By: admin on September 4, 2012
Whether you are just putting the finishing touches on your winter wedding or just starting the planning process for next year, Sweet Occasions is here to help!
Winter decorating can be as simple as adding a candy cane to a cocktail or as elaborate as transforming your reception venue into a winter wonderland! If you are planning to have your winter wedding in the Canadian Rockies, you will find breathtaking back drops everywhere you look.
Rose & Dwayne Celebrate a Fantasy Grande Rockies Wedding in Canmore Alberta
With all the beauty that surrounds you, why not pick up a few tips from Mother Nature herself? Your centerpieces can be a stunning crystal blue, like an ancient glacier or go green by using sapling pine trees you can add a lovely local flair to your table, as well as a natural light scent that all your guests will enjoy. A true green bonus; use the saplings in the spring and reduce your carbon footprint! (Be sure to keep saplings moist so they don’t die before spring.)
Another small but fabulous idea is having a signature drink made for your wedding, served in winter themed martini glass. Think snowflakes or snowmen! Garnish with a small candy cane, perfect treats to add to your color scheme!
Adding dark rich colors to your decor can be dramatic as well as comforting. Couches and armchairs can be added to conventional reception seating to add warmth and comfort to a room. Use throw pillows in rich plums, red, greens and gold to enhance your receptions look and feel.
The Grande Rockies Fantasy Package decorated in beautiful plum & silver for a winter wedding in the Rockies.
For a simple elegant centerpiece, place Christmas bulbs in a clear bowls; add a few tea lights for extra reflective sparkle.
By taking a queue from nature you can add a bit of dramatic flair to your centerpieces. Using sections of felled trees (please be sure they were cut down for more than just decorations) in various sizes, pillar candles, colored bulbs and small sections of fabric you can jazz up any table.
Ceiling and wall swag used sparingly in dark rick colors and accented with backlighting can beautifully play up any wall.
If your reception is in a room with a less than stellar view, why not bring the majesty of the Canadian Rockies inside? A boring corner or nook with
extra room behind the gift table can be made to look like an alpine forest. A few pine trees (purchased from tree farm) and a couple of faux trees to
fill in the empty spots and your forest were in place. Add some spray on snow to the branches, wall swag of white with a hint of light blue and you have a replica mountain forest right in the room. Perhaps you’re having a Christmas wedding, decorate a tree with all the trimmings for a festive glow.
If you are into winter sports such as skiing, skating and hockey, bring that part of you into your wedding decorating. Make a table top into a skating
pond with mirrors, figurines and trees. Drape white linen over upside down vases of varying sizes to create your own ski hill! Aside from looking whimsical they will be fantastic conversation starters for guests that have never met!
Instead of the traditional table number, name a table after a Rocky Mountain Ski Resort, favorite run or even members of the Canadian Olympic Team!
Injecting aspects of yourselves in your wedding photos will make for unique and exciting wedding pictures! Put your skis or snowboard on for a couple of
A snowboard wedding at Sunshine – Best photos on top of the world!!!
Not into downhill or cross-country? Don your ice skates for a quick hockey game, you and your brides maids against the groom and his groomsmen!
With the bride and groom facing off at centre ice.
If you have a January wedding in mind, the Chateau Lake Louise has magnificent ice carving every year as well as a replica “hotel” on the frozen lake. With timeless mountains and beautiful ice carving your wedding and photos will be remember and talked about for years to come!
Liz & Ryan Celebrate a Fantasy Chateau Lake Louise Winter Wedding