August 27, 2018

Winter Wedding Colour Palette

As we head into the cooler months we usually start to embrace the darker end of the colour palette. Out come the rich reds, and all the crown jewels of the colour wheel. With names like spiced berry or emerald green, or ahem…Bride Cup The Lovely Little Labelpumpkin spice latte (to get through the shopping of course!!). With winter weddings we conjure up visions of warm fires and radiant jewels bringing life and warmth to those cold dreary days and we want to replicate those in our colour scheme. While in the spring we tend to go for pastels and a more muted palette, this season why not embrace colour and vibrancy when choosing dresses for your bride squad, opt for deep jewel tones rather than black or navy to add a pop of sophisticated colour to proceedings. 

Practically Speaking


Then, of course, we also have the practicality to consider, there is the weather and the chill factor to factor in, no one wants their girls to be shivering down the aisle in a thin chiffon number!   It’s important to remember when it comes to choosing dresses for the cooler months, it’s always a good idea to choose full-length gowns for your girls, you may be worried about the hems getting wet or dirty, but if it’s cold, the more material the better! Your bridesmaids will certainly thank you for not exposing their legs to the elements and bonus points they only have to tan their feet! 😊

Unless unavoidable grab your ladies in waiting a closed-toe shoe rather than a sandal, to avoid the girls getting cold, wet feet during any outdoor photographs or travel. If it looks like there’s going to be snow or ice on your big day, consider putting your bridesmaids in low heels, flats or even wellies or have a change of shoes nearby at a similar height. Maybe provide slippers for dancing in the evening rather than the traditional flip flops (although make sure these have grip on the bottom, so no one ends up in A&E).

Cover-ups, if you are spending a considerable amount of time travelling between destinations e.g. home àChurch/RegistryàPhoto locations àReception Venue then you really do need to consider providing something warm for your maids. Don’t be afraid to break with tradition, not everyone needs to wear a cream fur shawl just because its winter (although if it’s your thang!). Think about adding a gold beaded jacket like this one or a berry coloured cape, a leather jacket or a beautiful (faux) fox fur rather than traditional cream or white. Let’s not forget the humble cardigan, choose a luxurious fabric with a cropped length to channel Kate Middleton vibes. Maybe even create a cardigan rainbow with your girls, not just for grannies eh!

Berry nice indeed

Burgundy Wine Winter Bridesmaid DressThis season we are looking forward to gorgeous burgundies, emerald greens, plums and navy, accessorised with the brighter gold and rose gold tones to give the necessary sparkle. It’s your big day, so you can choose whatever colours you like, but there’s no denying that a deep jewel-toned dress looks stunning at an autumn or winter wedding and photograph beautifully. Choose rich shades like this emerald green or burgundy pleated dress from our new collection.

Here at The Lovely Little Label, we love contrasting blush and berry flowers, with greenery and pops of rose gold like these earrings. Berry Lipstick Winter WeddingAdd a deep berry lipstick for maximum effect like this one from Cloud 10 Beauty, Dose of Colors Matte Liquid Lipstick - Talk is Chic which is guaranteed to stay all day. Adding a matte lip will instantly give that extra glam factor, save the glitter for Christmas, and create a bold dramatic look for your bridesamaids that's easy to carry off. There is a berry lip shade to suit everyone. 

Smells like Bridesmaids

Change up the bouquets, in autumn winter think dried herbs and greenery, foliage galore. We love the idea of adding seasonal produce to bouquets, like small crab apples, or berries, cinnamon sticks and other dried herbs would create an amazing entrance feature as you guests smell the bridesmaid walking down the aisle…in a good way of course.  

It’s all about the Details…

Our mantra at The Lovely Little Label is that we obsess over the details, so you don’t have to, and we’ve picked out our favourite little details from winter weddings:

  1. Winter Wedding Bridal RobesChoose robes in darker colours for getting ready in the morning, remember your setting the tone for the day, if you’ve gone for that berry nice theme then complement with purples and raspberry robes
  2. Winter Bouquet with RibbonRibbons on bouquets can create amazing effects like these ones from Green Wedding Shoes. Ask your florist or if your DIYing grab lots of your favourite berry shade and metallic ribbons – bonus if you include dried herbs and foliage
  3. Serve Kir Royale with breakfast if your Kir Royal Winter Weddingphotographer is doing getting ready shots. The purple drink will add a sophisticated consistency to your photos and it tastes good.
  4. Groom Buttonhole The Lovely Little LabelTry foliage for corsages, and button holes for the groom and groomsmen. It takes careful planning to get consistency that doesn’t look contrived or overdone, so think not matchy matchy but complementary foliage vibes. These ones are from A Lavish Affair

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