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Berry Beautiful – Inspiration for a Winter Wedding with a dash of Red

If my glam Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration didn’t have you convinced or considering a Winter Wedding then I am hoping the fun ‘Berry Beautiful’ will!

Fun in the Snow - Red & White Winter Wedding InspirationFun in the Snow – Inspiration Shoot on Green Wedding Shoes, Red Bird – Twigs & Honey photograph by Elizabeth Messina, Strawberry Charlottes – Tartlette Blog, Hot Chocolate – Style Me PrettyLove Is – Tiny White Daisies

You see you don’t have to be a fan of the cold (after all, who is?) to have a Winter Wedding. Is there anything more romantic than cosying up with the one you love? Or having reception drinks around a roaring fire? And of course the best thing about a Winter Wedding? A shorter day means a longer evening – dancing the night away, from dusk, is sure to warm your whole wedding party! To warm this Winter Wedding Palette I have added a pop of berry red, with a hint of mocha!

Warming Winter Wedding Inspiration Board - with a splash of redBride & Sleigh – Green Wedding Shoes, Photobooth Sign – Style me Pretty, Rose Bouquet – Vintage Winter Wedding photoshoot on Style Me Pretty, Red Bridesmaids Dress – Modcloth, Table Setting –Red & Purple Winter Wedding ideas on Green Wedding Shoes, Ruby Ring – Style Me Pretty, Earrings – Style Me Pretty, Cake – Wedding Chicks, Laboutin Bridal Shoes – Style Me Pretty, Stationery – Bronte from Ruby and Willow via Magnolia Rouge

And my favourite New Zealand wedding professional and stationery designer extraordinaire, Kate of Ruby & Willow and Magnolia Rouge fame, has created the perfect suite for this theme and colour palette – Bronte…..

Ruby & Willow Wedding Stationery Bronte Suite - Warming Winter Wedding

….. a little bit prim, a LOT pretty and full of old world romance, isn’t it just gorge?

Now for the dress… to stand out I think a soft ball gown would offer the impact required for a Winter Wedding (as well as a few, much needed, extra layers for warmth) I love this elegant, long sleeved, silky tulle gown from Rosa Clara’s 2013 collection…..

Rosa Clara 2013 Bridal Collection design

Or this lace topped tulle gown with beautifully belted waist and sweetheart illusion neckline, also from Rosa Clara

Rosa Clara 2013 Bridal Collection design 236

Or this embroidered organza gown with cute pockets….

Rosa Clara 2013 Bridal Collection design 154

 

If you would prefer something slinkier, how about the Fawn from Vera Wang…..

Vera Wang Drop Waisted Spring 2011 Wedding Dress Fawn

Or somewhere in between, also from Vera Wang, Diana…..

Vera Wang Wedding Dress Diana

Or Eliza with its lace detail simultaneously modern and timeless…..

Vera Wang Wedding Dress Eliza

And if you love the idea of cosying and cas(ual)ing up your attire how about this red knitted shrug from Wheels and Dollbaby or this red cardi from French Connetion – both available on ASOS.

Now if you want to wear the splash of colour, and remember as the bride anything you say goes!, how about one of the gowns from Vera Wang’s glorious Spring 2013 Collection (oh I would give anything to wear one of these designs, even for a day)…..

Vera Wang Spring 2013 Wedding Dress

….. balance the colour by choosing ivory or silver for your bridesmaids, and tone down the red in your details and finishing touches – you really will be the centre of attention!

Vera Wang Spring 2013 Wedding Dress

I would give almost as much to see any bride wearing one of Vera Wang’s 2013 dresses as I would to wear one myself!…. surely some lovely lady out there is tempted? I would love to hear from you if you have!

Who’s planning a winter wedding? And what colours have you gone for? I think a pop of yellow or plum would look equally as lovely!

Amy

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