedding ideas that can be used as a perfect favor for the guests. For example, small silver picture frames, decorative gift boxes with a cupcake or cookies inside, or miniature silver birdcages that double as place seating cards all look fantastic on a winter wedding table.


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