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Top 5 Winter Wedding Themes

One: A Winter wonderland

A beautiful winter wedding in Rochester, New York by Alexandra Elise Photography, held at The Wintergarden by Monroe's. Planned by Arobesque Design Studio.

Photo Credit: Alexandria Elise Fine Art Photography

A classic for winter weddings for sure with icy blues, prim whites and every shade of grey. Winter wonderland weddings can be full of fantasy and magic and pretty easily accomplished with a simple color scheme, barren branches, and anything that shimmers! That may be over simplifying it, but it does tend to be the bread and butter of any winter wonderland wedding.

Two: Light and Airy Winter Wedding

white wedding bouquet  for a winter wedding

Photo Credit: Tauri Baum Photography

Winter weddings bring with it the brisk air, cool colors, and a white blanket of change. Even if you don’t live where it snows, there is an undeniable sense that everything is just different. This theme is more of a feeling than anything. It is captured by using a pale and somewhat monochromatic wedding colors, modern accessories, and simple styling.

Three: Christmas

Christmas tree farm - photo by Alicia King Photography https://ruffledblog.com/christmas-tree-farm-wedding-inspiration-with-tradition

Photo Credit: ALICIA KING PHOTOGRAPHY

Not everyone celebrates the Christmas holiday and not everyone loves it, BUT for those that do, it can be the perfect touch of magic for your winter wedding. The nice thing about a Christmas theme wedding is that it really lets you play up to the idea of magic, wishes coming true, hope, giving…I could go on and on (SPOILER: I love Christmas).

One trick pony?

Plus, there are many different variations of what a Christmas wedding could look like ranging on focusing on the nativity to Christmas from different cultures to Rudolph the red nose reindeer. All of which can be done without being over done – giving you a classy, magically, pure joy filled kind of day.

Four: New Years for a Winter Wedding

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Photo Credit: See watermark.

Another holiday to use to bring some age old holiday magic to your wedding, New Years! This is great if you want glitz, glam, and a bit of a party-like atmosphere. And as the above picture shows, the New Years look doesn’t have to be cheap party hats and music makers (though we think those can be totally fun party favors!). What’s more is that you can only really have a new years themed wedding on or pretty dang close to New years.

Five: Cabin in the Woods

this is just SOOO amazing! Cabin rustic barn wedding pews wood ceremony

Photo Credit: Altura Studio

There is something warm about the sight of a log cabin, blanket by snow. It makes people think of snuggling by they fire, drinking hot chocolate, and reading their favorite book. It is the kind of image that just works well with the dream to grow old together, laughing with the grand kids running around. This makes it a perfect winter wedding theme (and venue!),

Wedding Collectibles GIVEAWAY!!

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Head on over to our Facebook Page, find this picture and enter into our most recent giveaway! We are giving away either our custom Mr. and Mrs. table sign or our “Together” Willow Tree cake topper to one lucky person.

Entering is easy and you don’t have to buy anything to win! Our goal is to celebrate our brides and grooms by giving them a chance to win something beautiful. We are hoping to share our shop with as many people as possible, and by joining us in doing so, you will get the chance to win!

Here is how to enter our wedding shop giveaway:

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Pros and Cons of a Naked Wedding Cake

Annie and Julius' stunning botanical inspired wedding by Sara and Rocky | www.onefabday.com

Naked cakes came into the wedding scene and has seemed to steal the show of wedding cakes. They are defiantly trendy and despite their nakedness there is a lot of room for creativity. BUT, are they “practically perfect in every way?” Not necessarily.

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How to Get Started on Your Wedding Vows

Volcano Elopement

“A Smokin’ Hot Elopement at a Volcanic Crater” : Green Wedding Shoes 10/27/2017

Writing your wedding vows can be intimidating. That is in part that writing itself can be hard as you try to put into words ideas that often do not yet have a language. Then you add in trying to express the love you have for someone you want to spend the rest of your life with and you have yourself a true writers block, stage fright, how on earth do I do this nightmare!

So let’s see if we can help!

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Managing Kids at your Wedding

small flowergirl drinking hershey's milk at a wedding ceremony

CUTEST KIDS AT WEDDINGS: Del Sol Photography

You love kids. You have kids. Your sister has six kids. Everyone has kids. You are totally cool with everyone bringing their kids to your wedding.

BUT

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Onyx Wedding Inspiration

Breaking free from being a black and white wedding, focusing on the gemstone, onyx, your wedding will not only feel classy, but have so much more meaning behind it!

Meanings and Connections to the Onyx Gemstone for your Onyx Wedding

Onyx has a somewhat strange story behind it’s “mythical” creation: It is said that Cupid cut the fingernails from the goddess Venus while she slept, leaving the fingernail clippings in the sand. Then the fates turned them into stones. Now if your’re thinking of your grooms gross clippings left in the family room, don’t. This story shows how highly the stones were respected as coming from part of a goddess.  Another interesting little detail about Onyx is that if you dream about onyx, it is supposed to symbolize a happy life with your perfect match (aka happily ever after). It is also supposed to be a protection against dark forces and remove negativity out of your life.

The stories and meanings connected to Onyx may not be quickly seen as romantic, however starting a marriage without negativity and being each other’s perfect match in the presence of a goddess’s nail clippings (okay maybe not the nail clippings part) is pretty romantic!

Styling your Onyx Wedding

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All of this aside, Onyx ( not just black! Use the stone!) creates a great texture for your decor. In order to stay away from it just being black, it is a good idea to have elements of the raw stone in your decor. Also, playing with geometric shapes can create a modern and earthy vibe. Ultimately, it is the perfect look for any contemporary couple.

An Onyx Opportunity

black and white wedding dress with black over white tulle

If you want to be truly unique, be daring at try a black wedding dress! Black wedding dresses are not just for the girl who only wears black. It is as classy and beautiful as white – maybe just don’t pair it with black eye shadow and black lipstick! Take it further and find a Grecian goddess styled gown to connect with Onyx’s Venus roots!

How to Avoid the Overdone Wedding Trend

Avoiding the Overdone Wedding Trend

“9 Trends Wedding Planners Hate as Much as You Do” By Jessie Mooney 6/27/2017

Just like there are blogs -like ours- that share wedding ideas, hoping to inspire new brides to create and enjoy their dream wedding, there are also those that hate on every wedding trend that has every existed. Like every one. Sure, trends change. Some can be “overdone” and other’s end up not being functional and need to change.

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The Perfect Bridesmaid Gift

The Perfect Bridesmaid Gift

Bridesmaids do a lot for their bride, and sometimes even end up spending a lot of money. They are often responsible for planning and throwing bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and depending on their bride will pay for their own no-negotiations bridesmaid dress. Even though wedding planning is stressful, it is important to remember that a little thank you can go a long way in making your ladies feel appreciated. That’s where Wedding Collectibles comes in!

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7 Strange Wedding Traditions

Fun and somewhat strange wedding traditions

Weddings are full of tradition, but where do these traditions come from? Are they the same everywhere you go? Really, weddings look as different on one side of the world than the other as they do from one time period than another. This is important to keep in mind when you are planning your wedding. Following tradition is great, but there are so many different traditions out there, that if you wanted to pull a bit from each you would end up with a non-traditional traditional wedding!

Let’s take a look at some different and somewhat strange wedding traditions across the world and throughout history:

1) In parts of Africa the parents of the bride and groom bring fire from each of their hearths to light the hearth of the newlyweds. What a neat way to show a blessing on a marriage and the continuation of their families!

2) The tradition to have tiered cakes came from a game where a bride and groom tried to kiss over their cake (some tried to make it really challenging!) without knocking it over. This seems like a tradition that needs to be brought back!

3) Speaking of wedding cakes, they started way back when in ancient Rome when Romans would break a loaf of bread over the brides head to ensure fertility!

4) The month of June is a popular month for weddings. Heck there are even movies about it! But do you know why?  It all stemmed from the goddess Juno because she is the ruler over marriage, home, and childbirth!

5) In Denmark it was tradition for the bride and groom to cross dress as a way of confusing evil spirits. Quite a different image than the little girl one day dreaming of her wedding dress!

6) Unlike many western brides who work to shed weight to look their “best” on their wedding days, Mauritania brides are actually sent to “fat farms” to ensure that they have stomach rolls, stretch marks, and touching thighs. It is supposed to represent that their new husband is wealthy enough to keep her luxuriously fed.

7) In India, women who are born as Mangliks (something to do with the location of Mars and Saturn) are thought to be cursed. The curse would cause an early death for her husband. So, to break the curse she must first be married to a tree that is then cut down.

Which strange wedding traditions would you try and which do you find the most strange?

Have you Tried Attending a Big Fake Wedding?

What is the Big Fake Wedding event?

Big Fake Wedding Event - Seattle

Looking for a fun way to explore wedding vendors and get a taste of what you want your wedding to not only look like in pieces, but together as a whole? Try attending a Big Fake Wedding event! It is exactly what it sounds like – a fake wedding put together with real vendors. It is attended by brides and designed to connect you to exactly what it is that you want. Right from the horses mouth, The Big Fake Wedding is a “a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional vow renewal ceremony, light bites, and a dance-party reception”. Doesn’t that sound so fun?

Before attending the event, you can look at their inspiration board. This will help to get a feel of if it is a style you would be interested in. What’s more is tickets to attend the events are only $25. So, you don’t have to spend a lot to get connected to vendors your love!

Custom Wedding Cake Topper for your Big REAL Wedding!

Even if you prefer the ease of shopping online, attending an even like this is a great way to get a better idea of what it is you want. This is an especially good idea if you haven’t attended a lot of weddings. It can be a little scary to just order items for your wedding online, especially when you see online shopping fails turned into memes. Once you’ve seen in person what it is you like, it will be less overwhelming looking through cake toppers online.

The Big Fake Wedding

A great thing about these events is you can find them in most states. Click here to see a list of upcoming Big Fake Weddings near you.

Prefer shopping online? Let weddingcollectibles.com offer you the perfect wedding cake topper here!