Dreaming of a winter wonderland for your wedding? Summer may be the most popular time of year to get married, but winter is the most magical! With the right color choices and combinations you are sure to find something that is both fitting to the season and your personality, while still being eco-friendly.
1. WINTER WEDDING TRENDS: COLORS
Set the mood with the right winter hue with the perfect wedding dress. You can go for a traditional cold weather color, like a rich red or a complete white-out, or add an edge of navy blue, grey, gold or silver. Try incorporating vintage lace or using sustainable fabrics to keep your look eco-friendly and glamorous.
2. WINTER WEDDING TRENDS: MENU
When picking the menu for your winter wedding look for locally grown fruits, vegetables and meats. There are many options for organic food; however it will depend on your location as to what is offered. Also, incorporate that winter theme with organic hot chocolate or serve fair or shade-grown coffee and tea. Not sure what that means? These are coffees and teas that are grown in the shade which requires less chemicals and fertilizer than coffee grown in the sun.
3. WINTER WEDDING TRENDS: FAVORS
Create your own themed wedding favors like s'mores kits, cocoa ornaments or cookies in a jar. You can even create your own personalized ornaments to give to guests with recyclable steel and glass.
4. WINTER WEDDING TRENDS: VENUE/RECEPTION
Create a warm, indoor winter wonderland for your romantic celebration. If you're lucky enough to choose a venue with a fireplace, make the most of that by burning organic, local wood. Add snowflakes or other winter-themed place cards to the tables by using recycled paper. These décor additions provide a whimsical touch to the guest tables. For centerpieces try using organic soy floating candles with locally grown cranberries as your centerpieces. They will look vibrant with the glow of the candles, and it's a very cost-effective centerpiece that is easy to assemble. For the outdoors, creating DIY cranberry ice candles is a beautiful way to illuminate your wintry wedding night.
Photo Credit: Winter Wedding Venues
About the author:
GBG's CEO, Kate L. Harrison, has a JD in Environmental Law and a Master's from Yale in Environmental Policy. She planned her own green wedding in 2007 and wrote the best selling green wedding book The Green Bride Guide: How to Plan an Earth-Friendly Wedding on Any Budget. In 2009, she founded www.greenbrideguide.com to help couples use their weddings to promote social and environmental change while supporting the local green economy.