Winter Weddings

With the passing of trick or treaters and the distinct whiff of gunpowder still in the air, I do believe it’s November! Which is probably my favourite time of year; there are still leaves on the trees, in gorgeous golden and red tones and it’s the season of soups, thick woolly tights, warm new boots and cuddly cardigans. It’s also a great time to think about getting married!

Why? Well, let’s not beat around the bush, first and foremost, it’s more cost effective! Yes there’s more chance it will rain on your big day, but I’ve been to countless weddings in the height of summer that have been wet and windy! My other reason for loving weddings at this time of year? Faux fur and feather capelets! Maybe it’s the touch of Snow Queen in me, but I just love the idea of topping off a stunning gown with an equally stunning yet snugglesome tippet type affair.

And, with a November wedding you can make the most of the seasonality of squashes and pumpkins – what better way to ward off the cold than with some spicy pumpkin soup, either as a canapé served in mini squashes or as a warming first course? You can also channel all things autumn/winter by using branches and bark in your table decorations and including nature’s golds and bronzes in your colour scheme. Plus it’s the month of fireworks, so if you’ve chosen a venue that allows the use of them, why not make the most of it, lighting pathways with glittering candles and lamps and joining your guests under the stars and setting off sky lanterns?

December weddings give you a great excuse to use festive reds and whites or frosty ice blues to decorate your venue and get guests in the spirit of things. One of my favourite Le Trousseau pieces is the red Just Married Ribbon (complemented by the matching flags and paper chains) which would look wonderful as part of a close to Christmas wedding. And as the dark nights close in, you’re provided with the perfect excuse for tonnes of twinkling fairy lights! Used well, these magical little lights more than make up for it being dark by 5pm. Continue the sparkly theme by dressing your tables and windowsills with Le Trousseau’sVintage Silvered Tealight Holder whilst creating your very own indoor icicles (!) by adorning the silvery Juliette candlestick with our Beaded Droplet Bobeche. You too can channel Narnia!

That said, whatever time of year you choose to marry, it’s important you do what’s right for you; if you love the sun, then the summer months are surely your best option, but if you are more of a fan of Ice Queen than ice cream, a winter wedding could be just the ticket! There are so many Christmas decorations that lend themselves to this seasonal look too – baubles come in pretty much every colour you can imagine and look fab in festive displays that complement your colour scheme. And let’s not forget, there’s that ever so tiny chance it might snow! *sigh*

As for my own forthcoming nuptials? You’ll be glad to hear Mr LML is as much of a Groomzilla as ever… and I am loving it! Thanks to his Excel spreadsheet brilliance, we currently appear to be coming in on budget and we’ve just given our Notice of Marriage. Next week we’re signing venue contracts so will soon be ready for save the date cards! Whatever stage you are at, I hope you’re enjoying the planning as much as we are. Now, I’m off for some pumpkin soup!

With love,

Little Miss Luxe

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