While there is nothing quite like a wedding complete with the warm, easy-going breeze of a summer night or the fresh, renewing air of a spring afternoon, there is a charm and comradery to cold weather nuptials that warms us in a wholly different way. It is during this time of year when things slow down that it is that much more important to have a reason to warm things up.
So, while Midwesterners need not be reminded of the sometimes arduous weather to come, it is important to remember that there’s still a lot to love about the cold months ahead. And while many of our brides and grooms tend to favor the balmy heat over frigid cold, fall weddings actually happen in greater numbers than spring ones.
A lover of autumn and winter floral, Designer Jessica Griffin Pfluegl, a winter bride herself, shares some of the appeal of a cold weather wedding.
Atmospherically speaking, there is something inherently romantic about creating a cozy, intimate haven where guests can come together. Jessica loves how fall and winter weddings beg for rich tones, warm lighting and lush floral. It’s truly a great opportunity to really transform a space.
Florally speaking, she loves to incorporate fruit, berries and other seasonal foliage into her designs.
Visually speaking, Jessica also loves the deep, rich color palettes that work so beautifully in colder months. It’s a chance to use bolder, more robust colors, which also speak well to romance.
Perhaps one of the best parts of cold weather celebrations, though, is their infrequency. People like the idea of this type of celebration during a time where they get out much less. This, and your guests attending less weddings, will make them even more excited for something to celebrate.
So, with Autumn in full swing, soon to give way to frigidity and snow, remember that within every season lies something to celebrate.
Thanks to Jessica for her contributions, and all of our fabulous vendor partners for making these weddings as lovely as they were.