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6 winter wedding trends in 2014

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Thanks to the Polar Vortex, we had a proper winter this year. And what better than a snowy white background for your winter wedding? The white color allows for a lot of variation and experimentation, so each year there are new winter wedding trends. Here are 6 trends you can use for your wedding. Flowers This year's trend in flowers is said to be bouquets of white flowers, decorated with seasonal greenery and other winter elements such as pinecones, hypercium berries or china berries. The flower experts at FiftyFlowers suggest a mixture of Polo White Roses, Vendela Ivory Roses and White Veronica. Wrap them into bouquets using dark plaid ribbons, add pinecones and you have an elegant yet rustic touch to your wedding. For an extra wintery feeling, consider snowy wedding tables.
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Baked Goodies Comfort food is appealing in the winter like no other time of the year, so your guests are going to expect something to warm them up on the inside. The Knot, a website about wedding inspiration and ideas, suggests pot pie, mac and cheese or a course of warm cheese, such as baked brie, garnished with blueberries. For the sweet part, try chocolate chip cookies, gingerbread man... well, any kind of cookies for that matter. In the drinks section think hot chocolate, mulled wine and spiced apple cider.

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Wedding Invitations In an interview for Bridal Guide, celebrity wedding planner David Tutera says that the traditional creamy-colored wedding invitations are falling out of fashion. They are being replaced by richer and bolder colors such as: “bronze, copper, and golden hues; earthy blends of burgundy, sienna, and chocolate brown; and deep shades of purple.” Still, don't be afraid to experiment if you think a particular color conveys your personality.

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Music Goes Indie David Tutera is noticing another interesting trend. People are shifting away from the “evergreen” love songs, typically played during the reception or the first dance. Their place is increasingly being taken by “quirky, playful, and upbeat—alternative or indie selections”. One of the explanations is that this way both the guests and the happy couple will remember that dance as something exceptional. Bridesmaid Dresses Bridesmaid fashion is not to be underestimated. Bridesmaids whose dresses and colors are matching will bring more esthetics to the wedding. The experts of The Knot say this year jewel tones such as navy or eggplant will be making a strong presence. A black dress is always a good choice too, because it can be worn for other occasions too. At the same time the typically winter hues of ice blue, silver and ivory will remain popular embellishments of the snowy setting.

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Wedding Cakes Many bakeries go for a cake that is decorated with traditional colors such as green and red. These can put too much emphasis on the winter holidays, so opt for something different. Many wedding experts now agree that white cakes dusted with edible silver powder are a great stylistic addition to a winter wedding. As for the flavor, you can experiment with fragrances that speak of winter, such as cinnamon, ginger or caramel.

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