For a classic wedding theme that's not too pricey or outlandish, celebrate the season! For a spring or summer wedding, deck out the bridal party in short, flirty dresses in pastel or vibrant colors, and incorporate lots of seasonal flowers in your bouquets and centerpieces. Nothing says spring quite like daisies, sunflowers and tulips. Plan for the ceremony and reception to take place outdoors in a venue that's full of life and gets great sunlight, like a cottage with a private garden or a secluded park.
If you're getting hitched in the fall, play up the colors of the harvest, such as chocolate brown and crimson. Embellish the ceremony and reception sites with gourd, apple and wheatgrass flower arrangements. The ceremony should take place somewhere that really speaks to the season, like an orchard full of fallen leaves or an old gristmill.
White is elegant for a winter ceremony, especially with red accents in the décor scheme. Winter weather is usually too nippy for outdoor ceremonies, so hold your event somewhere that invokes comfort and warmth, like an old inn with a large fireplace or a historic mansion with plenty of rich interior colors and textiles.
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