It’s only 5 days away from Christmas… and tonight, get ready… is the winter solstice! (Which means if you head outside around 11:41PM PST you can see a very cool lunar eclipse outside!). So in honor of our end of the year festivities, I bring you Christmas-time decor.. and how you can incorporate that into your festive winter wedding!
Ornamental centerpieces, anyone? I love the diversity of cylinder vases and what you can do with them … ornaments in a monochromatic scheme can create an impact as a centerpiece, and if you need a little bit of light, incorporate light strands with garland in your vases as well!
I know.. I know.. some of you red and green Christmas-time color lovers are planning a rebellion against me, but have you ever thought of how beautiful the color blue is for the season? Different shades of blue paired with holiday decor still strikes that magical feel of the holidays inside. (And Happy Hanukkah to you too!)
For favors, consider an ornament. You can choose an ornament that is characteristic of you and yours, or go with something festive that everyone can enjoy hanging on their tree. In the above photo, this lil’ wedding planner lives in “sunny San Diego” and has a personal flair for stars, so why not incorporate it all… with a seashell star ornament? Unique, personal and I’m sure is going to be great on your tree.
You might also consider words of inspiration like “hope”, “love”, or “joy”. Better yet, consider giving your guests a different ornament each!
On another note, we shall end this blog post with what Christmas looks like on my fireplace. =D My friends Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus and all of their friends join us in my living room for the month. But there’s always a few things you can use for your own decor:
- Ornament Vases with beads: As I wrote above, these are great for centerpieces and all sorts of decor. Vary the size of your vases for a more dramatic effect. Use beads or garland in the same color scheme to add texture.
- Pine cones: I loooove pine cones! Use them in fall, winter, or spring and they can add a lot of texture, sweet smells and a great look to your decor! Use them as singular pieces or clump theme together in a vase, platter, or basket for effect.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year everyone! Stay warm, cuddle with your loved ones, and sip hot cocoa while watching the twinkling lights.