Are you having or hosting a Christmastime wedding? You’re in luck: lavish seasonal decorations might well be already in place at your banquet or reception hall. Add specific touches to incorporate your own wedding colors, and the results can be spectacular. Winter weddings lend themselves to silver, gold, and white; you’ll see tables here dressed in paperwhites, glads, lilies, and other wedding flowers that just happen to go wonderfully with a sprig of pine, a cluster of red berries, or a glass bowl full of Christmas tree ornaments of colors as varied as lime green and purple. Have “trees” decorated with hanging flowers, tiny birds, or white lights; combine white hydrangeas, greenery, white vases, and red or fuchsia ribbons for a cheery centerpiece. Pair red flowers with green holly or pine garlands, interspersed with mistletoe; have a golden reindeer, silver stars, or miniature trees grace your tables.
Pine cones are a natural for winter décor — and they come in all colors, from natural just-off-the-tree brown to silver or gold-plated! White orchids with white plates, a snow-white tablecloth, and clear crystal bring the shimmer of “winter wonderland” indoors…and don’t forget the ever-popular gold. Gold vases, golden candlesticks or glassware paired with green and white, perhaps a little sparkle, sets a classy and sophisticated tone — or, alternatively some silver filigree reindeer can trim individual guest tables or be part of a wonderful lavish head-table display. Candlelight is always a winner for weddings: group glass candle holders together and encircle them with evergreen branches. These and many more creative ideas will help you meld two wonderful things — Christmastime and your wedding day — into Yuletide glory.