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January 2, 2013

Brideology: Marry and Bright


This week, Cara, our Bridal Project Manager, ponders the allure of a winter wedding and throws together two thematic palettes: silver and cranberry.

While I was dreaming of a white Christmas (which I got, yay!), I also dreamed of a winter wedding. The season is so romantic and sparkly, couldn’t it be amazing? Imagine falling snow, twinkling lights, glitzy decorations, dancing the night away at the ball, you and your beloved in a horse-drawn sleigh arriving at your castle…

Oh, did I get a little carried away there? Maybe. But even without a castle, a winter wedding sounds magical. When we got engaged, I thought of a New Year’s Eve wedding almost immediately. (I even considered going for it this year, but that didn’t last long! Planning a wedding in two months didn’t seem possible, given that I can barely plan what to eat for dinner tonight.)

I’m still thinking a bit about doing a winter wedding next year. I keep seeing indoor settings that are just stunning, like a high-ceilinged lodge or loft space decked out with white candles, fresh green boughs and warm lighting. Or a quaint church with gold accents, crimson flowers and a lively band (Love Actually, anyone?). Of course I imagine all this with snow outside, and the chances of that in Seattle are slim. And trading my faux-fur stole for a North Face rain jacket just doesn’t complete the picture in the same way. :)

Roses by Reem Acra “Ivy” Gown | Table Décor | Jenny Yoo “Kiera” and Convertible Dresses
Eliza J Faux Fur Stole | Nina Comb | Nadri “Art Deco” Earrings | Glitter Pinecone | Eliza J Tulip Dress
Nina Beaded Clutch | Nina “Kylene” Necklace | Badgley Mischka “Salsa” Pump | Glitter Ornament
Wedding Cake | ML Monique Lhuillier Ruched Dress | Winter Bouquet

Christian Siriano Gown (at selected Nordstrom Wedding Suites) | Floral Table Runner | Xscape Satin Dress
Maggy London Bow Dress | Nina “Eiffel” Earrings | Majorica Bracelet | Tasha Hairpin | Flowers | Glint Clutch
Tree Party Favors | Stuart Weitzman “Stopstraffic” Sandal | Cocktails on Tray
Bouquet in Jar | Green Tablescape| ML Monique Lhuillier Chiffon Dress

I put together the collages above, inspired by the beautiful colors of the season and two gorgeous gowns. It’s interesting how different they feel–which do you like best?

Did you have a winter wedding? If so, I’d love to hear the details!

-Cara

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