Christmas is a magical time, bringing distant friends and family together to celebrate the festive season. Therefore, what could be a more fitting setting for a memorable and romantic wedding? Organising a Christmas wedding is by no means an easy feat, therefore Verona Couture have reviewed five key aspects of venue decoration and offer our suggestions on how to dazzle your guests with your decor:
Classic colours for Christmas time include gold, red, berry, and green, and there is certainly a reason why they are so popular; instilling feelings of joy and nostalgia, they are an excellent choice for your Christmas wedding. Don’t feel obligated, however, to follow this colour scheme, as your venue can look equally as stunning with more contemporary colours such as blue and silver, which are reminiscent of a winter wonderland.
We may be stating the obvious, but Christmas trees are an immediate consideration for your Christmas wedding. Whether you decide on one large tree in the corner of the room, or place smaller trees in the centre of your tables, they are a definite way to let your guests know that you are embracing the festive spirit on your special day. For a more subtle means of alluding to the holiday season, place poinsettias and fern leaves in tall vases and use these as your centrepieces; you can purchase special fern leaf spray to accent your arrangements with gold and copper. Conversely, silver birch trees entwined with fairly lights are an eye-catching alternative to pine trees if you have decided on a lighter or more neutral colour scheme.
Your tables are a great opportunity to wow your guests as they sit down to enjoy the wedding breakfast and listen to toasts. The little additions make all the difference to the atmosphere and are a chance to really show people how much thought and effort has gone into planning your Christmas wedding. Start by decorating the back of your chairs with red bows, golden baubles, and mini wreaths; if you’re following a cooler colour palette instead you can adorn your chairs with sheer tulle bows and silver snowflakes. Gold and silver sprayed pine cones and sprigs of holly look exquisite amongst your dinnerware and floral centrepiece, whilst sprinkling glitter snow or gold star confetti adds an eye-catching visual element to the tables. Furthermore, including novelty items like candy cane striped straws as drink stirrers adds a fun and quirky touch to the dining experience of your guests.
Christmas Wedding Cake
Traditionally, a wedding cake is made from fruit cake and marzipan, however, in the spirit of a Christmas wedding, why not choose something slightly different? Many bakeries now offer a range of exciting flavours to tempt your tastebuds; we recommend taking advantage of this variety and suggest opting for more exotic sponges such as gingerbread, spiced orange and cranberry, or even peppermint. Keep it clean and elegant with white icing imprinted with snowflake patterns, inject pops of colour with gold dusting powder and red ribbon, or, alternatively, just forgo the icing for a ‘naked cake’ that is tastefully decorated with sprigs of holly.
Tealights undoubtedly set the perfect mood for your guests and look even more striking when set in frosted votive glasses. Wrap soft LED string lights around your centrepieces to cast an ambient glow around the venue and encourage a relaxed and romantic atmosphere. If you have decided to hold your Christmas wedding in a marquee, speak with your hire company about the possibility of a light canopy to create a real showstopping feature-point in your venue.
Here at Verona Couture, we absolutely love a Christmas wedding and want you and your bridesmaids to sparkle in breathtaking dresses on your special day. To find that perfect wedding dress or to benefit from our bespoke design and alteration service, don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 01234 714401, complete our online form, or simply head on down to our boutique in Olney to enjoy a personal bridal shopping experience.