While winter palettes are often more subdued than the other seasons, the soft elegance of winter gives couples an opportunity to utilize one of the more sophisticated color schemes – ivory and gray. Although at first thought this may not seem vibrant enough for a wedding celebration, it is perfect to create an enchanting wintry setting that your guests will not soon forget. Ivory and gray is vintage in feel, and allows brides and grooms to play with metallics from pewter to chrome.
There are many ways brides are personalizing this interesting choice of colors for their own event and wedding venue. Silvery gray flowing bridesmaids gowns wrapped in posh faux-fur stoles look luxurious and cozy; while thematic icicle lights line walkways and entrances to accentuate the winter vibe. For bouquets and head pieces, ivory flowers such as hydrangea, roses and spider mums – as well as berries of all kinds – can be airbrushed with a frosty silvery gray tinge, which makes the florals appear snow-kissed and fresh picked from the winter woods. To your classic ivory bouquet, add silver and gray eucalyptus and ivies as accents.
In the venue, tree branches spray painted gray and adorned with white glimmering lights creates a snowflake inspired centerpiece (or floor standing display) that also lends romantic illumination. Add pewter candelabras and place settings to complete the look. One of the hottest cake trends this season is an all white cake with silver accessories; the frosted berries or blooms from your floral arrangements can also adorn this cake beautifully.
Although Mission Viejo rarely sees snow, you can create a dreamy winter wonderland utilzing elements of ivory and grey. For more ideas for your bouquets, centerpieces, and wedding flowers, come into Mission Viejo Florist to discuss your vision with Nick St. Clair, our wedding and event coordinator. Let our team help bring to life your perfect winter wedding.