This past weekend I attended a grand wedding (congrats again, Joey and Megs!) at the Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. Part of the historical Union Station, this black tie optional, evening event was nothing short of opulent and amazing! Truly, it was a dream :)
I could go on and on with things I found interesting and appealing, but rather than bore the blogosphere with my rampant ramblings, I’ll focus on one trend that really stood and has been supported by the likes of David Tutera and Martha Stewart… and that’s to bring the outside world into your indoor celebration!
With outdoor and rustic weddings becoming more and more popular with each coming year, it’s no wonder that this kind of decorating detail is nothing short of HUH-UGE to winter wedding settings. Sure, every one loves the extravagance of crystal chandeliers and dazzling icicle designs for winter’s wedded bliss, but there is a warmth and richness that comes from bringing in the beauty of nature to your big day!
While the Crowne Plaza in Union Station – a majestically reformed old train station – is already a ahhh(to the)mazing setting in and of itself… see for yourselves below :)
Joey and Megan did a spectacular job at bringing the outside in with grand scaled centerpieces and rustic details, which paried perfectly with the old train station charm. It was the kind of eye-catching beautiful that you would normally see in the movies. And I mean that in the most literal sense possible: my eyes were caught and feverishly dancing from detail to detail in mad procession.
While J & M decided to bring the outside in with rustically matched decor, that’s not the only way winter brides can exploit this trend!
Consider dangling icicle lights to create either an outdoor crystallizing effect or rather, a wintery starlit sky, like below…
Bring in branches, and create a look that has storybook fairytale written all over it. You can even do it in HD color like a David Tutera dream…
…orrr keep it simple, sleek and chic in all white…
Combine one of the looks above with lots and LOTS of candles, and you’ll create a wintery look that is both merry, bright and bound to delight!
Fill your space wisely with snowflake lighting that not only looks spectacular, but also functions seamlessly:
But no matter what you do, just be sure to have fun with it!