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'Tis the season to celebrate beautiful winter wonderland weddings! So this week we spoke with Vrej Sarkissian, CEO of Anoush Catering and L.A. Banquets, who gave us 4 great ideas on how to create a shimmering wonderland on your big day, from snowflake centerpieces to cozy favors.
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#1: Look outside for decoration inspiration
Embrace the outdoor elements of this season by incorporating its textures and colors into your décor. Ponder icy blues and silvers. Fill vases with red berries and a white candle. Consider a non-floral bouquet and think about pinecones with pearls, brooches and beads. Icicles and frost will add an instant touch of twinkle. Wrap branches and birch trees with white lights. The possibilities are endless when you let nature guide your vision.
#2: Mix up your cuisine & cocktails
Stir some warmth into your food and drink menu. Instead of the typical coffee spread, opt for a hot cocoa bar (bonus points for heart-shaped marshmallows and Baileys). Experiment with eggnog or cinnamon cocktails. Serve cider doughnuts or melt some S’mores for a toasty delicious dessert.
#3: Hand out cozy wedding favors
When it comes to wedding favors, you want your guests to know that you appreciate their presence. It’s a small way to show your gratitude. So forgo the typical wedding favors and choose gifts that they can bundle up with in between dinner and dancing. Crocheted blankets and hand-knit scarves are great takeaways and will definitely leave everyone smiling.
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#4: Incorporate winter attire
Winter is a great excuse to bring out some of your favorite heavier articles of clothing. Keep the bridal party heated up with festive capes or stoles. Pull on boots or gloves for those chilly outdoor photos. Don’t be afraid of thick jackets. And dark bold color choices for bridesmaid dresses will create a beautiful juxtaposition against the white bridal dress or snowy background.
So rather than shy away from the cold blustery chill that most people associate with winter, embrace the natural beauty that comes with the season, throw on a pashmina and plan a wondrous wintery wedding!