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7 Winter wedding trends to wow your guests

Debbie Whipple utilizes four decades of experience to help brides and hostesses design one-of-a-kind event experiences for their guests. By mixing something old (vintage and repurposed items) with something new, each handmade piece she c...

Winter weddings need not be boring

Winter can be one of the most romantic times to wed, but if brides rely on overdone designs, their special day could feel frigid and dull. Debbie Whipple, Top This Wedding boutique owner and event planner, recommends tossing boring, impersonal traditions for seven creative wedding trends that wow this winter.

Glitter and gold

Gold is back this season and helping winter brides glow. Top picks include glistening makeup, shimmery bridal party fabrics or timeless golden decor. From vintage brooch bouquets to show-stopping wedding cakes, gold dazzles guests of all ages.

Winter weddings need not be boring

Lacy delight

Lace is all the rage this winter and can add sass or class to your winter wonderland. Whether you choose a birdcage veil with a wisp of vintage lace, add lace as an accent for your bridal party or let a flirtatious piece peek out from beneath your gown, this is a fashion trend you'll love to embrace.

Winter weddings need not be boring

Natural nuptials

Do you and your groom like things simple? Incorporate natural elements like tree branches, pine cones or berries into your theme. Add decor drama by mixing rough bark with refined candles and crystal.

Winter weddings need not be boring

Breakfast of champions

A surprise winner this season… breakfast for dinner. Perfect for ultra-vintage or minimalistic modern affairs, breakfast success is in the staging. Work with your caterer to select memorable containers and levels, adorable individual half-pint milk cartons and plenty of mouth-watering toppings to tempt guests. Whether an old-fashioned cereal bar or crêpe and waffle station, guests won't leave hungry.

Winter weddings need not be boring

Retro revival

Hot throughout the fall, '80s green, purple, pink and teal are still popular this winter. Love it but want to simmer it down? Remember less is more with retro. Think shoes, sashes or one memorable decor item. It's your day and should reflect your personality, but tasteful decisions now prevent cringing over wedding photos later.

Winter weddings need not be boring

A time to remember

When loved ones pass on, look for ways to celebrate their life and memory throughout the celebrations. Whipple was honored to create a touching brooch bouquet that incorporated a photo, heirloom watch and cherished jewelry of a bride's beloved mother.

Winter weddings need not be boring

A classic twist

Traditional winter favorites, like black and white, are back this season with a twist. The change-up? Deck out your room and bridal party in vibrant colors and then use black and white as your accents. Purple frames add punch to traditional black and white photos, while modern white china pops on teal tablecloths. Love being the center of attention – your white bridal gown will practically dance against other vivid colors in the room.

Winter weddings need not be boring

For more tips on stylishly surviving the most important day of your life, visit Top This Wedding.

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