Classic New England Winter Weddings at L’Andana

October 3, 2017

While we’ve just entered the fall season, we’re already thinking ahead to winter weddings. There are always new trends to stay on top of, but there are also classic elements that add charm and a New England touch to a winter wedding. We love winter ceremonies and receptions because everything feels cozier, brighter, and a little more romantic. Today we're sharing four of our favorite elements to incorporate! ​


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1. Cranberries

Cranberry bogs are a staple across New England and have a long history that dates back to the Native Americans. "Wampanoag People across southeastern Massachusetts have enjoyed wild cranberries for 12,000 years."* They in turn, introduced them to European settlers and the tart and sweet berry has had a place at the table ever since. At a winter wedding, ruby red cranberries can add a beautiful touch of color. There are plenty of options, like adding them to your bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, and centerpieces. In the past we've seen couples incorporate cranberries in tall glass votives with candles for an elegant table display (pictured above, center). ​


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2. Faux Fur

If you're a bride whose looking for a dramatic accent, including faux fur is a fun choice that fits perfectly with a ceremony during the cold season. We love seeing accessories like a fur stole or fur cape for the bride and bridesmaids. In addition to adding a unique touch, they can also be functional for keeping you warm if while you're taking any outdoor photos. If you'd rather use faux fur in your decor, sheepskin chair covers on the bride and groom's chairs is another way to incorporate this element.

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3. Winter whites

Committing to a winter white theme can be incredibly elegant. Keeping tablecloths, linens, centerpieces, and decor in an overall neutral theme makes for a stunning aesthetic. Including metallic accents within the color scheme can add depth and dimension -- OR if you do choose to include a few additional colors, they'll really pop against the white. We think committing to this color scheme can add visual drama to your day, in the best possible way! ​


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4. Evergreen

In the winter season, when many florals are in short supply, evergreen is plentiful! Gather some boughs and use them in your bouquet, as a table runner, or as filler in floral centerpieces. Evergreen branches are wonderfully low maintenance since you don't have to worry about them wilting as you do with flowers. Evergreen can stand as a symbol of everlasting love which adds a meaningful touch to the day. Our favorite to use is boxwood which makes for beautiful garlands and wreaths. No matter what style you go with for your New England winter wedding, L'Andana is an ideal venue. Our private dining room offers an elegant and cozy ambience, with a glowing contemporary fireplace. Our team is committed to assisting you in bringing your vision to life. To learn more about our wedding venue, menu options, and available dates, please contact Private Events Manager, Shannon St. Pierre by submitting the form on the page below:

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