A Green, Red, & Gold Winter Wedding


winter1Source: Invitations via Mirelle Carmichael, Candles (right) via Emmaline Bride, Bouquet via Project Wedding, Candles (bottom) via Mon Cheri Bridals, Silverware via Happy Wed

I know what you’re thinking:  red and green for a Christmas-inspired winter wedding? How original. But deepen those shades and throw some gold in there, and now you’ve got a fresh color palette. The combination of cranberry red, emerald green, and metallic gold looks so timeless and luxurious. It reminds me of the holiday season – which is why it’s perfect for a late winter wedding.

winter2Source (left to right): Intimate Weddings, Project Wedding, Style Me Pretty, Ruffled Blog, Wheeland Photography

First, decide on your main color. Are you drawn to the hunter green that reminds you of pine needles and forests, or to the crimson red of roses and berries? Your main color should be the focal point of your decor and attire:  red or green bridesmaid dresses, groomsman’s ties, tablecloths, chair covers, and flowers. Bundles of pine with red roses or berries make gorgeous centerpieces – or even small, decorated Christmas trees if you really want to stick with the Christmas theme.

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Source: Rose Petals via Little Things Favors, Table via Artfully Wed, Christmas Tree via Knots Villa, Fireplace via Brides, Bottle Opener via Little Things Favors

Now for the accent colors. If you’ve gone with green as your main color, opt for red details, such as your napkins, place mats or plate chargers, bouquets and boutonnieres. Scatter red rose petals along the aisle and tabletops. I prefer gold for an accent color because it’s so shiny. Gold napkin rings, candlesticks, silverware, wedding favors, or even some gold glitter in your centerpieces are subtle details, but will add that pop of sparkle.

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Source: Centerpieces via Ruffled Blog, Place Cards via Bridal Guide, Cake via Ruffled Blog, Table via Intimate Weddings

I love the idea of incorporating plaid or flannel into a green, red and gold wedding. Don’t forget to pick the perfect venue! A barn, country club, or ski lodge complete with a stone fireplace will provide a cozy winter ambiance.

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