What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word winter? Is it snowflakes falling or building snowmen? Going for a sleigh ride? Ice skating at the neighborhood rink? Perhaps sipping hot cocoa, while enjoying the warmth of the nearby fireplace. Use your memories and feelings for this season and plan a warm and inviting Arizona wedding ceremony and reception with your closest friends and family. Families are already together for the holidays and friends are always available to stop by to enjoy good food, laughter and create new memories. 

A winter themed wedding is all about strength blended with delicate details. It's blues, whites, and sparkles. It's snowflakes, bubbles, and classy Cinderella. Here are some winter themed wedding tips:

Invitations
Send invitations of winter scenes (snowflakes, snowmen, sleigh rides, a family in front of a roaring fire, snowy mountains). 

Decor
Decorations using pine cones, ice, snow and seasonal flowers. 

Wedding Dresses
While wedding dresses for brides are traditionally white; off white, egg cream, ivory, and egg shell colors are always beautiful because of the season. Same goes for the wedding party members. Bridesmaids dresses can be shades of white or you can use colors of the season which are always rich colors like ruby, sapphire and emerald. 

Favors
Wedding favors can include a snowflake or icicle ornament, personalized tins of hot cocoa or cookies, a personalized bottle of apple cider or egg nog, maybe even tins of your favorite cookie mix or holiday tea or coffee blend. 

Reception
Great ideas for centerpieces are poinsettias, snow globes with winter scenes, ice sculptures, even miniature sleighs decorated for the holiday season. 

If you or someone you know is planning a winter wedding check out Val Vista Lakes for that magical, “Winter Wonderland” wedding.