Deck The Halls: How to pull off the perfect Christmas wedding!
It’s no secret we’re big fans of a festive wedding! Picture the sun shining, mistletoe hanging from the ceiling, the air filled with the scent of mulled wine and cinnamon as the bride walks down the aisle. With a mixture of festive love and the excitement of Christmas, you’ve got yourself a magical celebration… Now we know what you might be thinking… Christmas theme means tacky candy canes, Santa, red and a whole lot of green! Well, boy are you wrong! We have put together 20 tips of how to pull off a classy Christmas wedding your guests will be talking about for days!
The bouquet that will leave your guests in awe!
The bouquet ties together your theme and dress. Nothing screams romance more then a bouquet of roses. A classy white rose mixed with greenery and red accents brings together the perfect Christmas feeling.
Anais Stoelen Photography
Under the Mistletoe
Create the perfect first kiss as husband and wife under the mistletoe. The affection doesn’t stop there! Spread the Christmas love to your guests with mistletoe magic at your reception.
Liberty Pearl Photography
Frost your cake in Christmas Spirit
The options of incorporating Christmas accents into a trendy and classic wedding cake are limitless! Festive colours like reds, greens, brown and whites bring the cake to life! The small details of icing sugar as a snowy touch is just the icing on the cake (literally!).
Liberty Pearl Photography
Light Up The Night
Create a beautiful atmosphere and photos on your special day with fairy lights. From outdoor lights wrapped around greenery to lights at your reception, you can do it all!
Anna K photography
Who said baubles have to be tacky? Baubles can be incorporated in many ways on your special day. Create unique invitations, table settings or even use glass baubles and fill them with tea lights to hang above your guests!
Benni Carol Photography
Off with a sleigh ride!
Santa rode away in one, so why can’t you? Start your life as a married couple leaving your wedding in a sleigh!
Let’s Get Boozy!
A good wedding is a boozy one! Check out our top 3 Christmas themed cocktails!
White Christmas Margaritas
(14-oz.) can unsweetened coconut milk
12 oz. silver tequila
8 oz. triple sec
1/2 c. lime juice
2 c. ice
1 lime, sliced into rounds for garnish
Lime wedge, for rimming glass
Sanding sugar, for rimming glass
Cranberries, for garnish
Combine coconut milk, tequila, triple sec, lime juice and ice in a blender. Blend until smooth.
Rim glasses with lime wedge and dip in sanding sugar. Pour into glass and garnish with lime and cranberries. Serve.
Image: Chelsea Lupkin
Peppermint Bark Mimosas
1/4 c. semisweet chocolate chips, melted
3 candy canes, crushed
6 oz. peppermint schnapps, divided
1 bottle champagne or prosecco
6 candy canes, whole
Pour melted chocolate onto a small plate. Pour crushed candy canes onto a separate plate. Dip rims of champagne flutes first in chocolate, then in crushed candy canes to coat.
Add an ounce of peppermint schnapps to each glass, then top with champagne or prosecco. Garnish with full candy canes before serving.
Image: PARKER FEIERBACH
Lime wedge, for rimming glasses
Red sanding sugar, for rimming glasses
1 c. water
2 (3-oz.) packets lime Jell-O
8 oz. vodka, chilled
Whipped cream, for garnish
Mint leaves, for garnish
Red Hots, for garnish
Run a lime wedge around the rim of each shot glass then dip each shot glass into red sanding sugar.
Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Once bubbling, stir in lime Jell-O, stirring until completely dissolved. Turn off heat. Pour in vodka or tequila (or whatever your preferred alcohol is), mixing until thoroughly combined.
Pour into a large measuring cup, small pitcher or another glass so it’s easier to pour into shot glasses. Pour Jell-O mixture into each shot glass. Place shot glasses into refrigerator until Jell-O sets, about 2 hours.
Garnish with whipped cream, mint leaves, and Red Hot candies before serving.
Image: ALEXA PAYESKO
Wreaths aren’t just for doors!
Wreaths can be placed on your car, at your guests seats or even as a photo prop!
Your choice for centrepieces is unlimited! Candles, baubles, flowers, mini- trees, reindeer statues… the list goes on and on!
Meet me at the alter!
If a rustic wedding arch of rough wood, fir branches, leaves and pinecones don’t give you the Christmas feels, we don’t know what will! Check out these beautiful alter designs!
Image source: Pinterest
Impress the young ones!
Impress the younger audience of your wedding with these adorable Christmas themed foods!
These dishes will last 5 minutes once they hit the table!
Fairy Bread Christmas Tree
Prepare the required amount of fairy bread. (use buttered white bread, as wholemeal would just be too mean, although I thought about it)
Cut bread slices into 4 triangles. I left most crusts on and they got eaten.
Use crusts to form the tree trunk. To form the star for the top, cut the tips off two small triangles of fairy bread. Place one on top of the other, Star of David style and adorn your tree. A small star cookie cutter, would work just as well.
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1 pound ground turkey
1 cup ketchup
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons brown mustard
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 King’s Hawaiian rolls, split
Decorating ingredients…cherry tomatoes, black olives, white sliced cheese, raisins, pretzel twists
In a large saucepan, cook turkey over medium heat until no longer pink, drain. Stir in the ketchup, water, Worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Place your Sloppy Joe Sliders on a platter. Cut the tips off of the black olives & cut the tomato in half. Place the tomato half on the reindeer in the front (Rudolph). Place the black olive tips on the other rolls for reindeer noses using a toothpick to secure if needed.
Cut out small circles from the white cheese slice using a round icing tip. Place them on the front of the sliders for eyes. Cut raisins in half for the pupils. Break the pretzel twists in half and place them in the top sides for the antlers.
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2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (best quality available)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (best quality available)
1 cup boiling water
Line muffin tin with paper liners. Heat oven to 350*F.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for one minute.
Stir in boiling water (the batter will be thin, don’t worry, this is right).
Fill liners 2/3 full with batter. (I usually put the batter into a large measuring cup with a pour spout, and then pour the batter into the liners.)
Bake cupcakes for aproximately 18-22 minutes.
Cool completely on wire rack before frosting.
Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
½ cup (1 stick/8 Tablespoons) unsalted butter (set at room temp about 10 minutes, but should still be cool)
8 oz. Challenge cream cheese (directly from fridge)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (always use pure vanilla extract if possible)
4 cups powdered confectioners sugar
1 to 4 Tablespoons heavy cream, heavy whipping cream (or milk- although I do like the richness that cream adds)
*Place butter in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Add cream cheese and blend until fully combined and smooth, about 30 seconds.
*Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar and blend on low speed until combined. Increase to medium speed and beat until it begins to get fluffy.
*Slowly add the heavy cream, a little bit at a time until desired consistency is met. (Don’t add too much if you want the frosting to stay in place when piped on cupcakes.)
*Beat until fluffy, about 1 minute.
*Use at once or keep refrigerated. (This frosting will keep well in the refrigerator for several days, but you may need to re-beat it for the best texture.)
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Pros and Cons
If you’re on the fence about having a Christmas wedding, here are important pros and cons to help you!
Everyone is in the festive spirit
Leading up to Christmas everyone is in the celebrating mood. Everyone is winding down and ready to party!
Holiday themed wedding
While all weddings are magical, there’s something about a Christmas wedding that is that little bit more special. Gifting your guests a personalised Christmas tree decoration as bonbonniere will leave them with a beautiful memory.
Our mouths are just watering thinking of a beautiful Christmas ham or fresh seafood! A Christmas wedding will feature all the best festive foods and drink.
Guests will have time off!
As it is holiday time, guests will most likely have plenty of time off work and will be able to party harder and longer with you!
While Christmas on the other side of the world is a winter wonderland, Australia is quite the opposite. You can expect sweaty upper lips and red faces in your wedding photos!
Vendors may be booked out!
As you can imagine Christmas is an extremely busy time of year for all businesses! It is a good idea to get in early in booking your photographers, caterers, florists and celebrant as early as possible.
Guests may be away
As holiday time may be limited for some of your guests, they may be away on vacation during the time of your wedding
How can Weddings Parties Entertainment contribute to your festive wedding?
Well we’re glad you asked! Take a look below at what we can do to help you create the Christmas feeling on your big day!
We have a number of HD Motion Backgrounds for you to choose from and they can be tailored to suit your colour scheme and font selection.
At Weddings Parties Entertainment we take pride in how your special day comes to light! Very few entertainers can transform a room like we do with uplighting. We use cable free uplighting, which allows us to offer you the most stunning lighting nearly anywhere you wish, to create that stunning effect. These LED Wireless uplights can be strategically placed around your room, to splash colour across your walls, frames, fireplaces, pillars, doorways, architraves, anywhere in the room. Even if you have a pesky load bearing wall you can uplight it, transforming it into a stunning feature!