September 23, 2010

Ski Lodge Winter Wedding

A cozy mountainside ski lodge would make a gorgeous winter wedding venue. Fluffy white snow, crisp air, rustic details and a warming fireside set the perfect scene for a bride and groom who long to be married during the winter months. 
Ski Lodge Winter Wedding


If the newlyweds are skiers, show off their love for the sport with a themed cake topper -- The Knot


A smooth white cake accented with real or sugar pinecones is the perfect choice. Ask your baker to dust confectioner's sugar over the cake for a snowy look -- Ruffled


A pair of antique wooden skis make for a fun guest "book". Set out a few paint pens for guests to sign their well wishes on the skis. Later, the newlyweds can display the skis in their home -- The Knot


Gingerbread cookies shaped as snowflakes are a delicious favor for wedding guests. Place them in small tins at a table near the exit, along with small take-away cups of hot cocoa -- Martha Stewart


Long thin branches painted white look beautiful as decor -- The Knot


For a creative place card arrangement, cut small slits in a birch branch and place the cards in, standing them up straight -- Martha Stewart


Ask your florist to wrap vases with birch bark before filling them with arrangements -- Style Me Pretty


An invitation with pinecone motifs is a great choice for a winter wedding -- Invitation by Inviting Company, available at FineStationery.com


Opt for a bouquet of pinecones dusted with faux snow as an alternative to flowers -- Ruffled


Small votive candles can be dressed up with sweater cozies. Either have someone you know knit tiny cozies for the votives, or cut apart old sweaters into strips, and sew them together to create the cozy -- Style Me Pretty