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Q. What finishing touches can we add to our big day to inject a little more personality and reflect our wintry theme?
A. Emma Roberts says: A lot of our clients tend to opt either for a white and silver, or gold palette over the Christmas period, both of which are amazing as they give a crisp winter wonderland feel. At AE Designs we love working with a pop of colour to bring your day to life, so don't forget your classic Christmas colours such as red, green, black or navy, which work to bring the sparkle to life and provide contrast with lighter hues.
Personalised monograms make a great addition to your wedding stationery and can be used for so many finishing touches as well, tying everything together beautifully – think foiled napkins or coasters, individual menus and cake toppers. Your table plan and welcome sign too can bring your theme together by featuring your monogrammed logo, flower and colour choice, plus any fonts you've used on your stationery.
Different materials such as engraved acrylic or pressed foil offer a lovely range of textures and brings everything to life. We also love engraved acrylic baubles as favours for a festive wedding.
Q. What floral centrepieces would best suit our rustic-themed wedding?
A. Gemma Wakerley says: For a rustic-themed wedding the go-to floral table centrepieces are jars of flowers placed atop log slices. This is a really versatile option that can easily be customised to complement your wedding's colour palette. However, sometimes less if more and another option could be floating candles surrounded by greenery and minimal flowers. The pictured example features eucalyptus and a few roses – the smell was divine!
Gemma Wakerley, Booker Flowers & Gifts
A blank canvas
Q. Hiring a marquee seemed like a good idea, but now we're feeling overwhelmed by the vast blank space to fill. Where do we start?
A. Amanda Nelson says: Don't worry – part of the reason you booked the marquee was because you loved the space. You don't need to fill every part of it. Think about the different elements of your wedding: where are the key areas and how do you want to use them? Making a feature of your top table or sweetheart table by adding a backdrop or arch can give a focal point to the room. Adding dressings such as flowers and lights to some of the marquee's features such as poles or wires can also help to create the look you want, while breaking down the space and softening the structure.
Amanda Nelson, Wachadoin Events
Q. What are your suggestions for styling a wintry wedding celebration?
A. Amanda Nelson says: Winter brings a wonderful opportunity to add rich, warm colours and tones to your wedding dressings. Be it the rich reds we associate with the festive season, dark sumptuous blues and greens to give a luxurious feel, or crisp winter whites to reflect the scenery around us.
Accentuating the base palette with metallic golds and coppers can build structure, but will also add warmth and opulence to the look, while beautiful winter foliage can soften the dressings to create a wonderful, welcoming setting.
Whether your styling is grand or intimate, small details such as berries, pine cones and foliage in silvery tones can add to the wintry feel, while the use of candles and fairylights will reflect the magical sparkle this season brings.
Amanda Nelson, Wachadoin Events
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