Christmas is definitely my favourite time of year, the lights, the spirit, the endless possibilities for crafting, and now, my anniversary!
Choosing our colours was easy; red and white. It was Christmas so chances of finding some pretty cheap decorations were pretty good. Having the wedding in Ontario, I wanted the flowers to be portable. I decided to make the bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages. For the cost of a couple yards of satin and some crafting supplies our flowers were taken care of, (with the help of a few friends).
I thought it would be great to have ornaments for our favours but I wanted to customize them. To save on cost, I bought a couple yards of custom red ribbon with our names and the date printed on them, I then strung them onto snowflake ornaments. We also gave out custom single serving hot chocolate packs.
Our cake was a delicious white cake with strawberry filling. The icing was white with white snowflakes completed with a red ribbon.
My dress had to be off the rack because of our limited time. Luckily I found a great one in only about 15 minutes! The sparkles were a perfect fit for a snowy wedding. I also found the perfect head piece. It was a definitely my splurge item, but every bride should have at least one! Okay, two, I also splurged on white boots; that is self explanatory, I had to do it! I also made a faux fur wrap to keep me warm for the ceremony.
My sister was maid of honour and I left it to her to pick out her own dress, it just had to be red. I think she did an awesome job, she looked beautiful!
I was very happy with the wedding, (especially the getting married part!) 5 weeks of business and planning were all worth it! I could not think of a better way to spend Christmas Eve. Now, to trash the dress, but that is for another time!