It’s Beginning To Look a lot like Christmas

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It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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So you’ve decided to get married at Christmas!

I do believe that this is the most magical time of year for a wedding!

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Two Gold Rings Wedding Design by Hattie Boo Designs (Me!)

The tree is up along with an assortment of fairy lights, stockings and door wreaths but I do believe that amongst all of this tinsel there is a place for a breathtakingly beautiful wedding!

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Here it is my intention to embrace all that is Christmas. Use the seasonal colours to your advantage!  Go for a backdrop of reds, greens and oranges! But you can still add your own twist to this! After all fresh flowers after Christmas are difficult to source but ivy garlands and winter foliage and berries are still abundant!

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Embrace the decorations at your venue, deck the halls with ivy garlands, light the fires and scatter candles with abundance!  Your guests are already in that celebration mood and I challenge anyone, even the grumpiest Ebenezer Scrooge to not get into the spirit of the day as they raise a glass of Champagne to the new Mr and Mrs!

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With leaves still on the ground you have just as much chance of a dry blue-skied day as you have in the summer – the only difference is that everyone can wrap up ready to embrace the elements!  Churches can be chilly places so get out that fur coat or tartan rugs and wrap up for the day ready to reveal something elegant underneath!

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Warm up your guests with a glass of mulled wine or warm cider punch, have hot canapes or tiny cones of roasted chestnuts to keep appetites at bay! And welcome the early evenings as by 4 o’clock the candles can be lit to create a cosy and intimate atmosphere.

Once inside you can really get creative with your place settings!  I love the simplicity of using pine cones or corks.  They work particularly well because they are neutral and add texture so work effortlessly against the colours of your flowers and christmas foliage!


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You can make them as rustic or as glamourous to suit your wedding style! Incorporate elegant calligraphy or go for homespun prints.


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Spray them silver or dip them in paint for a snowy feel!  Who would have thought that the humble pine cone could fit into a Christmas Wedding Breakfast!

Another place setting that works in just the same way as the cones is the simple cork!  Choose wine or champagne but get creative and start collecting now!


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And finally something that works at any wedding but makes it look a lot like Christmas is Champagne cage chairs!  All you need is some pliers and a lot of patience!


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It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

And who knows – you may even be lucky enough to have a hard frost on the ground to make your memories and photographs even more magical or dare I say it…a scattering of snow for a wonderful white Wedding?

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