My inspiration for our 13th day of Christmas comes straight from the delicate and wintry color light blue (or as I like to call it…icy blue!) Seeing very pale blue tones at a wedding makes me think snowflakes, icicles, and the month of January but that’s no reason why icy blue wouldn’t make an incredible before Christmas wedding palette.
So we’re thinking outside of the box today with icy blue everything… a wedding gown, a table setting, a bow tie, an engagement ring? (yes, please!), Christmas tree decorations (a Christmas wedding must have a Christmas tree), invitations, bridesmaids dresses, and, well… any other fun details you can think of to make it merry + icy blue for your pre-winter Christmas wedding!
On the 14th day of our Christmas countdown, may I suggest some fun and always Christmasy ideas for your wedding centerpiece! For a Christmas wedding, I wouldn’t expect anything less than a Christmas table complete with reds, greens, whites, golds and the occasional pine cone. Your centerpiece can be as big or small, as intricate or as simple as you like but making it reminiscent of Christmas is a must.
Now creating the perfect centerpiece for your wedding is best left in your own hands… so yes, I’m suggesting this be a little DIY project. Think of it like decorating your Christmas tree… it always comes out pretty right? Well… most do. So extend your craftiness (or lack thereof) to a very simple budget-friendly wedding project. Decorate a tiered stand with evergreen and different colored Christmas tree ornaments, then scatter around a few of those same ornaments and some evergreen extending out from the centerpiece (first and forth photos), or make your own vases with white candles surrounded by a bed of evergreen or on a tree stump…add a few sprigs of holly into the mix for some color (fifth and sixth photos) and two more DIY Christmas centerpiece ideas are born…
It’s the 16th day of Christmas wedding ideas and since we chose green for our first Christmas countdown idea, we had to do a little ode to red too… but not quite the full palette, today just the details! Because we realize maybe not everyone who gets married in December wants a red wedding palette, or even likes the color red for that matter, we wanted to highlight how you can incorporate one or two things to make yourself and your guests feel Christmasy and in the holiday spirit without going red overboard.
So our details today include fashion touches like red nails (first photo), ruby drop earrings (second photo), you choose your favorite style of Christian Louboutin’s…it’s the red on the bottom that counts (forth photo), or if you prefer, red heels (eighth photo). If you don’t want to go the red fashion route, on the food front we’ve got red chocolate lollipop favors (third photo), eggnog hot chocolate with a candy cane stirrer (sixth photo), or mini cakes for dessert lined with cranberries (ninth photo). Finally, if you’re looking for something maybe not for the big day, choose a red paper product like these fab invites (last photo).
Our very first Christmas countdown is officially here and I have to admit, I’ve been beside myself with excitement over our 17 days of fabulous Christmas everything wedding related ideas! To kick if off I had to pick a traditional palette, and while I was tempted by the idea of something red I wanted to make a bit more of a statement (don’t we see way too many red Christmas weddings anyway)… so this is it, the green Christmas wedding palette.
Let’s be honest, who does green for Christmas. But this is the problem because green can be lots of different things at a wedding… glam, vintage, modern. The issue is that it’s completely underused which is why I thought it was fitting for our Christmas countdown kick-off! So today is a green Christmas from the bouquet (first photo) and dress (forth photo), to the decorated tree at your reception (second and fifth photos), the jewels (third and sixth photos), the invites (seventh photo), the cake (eighth photo), and last but not least the ring bearer pillow (twelfth photo)… green Christmas wedding ideas galore. On the 17th day of Christmas… green it is. 16 more Christmas wedding ideas to go…
Favors are so under appreciated when it comes to wedding planning but much loved by the wedding guests who drive far distances, take planes, and are most importantly there for you! So give back a little (especially at Christmas) with some fabulous do-it-yourself favor ideas!
Since we’ve really neglected the red and green themes for the first half of Christmas week (in June), today the favor picks are all about the classic colors, and better yet, most are for the DIY bride! My favorites are the elegant red ornaments that are budget friendly to buy and easy to decorate yourself with a fancy gold pen (first photo below). All you need to do is use your best writing skills to spell out the bride and groom, wedding date, and anything else you want; and you are all done! Another favorite are the DIY carmels wrapped in red paper! Shown in the fifth photo from the top, these couldn’t get easier. All you’ll need is your carmels, red paper, and decorative stickers (if you want)… roll each piece of paper into a pointed end, throw in your carmels, and seal with a sticker for color and decoration! And my final pick for the day, I can’t resist the hot cocoa mix in our last picture. This DIY favor is perfect for a winter wedding! All you’ll need are triangular plastic baggies, hot chocolate mix, and mini-marshmallows! Lay your marshmallows on top of the hot chocolate mix in your baggie, tie it up with a pretty Christmas ribbon and you’re done!
There are so many fun and cheap ways to personalize your wedding that if you think just a little bit outside of the box, I assure you that you’ll be beyond pleased with the finished product!