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Winter Wedding Inspiration

Are you planning a winter wedding? It can be challenging when you consider the number of concerns that you cannot control.

Just to mention a few: weather, holidays, mail delays due to the holidays and
 travel for family and friends who live away.
First things first: Book your venue. I remind brides on a daily basis that venues you love, are also loved by other couples. If your date is available I strongly encourage you to pay the deposit as soon as possible.
Holiday weddings can be elegant and beautiful but avoid the 'Santa Claus-Is-Coming-To-Town'  theme unless 'Babes in Toyland' was your favorite movie as a child.
This winter wedding venue is Harwelden Manson in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Weddings have been held here since the 1960's. The elegant English Collegiate architecture immediately arrests your attention. As you pull the massive doors open and step into the foyer you are prepared to be enveloped in the tasteful elegance of a lost era. For winter ceremonies and receptions consider a smaller, more intimate celebration. An intimate wedding is considered less than 75 guests. The living room holds 75 guests seated.

Decor can reflect the time of year without going overboard. Here deep red roses in simple glass containers made elegant table centerpieces surrounded by crystal votives.



The flickering candles added to the festive ambiance of the evening. The table decor was raised to another elegant level with addition of lace overlays. Guests were seated to vintage china and traditional stemware and linens. Each place setting held the favor, a snowflake cookie.


The bride chose a simple gown with beaded detail and a brooch bouquet custom made of family heirlooms. The couples initials were incorporated into the bouquet along with jewelry from aunts, grandmothers and even great great grandmothers who were no longer living.

The bridesmaids chose black satin gowns. The red rose pomanders they carried coordinated with the red ties sported by the groomsmen.
Vintage skeleton keys were painted gold and a dried rose bud was attached with red ribbon for the boutineer. A simple yet elegant holiday wedding was achieved. As a note to the season the music played as guests arrived was soft instrumental holiday classics. The recessional was 'The Holly & The Ivy'.  Are you planning a holiday wedding? What unique twists will you add? Please leave a comment and share some blog love! Happy Wedding Wishes ~

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