Three classic ideas for a winter wedding
November 02, 2009 Bill Crotty
This winter, wedding planners seem to be harking back to a classic, elegant style. Bring a few traditional touches to your wedding for a trend-free event that you and your guests will remember for years to come.
One old school practice that's making a come back is monogrammed calligraphy. It's a simple and understated way to brand your wedding. Chose a mark, typically the intertwined initials of your first names, and carry it through the whole event. Use it on everything from the invitations to the decorations to the thank you notes. It can even make a beautiful design on top of your wedding cake.
If you're stumped for a color theme, stick with black and white. The classic combination will create a crisp, timeless feeling to the wedding and the reception.
When it comes wedding dresses, traditional ball gowns worn with elbow-length gloves have been popping up all over this season. Happily, the elegant lines of a vintage ball gown (fitted top and long, full skirt) will flatter almost every figure. The style perfectly complements a traditional tux.
If you'd prefer something a little more casual for the reception, consider wearing a ball gown for the ceremony and then slipping into a vintage-style cocktail dress for the after-party.