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One: Winter and the festive period
Consider a less-is-more approach to your colour palette, silver and white with crystal accents can add some serious glamour to your winter wedding.

Two: Black and White
The elegant black and white winter wedding is very classy and is a popular trend for 2009. Why not ask all of your guests to wear black and white whilst the bride stands out in a bold burgundy or sumptuous fabric.

Three: Calligraphy
Using stylised lettering or creating a monogram of your initials is a real growing trend in the industry.

Four: Going Vintage
This eco-sound and vintage trend has seen us through 2009. A vintage theme or even just a couple of vintage touches is great for your budget.

Wedding-1Five: The Dress
Ball gowns and long gloves are back in style in 2009 and a winter wedding is the most appropriate time of the year to step into this look of opulence.

Six: Pared Down Wedding Cakes
Wedding cakes have gone through a series of trends, in many cases being disassembled entirely. The layered wedding cake is back or may be opt for a personal touch with smaller cakes.

Seven: Beverage Additions
A welcome touch on winter bridal menus has seen the addition of hot chocolate with marshmallows, winter Pimms, hot cider and other warm winter favourites gaining in popularity.

Eight: The Flowers
Consider fuller flowers, such as white hydrangeas and soft ranunculus. White boutonnieres can be handsome when they’re accented with greenery.

Nine: The Décor
Glowing candles heighten the drama; bring in the icy outdoors with ice-carved vases on your reception tables.

Ten: Favours
Try new treat ideas to send your guests home satisfied. Give out small packages of chocolate-covered cranberries or roasted chestnuts.

Eleven: Honeymoons
A winter wedding can segue perfectly into a snowy escape. Embrace the season and rent a cozy log cabin for a week in Lake Placid.

Twelve: Your own wedding website
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Words by Lea James