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Jan 19, 2018

Winter coupleSo, you’ve decided to get married in the midst of freezing temps yet potentially stunning winter weather photo opps? An unseasonably cold winter so far here in the Southeast, has me thinking about winter wedding style, since we don’t have a chance to experience that often.  Today, I’m sharing just a few of my favorite picks for winter wedding style and design ideas.

 

photos by Corbin Gurkin and Liz Banfield

Of course, the number one accessory brides go for on their wedding day in colder temps is some kind of fur (faux or not) wrap or jacket. Some brides are able to use a vintage one as their something “borrowed” from their mother or grandmother, but if not, lots of lovely finds are on places like etsy, ebay, and even local antique stores!

photo by Corbin Gurkin

For a recent wedding, the bridesmaids wore white- white faux fur coats which added a hint of chic to their already fabulous emerald green gowns…

White Fur Wrap

photo by Liz Banfield

I love this faux wrap option from Nordstrom.com for your bridesmaids- which you could gift to them!

photo by Corbin Gurkin

Guests love the chance to break out accessories they may not get many chances to, and I love seeing them embrace the opportunity!

Boots of course are mandatory! I love these Silver Hunter boot options (photo by Liz Banfield, taken from A Crimson Kiss), or you could get the sky blue as your something blue. Or furry snow boots like the ones from Rachel  A Clingen’s bride.

Tara Guerard Soiree by Adrienne Page

photo by Adrienne Page

Bouquets can be a place to show some seasonal love as well. Anything from an all white formal arrangement, to one bringing in elements and seasonal greens. This lush white mixture we did includes seeded eucalyptus, cotton blossoms, a mixture of white blooms, cypress greens.

photo by Corbin Gurkin 

Tara Guerard Soiree by Liz Banfield

photo by Liz Banfield

If you can’t guarantee snowfall, or your event is taking place inside a venue you can create snow like branches out of pre strung cymbidium orchid strands.

photo by Corbin Gurkin

To create this winter wonderland, clear twinkle lights give guests the illusion they are dining under snowflakes …

Tara Guerard Soiree by Liz Banfield

photo by Liz Banfield

Of course, candlelight is key – and to give these an illusion of snowflakes, we wrapped clear glass cylinders with laser cut paper mimicking snowy patterns..

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Jan 19, 2018

We loved taking a peek into the design studio of Mason Hosker to chat about the do’s and don’ts of dressing for a wedding… Today, I’m sharing our tidbits of tips.. See the full video over on our Life Is a Party YouTube channel…

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Jan 19, 2018

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

In honor of our Life Is a Party YouTube episode on “What to Wear” with Mason Hosker, I’m giving you a little Monday roundup of photos showing what seem to be some trends in what our wedding guests are wearing.  Above- this is from our Newport, RI wedding, and while it was a summertime wedding, long dresses (in an array of colors from darker to brighter) were definitely the big trend here as well as tuxes for the men.

zach morrisphoto by Adrienne Page

Yes, that is Mark Paul Gosslear above… He and wife attended a December brunch wedding at Ford Plantation of ours. I think this is a great example of fitting for the type of celebration and time of day. He in a gray suit (but not too dark) and monochromatic tie make it slightly more formal for the occasion but not overdressed. Her long and pop of bright are great for an elegant Southern garden wedding during the morning.

Red Collage

photos by Corbin Gurkin

These shots are from three separate weddings, in three separate locations (Greenville, SC Charleston, SC, and Aspen, CO), and three different times of year (March, August, November) and what is the main thing you see?  RED… Red is versatile, looks great on many different skin tones and body types, and works day into evening.

Mother Collage

photos by Corbin Gurkin

I love these two examples of the Mothers to show you.. In the first one, both wear long dresses in the same fabric but in different colors that work together  (the mother of the bride wearing gold is great because it was an accent color used in the wedding design). In the second photo, again, both moms wear long dresses in colors that work together. The mother of the bride’s dress has lace accents that compliment her daughter’s gown. I love how these work together so that photos come out lovely!

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photo by Perry Vaile

Here, for a Southern destination wedding at Palmetto Bluff, you see it all… light colors, bright colors, darker, short, long, etc.

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photo by Corbin Gurkin

At the end of the day, there are a few rules to follow when dressing for an event- stay tuned to tomorrow’s post where you will see my tips/rules… But, take into account the location of the wedding, what type of wedding it is, and when it is happening to help guide you…

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