Snow Day: Winter Wedding Inspiration

Don’t let the cold and ice stand in your way. Embrace the Minnesota elements with a winter-inspired wedding.
From: Fall/Winter 2013 edition

(above) Set atop an assemblage of beaded champagne and gold linens, a cascading arrangement of rich red roses from Molly’s Flower Studio turns up the glamour on your head table.



(above) If guests will be out in the cold, set out an arrangement of cozy gloves and scarves, and encourage them to bundle up.



(above left) Winter weddings beg for an icy palette, like the silver and white tones on this show-stopping five-tier cake by Cocoa & Fig.
(above right) Embellished with striking fonts and graphic patterns, these dessert display labels are almost as lovely as the sweet treats themselves.



(above)
The perfect addition to a wintry dessert table? Snowball cookies, of course.



(above) A menu card designed by Watermark Stationery will whet your guests’ appetites and let them know what to expect, from the salad course to the late-night snacks.



(above) Dessert shooters are even sweeter ornamented with monogrammed skewers.



(above left) Dripping in gold accents, these opulent place settings are balanced with a bit of rustic charm thanks to pinecone place card holders. 
(above right) Hot beverages will taste even better poured from pretty decanters into chic fur-covered mugs.



(above) Oversized snow-white barrel chairs from Après Party and Tent Rental have just enough room for the bride and groom to snuggle up during a stolen moment—and they set the stage for a great photo op. 



(above) Get creative with guest favors. Here, cocoa powder gets a stylish makeover with red and white ties and a gift tag labeling it “the perfect mix.”



(above left) No snowball throwing allowed! But you can cater to your guests’ playful side with cold-weather games like this ice-sculpted tic-tac-toe board by Metro Ice Sculptures.
(above right) Make your dessert spread even cooler by setting it on a monogrammed ice bar by Ice Carvings Etc.



(above) To-go drinks get a hearty dose of cute, thanks to custom-made cup sleeves printed with the couple’s names and wedding date.


(above) Stunning custom-designed rings from Graham Jewelers put the ice where it belongs: on the bride’s left hand.

Credits: 
Conception & coordination
Styling
Flowers
Stationery
Cake & desserts
Rentals
Jewelry
Ice game sculptures
Ice bar