We all got used to traditional decor for winter weddings: fir branches, pinecones, wood slices, ornaments, antlers and moss help to create a cool mood and remind of holidays. But what if you need something more original and bold for your winter nuptials? For a fresh spin on traditional décor, it’s time to consider cranberries. These festive berries have a rich color that perfectly embodies the season and will look great as an accent and of course taste amazingly. Of course, you can take some other type of red berries like holly ones, which also remind of the holidays. Cranberries fit rustic, woodland, backyard and just modern festive weddings – they always add a cozy touch.
How can you use cranberries for a wedding? The first thing that comes to your mind is food and drinks – yes, these are tasty ideas, suitable not only for the winter but also for the fall. But you can also use them for décor, flower arrangements and even bridal crowns, let’s see how.
Cranberries are the best thing to create a simple winter centerpiece: fill a vase or a jar with cranberries and water and put a floating candle atop – voila! You can also add holly leaves, fir branches and other winter stuff with cranberries. One more idea is a floral arrangement in a glass vase and cranberries inside it – what may be more simple and elegant? You can also fill trays with cranberries to hold escort cards and give bottles with cranberries as favors, it will save your budget.
Add cranberries to your winter bouquet to make it special and a bit rustic – this is gorgeous idea and a fresh take on a traditional bouquet. You can also decorate your bouquet wrap with berries but be careful not to spoil your dress. You can also incorporate them into your bridal crown, they look good with fir brnahces and any flowers.
Candied cranberries are a cool and tasty wedding snack, and you can also pair them with pastry and cheese for a delicious appetizer. Choose cranberry cake and cupcakes, decorate and top them with fresh or sugared cranberries. If you use cranberries, branches and pinecones for cake décor, you’ll get a cool rustic piece, it will be not only tasty but also picture-perfect.
Choose cranberry drinks and cocktails as signature ones for your winter nuptials: cranberry margarita, martini, champagne, sangria, mules and so on. You can also add drink stirrers with cranberries to usual drinks like champagne.