How To Have A Luxurious Thanksgiving-Inspired Wedding Menu For A Cozy But Fabulous Day?

Weddings are a great way to share experiences with your loved ones and other people. With many emotions and happy moments to share with your loved ones and close ones, you’d have more to be thankful for during the day if you decide to get married around the wonderful holiday of thanksgiving, then you’ll have the opportunity to have fun with your family, friends and all those that matter. We can’t imagine a better day than Thanksgiving to tie the knot. After all, the holiday is all about being happy for the blessings you have and the wonderful souls that surround your life. And if you’re lucky enough to have an amazing wedding venue booked, or have a destination wedding planned around the holiday, then we have just the things for you!

A thanksgiving-inspired wedding, with the holiday being so close or on the same day, is perfect to host a wedding with those who matter to you. However, that’s not all! To throw the perfect wedding, you’ll need the ideas that help you elevate the mood and your wedding ideas! Today, we have a mix of wonderful menu additions that can add charming details to your wedding and have your wedding guests fall in love with an elaborate dinner. And in the second half of the blog, we’ll list down some impressive ideas to make your thanksgiving-inspired wedding a regal affair!

Luxurious Additions to your Thanksgiving-Inspired Wedding: Some Options to Add

Before we talk about other ways through which you can add charms to your thanksgiving-inspired wedding, let’s talk about a great feast for your wedding! One of the best ways to add style and a touch of luxurious charms to your wedding day is through a great wedding menu. When it comes to creating a wedding menu for your wedding party, think of what you expect and what your wedding guests will enjoy. Also, before you start planning your wedding menu, remember to keep your wedding guests and their choices in mind. For example, if you have vegan friends and family joining you for your wedding, swap out the meat from the dishes, for vegan and vegetarian options.  Around the time of thanksgiving, here are some menu additions that will add charm and details to your wedding:

  1. Roasting Turkey

One of the best ways to celebrate the holiday is to have traditional food and dishes on the table. A luxe wedding dinner party demands the best of everything. You can have other dishes with turkey, but a roast turkey will be an absolute must for the wedding. We love some ideas, one of them being having a station where you roast the turkey over time and carve it with your wedding guests. Also, you can have a cute station for ham and turkey, so that your wedding guests can either carve the turkey and ham or help themselves to some more pieces. When you’re designing a wedding carving station for your wedding, make sure that the color and décor for the turkey station are similar to your wedding decor and other details.

  1. Turkey Breasts with Stuffed Mushrooms

If you’re not in the mood for a turkey roast or carved turkey at your wedding, then how about we add some turkey breasts with stuffed mushrooms for your wedding guests? This dish is a perfect dinner addition, and your guests will be licking their fingers after finishing this. You can have your wedding chefs prepare grilled chicken breasts in any way you’d like! For example, if you want to add some spices or different flavors, then you can add some herbs, cheese, and some amazing marination. Stuffed mushrooms have no limits! We love this idea because you can add whatever stuffing you will like. From potatoes to cottage cheese, from chopped vegetables to cheese with herbs, can be added to the mushrooms. For this dish, you’ll need large hallowed mushrooms. You can also decide to serve the stuffed mushrooms with some interesting dips and sauces along with grilled turkey breasts.

  1. Turkey Wrapped in Lettuce 

One of the best things about Thanksgiving menu ideas and dishes is that you can add the deliciousness of turkey to different forms of food items. One of the easiest ways to add a great snack to your wedding celebrations with turkey wrapped in lettuce. You can add a few variations to your wedding offerings! One of the easiest and the tastiest versions is to add grilled turkey and wrap it in lettuce and sprinkle some herbs on it. Another way to add variety is to deep fry the turkey piece, add some veggies and add some cheese, then wrap it in lettuce! You can also add more flavors by adding sauces or dips to your turkey wraps. That said, if you want your wedding guests to enjoy a luxurious dinner, you can have a platter of lettuce-wrapped turkey for every wedding guest!

  1. Apple-Cranberry Crisp With Oatmeal-Cookie Crumble

Thanksgiving is known for turkey and cranberry dishes. Although this menu addition to your wedding may sound as though it is meant for breakfast, it is still a great way to swap out appetizers! This dish can help you add a sweet zing to your wedding starters! You can have a delicious oatmeal cookie crumble dish as a great addition to your kid-friendly wedding menu. This dish is full of flavors, and the allure of cookies for the kids. You can have the dish topped with almonds, and whipped cream with some colorful sprinkles to make it appealing for the children. You can also have a station or have this dish served in small portions for your wedding guests!

  1. Cranberry-Orange Snacking Cake, with Wine and Crackers! 

As we just said, thanksgiving is about enjoying the flavors of turkey, cranberry, and wine! You can have a snacking bar with all kinds of delicious snacks that announce “thanksgiving.” You can have wine served apart from the cocktails with the snacking cake along with some crackers. You can have a station where your wedding guests can easily go and pick out some different kinds of wine to serve at your wedding! You can decorate the pretty station with greenery and foliage. Add a signboard to help your guests find the station during the dinner party.

  1. Creamy Turkey Dinner Soup

Looking for something easy and extra special for your thanksgiving dinner wedding party, then how about adding the perfect soup to the mix? Creamy turkey dinner soup is a tummy-filling option that packs a punch of all the flavors! Complete with cream, cheese, stuffing, turkey, some herbs and spices along with vegetables, this soup is a great way to add some flavors and easy dinner options. To add more touches of flavor, you can also add some interesting sides to this wedding dinner option. You can add some interesting stuffed vegetables, styles or types of bread, or baked vegetables to add to the flavor. A great way to add an interesting touch to your wedding tablescape and to elevate your dinner ideas at your wedding is to create a space for sides on the dinner tables. You can have the soup brought to your guests, directly to their seats, and they can have the options of sides on the tables! You can add pull-apart garlic bread or pull-apart challah rolls, these options go well with the soup. Next, you can also have a cheese board and some interesting baked vegetables for your guests to pick out from!

  1. Turkey Meatballs with Sauce

This option is more of a snack, and we don’t love it any less than the primary dishes for your wedding menu! Before we talk about the different ways you can serve turkey meatballs at your wedding reception party, let’s talk about where you can have these served first. One of the reasons why we love turkey meatballs is because it is exceptionally versatile! You can have these served to your guests at cocktail hour, before your wedding reception, and also during your reception party! You can choose to have meatballs served at all of these times or choose one of these times to have turkey meatballs served! Obviously, you can choose to have them served on skewers or with pasta! That said, you can easily switch up the flavors with different kinds of herbs and additions to the recipe. Apart from this, you can use dips and sauces to add variety to the meatballs. You can also create a station for meatballs at your wedding where your guests can choose which kind of sauce or dip they’d want and if they’d want to have the meatballs tossed in sauces and dips!

  1. Mac-n-Cheese

A great way to add more comforting menu additions to your wedding, you can add some interesting touches through the best comfort food in the world! Yes, we understand it can sound mundane to you, but it will definitely add charms to your wedding dinner! Apart from the delicious aroma, this dish is perfect for your vegetarian wedding guests, as well as for the children at your wedding! Of course, you can tweak the dish with different additions and many other forms of toppings! You can add meat, vegetables, or anything else that you’d like to the recipe! What’s more, you can serve this with the wedding day snacks you’ve picked out! Lastly, you can create an allure about this dish by using different forms of plating techniques! For children, you can serve it in bright bowls or mugs with some breadsticks, or you can have these served in cones made out of cornbread! The ideas are limitless!

Bonus Idea: Have a Family Favorite Recipe For your Wedding 

If you have a family tradition or a recipe that has been passed down through generations in your family, use your wedding to share it with your closest friends and family at the wedding. A wedding celebration is nothing without sharing something special with your wedding guests. Since you’re spending the day and showing them the beginning of the day, why not send your best with a family recipe? It could be anything, appetizers, snacks, cakes, dishes, or even casseroles! You can add this to your elaborate wedding menu in small portions or in large portions. Depending on the type of dish or recipe it is, you can serve it at the appropriate time.

Adding More to your Thanksgiving-Inspired Wedding With These Ideas

The above section has been about food and menu additions to your wedding. However, a great menu of food for the wedding lacks luster if the wedding details do not match! So, here are some suggestions that can add more charms to your holiday wedding!

  1. Creative Dinner Ideas 

Thanksgiving weddings or a wedding around Thanksgiving is one of the best things in the world, and that is especially true if you’re a foodie! The absolute beauty of the holiday is better experienced with food, and delicious aromas floating around. If you’re lucky enough to plan a wedding around thanksgiving time, one of the best ways to have a luxurious thanksgiving-inspired wedding is to throw an elaborate party with an exciting and well-rounded wedding menu. You can add multiple things that announce “It’s Thanksgiving!” From going traditional with a turkey in the center, and serving some impressive thanksgiving snacks. You can think about adding some recipes from top chefs in the world, to add a fancy touch to the wedding dinner.

You can start off your day with the perfect wedding appetizers, such as grilled oysters, pickled shrimp with satsuma, french piped potatoes (Pommes Duchesse), Cranberry Crostini, Scotch Eggs, or Nut and Cheese Gougères. If your wedding party will have vegan or vegetarian wedding guests, then you can ask the chefs for your wedding to prepare vegan or vegetarian options for the wedding appetizers you absolutely love! Another way to add more charms to your wedding menu is to add some traditional dishes with a creative twist. You can add Cranberry Brie Pastry Tarts, Spiced Nuts, Bacon Brussels Sprout Salad, and Pork Sausage Apple Stuffing in Pancetta Cups as appetizers. For sides, you can add delicious green bean casserole, Roasted Sweet Potato Stacks, Dauphinoise Potatoes, or Cranberry Orange Relish. And for the main course, you can have sumptuous Maple-Glazed Spatchcock Turkey, Vegan Lentil Nut Meatloaf, Garlic Herb Slow Cooker Turkey Breast, Easy Lentil Meatballs, and Cajun Baked Turkey Breast with Dressing. For dessert you can decide on different ideas, you can go traditional with tarts and pies, or you can add ice cream and donuts!

Cakes everywhere: Another Thanksgiving-inspired wedding idea that we absolutely love is a cake at every table! Apart from the wedding cake, you’d have for your cake cutting ceremony you can also create an experience for your wedding guests! You can add a cake, small enough to feed the number of guests on the table without filling their stomachs, for every guest to enjoy the beauty of your wedding. Another way to use this idea is to add small cakes for every guest to the wedding dinner tables! Or you can swap the cakes for pies!

  1. Thanksgiving Cocktail Ideas 

A wedding celebration is incomplete without colorful drinks to mark the occasion. We absolutely love a wedding with crisp attention to detail, and one of the best ways to add more of the theme of your wedding to the decor and celebrations is through colorful cocktails! Cocktails are fun, delicious, and add color to your wedding. A thanksgiving wedding should have all the right elements, and cocktails are a key piece to your wedding! You can try out different drinks and colors, depending on your preference of course. You can opt for celebratory drinks, signature cocktails inspired by you and your partner, and add some thanksgiving-themed cocktails too! And by that what we mean is you can use the traditional colors to add some interesting notes to your drinks! You can ask your wedding planner to help you with it or have your bartender create some engaging cocktails with brown, orange, yellow and red, the traditional thanksgiving colors, to set the tone for your wedding day celebrations! A mix of all these colors or an appealing drink for each of the colors will work like a charm for your wedding.

If you’re looking for some ideas for what kind of cocktails to add to your wedding cocktail menu then how about some scarlet apple cider mimosas, lovely cranberry zinger jam jar cocktail, creamy Salted Caramel Apple Martini, cutesy Cranberry Pear Ginger Fizz, or the perfect Apple Cider Moscow Mule to the mix. To add pretty colors along with dazzling drinks, apart from alcoholic beverages, you can also add a thanksgiving-twist to the non-alcoholic beverages. You can swap out the booze from these drinks to cater to your wedding guests who don’t want to drink boozy drinks! Additionally, these non-alcoholic beverages are great for the young ones at your wedding party.

  1. The Wedding Day Colors 

Apart from the menu and drinks, your wedding day color scheme is something that will give voice to the holiday around the corner! Sure enough, the traditional colors will work just as well. However, you can capitalize on the emotion of having a feast in a comfortable manner for your thanksgiving wedding idea! The first idea to try out is to ensure that your wedding guests not only have one with the over-the-top dinner ideas but also have fun sitting down with family and friends while enjoying the feast you have so carefully planned! To create the perfect thanksgiving color scheme for your wedding, you can try using an Autumn color palette. A great way to enjoy your wedding day’s color scheme is to use copper, or antique gold for your wedding look! Both of these colors add a luxurious touch to your celebrations, simultaneously adding a great comforting vibe to your wedding day.

Use copper or antique gold as the cornerstone of your wedding color scheme and add other colors to enhance the color scheme. You can use white, brown, black, ivory, peacock blue, or gray. White, ivory, and peacock blue will help you add a dramatic touch to your wedding day, while black will add a dramatic touch. Additionally, you can use orange, terracotta, and amber to add more details and decor to your wedding day colors. All of these color combinations not only make for a trendy mix but also add an inviting ambiance to your wedding day. If you’re wondering how to make use of these colors, then think about huge vintage candle holders with burnt orange, black or brown candles. Another way to add these colors is to have elaborate floral and leafy fall centerpieces in the same shades. To add a touch of prettiness, you can sprinkle some glitter on it. For your dinner table settings, you can use these colors as tablecloths and place them in an alternating fashion.

  1. Rustic Decor 

Let’s tie up the beautiful color schemes with the perfect wedding decor befitting the wedding day and the holiday. One of the best ways to add charming details to your wedding is to add beautiful decor. Thanksgiving details to your wedding do not have to be that of the holiday. You can simply incorporate the colors of the holiday and add some ornate details. One of the best ideas that scream beauty and rustic charm is using vintage mirrors as decor for your wedding! We love this idea because when you pair beautiful vintage mirrors with the fall blooms, it creates a picturesque setting. You can use vintage mirrors as wall decor for your wedding, and pair them with rustic floral and greenery arrangements. You can also use a big vintage mirror, with pampas grass all around it, hanging on the wall. This decor idea will not only add charms to your decor but will also give your wedding guests a space to take photos and mirror selfies! You can also use pumpkin place settings at your wedding to add the charming details of the season and the holiday! Add minimal vines to the pumpkin settings, along with the name of the wedding guests. To take it up a notch, you can tweak this idea by adding some candies or treats or even chocolates inside the pumpkin. Have these pumpkin place settings hollowed out, to add some fun surprises? Or better yet, you can use hollowed-out pumpkins to use it as a space to add your wedding favors! Another way to add charming touches to these pumpkin settings is to paint over them! If you’re not in favor of using orange decor, you can use the color scheme ideas in the point above and paint over the pumpkins!

Another great way to add decor is to add to the element of “feast.” You can use the season’s best fruits and edible food items, and pair them with greenery or dried leaf arrangements. This will help you to improve the wedding day’s tablescape! Apart from the colorful napkins, you can also add some interesting touches by using fruits and vegetables! Pairing it with the vintage candles will give you a glowy wedding dinner setting. And if you’re looking to add more light to your wedding tablescape, then try adding tea lights, or string lights. A creative way to add lights to your white table settings is to add a glowing string of lights under the table. However, ensure that you fireproof everything and that your guests don’t feel hot during their dinner if you’re using under-the-table lights.

With that, we come to the end of our blog post! We hope that the ideas above help you plan a wedding worth remembering, not only for you but for your wedding guests as well. Before we leave you to plan the perfect wedding, we’ll leave you with some practical pieces of advice! Firstly, when you decide to have a feast of luxurious food at your wedding, make that decision with your partner and the chef for your wedding. If you’re looking to have different cuisines at your wedding, make it a point to ask if the chef is comfortable with it. Additionally, once you and your partner decide what to have at your wedding, discuss the feasibility of the wedding menu you desire. That said, the last thing you need to keep in mind is the wedding ideas and things you’re looking for or you and your partner are choosing for your wedding, discuss them and see if it makes sense in the larger picture. We hope you can use the ideas above and plan a wedding of joy and shared experiences!

Spooky Halloween Wedding Cocktail Ideas

There are two kinds of people, the kind who will start dreaming of Christmas the moment the first leaf hits the ground and Halloween is just a milestone to be crossed along the way. And then there are the ones who make Halloween what it is-the ones who spend weeks discussing and preparing the costume, the ones who like to decorate their house, (and yard) in celebration, the ones who like to cuddle up by the crackling fire with a cup of hot chocolate and handful of candy corns as they watch the season’s spookiest movies! We are talking about the latter half in this blog because they bring the “fun” to Halloween. And when these people fall in love and decide to get married in the gorgeous landscape etched by the autumn season, can a Halloween wedding be far behind?

Speaking of Halloween-themed weddings, there is so much you can do, it can be almost overwhelming if you don’t have a theme in mind. You can go for a textbook spooky Halloween wedding with skull centerpieces, orange, black, and green decor elements, or you can go full gothic, with dark florals, a black wedding gown, and lots of moody decor and smoke bombs! But a Halloween wedding doesn’t have to be a full commitment, but can also be a nod to the festival, whether it’s subtle skull cufflinks, or a fun Halloween dessert or drink. Speaking of fun drinks, a dark and moody Halloween drink can surely wrap you up in the Halloween mood without much effort. These are the Halloween wedding cocktails that can truly set the tone for your Halloween wedding!

The Perfect Halloween Cocktail

We advise choosing wedding trademark drinks that have flavors of fresh fruit and are dark and rich in color. These are often ideal for weddings in the fall and winter. Including your individual touches as a couple in the planning of the wedding reception is one of the most popular methods. For a Halloween wedding, this simply means creating your customized his and hers cocktails. You can create two Halloween specialty cocktails for brides and two for grooms. Just have one of each to keep things even more straightforward. No matter what liquor you like, there is a great Halloween cocktail on this list that will please a wedding guest. This list includes drinks made with a variety of other spirits.

Creepy Halloween Vodka Punch

Without a punch, a wedding would not be complete. If your wedding is based around Halloween, your guests will love this dark cocktail. This recipe for black punch is enigmatic and great for unnerving your friends. However, moderation is advised as it is really delectable. Making this Halloween punch with booze is entertaining and simple. Before you begin, make sure all of the ingredients for this Halloween vodka punch recipe are thoroughly chilled. Vodka punch for Halloween at a wedding! Enjoy these if you’re seeking creative Halloween cocktail ideas to serve your wedding guests.

Smoking Skull Halloween Cocktails

Halloween is a very special celebration, especially if you serve this mouthwatering smoking skull Halloween cocktail to your wedding guests. Serving your guests a frightening cocktail is the best way to celebrate a fantastic Halloween wedding! You can’t get enough of the Halloween cocktails from these smoking skulls’ brilliant green color! The cups that the drinks are served in are actually the most interesting feature of them. Halloween drink recipes with smoking skulls! Enjoy these if you’re seeking creative Halloween cocktail suggestions to serve your wedding guests.

Poison Apple Halloween Cocktail

This Halloween, enjoy a delectable cocktail like the Poison Apple Halloween Cocktail. It’s a rum and schnapps-based apple daiquiri with a “poison” floater! What a cool thing! This Halloween beverage is a white rum-based spin on a cinnamon-apple daiquiri. You’re in for a wild party if you add some poison in tiny test tubes made of glass. This Halloween, make a tasty and well-known cocktail with the Poison Apple Halloween Cocktail. An apple daiquiri with a twist made with rum, schnapps, and a “poison” floater.

Spooky Halloween Sangria

You could want to include this spooky Halloween sangria for your guests if you are already in the planning stages of your unforgettable Halloween-themed wedding and you are finalizing your wedding food selections. Lots of fresh fall fruits, such as crunchy apples and blood oranges, are used in this Halloween sangria, which is also ideal for any fall wedding. If you are on a tight wedding budget, you should think about using pinot noir for this Halloween sangria because it is so inexpensive. Additionally, it is a fruity-tasting, lighter option for a red wine that goes well with any possible wedding food. We adore the deep color of the sangria and the blood-red hue of the oranges since they are ideal for this macabre event. Perhaps you’re organizing a Friendsgiving or a Spooky Halloween party this year, or you’re just getting together with friends to enjoy your wedding. This Halloween sangria is the ideal drink for this fall season, no matter how big or little the event.

Stormy Hallows Eve Rum Halloween Cocktail

This Halloween cocktail is the ideal libation for a Halloween party. This cocktail’s ingredients were drawn from the traditional rum and coke concoction. Therefore, if you enjoyed that, you will enjoy this. Your guests will be astonished by this Halloween cocktail’s sweet and mildly spicy flavor, which is a nod to your wedding’s Halloween theme. This flavor comes from cherry and ginger. This Halloween cocktail, the Stormy Hallows Eve Rum, is surprisingly easy to make, flavorful, and sparkly. It is ideal for weddings on Halloween!

Candy Corn Vodka Martini

This delectable Candy Corn Vodka Martini with Pop Rocks Rim is the perfect Halloween beverage if you’re looking for something frightening. Your Halloween party will be complete once you do this. This Candy Corn Vodka Martini recipe is a Halloween wedding hit, whether you like candy corn or not! It has the ideal color for Halloween and is a buttery powerful cocktail. And making it is quite simple. Don’t hesitate to give it a shot. Try this delicious Candy Corn vodka martini. This lively Halloween vodka martini is entertaining. Produced using handmade Candy Corn Vodka, the glass is rimmed with Pop Rocks. A fantastic drink for a cocktail party for Halloween!

The Witches Brew

Punch is a common choice to serve guests during weddings. We advise looking at this delectable Halloween drink. This recipe for Witches Brew Punch is very festive and enjoyable! It is easy to make, only requires 3 ingredients, and is delicious—perfect for any Halloween celebration! Although it is only a straightforward sangria, the use of dry ice gives it a frightening and unsettling particular effect.

Kiss of Dracula

Have you got your ghoul on yet? Cranberry, cherry, and vodka make the ideal combo for this horrifying Halloween cocktail. It is ringed with “candied blood” and decorated with plastic vampire teeth to complete the look.

Love Potion Cocktail

Firstly, let me express how much I adore the Barley & Sage Blog. If you enjoy making delicious meals, you ought to look into it. I made and enjoyed the cocktail called the Love Potion. The ingredients for this entertaining raspberry drink are vodka, ginger beer, and Chambord (raspberry liqueur). You will still enjoy the flavor combination of vodka and Chambord even if you are not a major lover of ginger beer. We’re sure you’ll adore this scrumptious Halloween cocktail on your wedding day.

Sour Apple Cocktail

Classic sour apple martini flavors are used to create this lovely Sour Apple Champagne Cocktail. It’s delectable, lovely, and certain to be popular at any wedding. At a wedding, serving champagne is always regarded as elegant. Serving this delectable champagne cocktail with sour apples will be a hit on your special day because of this.

Dead Man’s Kiss Black Cocktail

For your Halloween wedding, are you seeking eerie black cocktails? Then prepare a Dead Man’s Kiss, a sinister black cocktail recipe that will have your guests swooning! This spooky Halloween beverage calls for homemade black vodka. You only need to purchase some black rice in order to produce black vodka drinks like this Dead Man’s Kiss Cocktail. Making your own homemade black vodka is simple! At your Halloween wedding, go ahead and hypnotize your guests with this sweet and eerie black cocktail.

The Weeping Woman

This Halloween drink name is not only frightening, it is frightening in appearance too. On your special day, serve this alcoholic beverage. Dry ice produces a creepy trail of wispy smoke that resembles the long, flowing dress worn by La Llorona, a mother who is thought to have drowned her two children. La Llorona was a beautiful woman who drowned her children to be with a guy, and when he refused to be with her, she became insane, according to ancient Mexican tradition. She wails and wanders up and down bodies of water in the hereafter while searching for her children. This is a fantastic topic of discussion for any Halloween wedding.

Pumpkin Pie Punch

When speaking of Halloween, can pumpkins be far behind? This pumpkin-colored cocktail is ideal for Halloween! This wonderfully festive beverage is created with cream soda, apple cider, and pumpkin purée.

The Witch’s Heart

This gorgeous Halloween cocktail is ideal for wedding festivities. It will definitely dazzle your visitors. This cocktail is for you if you enjoy concocting potions and casting spells among swirls of glistening light and smoke. It’s quite easy to construct, and you may customize it however if you like.

Spooky Shots

Cotton candy shots feature cotton shots that can dissolve when a liquid touches it, so either dip it into the drink before downing it or allow the vodka-tonic to seep through the candy as you do. The Skull shot is another option. The theme for the evening will undoubtedly be set by this cocktail. This is now my go-to Halloween drink because it has all of my favorite alcoholic beverages, including coffee vodka, and Baileys, plus it also contains a shot of espresso.

Maleficent Halloween Cocktail

You should try this cocktail if you enjoy Disney. It’s the ideal Halloween cocktail for couples getting married in a Disney-inspired style. This lovely glittering Maleficent Halloween Cocktail is everything but frightful, despite being based on a malevolent fairy. Purple is a color that we adore. If you adore the color purple and want to serve it at your elaborate Halloween wedding, this is the drink for you. Try this eerie Halloween cocktail with Disney inspiration right away!

Black Magic Halloween Sangria

With red wine, vodka, raspberry liqueur, apple cider, and fresh fruit, this Black Magic Halloween Sangria Recipe creates a festive and spooky cocktail that is finished with effervescent Sprite or coke. If you enjoy Sangria, you’ll enjoy this tasty cocktail. It is the ideal Halloween cocktail. Look no farther than this eerie Halloween Sangria if your wedding is over the Halloween weekend and you want to serve a fun, festive, and simple cocktail! One of the finest eerie drinks for Halloween is this one! If you can’t celebrate Halloween with Halloween cocktails, what good is it? Your Halloween celebration will be spooky and good fun with these concoctions!

Wedding cocktails are a fun way to celebrate the lovers while also adding to the wedding theme and colors. An interesting drink can be a great conversation starter at cocktail parties and help the guests to mingle. It can act as decor, and entertainment, as well as serve the basic purpose of a drink. And the fun thing about wedding cocktails is that you can personalize them as per your wedding theme, colors, and narrative. You can get as crazy or tame as you would want, and you can also make them non-alcoholic to adhere to the sober guests! The options with Halloween-themed wedding cocktails are truly immense. You just need to pick a theme and have fun!

Culture And Wellness-Focused Honeymoon Ideas For 2023

 

Being in love means you get to share all your fun experiences with each other, and forever! You get to ride the highs together and sail through the lows with each other at hand. If you have a wanderlust heart and can’t wait for the wedding day, as that means you will be that much closer to your honeymoon, we come bearing ideas! For the couples who like to travel and go on fun experiences, sit tight, because this blog is just for you! While the internet-verse is full of fun travel destinations for newly-married love soaked couples, there is no dearth of options when it comes to exploring. But you want to do something different for your honeymoon: something relaxing, soul-soothing, and calming. There is no denying that wedding planning can be quite intense and, for lack of better verbiage, stress-inducing. How about a honeymoon vacation that lets the stress fade away in a blink, rejuvenates you, and allows you to finally relax after the last few whirlwinds of months? Think relaxing massages, barefoot walks in the grass, and a glass of pinot grigio by the sunset as you listen to the lapping waves. Think slow mornings and homegrown coffees in the corner cafe, fresh squeezed orange juices, and locally sourced delicacies. Now that we have your attention, here we have some wellness-focused relaxing, and culturally enriching honeymoon ideas that you might want to look into as you plan your honeymoon.

 

Wellness Focused Getaways

Imagine a farm-to-table menu with naturally sourced ingredients that are tailored to your taste, fresh juices, and a lush, natural setting. One of the top and long-lasting honeymoon trends of 2023 will be wellness-focused vacations since the demand for them is only expected to grow. Some couples even decide to start over after the wedding by forgoing alcohol and revitalizing their bodies with spa treatments, vitamin drips, and other renewing activities. Couples looking for gastronomic adventures are looking for cooks at establishments that concentrate on naturally sourced, fresh food. An increased emphasis on wellness programs is an interesting honeymoon trend. Couples are looking for hotels that provide wellness activities like sunrise yoga on the beach, nature hikes, running groups along the coast, or outdoor spin classes. Additionally, newlyweds are choosing locations that promote active lifestyles through pursuits like kayaking, biking, and other sports.

 

Arizona’s Civana and L’Auberge de Sedona Destination Hotel

In Carefree, Arizona, there is a brand-new holistic health resort called Civana. It is a place to unwind and genuinely unwind, and it is also reasonably priced. Wellness honeymoons can be completely personalized and can range from specialized spa experiences to immersive and complimentary activities like sound bath therapy, floating meditation, hiking, cycling, farmers market excursions, vision board-making, and lessons on identifying your inner spirit animal (rawr). The L’Apothecary Spa at the picturesque L’Auberge de Sedona provides individualized yoga, vinyasa vortex, and signature treehouse sessions where couples gain a stronger sense of presence, and are moved by a sound bath, and then set intentions for the future.

St. Lucia’s Marigot Bay Resort & Marina

This St. Lucia beauty retreat has updated its health offerings to include mindfulness workshops and novel spa services, including the ideal honeymoon option: a couples massage followed by a chocolate mud wrap that nourishes your skin. In a workshop meant to teach you techniques to use at home, newlyweds can also master the art of couples massage, strengthening not only their physical ties but also their emotional ones.

Fairmont Château Lake Louise, Alberta

Consider the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in the stunning Banff National Park if you believe that nature and wellbeing go hand in hand. This stunning location is ideal for all-inclusive wellness retreats that promote self-care and self-discovery. There is usually a tonne of free exercise and health programs available, as well as amazing hiking, sleigh rides, and ice skating on the lake—of course before a couple’s massage.

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is beneficial to the body and mind in addition to the restorative beauty of being in the Swiss Alps because of its naturally occurring thermal waters from the Tamina Gorge, which contain remarkable minerals and healing capabilities. The private spa also has a whirlpool, steam room, sauna, home theater, private eating area, and therapy rooms for things like haki-rituals, which use the “art of touch” to relieve daily mental stress. Because eating well and enjoying delicious cuisine go hand in hand, the hotel also offers a Michelin-starred dining experience with 30 sharing dishes and carefully chosen wine pairings.

Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection, Connecticut

Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection is a large country estate with a 20,000-square-foot spa two hours from New York City, where honeymooners can unwind after meeting with a personal health expert to discuss goals and suggest treatments. You could choose from rites of cleansing, a traditional hammam (Turkish bath) treatment, couple-specific connectivity meditation, woodland bathing, or other ancient and current scientific and scientific activities that aim to reset both inside and out and promote well-being.

Secret Bay & Jungle Bay Eco-Resort, Dominica

Dominica, the Caribbean’s “nature island,” attracts adventurers with its diving, snorkeling, sulfur hot springs, bubbling mud spas, and longest hiking route. The Waitukubuli Wellness package at the five-star Secret Bay includes massages, Reiki, reflexology, yoga, and assessments of the body’s energy and chakras. The Jungle Bay Eco-Resort, which suffered serious hurricane damage and reopened in June 2019, offers a wellness adventure package that includes several of these outdoor activities, as well as organic food and juices, and a huge spa for all the treatments you could possibly want.

Cal-a-Vie Health Spa and Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa, California

At Cal-a-Vie, just north of San Diego, active couples will thrive because of its five-to-one staff-to-guest ratio, more than 150 fitness classes, beach volleyball, golf, pools, and 10 miles of trails that feature ideal sunset sites. There are also lots of spa and mind-body activities available, including candlelit yoga for couples in a 400-year-old chapel. The recent refurbishment of Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa revealed a brand-new high-tech wellness experience, including eight Sleep Smart mattresses that measure sleep activity and body temperature and offer sleep coaching—ideal if you frequently argue over covers or mattress firmness. Additionally, you may get on the right track with the help of Moon Juice adaptogenic blends, meditation headbands that detect brain activity and tailored AI trainers.

Velaa Private Island, Maldives

The ultra-luxurious and ultra-rejuvenating Velaa features a new invigorating program with HIIT, Spinning, circuit training, and yoga courses that emphasizes body shape and muscle mass along with mental health. Technology enthusiasts will like using Gen Smart DNA testing, which provides information on the metabolic and hereditary background to support the path to optimum health and fitness. In addition, there are pools, tennis and squash courts, a golf academy, and a full-service spa for relieving any muscle aches.

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Florida

It’s not necessary to travel far to enjoy unique companion treatments like an exhilarating massage given on a crystal quartz bed and a choice of international ritual therapies from European skin-care brand Comfort Zone. Along with magnificent Miami Beach for a traditional honeymoon experience, there are kombucha facials, salt float pools, infrared saunas, and fitness sessions like Rock Wall Boot Camp.

Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, Costa Rica

Combining a beach vacation with a few days hidden away in a lush rainforest close to Costa Rica’s Arenal volcano is a great idea. At Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa, newlyweds are able to spend most of their time in soft robes and little else. Spa treatments in private outdoor huts hidden by forests and mineral-rich natural hot spring pools make for leisurely days and nights. Your Downward-Facing Dogs’ soundtrack is provided by toucans, howler monkeys, and other animals.

Santa Fe Resort, Four Seasons at Rancho Encantado

Unsurprisingly, Santa Fe is a top-notch wellness resort that is also a great place for romance. You two can participate in horticulture, gardening, and Body as Brush art programs at Sunrise Springs, which stimulate creativity and relaxation. For those who are interested, there is also a spiritual advisor on staff who performs aura cleansings for newlyweds as well as tarot card readings. The Equus Experience, a personalized experience that uses horses for self-discovery and learning, is offered at the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado. Think problem-solving, the art of being present, nonverbal communication, beliefs and intentions, and how to inspire rather than control. The lessons discovered through the enjoyable interactions with the strong mammals and each other are ideally suited for a couple setting out on an epic journey.

Canyon Ranch, Massachusetts

The renowned Canyon Ranch luxury spa and wellness facility is located in the Berkshires and offers couples countless chances to bond and rejuvenate after their wedding. A couple’s coconut melt treatment, heart-based yoga, private cooking lessons using healthy recipes, a Watsu Duet—a kind of graceful warm water massage that is incredibly soothing and relaxing—a private photography hike in the mountains, canoeing on the lake, and private photography sessions are all options. You have all you require before returning to daily life.

Chenot Palace Weggis, Switzerland

Yes, it will be expensive ($8,668 for a one-week stay at Chenot Palace Weggis), but it will be worthwhile. The Chenot Molecular Lab for Optimal Living, which opened in November 2021 on the northern bank of Lake Lucerne, will have eudaimonia fans giddy with delight. The program develops a personalized treatment strategy to boost your health using mRNA-based molecular tests. Three distinct programs are now available at the renowned luxury health resort that you can enroll in while there: Advanced Detox, Recover & Energize, and Prevention & Aging Well. All contain a variety of Chernot diagnostic evaluations, medical and nutritional advice, mud treatments, massages, and more, in addition to elements that are particular to each program.

 

Culture Getaways

Experiencing the ways of a totally new country is always culturally enriching, and you come back, closer as a couple and a hundred times more culturally knowledgeable than you left. Every country has its own narrative. While we can’t possibly list down all the countries with positive cultural experiences in such a small space, some of the countries we think can leave more impact are listed down below.

 

Greece

For honeymooners, Santorini is remarkably gorgeous. It has some of the best accommodations for romance, incredible cuisine and drink, blue oceans, and orange skies. In this stunning region, there are numerous activities to try, including hiking from Fira to Oia, visiting Theotokopoulou Square or Red Beach, and sipping some of the world’s oldest wines. Voyemo, a platform allowing you to access some of the most lovely villas and is ideal for seeking a place to stay, offers custom tours with an emphasis on experiences and excursions. Athina Luxury Suites, a boutique hotel perched on the caldera’s cliffs, places you in the most desirable location just a few meters from the bustling town center. Athina Luxury Suites offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime romantic experience that combines calm and culture by enveloping them in peace, stunning vistas, first-rate service, and luxurious rooms. Not only is this a luxurious retreat, but it’s also an environmentally responsible place to be where you and your companion may have a wonderful holiday and encounter the most genuine Greek hospitality.

Tanzania

Tanzania is home to so much knowledge and history: the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro, indigenous peoples like the Chagga people, and a plethora of birds and wildlife. It also has art, architecture, cuisine, activities, and amenities. Zanzibar offers countless magnificent retreats, friendly inhabitants, and the opportunity to learn about culture while forgetting your cares and reconnecting with your inner self. This will make your honeymoon experience, unlike anything you’ve ever had. Places like Stone Town, which are steeped in centuries of Swahili culture, feature quaint shops, ramshackle streets, and historical insights that shed light on issues like colonialism and slavery. Reserve a bungalow with a garden view at the Sevi Hotel, a luxurious house with a classic design that touches the coast’s immaculate white sand. Sevi Hotel is a peaceful, tranquil haven that welcomes you to cast off your concerns and unwind with great activities like scuba diving and snorkeling, a trip to the spice farm, and unique spa treatments. Together with your significant other, go on a sumptuous vacation to the city of Zanzibar in Tanzania.

Italy

Sicily is renowned around the world as an unfathomable travel destination because of its enormous old temples, impossibly beautiful beaches, and unfathomable cuisine. Sicily offers activities for all types of couples, like relaxing on beautiful beaches, climbing in the mountains, and touring historic archaeological sites. Casale Balate creates a lovely environment, framed by century-old olive and carob trees, encircling the residence which enjoys tranquil views over the terraces, garden, and pool, if you prefer a more private and wonderful retreat in a private farmhouse style villa. While Voyemo takes care of you to create your ideal trip experience for you and your loved one, you will enjoy a distinctive luxury villa that blends modern design with natural elements from the surrounding area to create a warm and welcome atmosphere. Voyemo offers luxury travel and cultural activities all around the world if you’re seeking an amazing honeymoon like no other. Voyemo will go above and beyond to identify and arrange the ideal retreat for you and your loved one when you are ready to book your special occasion.

India

Just seven decades after gaining its independence, India’s economy has become one of the ones with the fastest growth rates in the world. The 29 states and 7 union territories that make up this South Asian nation all have different cultures, languages, and traditions. India will enchant you with its vibrant diversity. Due in part to the fact that the nation was ruled by a monarchy for thousands of years, India’s art, music, textiles, and dance have a long and illustrious past. The scope of Indian art grew with every passing time. Both Indian classical music and dance are unlike anything else in the world. India now has a remarkable array of historical sites and cultural expressions that you would like to explore together.

Honeymoons come with a lot of expectations, bearing promises of crimson sunsets by the beach, long walks on winding roads, and picnics by the brook. While all of those things are amazing, it’s important to bear in mind that what a honeymoon looks like to you, might be very different from the next bride. Honeymoons are personal and are tailored keeping in mind the couple in question. While a midnight hike might be just your jam, it might be far from ideal for the next couple. There are couples who love soaking in hot tubs and getting deep tissue massages and ordering room services, while there are couples who love to snorkel, ski, and go hiking, and each kind of honeymoon is valid and dear to us. In fact, it’s the diverse nature of honeymoons that makes them so amazing. No matter what you “taste” in honeymoon trips, it goes without saying that it is going to be a trip that you will always remember with fond memories and misty eyes. So you might as well make it worth remembering!

Our Favorite Luxe Lighting Ideas For Your Wedding

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Indeed, we are all about the wedding detailswedding cakes, flowers, monogrammed wedding invites, luxurious wedding venues, and everything in between. But we have to admit this understated fact: Lighting is the single most important wedding decor element at any wedding. It is not only an important wedding day detail for decor purposes but it also affects the wedding day photography sessions.

At first, whenever it comes to wedding day lighting ideas, the focus is more on function than fun. Just hear us out: the bulbs and candles you select (whether they are simple votives or over-the-top chandeliers) are they willing to ultimately light your dream wedding venue, will the light setting that you have chosen will make your wedding photographs just right, and lastly, will the ambiance keep the party going, even after the sun has said goodbye to everyone? So, before you jump over any kind of lighting plan for your wedding day lighting decor, take a moment to think about your priorities and choose a lighting idea that is not only amazing, and unique but also luxurious and leaves everyone on your guest list jaw-dropped!

A perfect and, of course, luxurious lighting idea will not only increase the overall vibe of the ambiance but will also elevate the whole mood of your celebration, and not to forget your wedding guests! So, just for you, we have curated a list of some amazing and our favorite luxe lighting ideas for your memorable and extravagant wedding. Check them out!

Chandeliers

Chandeliers are indeed very classic and elegant, especially when they are used for decorations to light up a wedding. They have always been a luxurious and old favorite for a wedding venue, but they graciously offer wonderful effects. Having chandelier decoration on your wedding day will take all your wedding guests back to a variety of historical periods, or bring a modern and luxurious feel to everything. The 1920s feel offered by chandeliers is always whimsical as they give endless photography and videography to professional wedding photographers and videographers. Nothing can beat the mesmerizing and magical glamor quite like offered by chandleries to the wedding venue. And to have the luxe lighting setting created by chandeliers, you don’t have to always go for those grand, and opulent crystal types of chandeliers to look fabulous and luxurious. If you want you can consider having small vintage-inspired chandeliers beautifully wrapped in fairy lights to bring in the cozy, romantic, and luxurious effect to the overall setting of your wedding day celebration. The ambiance illuminated by chandeliers offers great professional photography opportunities and also incredible wedding videography opportunities.

Fairy Light Curtains

It is very simple and also very beautiful to create a whimsical look of lovely and magical fairy lights draped everywhere to create luxe lighting ideas for your romantic wedding day celebration. This lovely and luxurious look doubles up at covering any not-so-fancy parts of your wedding venue or anywhere you don’t want your wedding guests to go. Fairy Light curtains also work as great photography and wedding videography backdrops. Brides can consider having this kind of light setup in their bridal suite to have incredible and whimsical bridal portraits captured by our experienced wedding photographers and videographers. The draperies and fairy lights when combined indeed offer a magical touch to the overall setting making the whole ambiance extremely romantic and inviting.

Lighting Decor With Aromatic Candles

Do you know that when it comes to luxe wedding lighting decor ideas, candles can do thousands of things that are nothing but just whimsical and magical? If you are planning to have a romantic and classic vintage-themed wedding, candles will surely set the tone for your classic and mesmerizing vintage-themed wedding. In fact, with unique and creative candle decor ideas, you can take it to the complete another end of the scale and have the sleekest, chic, and most modern wedding day candle decor inspirations that will leave all your wedding guests in great amazement. Various wedding candle vendors out in the market can easily tailor your candles to your exact colors and scents to resonate with your wedding theme and lend a perfectly and beautifully lit ambiance for your wedding guests to savor the night and also to your professional wedding videographers to capture the soft and romantic glow in the best of frames.

Lovely Lanterns For Romantic Vibe

Well, there is absolutely no denying the fact that lanterns indeed are wonderfully versatile and hold the potential to create a world of different effects, giving the best of luxurious vibes to any kind of wedding celebration. From rustic-themed weddings to contemporary weddings, we can assure you that lanterns are always a perfect choice of lighting decor. These days, as our millennial generation is always looking out for unique, creative, and luxurious wedding ideas, lanterns indeed offer some really incredible luxe wedding lighting decor ideas. You can even consider booking those wedding venues that feature lovely lanterns in the ceiling so that for your wedding day decor, you won’t have to worry much about the lighting decor, as your wedding venue will already have taken care of it in advance. Those kinds of wedding venues with lantern ceilings are pure magic and bliss to host your extravagant wedding celebration. This kind of incredibly lit ambiance will offer incredible professional photography options to talented wedding photographers and also to wedding videographers to create a stunning wedding portfolio.

Custom Neon Sign

With every new trend coming, staying, and fading away with time, especially in the world of weddings, there is one trend that is always making a huge comeback every now and then sure does not seem to be losing traction anytime soon, and that is the neon sign trends (wedding lighting decor ideas). This eye-catching and luxe wedding decor idea is indeed great if you are looking to really personalize your wedding venue in no time. You can use the neon sign to showcase your last name or even your name initials, or some cheeky phrase on display behind your head table for an instant and unique photo backdrop. These kinds of chic and quirky lighting settings are a great trend these days. As they offer something very unique and creative to capture.

Tented Light Strands

Well, these days the weather seems too pleasant in most of the states, so, if you are thinking of hosting a tented wedding reception and looking for luxe and unique lighting ideas, then we have something for you that you will surely love and it is something really chic for our professional wedding photographers and videographers to capture. To bring in the ultimate and stunning wow factor, just accent a clear-top wedding tent with dozens of draped LED string lights. Trust us, this kind of wedding day lighting decor will surely make you and all your wedding guests feel like you are celebrating under a gleaming and shining sky full of lovely stars! If you want you can be a little more experimental with this kind of wedding day lighting setting. This incredible wedding lighting idea will also look fantastic and extremely gorgeous with a standard marquee tent or sailcloth tent. An outdoor wedding reception with such kind of wedding decor and wedding lighting will surely leave all your wedding guests swooning over the luxe lighting decor and our wedding photographers and videographers delightful!

Edison Bulbs Are New Wedding Lighting Decor Addition These Days

Of course, Edison light bulbs are sleek and also a great classic and sophisticated hanging light option if you and your partner are head over heels in love with the chic and contemporary lighting decor ideas. Whether you are planning an indoor wedding reception celebration or even consider the great and panoramic outdoors for your memorable and grand wedding reception celebration, you can use Edison bulbs for your wedding day lighting decor. Consider suspending them vertically from your wedding venue ceiling on long and fancy cables to create an industrial-inspired backdrop on your wedding day. Not only an industrial-inspired ambiance, but Edison bulbs will also be able to create a rustic and vintage-themed ambiance when adorned beautifully to elevate the setting of the event space.

Pillar Candle Ceremony Altar Lighting Decor 

Apart from adoring your wedding venue or reception location with luxe lighting ideas, you can also consider making your wedding ceremony seem a little extra-intimate just by encircling your lovely and elegant wedding altar with clusters of pillar candles and of course lush greenery accents. Well, there is absolutely no denying that lush greenery and candles always make a marvelous and luxurious combination when combined together, especially for wedding day decor. We can assure you that even here also, the candles will give the space a warm and magical white glow that will make all your wedding guests feel welcome and homey. And this sparkling white glow will also offer endless photography and videography opportunities to our professional and experienced wedding photographers and videographers.

Fireworks are Indeed Something Very Extravagant

To have this kind of extravagant lighting decor at your wedding, the first thing you need to do is have a venue that allows this. Well, there are certain venues that offer some kind of unique and marvelous lighting effects that will leave you and all your wedding guests breathless. In fact, you can also consider hiring some specialists if you want to plan a romantic and incredible surprise for your darling and make your wedding day a memorable celebration, then fireworks will surely add extra drama and character to your wedding day lighting decor idea.

Glowing Furniture Is a New Lightning Decor Inspiration

So, now you have planned your extravagant and grand wedding celebration and everything is in order, so why not surprise all your wedding guests simply just by waiting until the sun has set to turn on the super cool lighting furniture that you have brought to your wedding day decor. These days the modern shape of the furniture combined with LED lights is surely a delight for your wedding guests.

Glowing Trees Are A New Addition To Wedding Day Lighting Decor Ideas

If you are planning to have an outdoor wedding celebration, where your reception area is surrounded by lavish green trees, there you can consider some different and unique lighting decor ideas to lift up the entire outdoor setting and create a lighting fairyland. You can make a truly astonishing but subtle light canopy simply throughout the branches and make a fantastic lightning setup that will not only leave all your wedding guests bewitched but also make our wedding photographers and videographers extremely happy. By strategically and creatively placing the bulbs behind the leaves, you will be able to achieve a softer, green-tinged glow from them, rather than those bright and sharp lights. The soft glow of lights will surely add a dramatic tone to all your professional portraits captured by our team of professional wedding photographers and videographers.

Uplighting Lights Are So In Trend

Have you heard of the lighting term “uplighting”? Well, if not, then trust us, it is another cool, amazing, and luxurious lighting idea that you can consider for your upcoming grand wedding lighting decor. “Uplighting” is a lighting effect created just by placing a few light fixtures on the floor or on the ground and directing them at the ceiling of the venue in order to create a particular ambiance or a setting. In order to get a stunning watercolor look to elevate your wedding day lighting setting, then you can consider bringing in group bunches of blue, purple, and pink lights together, so when they overlap and blend, and offer some really out-of-the-ordinary and modern lighting setting.

So, concluding everything, all we want to say is that you are only limited by your imagination and how many wedding photos you are willing to add to your perfect lighting vision board on Pinterest or on Instagram. With most of the above-mentioned luxe wedding day lighting ideas, we can assure you that your wedding day decor will surely be a treat to witness and also to capture in mesmerizing frames!

Exotic European-Inspired Wedding Venues All Over The World

If you’re planning a luxurious destination wedding, here are some exclusive European wedding venues for you! Click the link to explore!

If you’re planning a luxurious destination wedding, here are some exclusive European wedding venues for you! Click the link to explore!

If you already have your heart set on a destination wedding since you have started to plan your wedding, then we have got you covered! You don’t have to go long-haul to find the wedding venue of your dreams! From incredible beach-side wedding ceremonies in Italy to the Swiss chosen by Audrey Hepburn for her 1955 wedding to Mel Ferrer, now you can also say “I do” in one of the best European-Inspired wedding venues that we have found for you from different corners of the world!

These jaw-dropping chateaus, chic mansions, and villas do hold a certain elevated flair for you, your darling, and all your wedding guests on your wedding day! The below-mentioned exotic European-inspired wedding venues hold the power to transport you to the rolling hills of Tuscany or a champagne toast in Champagne! We can assure you that the light and bright tones and cream-colored buildings along with the venue’s cypress trees will give you the best kind of experience for your big day without any doubt! So, just check out all these lovely European-inspired wedding venues and choose the one that suits you, your personality, and your wedding dreams in the best possible way!

Château de Carsix, France

Gracefully located only an hour and a half from Paris (the city of love), Château de Carsix flawlessly combines the whimsical charm of the rural location, along with the best convenience of the capital. This incredibly amazing 18th-century exotic European location was erected at the end of the reign of Louis XV by Philippe Du Fay, with a charismatic exterior featuring stunning bricks, and marvelous stonework which is typical of the time. Setting up your wedding altar right in front of the main entrance door, and you walking down the aisle will leave everyone in the audience in great amazement. This whimsical and pretty location will look stunning in all your professional wedding photos and videos captured by our extremely talented wedding photographers and videographers.

If you are the bride, who has always envisioned an outdoor wedding ceremony with great vistas and endless natural light then trust us, there is no better, prettier, and more luxurious location than Château de Carsix. Whether you are planning to have an intimate and cozy wedding celebration or want to go all grand and lavish, we can assure you that Château de Carsix promises to make all your fairytale wedding dreams come true live most beautifully! This exotic European-inspired wedding venue is also an ideal spot for couples who are planning a weekend wedding or a prolonged wedding celebration in great settings!

Villa Sola Cabiati, Grand Hotel Tremezzo: Lake Como, Italy

For all the romantic brides out there who just want nothing except a memorable wedding day, a celebration to remember for years to come and to talk about, there is no more romantic and exotic wedding venue than the Villa Sola Cabiati, Grand Hotel Tremezzo: Lake Como in Italy. This luxurious European-inspired wedding venue is what dreams are made up of. The expansive and swoon-worthy Villa Sola Cabiati at the Grand Hotel Tremezzo dates back to the 1500s and is a unique and marvelous treasure trove of original antique furnishings, textiles, and frescoes by prominent Renaissance painters. Your wedding celebration at this location will leave all your guests awe-struck! In fact, Ouronal wedding photographers and videographers will have so much character and vibrancy to capture in the best of frames. This amazing neoclassical villa on the panoramic shores of Lake Como offers the best of both worlds. With so much to explore, every corner of this exotic wedding location is worth seeing and documenting in the magical frames! Don’t forget to kiss the love of your life while the sun shines bright on you both and its golden glow creates a mesmerizing setting reflecting from the scenic lake in the background!

Villa Aurelia, Italy

Widely and popularly known for hosting the recent and famous nuptials of Lady Kitty Spencer, Villa Aurelia is nothing but truly a magical and exotic European-inspired wedding venue for your romantic wedding celebration. Though the exact date of establishment of this whimsical wedding venue is unknown, it is thought that this lovely and grand villa might have been constructed between 1650 and 1667, with the majority of its space undergoing a complete makeover in the early 21st century. The Baroque Villa of Villa Aurelia is established on the highest point within the lovely and picturesque walls of Rome. This simply means that on your wedding day, all your wedding guests including you and your sweetheart will have the opportunity to relish the stunning interiors and grounds along with the incredible views of this lovely city. While being at the highest point with the love of your life, steal a kiss while our talented wedding photographers capture you two sharing your romance with the amazing views of the backdrop.

The wedding venue Villa Aurelia will allow you to create your unique day while bringing all your wedding dreams together and converting them into a lovely reality. The greatest perk of hosting your wedding celebration at this location is that this lavish wedding venue hosts one wedding in a day!

Castello di Vicarello, Italy

Peacefully and picturesquely situated in the heart of Tuscany’s wild Maremma countryside, located between Rome and Florence, Castello di Vicarello is truly a fairytale wedding venue. This enchanting and extremely beautiful castle-like wedding venue is indeed an ideal spot for all those couples who want to make an impression on their wedding day and give some really beautiful things to their wedding guests to not only cherish but to talk about for years to come. Beautifully encircled by 40 hectares of lovely organic vineyards, olive groves, and farmland, Castello di Vicarello completely assures total seclusion and exclusivity to couples on their wedding day. This is indeed a wedding venue that a couple must consider if they have a strong affection for the vineyard, as there is something very romantic and inviting about having a wedding in vineyards!

Offering extremely romantic backdrops for your wedding celebration and also for your wedding photos, Castello di Vicarello can host any kind of wedding celebration. From an intimate affair to a grand and lavish wedding celebration, this stunning wedding venue will take care of all your wedding dreams! With so many event spaces to choose from, this European wedding venue is just majestic. For your wedding ceremony, you can choose either from an alfresco space in the lovely gardens featured by the castle, or one of the many rooms within the castle walls for an indoor wedding celebration.

If you are planning a prolonged wedding celebration, you can continue your wedding celebrations anywhere on the property, as every corner offered by this majestic and dreamy wedding venue is completely yours to enjoy and explore, with a major focus given to food and wine menus!

Villa La Vigie, Monaco

Believed to be one of the most prestigious on the French Riviera, Villa La Vigie is nothing but an epitome of luxury. Owned for over a decade by Karl Lagerfeld, Villa La Vigie is a kind of wedding location that you see in the romantic movie and dream of having that kind of wedding at same kind of location.

Gracefully situated on the cape of the lovely Monte-Carlo Beach, this scenic villa offers unparalleled views of the majestic Mediterranean, the Principality, and the bay of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin leading to great backdrops when it comes to extremely gorgeous wedding photography and videography experience. The fabulous and stunning architecture of this pretty villa gives way to interior marble, splendid columns, grand fireplaces, parquet flooring, and high ceilings, to create a modern and sophisticated ambiance for everyone to have a great time on your wedding day!

To have a one-of-a-truly kind of wedding experience, you can consider having your wedding ceremony at the stunning 237-square-meter terrace. It is one of the ideal locations to have a memorable and exotic wedding experience. To make the entire setting more romantic and inviting consider using white roses or peonies for your wedding decor. The lovely white flowers and white setting of this villa when paired together will bring out the best kind of beauty for everyone in the audience to witness and for our wedding photographers to capture in the most incredible frames!

Château du Grand-Lucé, France

Built-in the year 1760, and named for the idyllic village in which it is situated, Château du Grand-Lucé’s grandeur promises to live up to its name. This neoclassical French-inspired wedding venue is unapologetically opulent, and widely known for its enchanting beauty, especially when it comes to destination weddings. Your wedding day celebration at this location will surely be an affair to be remembered for years to come! You don’t need to work around decorating for this wedding venue as it speaks for itself. With just minimal decoration, this wedding venue will look ravishing and breathtaking!

This extraordinary and exemplary 45,000 square-foot château not only takes pride in showcasing a ballroom of royal proportions but the lavish and expansive 80 acres of pristine green grounds promise to offer a truly special location for your big day celebration in full swing! From the perfect and flawless symmetry and precision of the classical French gardens to a lake, lovely meadows, historic white oak forest, and even an orangery, this is so much to see, explore, and choose from when it comes to finding an ideal spot for your wedding ceremony. With such a great setting, even our experienced wedding photographers and videographers will have a great time documenting your wedding day at this location.

Villa Erba, Italy

Villa Erba in Italy relishes a pristine location in the heart of Lake Como, lending a dream or we say magical backdrop for the many who have always dreamed of having a lavish and quintessential European wedding. This stunning and lovely 19th-century property is one of the most popular on the Lake, boasting all kinds of comforts and luxuries that you are expecting from marvelous Italian neo-renaissance architecture. Luxurious and grand interiors aside, the grand ballroom at Villa Erba features so many beautiful elements that it will take your breath away! During the first dance moment, we can assure you that you feel like you are dancing with the love of your life on some grand movie set! For your wedding reception, you can also consider the magical gardens overlooking the splendid lake. This kind of setting for your wedding reception will surely sweep off your wedding guests’ minds and hearts in no time!

Villa Cimbrone, Italy

Perfectly set in the heart of the Mediterranean, this lovely and exotic 12th-century residence is indeed one of the most prestigious in all of Europe. Couples who are looking for the best European-inspired wedding venue for their wedding day, this is indeed the venue that you must consider for your special day’s memorable celebration. Offering a magical and charismatic setting for your dreamy wedding, Villa Cimbrone’s experienced and expert wedding planners will assist you in designing a unique, personalized, and wedding of your dreams in the most beautiful way that you have ever thought of!

Assuring the very best combination of comfort and luxury, Villa Cimbrone features 19 elegant guest rooms for your wedding guests to have a memorable stay during your wedding celebration. Apart from its exemplary accommodation, Villa Cimbrone’s expensive and lovely gardens are one of Ravello’s most famous attractions, setting the scene for the ultimate destination wedding on the Amalfi Coast.

Winding up, we completely get it! You want a wedding that just “wows” all your wedding guests with just its ambiance. Such bold statements do call for even bolder moves, like taking your big day abroad for a dream and magical destination wedding! All these above-mentioned castles, Italian Villas, and elegant estates will bring your fairytale wedding to life with deep-rooted history, elegant style, and unbeatable views in the most beautiful way possible! We have found the creme de la creme of wedding venues all across Europe for you and your sweetheart to say “I do” and start your happily ever after!

Luxe Ways to Wow Your Guests At Your Wedding Reception

Make your wedding guests go “wow” before they even enter and ensure that they leave a little dazzled with these luxe wedding reception ideas!

 

Make your wedding guests go “wow” before they even enter and ensure that they leave a little dazzled with these luxe wedding reception ideas!

Surely your wedding day is something that you and your partner look forward to with all the anticipation and love in your hearts. However, your wedding guests make your wedding reception the celebration that it is. They not only bring with them the good wishes for your happily-ever-after to start with all the positive vibes, but they also bring to the table the happy glow of pleasant company and the iridescent promise of a good time. When you look back at your wedding day decades from now, you will think back to the way your guest cheered as you kissed your lover after you said “I do”, how your aunt made that funny toast or how your college girlfriends rocked the dance floor! After all, it’s all about the warm glow of the people which envelops you and makes your wedding day such a joy, isn’t it?

While the precious names who made it to your guest list add such a precious touch to your special day, you might want to make your wedding reception equally memorable for them! While all wedding receptions are a pleasure to attend, it’s the ones that truly wow the guests over which are remembered forever, the anecdotes of which live on far beyond the wedding day flowers! Here are some amazing ways that you can wow your wedding guests and leave them feeling warm, welcome, and a little mind-blown! It’s all about going big or going home here!

Welcome them with a drink

There is something about a welcome drink that instantly makes one feel special! Consider offering out glasses of champagne as wedding escort cards in addition to your standard welcome drink. Replace traditional escort cards with individually named champagne flutes, which will ensure that everyone arrives at their tables and is ready to toast in one step. This will make a terrific first impression on your guests!

Exit with a bang

What better way to end a wedding reception than with a fireworks display? A jubilant firework show will add excitement to your ceremony exit or nighttime reception. Alternatively, give your guests sparklers and champagne to hold while they accompany you to your getaway car at the end of the night. Remember to check with your location to see if pyrotechnics and sparklers are permitted.

Consider a quick change!

For the wedding reception, the bride and groom dress in a contemporary style. Because all eyes will be on you at the reception, it’ll be a pleasant surprise when you switch from your traditional wedding gown to a shorter, flirtier second dress. You can go for completely different dresses or two-in-one wedding dresses which can be easily transformed. If you wish to keep your wedding gown, make additional style modifications such as letting your hair down, swapping shoes, or adding a few fresh items of jewelry.

Hand out kits!

With wedding favor kits, you can anticipate their needs! Your guests will enjoy it, whether it’s hangover kit wedding favors or a cute emergency kit for the morning after. You might include hangover remedies such as aspirin, water, and energy snacks to help them get back on their feet after a night of celebrating. You can also have summer essential kits, or themed kits as they arrive to get them excited about your chosen venue, theme, or activities!

Add drama with flowers

Big is more when it comes to flowers which impress! How about using cabbage roses as table centerpieces for your wedding reception? On your reception tables, go big with tall, over-the-top centerpieces. Cabbage roses and ranunculus, for example, create a bold impact when paired with a neutral color palette. You can have them arranged in clear glass vases for a clean yet impactful look. If big flowers are not your style, go for flower installations instead! We have a soft spot for Baby’s breath cloud-like overhead installations over here, and it will surely get all the guests to go “wow!”

Provide luxe lounge areas

With a hint of effortless luxury, set up your outdoor lounge area for your wedding reception. Create a lounge space with comfortable couches, chairs, and enough pillows for visitors to mingle between dance breaks. It’s the ideal technique to keep everyone involved in the celebration, even if they’re not dancing. Set up luxe poufs, velvet pillows, and comfy throws, and the more mismatched it looks, the better the effect. This can also be a great area for some dramatic group photography!

Hang low chandeliers

It’s true! A chandelier adds that luxe element to any event! There is something about the intricately cut glasses and crystals that reflect light most gloriously, and makes any setting elegant! If you are hosting an outdoor wedding reception, consider handing low chandeliers and watch your setting light up! When it comes to planning your outdoor event, the options are unlimited. Low-hanging chandeliers and delicate blooms can be used to decorate the space. You can have it glam, gothic, or vintage as you would like, depending on the chandelier you choose. Instead of circular tables, arrange everyone at banquet tables to create a more intimate setting.

A feast for the eyes

Sure, the wedding feast will fill the stomach, but it’s the winning display that makes half the impression! So go all out with your food displays, whether that’s creative salad bars, charming dessert tables, or wow-inducing chocolate fountains and fondue arrangements! This also holds for vintage champagne towers with cascading champagnes making quite the scene! You might also go for a vintage wedding cake presentation with details all around the cake. Use glittering lights, loads of blooms, and a unique stand to dress up your cake presentation. You can also go for cute ice cream trucks, cotton candy carts, and popcorn carts which are not just for utility but hugely add to the aesthetic!

A groom’s cake that impresses

After all, why not? A groom’s cake, whether it’s a Red Sox–themed one or a Star Wars-themed one, will undoubtedly make your guests’ jaws drop. Choose a second cake that appears too genuine to eat and collaborate with your spouse on a theme that best suits you both. Include a non-cake delicacy like doughnuts, varied pies, cookies, or an ice cream bar, as well as an inside joke, a favorite activity, or a favorite hobby.

Late-night bites

Who doesn’t like late-night snacks after hours of dancing, drinking, and socializing? Treat the guests who survive the after-hours and linger a bit longer to prolong the party a bit. Serve them special after-hours bites, whether it is mini ice cream cones, s’mores, or milk and cookies! When everyone thinks the celebration is over, liven it up with late-night goodies that will get guests ready for the after-party. Your guests will adore you for your midnight nibbles, which include ice cream bites, fresh chocolate chip cookies, milk shooters, or a fully stocked taco bar. The extra details will immediately land your special day firmly as your guests’ favorite wedding reception!

Plan games and activities

At your reception, keep your guests, especially the younger ones, amused with the fun and interactive activities. Set up a game of cornhole at your outdoor ceremony, or set up a coloring station at one of your reception tables. You can choose from a variety of wedding games and activities, such as bride and groom trivia, picture scavenger hunts, ring tosses, or good old karaoke! Keeping your wedding guests occupied with wedding activities not only keeps them entertained but also helps to alleviate any nervousness or anxiousness as you transition from the wedding ceremony to the reception.

Have a fun “guest book” to sign

Think beyond the typical guest book, and choose fun instead! You can ask guests to leave a message on a vintage surfboard at your tropical destination wedding, or create a jigsaw puzzle of your photo and let guests sign each piece. You can also have them fill up paper notes filled with advice and wedding tips in wine bottles, which can be opened on your forthcoming anniversaries! You can have a couple of different bottles to be opened in 2 years, 5 years, or 10 years of your wedding anniversaries! Guest book activities are not only fun, but it also lets your guest know that you appreciate their input in your life!

Photo backdrops to remember

A picture speaks in memories and holds the secret of the day for you to treasure. Having the perfect photo booth is a surefire method to catch those candid, silly moments that your photographer might miss. For a summer wedding, use snorkel gear or opera masks and monocles, and for a formal occasion, use opera masks and monocles. This is the perfect way to make a themed wedding truly be remembered as intended. At a bucolic wedding, a vintage Volkswagen photo booth can be the perfect addition, while you can go full flapper girl for a 1920s-inspired wedding! The options are endless, and it’s a fun way for your guest to indulge and have fun!

Wow with lighting

Lighting speaks louder than most of your other wedding decors. Revolutionize your venue with jaw-dropping lighting which will wow your guests. You can go for decadent chandeliers for a touch of eclectic elegance or go modern and sassy with neon light signage! You can have hanging lanterns from a tree that act as the perfect ceremony backdrop or photo backdrop, or you can go full-on romantic with dripping candles lining the stairways as you walk down the stairs! And all things said and done, do not underestimate the brilliance of fairy lights!

Gorgeous installations

Installations that defy gravity or stand out looking all dramatic are something that will have your guest’s attention as soon as they walk in! Whether it is a quaint art installation or a floral installation, there is plenty you can do here! Lush installations, and more specifically floral installations, are a current trend. You can incorporate this trend into your wedding decor in a variety of ways to achieve a chic look, whether it’s with a stunning and jaw-dropping wedding backdrop, edgy and dramatic overhead installations, a modern wedding seating chart with moss, greenery, and candles, or a jaw-dropping art installation that cascades down the stairs looking like a piece of art!

Display towering tiers

It’s either go big or go home! With a vast guest list, you have the perfect excuse to go all out with your cake. Consult your cake baker about constructing a multi-tiered work of art that will wow your guests. For a beautiful wedding, a multi-tiered elegant wedding cake will command all of the attention. When it comes to towering layers, you can go for tall chocolate fountains, champagne towers, or even just your table centerpieces! It will quickly give your big day an opulent feel!

Set up an awesome satellite bar

Offer your guests a celebratory surprise with a cigar rolling station during cocktail hour. If cigars aren’t your thing, any creative, personal satellite bar idea works too, like a make-your-own prosecco drink station or a tequila tasting bar. This is not only a fun activity that your guest can partake in, but it also makes your wedding reception that much extra special!

Unique reception performers

Entertain your wedding guests with style, whether it is with live painters, fire breathers in the evening, an aerialist performer to perform a full in-the-air dance routine, or casually floating above loved ones to give your guest a wow-factor experience! While there is a DJ or a band at every wedding, having a wedding reception performance that is unique and wow-inducing can leave the impression of your wedding in your guests’ minds forever! You can also have unique traditional dance routines performed by professionals or drink servers which will light up the cocktail hour significantly!

Extraordinary wedding favor

Let your wedding guests leave with more than just memories from the day! When you hand out your wedding favors, consider going that extra mile. Whether it is a cocktail kit for a drink after the ride home or a polaroid that captures the guest’s experience perfectly, whether it is a personalized wine glass or the satisfaction of going back knowing that a tree will be planted in the guest’s name, wedding favors which lingers on for that extra time truly makes your wedding day memorable! While things that induce great memories forever are much appreciated, you can also go for wedding favors that are plain old fun, like a mini champagne bottle with a personalized label!

Light up the stars

How about a Tangled-inspired paper lantern ceremony for you and your guests to enjoy? You can do this after the reception is almost over and before you set off towards your happily-ever-after. You and your sweetheart can first light the paper lanterns together and set them off in the night sky, and your wedding guests can follow suit. The whole sky will light up most gloriously, and it will surely leave your guest enchanted! It also sets the scene for some lovely photo opportunities!

Going that extra mile for your guest is worth the effort when you see the look in their eyes which is filled with awe and wonder as if they have just walked into a carnival! They will still be talking about your amazing reception party a month from now, and slowly those awe-struck memories will transform into warm and fuzzy feel-good vibes which will forever be attached to your special day! Isn’t that a lovely thought? So go ahead and treat your guests to a wedding experience that they will take home with them and hold close for a long while!

Wedding Popcorn Bar Ideas

Planning to have a popcorn bar at your wedding? Here's all the inspiration you need for an impactful popcorn bar to make your wedding iconic!

Planning to have a popcorn bar at your wedding? Here's all the inspiration you need for an impactful popcorn bar to make your wedding iconic!

 

Over the years, weddings have definitely had their trendy and chic decorations, unique themes, mouth-watering food, and endless dancing! Everything from surprise-yet-rehearsed wedding party dances, to modern and rustic country wedding themes, we have seen it all over the last decade!

One such aspect of weddings that never comes to a halt is the food! With every year’s something new and unique is getting added to the wedding food! When it comes to food at weddings, these days, the latest trend is focusing on the wedding day dessert table! These days our millennial couples are more focused on showcasing and offering more than just the usual wedding cake! At present, the biggest wedding day dessert trend is popcorn bars! They are gaining popularity in no time as every other couple is considering having a popcorn barn at their wedding!

Popcorn is indeed a great and fantastic treat that nearly every person enjoys and it also makes the perfect display at any wedding, regardless of the wedding theme, color, or dietary restriction. The best thing about popcorn is that it can be colorful, flavorful and it makes great wedding favors. And a popcorn bar is nothing but a great choice for vegans! Everybody just loves popcorn, no matter whether it’s salty or sweet. We can assure you that your friends and all your wedding guests will be thankful to you for this tasty and light wedding snack! And dancing the night away can make your wedding guests hungry! So, why not fuel them up to dance again with some delicious and flavored popped popcorn! Your wedding guests will love having this as a late-night snack, and leftover bags of popcorn make for cute wedding favors!

So, before we go ahead and tell you about all the incredible and unique popcorn bar ideas for your wedding day, which will not only elevate your wedding day snacking game but will also leave your wedding guests enchanted and mesmerized, here are some of the general questions that every couple face while they plan for popcorn bar for their wedding day! The idea of creating a popcorn bar usually starts with endless questions popping into the minds of couples. In that case, you don’t need to stress away as we have got you and all the questions that might be coming into your head covered!

Here are some of the simple yet important questions whose answers will help you in creating a perfect popcorn bar for your big and special day! All these questions will not only elevate your wedding day decor game but will also give our professional wedding photographers and videographers endless possibilities to capture mind-blowing wedding decor photos in the best of frames! Our experienced and talented wedding photographers have keen eyes for the details, and when with them by your side on your wedding day, we can assure you that none of the wedding details will be spared in getting documented in the most creative frames!

How many gallons of popcorn will I need for _____ number of wedding guests for my wedding day?

Well, the factor of ordering the number of popcorns depends a little bit on how much food and the varieties you are putting down on your wedding menu! If you are planning a complete sit-down meal with lots of finger food, then you might consider ordering 1.5 to 2 cups of popcorn per wedding guest! But, if you are planning to have the popcorn bar as the star of your wedding celebration, then you must go with 2 to 3 cups of popcorn per guest! Just keep in mind that some of your wedding guests might not eat popcorn and the kids will have some extra. So, just plan in a way that you may want to have more than you think you need!

Just some maths here, that will help you with your question! On average, a 2-gallon bulk bag of popcorns will serve 32-1 cup servings. Whereas, a 4-gallon bulk popcorn bulk bag will have about 64-1 cup serving!

Just for an example, if you are planning on a grand celebration with about 128 to 200 of your wedding guests, as per the above-mentioned details, you will want to purchase a minimum of 8 gallons for each guest to have one-1 cup serving of popcorn!

What is the usual serving size?

Talking about the serving size, then you must plan that your wedding guests will eat an average of 1 to 2 cups of popped corn per person! But, if you want to be more precise and don’t wanna waste any food, then you can determine the amount of popcorn (by volume) the individual containers will hold in order to determine an individual serving size for your popcorn bar at your wedding!

To get a brief and generic idea, you can fill one of your containers for your wedding guests with popped popcorn, and then pour the popped popcorn into a measuring cup to actually determine the volume (preferably in cups) that the container will hold!

This simple and easy method will help you to get an approximate idea about the typical serving size of popped popcorn on your wedding day. And this way you won’t be wasting any food and your wedding guests will have enough popcorn to savor!

How long before my wedding should I order my popcorn?

You can always place an order for popcorn for your wedding day as early as you would like! When you will submit the order you will be asked to specify your preferred shipping date, and you can choose whatever you find the best! Most brides and wedding planners prefer to get the popcorn delivered about 3-4 days before the wedding to alleviate any kind of last-minute stress and chaos! Or you can always schedule a future shipping date for your popcorn to arrive!

If you don’t want to schedule a future shipping date then we will suggest you place an order a week and a half to two weeks before your wedding day so that the popcorns arrive on time and also stay as fresh as possible for your big and special day!

What kind of theme should I consider for my wedding day popcorn bar?

It’s your wedding day and we are sure that you have already planned every inch of your wedding day in your head! But, if you ask us, all we will say is whatever inspires you and your sweetheart! You can coordinate the decoration with your wedding day color palette. Or you can also draw inspiration from something in your life (like a romantic movie, perhaps?). If you still need some inspiration, we have some ideas for your wedding day popcorn bar-

  • A movie-theme
  • An Art-Deco Theme
  • Something rustic yet chic and elegant


What are the basic things that I may need to create a popcorn bar for my wedding day?

Well, you need a lot of stuff to create a fantastic and eye-catching popcorn bar for your wedding day celebration! All you will ever need are-

Popcorn (of course!)

Chic and unique containers to hold the popcorns. When it comes to choosing the holders for popcorn, the sky’s the limit! If you want everything to be extraordinary, then you will need to think outside of the box (or bowl), when trying to figure ways to hold your popcorn snacks! You can always try the tin buckets, large Mason jars, or even baskets!

Scoops for scooping out the popcorn.

Containers that your wedding guests will use to fill with the popped popcorns! Consider adding bring in favors bags or treat cones are the unique containers to fill in the popcorns!

Various kinds of toppings or seasonings. From delicious and mouth-watering chocolate bits and chunks of bacon to seasoning both classic (Kettle Corn, Caramel, Buttery Garlic) to the unusual and scrumptious (Pizza, Sriracha, Chilli Lime), you can allow your wedding guests to mix and match the flavors of their choice to please their own taste buds!

And lastly, the napkins!

So, now all the important questions related to Popcorn Bar are answered in the above section, let us enlighten you on some really incredible and fantastic popcorn bar ideas which are popping. These unique ideas will surely leave a lasting impression on the hearts, minds, and in the mouth of all your wedding guests, and will also offer ample photography and videography opportunities to our professional and experienced wedding photographers and videographers!

Pick a Theme for Your Popcorn Bar

The initial step that comes into play when you are planning to have a popcorn bar at your wedding is deciding upon a theme! Make sure you are choosing a theme that matches your wedding theme or the style of your wedding! Like a rustic popcorn bar setup if you are planning a rustic wedding, modern and chic for a contemporary wedding style, vintage, retro, colorful and fun, and so on! If you are planning an outdoor wedding or a spring wedding celebration, then make sure your popcorn bar should have all the beautiful colors of the spring wedding palette! The options are endless for you to choose from! The reason we are saying it matches your wedding theme or style is that it will make your wedding photos look stunning!

Here are some popcorn bar theme ideas for choose based on your wedding theme-

If a rustic and vintage theme wedding is on your mind, you can have your popcorn bar set up on a wooden trolly to bring in the rustic vibe and adorn it with kraft paper. You can keep the popped popcorn in a bucket, or paper bags, and place them alongside a large chalkboard sign mentioning “Popcorn Bar is Waiting!” this style of the rustic popcorn barn will undoubtedly leave your wedding guests enchanted and wanting for more! And of course, it will be a great photography opportunity to capture!

In case, it’s your spring wedding, and we all know that when it’s spring season it’s all about colors! Especially the poppy colors! If spring is your wedding theme, you can consider a fun and bright popcorn bar made of a wagon on wheels with colorful popcorn in glass bowls and in sacks!

Opt For Proper Decor For Your Popcorn Bar

Once you are through with the theme of the popcorn bar for your wedding day, the next step is to choose the base of your popcorn bar! Like, will it be a classic vintage dresser or the cabinets? Or will you go for a cart or trolley that screams retro at its best? Or you want things to be simple, elegant, and classy, so just want to go with a minimalist console table? Or maybe you will try something fun like a couple of ladders and a vintage door as a shelf between them? Whatever you prefer, we can assure you that it will offer a great setting for your popcorn bar! Once you decide upon the setting, it’s time to put all the popped popcorn into proper containers, like the clear glass jars or bowls for a modern and chic wedding! Elegant glass jars with beautiful lids will make a perfect container for a vintage-themed wedding! Choose it as per your choice and then add a table cloth or a runner and pair it with some blooms and greenery if you want! The choice is completely all yours! You never know, maybe a well-decorated popcorn bar becomes the centerpiece of your wedding day!

Signage

No bar or food station goes without a sign on a wedding day! So, you will need at least one large signage to point at the bar and some cute little smaller tags or signs to mark each type of popcorn you display on the popcorn bar! To make your signages more attractive and alluring, you can also consider hanging banners or can bring in some string lights to accentuate the station! Choose the style of signage that perfectly fits your wedding theme and style. If you ask us, chalkboards are the most popular signages these days! Well, you can also try something vintage, modern and chic, along with many other styles, looks, and frames depending on your wedding day theme!

So, whether you are planning a grand wedding celebration or an intimate celebration with your loved ones only, adding a popcorn bar to your wedding day will be a crowd-pleasing treat that will surely delight all your wedding guests as it offers enough of a tasty snack without being overly filling!

2022 Wedding Trends We Predict Will Go Big!

Wondering what 2022 has in store for weddings? Check out our blog featuring the wedding trends of 2022 that we predict will go BIG!

Wondering what 2022 has in store for weddings? Check out our blog featuring the wedding trends of 2022 that we predict will go BIG!

 

The changes we’ve seen in the post-pandemic wedding ecosystems are expected to reverberate through weddings in 2022. From important wedding decisions like choosing your honeymoon vacation destination to what kind of wedding parties you’ll host and also who you’ll invite, all these factors are going to carry over into 2022. The post-pandemic wedding industry’s new developments will have a direct impact on the wedding trends of 2022. Everything that we do in life, from how we live to how we marry, will be directly proportionate to all the wedding decisions of 2022. As the year 2021 draws to a close, we may notice some significant changes in the wedding planning landscape, from wedding décor to attire.

 

We could see that couples who planned their weddings in 2020 understood the beauty of small-scale celebrations surrounded by the people who matter the most. From the rise of outdoor wedding events with social distancing guidelines still in place to the use of dried flowers and greenery in wedding decorative trends, things are likely to remain the same. With a striking increase in DIY wedding décor featuring details with an inflow of creative juices and a surge in nature-focused weddings, the post-pandemic wedding trends of 2022 will treat all of us with surprises in every corner.

 

Wedding Trends Of 2022 That Are Predicted To Be Big-

 

Wedding Venue Trends 2022

Some of the impacts of the 2020 pandemic will continue to show in our lives even in 2022 and with that, there will be certain wedding trends when it comes to the choice of wedding venue and style. As per wedding venue trends 2022, there will be an increase in outdoor wedding events with certain covid related restrictions and guidelines. Couples planning their wedding in 2022 are also choosing domestic locations instead of destination weddings considering that home is the safest for celebrations.

 

Wedding Dress Trends 2022

Bridal fashion weeks around the world gave us some amazing wedding dress trends for 2022! From bridal fashion designers using pre-recorded videos for their bridal designs as a means to adapt to the current post-covid trends to non-traditional bridal looks dominating the virtual runways, 2022 wedding dresses trends are all about new-age bridal fashion. The new-age bride of 2022 is looking for iterations to traditional wedding gown designs and designing their modern wedding dresses with an edge. Modern bridal fashion is all about high fashion bridal dresses and edgy wedding dresses that can focus on the bride’s unique personality and looking for that princess moment on their wedding day.

 

Wedding Style Trends 2022

As per wedding style trends 2022, couples getting married are most likely to embrace the new normal, leading to the rise of pandemic micro weddings and small-scale intimate wedding celebrations like courthouse weddings, minimony, and elopements. As the pandemic gave us a chance to reconnect with nature, we are most likely to see a rise in nature-focused weddings with a newfound love for the great outdoors. Another wedding style trend for 2022 nods to intimate wedding guest lists where post-pandemic wedding guest lists will be limited to the couple’s family and close friends only. Simplicity and non-traditional weddings are most likely to shine in 2022, meaning we will see simple and intimate wedding celebrations, unlike traditional extravagant and formal weddings. Virtual weddings became a thing in 2020 and the pandemic wedding trend is still going to continue in 2022 weddings. Intimate backyard weddings became very popular during the Covid-19 pandemic and will continue as a wedding trend in 2022. Minimalist wedding styles with creativity as the main focus will find their way in 2022 wedding style trends. Minimalist weddings will most likely include sleek and modern décor, neutral color palettes, pragmatic signage, and blank space wedding venues.

 

Bridal Style Trends 2022

We are seeing a surge of mini wedding dresses and a lot of feathers and floral accessories for 2022 fall wedding trends. For instance, bold floral motifs with three-dimensional textured appliqués are likely to dominate the bridal fashion scene with popular wedding gown designers like Alyne by Rita Vinieris and Marchesa coming up with over-the-top wedding dresses full gowns featuring florals, sequins, and beading. Vintage whimsical wedding dresses with dramatic feathers are providing rights with the opportunity to amp up their traditional bridal fashion look with noteworthy bridal fashion designers like Elie Saab and Naeem Khan coming up with wedding dress designs accessorized with dramatic further details. Bridal separates are one of the most loved modern bridal trends 2022. As a strong nod to non-traditional bridal wear, bridal fashion icons like Scorcesa, Nordeen, and Yolancris are coming up with trendy bridal separates in multiple pieces as an alternative to traditional wedding dresses. These bridal separates are the new alternative to traditional designs and new trending wedding dresses for brides who want to shine and make a statement at their wedding in 2022.

 

Wedding Cake Trends 2022

Wedding trends come and go and they come back again! And one of the biggest predictions regarding wedding cake trends for 2022 is that cool retro wedding cake designs will be a rage. In the luxury wedding cake trends, we will see more couples dabble in wafer paper wedding cakes to make a bold statement. As a nod to retro wedding trends, acrylic wedding cakes will arrive with confections featuring clear acrylic tiers along with a clear and transparent tier. This transparent cake tier will act like a divider which will create an amazing and never-before-seen floating illusion and add to the height of the wedding cake. Just like some of the most gorgeous wedding cakes of 2021, 2022 wedding cake trends will also see a rise in sculptural wedding cakes featuring wedding confections that will mimic an entire art gallery or act as a testament to some of the most timeless arts from around the world. And two of the most timeless wedding cake designs– semi-naked and fondant wedding cakes are going to stay for a while, but we will see certain versatile additions to this trend like beautiful sculpting techniques, hand painting, and an abundance of textures.

 

Wedding Color Trends 2022

According to the prediction by wedding experts, wedding color trends for 2022 will see a rise in powder blues and millennial pinks, which were considered to be prime color trends of the 80s. While the trendy wedding colors of 2021 also saw a rise in powder blue alongside lavender, matcha green, papaya orange, and Tuscany yellow, the prediction surrounding wedding color palettes of 2022 show a resurgence of vintage metallics and moody earthy tones. Color palettes of wedding reception trends 2022 will be a huge comeback from the art deco and all Hollywood eras. From warm earthy hues with colors like burnt sienna and marigold yellow popping up in wedding details to vintage accent colors like gold and midnight blue metallic paint are likely to make a comeback. Vintage accent colors will mostly be seen in details like metallic reception chairs, table sliders, or even Moscow Mule featuring as the signature cocktail and served in copper mugs. We are also most likely to see vibrant jewel tones and moody winter color palettes in the latter half of the year.

 

Wedding Flower Trends 2022

Non-traditional wedding flowers will be hot for 2022! Bohemian and eco-friendly wedding aesthetics like dried flower details will be one of the major wedding flower trends in 2022. Dried wedding flowers can come in many ways to reflect in your wedding color palette and be added to almost every element of your wedding reception- from bridesmaids’ bouquets to reception tablescapes. As the floral industry is getting ready for a smashing wedding season in 2022, we are also seeing wedding greenery as an earthy floral element and one of the most emerging wedding flower trends for 2022. Greenery draped florals, ground installations, staircases, and even wedding altars and aisles are expected to be a gorgeous wedding flower trend for 2022. As dried florals and greenery details engulf wedding décor trends 2022, we are also expecting to see a surge in romantic and dreamy weddings that are reminiscent of the French countryside.

 

Wedding Décor Trends 2022

Wedding décor trends in 2022 will see the increased popularity of greenery and dry flowers in wedding details. As we are going to experience a surge in reduced wedding sizes, with a limited number of people, couples will opt for personalized elements and inspirations. 2022 wedding trends when it comes to wedding décor will be a display of vintage-inspired statement-making wedding details which will bring a dose of beatnik and unconventional flair. We are going to see a lot of statement-hanging wedding décor details like suspended lanterns in ceilings and high back peacock chairs in welcome tables, along with rattan lounge furniture and assorted wicker baskets decking up the wedding décor ideas. Organic style arrangements will also be an integral part of the celebrations as per wedding trends for 2022. This post-pandemic wedding trend in 2022 will be about creating free-flowing and organic style arrangements on a larger-than-life scale. Hence we are more likely to see organic and earthy wedding color palettes, the use of vines and greens instead of traditional wedding flowers, and hanging floral centerpieces as means to bring the outdoors in.

 

Wedding Food Trends 2022

Swaying away from traditional wedding food menu options, wedding food trends 2022 are showing a steep rise in comfort and homemade food, unlike high-end meals coming from big-named caterers. However, wedding food decisions differ greatly from couple to couple, as we see traditional couples still indulging in gourmet food prepared by renowned wedding caterers and budget couples opting for a homemade food menu that is prepared by their close ones. But one of the primary wedding reception trends for 2022 when it comes to food and drinks comfort food is likely to become a hit in 2022. As a nod to nostalgia, wedding food trends of 2022 will most likely have couples prepare their summer wedding cocktails with tasty recipes and served with childhood snacks like grilled cheese sandwiches and chicken sliders. Home staples like casseroles and fried chicken will become wedding staples in 2022! Couples are also most likely to go for vegan catering options and street food vans as a strong nod to DIY wedding trends.

 

Wedding Stationery Trends In 2022

If the pandemic in 2022 has taught us anything, it will certainly be how precious things are! As couples are becoming more environmentally conscious, they are most likely to incorporate digital trends into their wedding plans as a step towards eco-friendly wedding planning in 2022. As per wedding invitation trends for 2022 couples are choosing to go paperless. Hence, instead of traditional invites, we will see a rise in digital wedding invites and several paperless wedding choices like digital save-the-dates and announcements. Most of the traditional wedding stationery details are most likely to be replaced with digital wedding experiences in 2022, from digital reception table arrangement displays to online wedding announcements.

 

In the same way that small-scale wedding parties became more popular in 2020 and 2021, intimate wedding parties will most certainly stay popular in 2022. Outdoor wedding themes will be reflected in post-pandemic weddings in 2022 as couples rediscover the beauty of reconnecting with mother nature. Sustainable and eco-friendly wedding trends will gain traction, and with the advancement of technology, we will see paperless wedding details, digital announcements, and wedding suites replacing traditional wedding stationery.

 

Simplicity will shine in 2022 weddings, unlike traditional extravagant wedding celebrations. With the suspension of formal wedding celebrations due to safety reasons, couples are likely to realize the preciousness of small wedding celebration experiences with neutral and warm earthy tones along with vintage style settings. And due to guest list restrictions, intimate weddings with small wedding guest lists will be the new normal for 2022 wedding celebrations.

 

Minimalist wedding style is another wedding trend that says “less is more” and we are most likely to see blank space wedding spaces with creative wedding signage ideas and neutral wedding décor details. These post-pandemic wedding trends and predictions for 2022 will be flexible for couples and they do not have to compromise on anything related to their celebration. From hosting an extravagant wedding within your budget to going for an intimate staycation in a popular glamping site for your honeymoon, the sky’s the limit when it comes to wedding planning details of 2022.

Winter Honeymoon Destinations

Looking for winter honeymoon destinations? Here are some amazing ideas for honeymoon destinations for winter weddings!

Looking for winter honeymoon destinations? Here are some amazing ideas for honeymoon destinations for winter weddings!

Does anything in the world feel more romantic and beautiful than being alone with your darling inside a snow globe while the fluffy flakes fall down around you and your partner, all bundled up and down in knit? There is something unquestionably out-of-the-world and magical about a perfect winter scene! It gets flawless and impeccable if there are hot toddies, dancing fires, and ski-in/ski-out slopes within easy reach! For all the couples who are planning to romp in the snow and sip spiked hot cocoa then sit on some romantic beach and have pina Coladas, a winter honeymoon destination is a perfect fit!

A winter honeymoon does warm your heart and also ignite your imagination! In fact, this happens to us too! With scenic and dreamy landscapes, cozy accommodations, seasonal adventures, and off-peak perks, everything about a winter honeymoon is amazing and out-of-the-world! For all the couples who are planning a romantic winter honeymoon, we have narrowed our list to the most desirable honeymoon destinations across the world for you and your sweetheart to have a super romantic and fantastic winter honeymoon surrounded by nothing but just beautiful and white sparkling snow!

  1. Zermatt, Switzerland

Isn’t there something incredible about visiting a destination that is car-free? It is, right? One such location is the valley village in the Swiss Alps! This enchanting winter honeymoon destination is perfect for all those couples who are just fond of pristine blankets of white snow! Situated beneath the Behemoth Matterhorn mountain, the panoramic fairy-tale setting of Zermatt effortlessly attracts snow bunnies from all across the globe! This incredible and enchanting Swiss Alps ski village is the stuff of honeymoon dreams! The beautiful village of Zermatt is an ideal winter honeymoon wonderland with the prime and picturesque views of the towering Matterhorn mountain! Your winter honeymoon at this destination will be nothing short of magical and extremely romantic and yeah, cold too!

Being here, we can assure you that you and your darling will be able to spend days just admiring every inch of this wintry landscape from day to night!  Still, you and your sweetheart will be able to do some fascinating snow activities, like you can hit the slopes, go snowshoeing through serene backcountry, or even take a helicopter ride to capture this special moment in the best of frames!

Where To Stay- To make your winter honeymoon more romantic and memorable in Zermatt, Switzerland, you can consider completing your Swiss Alps honeymoon package with a stay at The Omnia! This marvelous and opulent mountain lodge is perfectly positioned on a cliff overhang just above the Zermatt village! The charismatic views of the Matterhorn will always be in the sights, whether you both are lounging in your elegantly appointed room or just having a good and relaxing time at the massive, marble whirlpool in the spa! The Omnia is home to one of the world’s best rooms with picturesque views, and its A-class, top-notch service starts from the moment you both arrive at this hotel. A stylish electric shuttle will pick you both up from the central train station, and a striking all-glass elevator whisks up to the lobby from the streets of central Zermatt in mere seconds. Mountain trails for leisurely hikes intertwine just behind the property, as does a bus stop for skiing.

  1. Finland

One of the best destinations that actually captures all the right feels for a cozy and incredibly romantic winter honeymoon, is Finland! This winter honeymoon destination has everything that a newly married couple will love to do during their honeymoon period! From crackling fires to warm drinks, to reindeer-drawn explorations, to starry night skies, Finland is indeed a perfect and extremely romantic destination for a winter honeymoon! During the months of December, all of Finland transforms into a stunning white paradise that indeed creates a panoramic setting for beautiful post-wedding photography opportunities! Amongst all the locations in Finland, the Lapland region is quite possibly the closest one that is actually a honeymooning destination in a winter wonderland! Lapland is for lovers and also for all the newly married couples who want to spend some romantic time together with each other at a location surrounded by nothing but snow! It is barren but also features a beautiful natural landscape that offers irresistible wintry charm, and its sky is also graced by the Northern Lights for more than half of the year, which indeed makes this location one of the most desired winter honeymoon destinations!

Where To Stay- Plan your Finland stay at the Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort as this glass-roofed igloo offers one-of-a-kind accommodations to all its visitors that are definitely worth visiting the Finnish Lapland just to experience! There is no denying that Finland is amongst the most fabulous destinations in the world to witness the magical Aurora Borealis, and these personal glass igloos will further amplify the visceral viewing experience!

  1. Queenstown, New Zealand

Summers in the States simply does not mean that you have to succumb to the bright and glowing sun! All the snow-seekers and snow lovers, you can find a setting covered within the blanket of snow in Queenstown, New Zealand! Even in the warmest months, you will be able to find stunning powder-coated ski and snowboarding activities to do and enjoy with the love of your life! Covered with snow throughout the year, this destination is a perfect getaway for all the newly married couples who are looking for the best winter honeymoon destinations! Queenstown, also known as the adventure capital of the world (yes, this is the place where bungee jumping was founded), there are oodles of snow-related activities for adrenaline-fueled couples to get their fill, including glaciers to hike.

Where To Stay- To witness the best of the views, Luxe Digs like intimate and window-laden Matakauri Lodge ensure all that frosty fun is balanced with equal parts TLC and luxury relaxation.

  1. Iceland

There is nothing more wondrous and incredibly romantic than the Northern Lights! It is indeed a very rare sight to witness, and the neon spectacle is only possible during the winters when the days are oh-so short but full of possibility, coziness, and romance! So, if you are still thinking about which destination we are talking about, then it is none other than Iceland! This stunning and amazing winter honeymoon destination has it all! From massive glaciers to beautiful ice caves to lava fields to hot springs, which are incredibly satisfying when the air is frigid and steam rises up, obscuring the other soakers! So, if you are a big-time lover of this kind of snowy setting, don’t think too much just visit this destination and have a memorable winter honeymoon with the one you love!

Where To Stay-  Come spring, The Retreat at Blue Lagoon is the best way to experience the famed waters and local cuisine (at Moss Restaurant), with suites embedded in the lava flow and terraces that give access to the geothermal waters. Hygge vibes and a mega-dose of adventure are available at Ion, which is the most luxe pick near the Aurora Borealis.

  1. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

All the newly married couples, if you are looking for one of the best winter honeymoon destinations, then Jackson Hole is nothing but perfect! This destination is a honeymoon paradise all year round! Jackson Hole has also been claimed as the mountain town amongst the top USA honeymoon destinations! The winter season at Jackson Hole is all about the blanket of a thick coat of snow covering every inch of this location, while the city’s rugged beauty still manages to shine right through the snow blanket! Two premier national parks and some of the country’s best skiing indeed offer endless outdoor adventure opportunities! And not to forget the mind-blowing backdrops to pose for some utterly romantic couple portraits!

Where To Stay- Book your romantic honeymoon stay at Amangani, to witness the wide and sweeping views of the winter scene outside! All the rooms of this stunning resort feature floor-to-ceiling windows that will bring the panoramic and snowy beauty of the outside world close to you!

  1. Japan

A winter honeymoon in the Land of the Rising Sun is indeed a great way to romance after your wedding day! Japan, also known as the Land of the Rising Sun offers an endless array of epic experiences to all the newly married couples who want to get away from the hustle-bustle of the city! With fewer crowds and at a fractional cost when compared to surrounding seasons, Japan is unquestionably one of the best destinations for a winter honeymoon!

With the unique culture and dramatic scale of megacities and majestic mountain towns, Japan is gaining popularity on the list of best winter honeymoon destinations! In Japan, the winter season is one of the quietest seasons, which clearly means the lower cost for honeymoon couples and fewer crowds in popular places like Mount Fuji and Gion! Add snow festivals, natural hot spring baths, and world-class deep powder ski slopes into the mix, and you’ll further appreciate Japan’s appeal as a winter honeymoon destination.

Where To Stay-  If you are planning your winter honeymoon in Japan, the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo is one of the best places for you to stay with your sweetheart! The 45th- floor of the Ritz’s, that is the lobby, is nothing less than mesmerizing! The views that you will be able to witness from the lobby will get only better as Tokyo is indeed a big, bold, beautiful, and also hectic city! Your honeymoon stay at the Ritz will keep you feeling refreshed and ready for more.

  1. Colorado

For an ultimate winter wonderland experience, Colorado is a no-brainer of a destination. This stunning state has more than just Aspen! Telluride, offering world-class all-levels skiing, claims the iconic Dunton Hot Springs, where all those lovely and secluded cabins beautifully make the coziest hideaways between ski runs, hot springs soak, and various other snow activities! Visiting Colorado for your winter honeymoon will be a great experience if you wanna travel locally in the States and don’t wanna switch countries!

Where To Stay- For your stay in Colorado during your winter honeymoon, you can consider Vail! This luxurious and elegant place features incredibly luxurious resorts in the form of European-inspired The Arrabelle at Vail Square, A RockResort, and the fab ski-in/ski-out Grand Hyatt Vail!

  1. Quebec City, Canada

Well, there are some cities that seem built especially for the winter season, and Quebec City in Canada is certainly coming to life during the depths of the cold season! It is certainly magical and incredible about meandering through this old, walled city’s cobblestone streets touring shops, galleries, checking out cafes for some great coffee experience, and lastly restaurants for some mouth-watering food! Plan your Quebec winter honeymoon to coincide with the Carnaval De Quebec event to witness this snow capital’s annual two-week celebration of all things winter!

Where To Stay- To have a memorable experience during your winter honeymoon in Quebec City, plan your stay at the Auberge Saint-Antoine. The old-world vintage charm of this property will definitely capture the hearts of honeymooners! This historic 19th-century stone property is nothing but the gold standards of luxury hotels in the area!

  1. Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska

A romantic winter honeymoon in Alaska is indeed an incredible and enchanting place for all the newly married couples who are always up for winter adventures! Well, there is no denying the fact that it is going to be cold and of course, very cold in certain spots! But it will be worthwhile for your winter honeymoon! The gorgeous scenery and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at this incredible winter honeymoon destination are more than the makeup for the chilly and freezing temperature! If you ask us about a perfect time to rent an adorable and extremely cozy cabin, then it is indeed the winter season!

Well, a honeymoon is indeed the most romantic and memorable time for any couple. So, if you want to make your winter honeymoon in Alaska more memorable and want some great memories that will last a lifetime, don’t forget to take the Aurora Winter Train from Anchorage to Fairbanks to see the breathtaking Northern Lights! Trust us, the journey north through the snowy landscape is stunning in itself! The lights are usually visible from September-March, perfect for a winter honeymoon.

Where To Stay- For a comfortable and cozy stay, the Girdwood Cabin is indeed the perfect place to enjoy your leisure and alone time while being in Alaska and surrounded by nothing but a pristine white blanket of snow!

  1. Hocking Hills, Ohio

Hocking Hills in the Southeastern part of Ohio is indeed a beautiful place any time of the year, but during the winter months, it becomes an incredible destination for a winter honeymoon in the USA! If you are planning your winter honeymoon at the Hocking Hills, make sure you are completely prepared for some great and adventurous hiking! During the winter season, as the waterfalls freeze and everything is covered in white makes this destination an incredibly romantic place to explore! With the summer crowds gone, your winter honeymoon at this destination will feel like it’s a perfect winter wonderland for two!

Where To Stay- It’s your honeymoon, so the type of accommodation is all your choice! No matter what kind of accommodation you prefer for your winter honeymoon at this destination, just make sure to visit The Inn at Cedar Falls for a classic afternoon spa retreat! Woo your sweetheart with a couple’s massages and cherish some long and relaxing time together!

Summing everything up! These are some of the best winter honeymoon destinations that are sure to keep things hot, even as the snow falls!

Create a Classy Christmas Wedding

Planning for a Christmas wedding? Check out our blog for some amazing Christmas wedding ideas for details for a beautiful festive wedding!

Planning for a Christmas wedding? Check out our blog for some amazing Christmas wedding ideas for details for a beautiful festive wedding!

If you just got engaged and are currently contemplating the month you should get officially hitched, December might not be the most obvious choice of month to get married! But after weekends of long and warm days, the month of December brings the ultimate festive cheer that translates to holidays and celebrations with amazing food and family time. And if you love all the things that make this month so magical, then getting married in December can be the most ideal choice for you! A December wedding is full of off-season perks as only the most daring and adventurous couples decide to get married this month. A wedding in December means more available wedding dates, reduced rates, available venues, and less stress about the weather since your celebration will be most likely indoors.

Since there are fewer weddings in December and winter in general, your wedding event is sure to stand out and your guests would not experience “wedding fatigue” as they do during the spring and summer wedding season. Plus you will have endless holiday-inspired ideas and save a lot on wedding décor as the wedding venues will most likely be decked with holiday wedding décor.

Somebody truly said that it’s the most wonderful time of the year and a Christmas wedding can be the ultimate magical experience for you and your loved ones. If you are a holiday enthusiast couple just like us, throwing a winter Christmas wedding or a wedding celebration that is close to Christmas can be the ultimate fête. Unlike your annual ugly sweater party or white elephant gift exchange, your Christmas wedding can be the grandest affair with classy and glamorous wedding details and ideas that strongly nod to the magical season. Walking in a winter wedding wonderland can not only be an ethereal experience but also bring in a cheerful wedding photography session that will go down as one of the prettiest photo sessions in a sea of spring and summer wedding portraits. Snowy wedding portraits have always stolen our hearts as they are etched with romance, holiday cheer, festive moods, and enchanting snow blankets.

 

Classy Christmas Wedding Ideas And Details

 

Christmas inspired wedding cake 

What do Christmas and weddings have in common? A big fat gorgeous cake! From a classic three-tiered wedding cake dressed up with pinecones, cranberries, and mistletoe to a boldly designed red and white Christmas wedding cake topped with jingle bells and candy canes, Christmas wedding cake inspirations are endless. Different cake adornments like pine cones, berries, and pine needles are often associated with Christmas-inspired wedding cakes which can make you definitely feel the air of the holiday season. A simple and chic all-white wedding cake can also be dressed up with fresh cranberries, holly, or sugar flowers to jazz up a simple white fondant confection. If wedding cake is not your thing, then you can slightly hint at the Christmas season by bringing in certain unique wedding desserts and dishes that can easily take on a holiday form, like Christmas tree-shaped canapés made with cucumbers, cheese, and nuts.

Christmas wedding décor 

Greenery is a special and natural choice for dressing up at a Christmas wedding. It is also one of the best inspirations for a winter big day as it is flexible and can be used in many unexpected ways. For instance, long green garlands can be used to line the tent draping, chandeliers, and pool along with accented berries and classic red ribbons to make it all the more Christmassy! Another Christmas wedding detail idea is the use of jingle bells in different details. From giving out jingle bells as wedding favors to adorning simple white fondant wedding cakes with jingle bells, there are several elevated takes on the Christmas tradition and many ways to embrace it. You can also create homey holiday vibes by hanging drapes of greenery along with pinecone-accented wreaths, gathering Christmas trees, and modern wrapped orbs just like you would do at your home.

Christmas wedding invitations 

Christmas-inspired wedding stationery ideas are mostly inspired by holiday design themes which will most likely stand out in a way that makes things clear for your guests. Just like the invitation suite sets the tone for the big day, your Christmas invitation suite will likely set the scene for a Christmas-themed wedding photo gallery or album. For your holiday wedding, it is time to embrace the season by styling paper goods with accents like greenery, ribbons, and ornaments. You should never shy away from using red and green while designing your Christmas wedding invitation themes. You can always complement the shades with earth tones, metallic accents, and winter blues on your invitations, save the dates, menus, and place cards. The goal here is to make your wedding stationery stand out enough so that your guests take immediate notice of the holiday wedding theme.

Christmas wedding favors and welcome gifts 

Luxurious wedding favor ideas during the colder months are all about celebrating the festive cheer of the season. You can consider combining the festive gift ideas with traditional wedding gift inspirations to say thanks to everyone attending your wedding. For instance, Christmas ornaments inscribed with your monogram or wedding date can be a great welcome addition to your guestbook. Christmas wedding favor ideas can also involve DIY projects like handmade jams with seasonal spice, handcrafted candles, snow globes, baked goods, and late-season wines. These terrific Christmas-inspired wedding favor ideas can subtly welcome your guests to the big December wedding and can match with any destination, theme, or color palette.

Christmas themed cocktail reception 

Incorporating flavors like peppermint, cranberry, and eggnog in your ravishing Christmas-themed cocktail party can be a nostalgic spin to the good old Christmas flavors. You can bring in holiday-themed cocktails like champagnes and a luxurious selection of wines and add a dose of Christmas charm to completely make it your own. Festive wedding cocktails are the typical Christmas cocktails that include certain signature recipes like “Love Potion” or “Merry Mule.” You can add your own spin by presenting your assortment of Christmas wedding cocktails in an ice bucket with frozen berries and pine needles. Hot beverages and cocktails are also good for warming up when the temperature outside is freezing. You can serve some of the season’s most beloved hot cocktails, like mulled wine, buttered rum, spiked apple cider, and hot toddies, as well as non-alcoholic options like hot chocolate, coffee, and herbal tea.

Christmas themed wedding color palette 

Before you go out all red and green for your Christmas wedding, consider picking your favorite holiday hues with metallic and natural accents to bring in a luxurious and royal charm. For instance, you can bring in mid-century modern rental furniture, textured linens, and flocked Christmas trees in a more natural wedding color palette and accent them with Christmas-inspired wedding colors instead of making your wedding look like a gift wrapping paper.

Christmas wedding flowers 

Christmas wedding flowers can also be combined with a lot of greenery and dry flowers. Since natural flowers become sparse during this time of the year, wedding flower options like potted amaryllis flowers can be great to pair with your winter wedding décor. Instead of traditional wedding flowers, you can also go for a dried-up tree branch wrapped up with fairy lights and surrounded by votive candles and garlands of white flowers to keep with the winter wedding theme. Pine cones and green garlands can be a great option for your alternate winter wedding flowers.

Christmas reception tablescapes 

When deciding on the reception table décor for your Christmas wedding, you need to decide whether you want it to be clean and minimal or ornate and colorful. Both kinds of Christmas wedding tablescapes come with their own individual charm. While busy reception tablescapes are full of excitement and provide your guests with a lot of interest and photo ops, clean and minimal tablescapes provide guests with lots of room to pass the plate and encourage them to talk and hit the dance floor. To make it more Christmas-oriented, you can include personalized details like a signature napkin with a wordplay quote or monograms so that your guests can take them home in fond memory. Another idea is to use a special quote with a name tag and add it to every wedding detail from wedding signage to cocktail names and invitations in a complete holiday-themed design.

Christmas themed wedding lighting 

Another amazing wedding planning inspiration is to incorporate wedding lighting that sets the tone for the entire celebration. Decking up your reception space with mood lighting is one of the most fun parts of planning a wedding. Christmas wedding lighting ideas can start with a well-lit Christmas tree and garlands that can transform the entire event space into something magical. Also, string lights can play a vital role in setting the mood for a Christmas wedding. Whether you choose colorful bulbs or stick with the classic white string light, adding them to your wedding venue will amp up the space and make it undeniably cheerful and cozy. You can string them across the ceiling, around doorways, in the trees, or even use them as an addition to a decorative floral arch.

Grand Christmas wedding send-off 

Make it snow, make it glow! Grand wedding send-offs are memorably creative and stay with us for a long time. Ask your guests to make their own snowflakes in the form of a confetti shower and send you off to your exotic honeymoon as you sign off for the big wedding day. Sparkler wedding exits can also add a magical charm to your wedding exit idea. And if you are the eco-conscious type, then opt for a vintage red bus to make your grand wedding exit at the end of the Christmas wedding night.

Christmas menu ideas 

Dining is made easy with our Christmas wedding. Your Christmas wedding menu can involve your traditional holiday-inspired menu with a few romantic upgrades. Christmas dinners are already special and if you’re hosting your wedding on this special day, then do not forget to include certain Christmas staples like gingerbread cookies, festive Christmas drinks, cookie pops, chocolate-covered pretzels, and gingerbread men. You can also add healthy Christmas alternatives in your food menu like fruits stacked into a snowman or Santa shape, celery sticks stuffed with peanut butter in the shape of reindeer, and a good old charcuterie board.

Christmas wedding dress ideas

As a bride who is hosting a winter wedding on or around Christmas Day, you can opt to play your part by wearing a Christmas-themed wedding dress with lace sleeves, intricate layers, and warm wraps! A Christmas bridal outfit can be anything from a chic ball gown with embellishments and endless yards of organza, lace, or tulle or a lace wedding dress with a combination of ornate lace and tonal beading mimicking the intricacy of a snowflake. Lace-adorned long sleeve wedding dresses can also keep your arms from feeling chilly on the big day celebration. As a subtle alternative to the traditional white gown, you can also opt for wedding dresses in blush tones and champagne hues. Outfits of your bridesmaids can also be planned in deep and dark shades in fabrics like satin that offers a luxurious shine to contrast the wintery landscape.

The benefits of a Christmas wedding are not only limited to holiday-inspired wedding décor and festive wedding ideas, but your wedding can be the ultimate time where all your loved ones come under one roof and take some time off to be with each other. It’s also nice to get out of town at this time of the year with cold and snow engulfing certain parts of the world and exotic beach wedding destinations turning even dreamier. So you can take your best pick for a dream honeymoon getaway right after your Christmas wedding. Also for couples who love minimalist wedding ideas, the chances are that your wedding halls will already be decked with built-in themes and it will take a very little effort to transform it into something that is uniquely your own. Upscaling your Christmas décor and turning it into your wedding décor ideas is another great way to repurpose wedding décor elements for having an eco-chic wedding.

A Christmas wedding in December can be an ideal opportunity to celebrate the best of this festive season and throw an amazing holiday wedding party that will send your guests home smiling. From bright winter holiday cocktails to decking up the wedding halls in white, green, and red details, there are so many chic ways to host your Christmas wedding. If throwing fake snow all over your wedding is your idea of going overboard and tacky, then there are pretty chic Christmas wedding details that can add colors to your favorite winter whites in an elevated way that sprinkles a dose of holiday magic sparingly and intentionally.