November 22nd, 2018 jamesdouthwaite

Winter wedding trends in the spotlight: natural vs sparkle

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Winter weddings are on the rise!

More and more couples are tossing the rulebook when selecting the date for their wedding day. Ceremonies are no longer confined to weekends and while summer remains peak season, a growing number of brides and grooms are opting to wed over the colder months instead. In fact, statistics have shown that there was a 69% increase in winter weddings between 2013 – 2014 and this figure has been rising in thousands ever since.

 

Here’s why…

  • Wedding suppliers offer lower prices
    …According to one poll, this is the reason for 57% of couples.
  • Coincides with a special occasion
    …Christmas and New Years Eve are popular times for proposals.
  • No weather expectations
    …As if you can guarantee good weather in British summertime anyway.
  • Added Christmas magic
    …Providing an easy theme choice and good for creating an intimate, cosy atmosphere.
  • More people might be able to come
    …Because you’re not clashing with summer holidays, particularly for those organising it last minute, which is also a trend on the rise.
  • Winter weddings stand out more
    …For guests at ‘wedding age’ the summer diary can quickly fill up with ceremonies most weekends, while in winter yours might be the only one.

 

Winter wedding trends: natural vs sparkle

  • Rich, dark and bold colours were the top picks for winter couples shown in a 2018 survey by Easy Weddings, with most opting for blue, followed by red, pink, then white and purple.
  • Burgundy is also a hit this season, especially for grooms, where the bridal site noted that nine per cent of grooms will wear the shade.
  • It also noted that thanks to the influence of the Royal wedding, more brides than ever are choosing long-sleeved dresses, perfect for a winter wedding.
  • Glitz and bling is often seen in abundance over the festive period, but when it comes to weddings, earthy and natural is still a huge trend.

We’ve split our top wedding accessories into those that’d suit a rustic affair and those for brides seeking a splash of sparkle. We’ve styles to suit all, but which do you prefer?

Natural

Sparkle

Plastic headband
Attach fresh flowers to the top and the rest of the clear band can be hidden beneath hair.zz-plastic-head-band-florist-flowers-corsage-creations-wedding
     
Dazzle silver hair comb
Either attach fresh flowers or let the sparkle speak for itself.2b-dazzle-silver-hair-comb-florist-flowers-corsage-creations-wedding
Eden Corsage Cuff
A sturdy cuff complete with the patented plastic attachment for gluing flowers onto.1a-eden-corsage-cuff-florist-flowers-corsage-creations-wedding-2
Sophisticated Lady Bracelet
Dainty, elegant and complete with the plastic attachment for gluing flowers.
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3 rose headband
The simple way to create a flower crown, either cover up the artificial blooms with wired fresh flowers or include them in your design, and the band is adjustable.
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Excitement crystal head band
Perfect for combining sparkle with fresh flowers for hair accessories – complete with the patented plastic attachment for gluing.
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Cotton lace ribbon
This makes a nice alternative to the standard twine when wrapping natural-style buttonholes.
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Florentine Boutonniere
Simply glue your own floral creation onto this design base.
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Trillium Leaf Spray
These delicate faux flowers can be wired into any arrangement to add a little texture and interest – great for winter when fresh blooms are scarce.
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Diamond Ivy Leaf Spray
It’s easy to add interest, texture and sparkle to any design – corsages, buttonholes or bouquets – with our diamante sprays.5b-diamond-ivy-leaf-spray-florist-flowers-corsage-creations-wedding
Tear Drop Pearl Spray
For some subtle texture when winter blooms are scarce, opt for pearls.  
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Diamante Branch
We offer all sorts of sparkling diamante branches, sprays, picks and pins in a range of colours including silver, gold, iridescent and rose-gold.
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Ladybird stickers
These sweet little stick-anywhere ladybirds can be attached to place cards, foliage and anywhere you fancy – they’ll be loved by little ones.zz-ladybird-stickers
      Mixed size stick-on pearls & rhinestones
We offer stick-on pearls, rhinestones and dots in a range of colours, perfect for decorating anything and everything including glasses and place cards. 
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Wire beaded collar
Create the famous bespoke ‘just picked’ look that’s so on trend right now. Mould our collar into an egg shape and loosely insert flowers and plenty of foliage. Google ‘egg bouquet technique’ for inspiration.
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 Fairytale Brooch Bouquet Kit
Alternatively go 100% bling! Our brooch bouquet kits come complete with armature and a range of brooches, but personal items can be added too. Watch how here.
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Wooden pegs
Attach any personal decorations to suit the bride and groom’s wedding theme with these sweet pegs. Pegged photos are a popular favourite.
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Rhinestone Charm Photo Frame
With this little frame, Brides can walk down the aisle with a special reminder of loved ones strung to their bouquet. These popular frames are available in a range of shapes.
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Jute (in various widths)
Anything can be done with a wrap of jute, and it always looks great at a natural wedding. Ours comes in a range of widths from 5cm – 30cm.
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Wired edge organza
A classic but always spot-on when wrapping stems or creating bows. We also sell double-faced satin ribbon in a large range of colours.
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Ivy bushes, garlands & sprays
Particularly useful in winter when it’s harder to get your hands on anything fresh – especially if you’re keen on using only home-grown flowers, our faux ivy comes in a range of styles and thicknesses and is great for decorating venues or padding out the base of designs. 
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Pearl Bead Chain
String it everywhere for added special touches. We also offer a range of colours including iridescent, rose gold, gold and silver.
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