Chillier temperatures don’t mean you have to sacrifice glamour. Winter weddings are some of the most beautiful to behold, and there are numerous seasonal touches and nods, from peppermint drinks to cozier table seating arrangements, that play up this special time of year. Read on for some of the trends to watch for into the ‘13!
Courtesy of Wolfgang Puck Catering
Wolfgang Puck, culinary virtuoso and chef to the stars (ah-hem, Academy Awards Governors Ball), always elevates the art of eating to new heights, so who better to feed his food than newlyweds already floating sky-high post vows? Wolfgang Puck Catering makes that possible at various venues and at-home affairs, and this winter there’s no foodie request they can’t rise to. “Being able to incorporate the tastes of the wedding reception into the overall design has been one of our most requested specialties,” say Stephanie Edens and Ashley Tran, who both work hands on with couples for Wolfgang Puck Catering. Expect to see winter berries speckled throughout table décor or interwoven in floral designs this season. Other big winter trends are smaller plates versus the sit down three-courser or buffet, and edible cocktails such as Wolfgang’s Peppermint Stick Jello Shot.
We asked Blo Blow Dry Bar’s Style Director Jacqueline Romero for her take on mane attractions this season. Most requested bridal hairstyle? Smooth, soft curls channeling Kate Middleton, low knots with side swept bangs much like Jessica Biel, and textured twists and braids for updos. “The theme for bridal hair this winter is elegant and classic with a twist,” Romero notes. Celeb fans of Blo include Selena Gomez, Nina Dobrev, and Eva Longoria, who used the mobile service, Blo On The Go, for her sister’s wedding in Texas.
Courtesy of Silver Birches Event Design
Event designer from Silver Birches, Peter Otero, firmly believes in breaking the rules and “thinking small in big style” for this winter’s weddings, especially if you’re on a budget. “Decrease your guest list but still give them a big wow by concentrating your efforts on one long table and making it personal and comfortable,” he suggests. “Think outside the flower box and allow your creativity to go wild. Organic elegant is the way to go!” Natalie Portman went on the smaller side, opting to invite a manageable 100 guests. She incorporated wildflowers indigenous to Big Sur, where she was married, in her hair accessory and favors.
Courtesy of JLM Couture
Wedding gowns for winter will have more personality than ever. Whether you choose a delicate vintage lace, or a cutting edge hue, or longer sleeves perfect for winter’s temps, you’ll be the belle of the ball. Gown designer Lazaro Perez of JLM Couture played up traditional silhouettes with intricate fabrics like floral brocade and laser cut lace, as well as soft pastel colors. “The trend is new fabrics!” he explains.
Your winter wonderland awaits.
– Allison Kornberg Walch
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