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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!),

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

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“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!

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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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!

Ruby Wedding Inspiration

Four Things to Consider for your Ruby Wedding

Ruby Wedding Idea Board

Center of Attention or Background?

Ruby, as a gemstone and as a wedding color, is most definitely the center of attention. This means that any other colors you have aside the Ruby should be chosen to enhance its beauty and meaning. Being bold should not mean you can’t play it up.  For example, you may choose it to be a pop of color – steal drawing attention – like in the bouquet of our inspiration collage. Or, it can be dramatically center stage like in the sequin bridesmaid dresses. Ruby has a warmth to it that undercuts the hardness or loudness that can sometime accompany red.  This means you really can have Ruby sequin dress with it looking romantic and luxurious and not Vegas show girl.

Meaningful Connections

As a gemstone, Rubies are known to evoke passion and romance. According to crystalvaults.com “ruby has always been associated with love, especially faithful passionate commitment and closeness” and were in fact once thought to be the perfect wedding stone.  Really, the only thing a young couple wants more than to live happily ever after is to live passionately ever after.

Food for thought: Have you ever heard of the joke tradition to put a marble in a jar every time.. eh hem…in your first year of marriage and to take a marble out every time *cough* in the years after and even 50 years later you’ll still not have emptied the jar? So, maybe using a Ruby as the center stone of your wedding and maybe even your wedding ring will prevent that from being you!

Wedding Themes Connected to Ruby

  • Royal
  • Love/ Sweethearts
  • Fantasy
  • Bohemian
  • Winery
  • Rustic
  • Harvest

Complementing Colors for your Ruby Wedding

  • Charcoal
  • Gold
  • Rose Gold
  • Cream
  • Blush
  • Emerald
  • Jewel Tones ( as in you use several different jewel tones as your color scheme)

Check Out our Emerald Wedding Inspiration Board Here.

A Fun Wedding Tradition to Break

The Wedding Dress: White or not to White

It is traditional in many cultures to wear a white wedding dress. Surprise! Okay, so that isn’t a big shocker. For the most part it has to do with representing purity or in some cultures, virginity.  Either way when someone says wedding dress, people think white.  Wedding dresses have grown in styles, but the traditional white is still the most dominant and breaking the trend of the white wedding dress is often the most statement making veer from tradition.  So if you run in a more traditional crowed – grandpa will have a heart attack if you walk down the aisle in a gorgeous ruby gown – be prepared for possible back lash. However, for those wanting a unique wedding dress, this can be one of the funnest wedding traditions to break

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Really this could be any bold color, but jeweled tones are one hundred percent on trend this year. A jewel toned wedding dress would be keeping with top trends, but also be a huge step out of tradition! The key to still keeping the bridal look will be in all the styling. Imagine this unique wedding dress with an emerald lace veil and a bouquet of all white flowers. Can you say show stopper?  Continue reading

Seven Wedding Superstitions

Unique Wedding Superstitions and Traditions

Dueling Piano Blog: Unique Wedding Traditions Around The World

Whether you believe in these wedding superstitions or not, it really can’t hurt to put as much of the good in your corner as a new couple. Plus, playing along with some of this traditions from cultures across the world can be kind of fun!

Wedding Superstitions and Traditions

  1. When it rains on your wedding day it is considered good luck for your marriage according to Hindu Traditions. So maybe scheduling that April showers wedding day isn’t such a bad idea?
  2. Swedish brides put a silver coin from her father and a gold coin from her mother in each shoe to make sure she’ll never be without the necessities.
  3. In Ancient Rome, people studied pig entrails to figure out the best time to get married. This one is a little gross and probably not okay to try at home. Maybe buy some bacon and study the bacon. Or just eat the bacon and enjoy a home filled with the smell of bacon why you pick your wedding date.
  4. Found a spider in your wedding dress? Bad luck? Not according to the English! In England, you should squeal with joy if you find a spider in your dress because it is considered good luck! Maybe don’t tell the groom this or you might end up with him planting a spider in your dress!
  5. Another interesting wedding tradition most people know of is the tradition to carry a bride across their threshold, but did you know that it is a superstitious act? In fact, it is done to protect her from the evil spirits lurking beneath.
  6. Have you ever taken a milk bath? Apparently Moroccan women the a milk bath to purify themselves before their wedding day. I’d be curious to find out if the men do anything for the same purpose.
  7. In Holland, a pine tree is planted outside the couple’s home to signify luck and fertility.